Is Chick-fil-A healthy?
You’ll hear mixed thoughts on this for sure. Some claim “Nothing good EVER came out of a drive-thru window!”
And as great as that sounds in theory, we WILL find ourselves in a tight spot.
We’ll wake up 20 minutes late for work and miss breakfast. Or we’ll have a total of 15 minutes to get our kids from school to baseball practice – and we simply won’t have time for our regular meals.
For those situations, it is absolutely critical to plan ahead. I can tell you as a Tutor with a 12 year old (that plays three sports) and a busy wife that works night shift in the emergency room, I do a lot of business with them!
So today, we’re going to talk about making spot-on, healthy meal choices at Chick-fil-A.
And I’m going to share 6 pro-level healthy meal options that will help us stick to our eating plan. (Be sure to read the Bonus Tips section too.)
Let’s jump right in!
1. Egg White Grill
Hit the alarm clock one too many times? When you’re on the run, it’s hard to go wrong with the Egg White Grill at 300 calories, 7 grams of fat, and 25 grams of protein.
But with a few slight tweaks, we can make this meal a breakfast go-to!
2. 8-Count Grilled Nuggets (or 12!)
At 140 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, and 25 sweet grams of protein, an 8-count grilled nuggets entree is the perfect bite-sized snack on the run!
Feeling extra hungry? Grab 12 for just 210 calories and 38 grams of protein.
3. Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Rule number 1: When we have the option, always go grilled! Let’s look at how Chick-fil-A’s Original Chicken Sandwich stacks up to their Grilled Chicken Sandwich.
Original Chicken Sandwich:
Grilled Chicken Sandwich:
Compared to the Original, going grilled will save us 120 calories and 13 grams of fat.
4. Superfood Side
The Superfood Side is a delicious broccolini and kale blend, tossed in maple vinaigrette dressing, and topped with dried sour cherries with roasted nut blend – making it the perfect companion for any entree or on its own.
With the Superfood Side, we’re looking at 150 calories and 3 grams of protein.
5. Grilled Market Salad
Salads don’t always = healthy. But Chick-fil-A’s Grilled Market Salad really hits the spot! We’re talking Romain lettuce and baby greens, with blueberries thrown in the mix. All of that topped with sliced grilled chicken breast!
Here are the details:
6. Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap
Typically, I would pass on the Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap’s 360 calories, 30 grams of carbs, especially when it is served with the 310 extra calories in the Avocado Lime Ranch dressing.
So let’s jump straight to the Pro-Tips on this meal…
We don’t want to reach a point of hunger where we’re not in the best mindset to make good decisions, but sometimes we can’t avoid it! And this is why we need to make rational decisions when we’re thinking rationally. And that time is right now!
Download the Chick-fil-A mobile app to your phone. We’ll want that handy before we get ravenous! The goal is to plan ahead and avoid making hasty game-time decisions!
Plus, you will be able to easily customize your meals exactly the way you want them, review the total number of calories while you are ordering, and save your favorite meals for later.
👉 Do you want more practical, real-life tips from coaches that will help you make great decisions when life gets in the way?
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