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Eating Healthy at Fast Food Restaurants: Chick-fil-A

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Chick-fil-A is not a restaurant you want to eat at. People beat up on McDonalds and Taco Bell a lot, but they are pretty healthy when compared to Chick-fil-A.

The flavor of their chicken sandwich is great, with a terrific spice blend. However, the sandwiches are deep fried, smothered in salt, and served on a white flour bun. And not a little bit of salt – a whole lot of salt with well over 1,000 milligrams of sodium each, and in most cases over 1,500 milligrams of salt per sandwich.

There are a few choices that you can make, however, including their Grilled Chicken Sandwich.

Here's a great recipe for a Crispy Chicken Sandwich to make at home, or try these Chicken Fingers (they keep and reheat pretty well).

Breakfast Calories Fat (g) Sodium (mg) Fiber (g)
Sunflower Multigrain Bagel 290 10 460 3
English Muffin 140 1 210 0
Greek Yogurt Parfait 280 9 90 1
Fruit Cup 60 0 0 2
Entrées
Grilled Chicken Sandwich 320 6 680 4
Salads
Market Salad 310 12 560 4
Sides
Chick-fil-A Waffle Potato Fries 420 24 240 5
Fruit Cup 60 0 0 2
Side Salad 160 10 170 3
Kale Crunch Side 120 9 140 1
Greek Yogurt Parfait 280 9 90 1
Waffle Potato Chips 220 13 250 2
Buddy Fruits® Apple Sauce 45 0 0 1
Dipping Sauces
Barbecue Sauce 45 0 200 0
Chick-fil-A® Sauce 140 13 170 0
Garden Herb Ranch Sauce 140 15 210 0
Honey Mustard Sauce 50 0 160 0
Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce 60 5 75 0
Polynesian Sauce 110 6 220 0
Dressings
Fat Free Honey Mustard Dressing 90 0 330 1

Review posted: January 18, 2020