Complete Fast Food Meals for Under 500 Calories

If you're trying to eat a healthier diet or lose weight, your best bet is to use good meal planning techniques and cook your food at home. But, let's face it. We all end up in the drive-thru lane of a fast food joint at some point in our lives. So how do you eat better when you eat out? Use these guides to order fast food meals for under 500 calories. 

McDonald's Fast Food Meals Under 500 Calories

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Yes, you really can get a full meal at McDonald's that will satisfy your cravings and keep you feeling full. Choose from several different complete menus that total 500 calories or less. Some meals even include a McDonald's treat!

Complete Meals at Taco Bell for Under 500 Calories

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When you think of diet-friendly foods, you probably don't  think of the food at Taco Bell. But there are several items at Taco Bell (including tacos!) that you can eat without regret when you're trying to lose weight.

KFC Fast Food Meals for Under 500 Calories

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Sure, chicken is healthy. But the chicken on the KFC menu is often fried and very high in calories. Use these Kentucky Fried Chicken menu guides to find out how to stay true to your diet and still get a yummy meal.

Meals for Under 500 Calories at Wendy's Hamburgers

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No fast food restaurant is great for a diet, but the Wendy's menu is one of the better ones when it comes to traditional "junk" food. Find out why and what to order when you visit the home of the Frosty.

The Best Healthy Food at Sonic Drive In

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Believe it or not, but chicken is not always the best choice when you visit Sonic Drive In. Find out which items to eat and which Sonic menu items provide over 2000 calories and 140 grams of fat per serving!

Healthy Food at Arby's for Under 500 Calories

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Arby's calories can add up quickly if you don't know what to order. So should you avoid this roast beef restaurant if you're on a diet? You don't have to. There is healthy food at Arby's. You just have to know what to order.

Full Meals at Chick-fil-A for Under 500 Calories

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With some smart planning, you can eat a full meal at Chick-fil-A for under 500 calories. And you can even keep a fried chicken sandwich on your menu. See how to do it and other healthy choices at the popular restaurant.

Low-Calorie Meals at Burger King for 500 Calories or Less

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Looking for low-calorie menu options at Burger King? Some of the items that sound healthy are the items that are highest in calories. Find out which burger and which combos to order to stay lean.

Healthy Meals at Panera Bread for Under 500 Calories

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Not everything on the Panera Bread menu is good for your diet. Some sandwiches total over 1,000 calories! But there are delicious low-calorie items, too. This guide shows you what to order and what to avoid.

Dairy Queen Meals for Under 500 Calories

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Need a sweet fix? Yes, you can go to Dairy Queen and find diet-friendly treats and meals. Each of these complete meals total 500 calories or less and each one includes an ice cream treat!

Low Calorie Meals and Sandwiches at Subway

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Not every meal at Subway is healthy. Some sandwiches at Subway top 1200 calories. Surprised? The food at this "healthy" restaurant can ruin your diet. Learn to avoid the biggest blunders at Subway.

What to Order at Jamba Juice If You're On a Diet

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Juice drinks usually sound healthy. But the fact is that many of them are loaded with sugar and excess calories. If you go to Jamba Juice find out which drinks and foods to eat and which ones to avoid.

Diet-Friendly Donuts at Dunkin' Donuts


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I wouldn't recommend donuts as the best diet food, but there are some donuts that are better than others. If you're going to indulge, make it one of these choices.

What to Order at Starbucks If You're on a Diet

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Coffee calories can ruin your entire weight loss program. Some coffee drinks contain more calories than a full meal! But you don't have to skip your morning cup of java. Just order one of these diet-friendly drinks.

If you don't see your favorite restaurant on this list, stay tuned. I'll be adding more low calorie fast food choices soon. Feel free to visit my Facebook page to let me know which restaurant you'd like me to evaluate. In the meantime, use the basic tips from the fast food menus listed to find better food in any drive-thru lane.

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