Healthy sides at Wendy’s

| March 22, 2013

wendys_chili2When you go to a fast food restaurant looking for a quick burger to chow down on, it’s easy to just get a side of fries and go about your day. But French fries, deep fried in oil and covered in salt, aren’t exactly healthy eating all the time, and potato starch left on your teeth too long can even cause problems with your enamel. Fortunately, some fast food places offer a wide variety of healthier alternatives to fries. If you swing by a Wendy’s, try these sides instead.

Garden Side Salad (no dressing)

Calories: 110
Fat: 3
Cholesterol: 0
Sodium: 250
Carbs: 17
Fiber: 2
Sugar: 3
Protein: 3

Caesar Side Salad (no dressing)

Calories: 150
Fat: 6
Cholesterol: 10
Sodium: 340
Carbs: 17
Fiber: 3
Sugar: 2
Protein: 6

Sour Cream and Chive potato

Calories: 320
Fat: 3.5
Cholesterol: 10
Sodium: 50
Carbs: 63
Fiber: 7
Sugar: 4
Protein: 8

Small Chili

Calories: 210
Fat: 6
Cholesterol: 40
Sodium: 880
Carbs: 21
Fiber: 6
Sugar: 6
Protein: 17

Apple Slices

Calories: 40
Fat: 0
Cholesterol: 0
Sodium: 0
Carbs: 9
Fiber: 2
Sugar: 7
Protein: 0

Avoid the dressing on the salads, as the dressing will add a lot of cholesterol and fat.

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet, the recommended daily nutritional intakes are: Fat – 65 g; Saturated Fat – 20 g; Cholesterol – 300 mg; Sodium – 2400 mg; Potassium – 3500 mg; Carbohydrates – 300 g; Fiber – 25 g; Protein – 50 g.

Consult a nutritionist or doctor for more information on your personal recommended daily nutritional intake.