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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

McDonald's and Burger King 500 Calorie Options

I promised in a previous blog that I would cover McDonald's after I ripped their Premium Grilled Chicken Classic to shreds in review.  I still say go to Chick-Fil-A if you want a decent grilled chicken breast from a fast food restaurant.  As much as it pains me to write about McDonald's I feel like I have to, because they are still number one on several Zagat lists.  Despite the widespread knowledge that this food is high in fat people are still eating there and often.  I figured I might as well cover Burger King at the same time.  If I am going to rip a band-aid off, then I would prefer to do it quickly.

I am only covering lunch/dinner options at this point.  I'll cover breakfast at another time.  I did not bother covering any of the salads with grilled chicken, because I'm guessing that you are not going to these places to order a salad.  If you are, then try Wendy's or Chick-Fil-A.  Their options are tastier.  Nevertheless, if you want to know the nutrition facts on other items not listed here I have provided links to the nutrition facts at the bottom.  This is not an exhaustive list so feel free to post your favorite combinations (500 calories and under) in the comments. 

Please keep in mind that I did not say these options are low-fat.  I'm blogging about this only in regards to calories.  For healthier options please refer to my last blog, and make your lunch at home.

McDonald's  
Hamburger    250
Small Fries    230
Iced Tea or Water    0
Total Calories    480
  
       
Cheeseburger    300
Small Fries    230
Iced Tea or Water    0
Total Calories    530
  
     
Quarter Pounder with Cheese    510
Iced Tea or Water    0
Total Calories    510
  
  
Big N' Tasty (no Cheese)    460
Iced Tea or Water    0
Total Calories    460
  
      
Filet O' Fish    380
Apple Dippers with Low fat Caramel Dip    100
Iced Tea or Water    0
Total Calories    480
  
  
Premium Grilled Chicken Classic    350
Apple Dippers with Low fat Caramel Dip   100
Iced Tea or Water    0
Total Calories    450
  
     
McChicken    360
Apple Dippers with Low fat Caramel Dip    100
Iced Tea or Water    0
Total Calories    460


3 pc. Chicken Strips  380
Spicy Buffalo Sauce   35
Side Salad (no croutons)  20
1/2 Packet Ranch Dressing  85
Total Calories   520 

       
Honey Mustard or Chipotle BBQ Snack Wrap (grilled)    260
Small French Fries    230
Iced Tea or Water    0
Total Calories    490
  
      
Angus Bacon & Cheese Snack Wrap    390
Fruit & Yogurt Parfait with Granola    160
Iced Tea or Water    0
Total Calories    550


Mac Snack Wrap
(not available at all locations)   330
Fruit & Yogurt Parfait with Granola   160
Iced Tea or Water   0
Total Calories   490


Burger King   
5 piece Chicken Tenders    210
Honey Mustard    90
Macaroni & Cheese    160  or Onion Rings w/Ketchup  155
Iced Tea or Water    0
Total Calories    460
   
      
Whopper Junior Sandwich w/ Cheese    410
Onion Rings    140
Ketchup (1 packet)    15
Iced Tea or Water    0
Total Calories    565


Hamburger   260
Value Fries   220
 Iced Tea or Water   0
Total Calories   480


Cheeseburger   300
Onion Rings w/ Ketchup   155
Iced Tea or Water   0
Total Calories   455


BK Single Stacker   380
Apple Fries w/ Caramel   70
Iced Tea or Water   0
Total Calories   450


Tendergrill Chicken Sandwich   470
Apple Fries w/ Caramel  70
Iced Tea or Water   0
Total Calories   540


California Whopper Jr.
(for a limited time only)   430
Apple Fries w/ Caramel   70
Iced Tea or Water   0
Total Calories   500


Why choose tea or water instead of diet soda?   

McDonald's Nutrition Facts

Burger King Nutrition Facts

2 comments:

  1. unsweetened tea and iced tea are two different things... just fyi... good stuff though.

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  2. Great call! I definitely meant unsweetened tea. There are a lot of restaurants serving specialty teas, sweet teas, fruit flavored teas, etc. that are full of sugar and unwanted empty calories. Thanks for your comment.

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