Top 8 Fast Food Choice for Diabetics list:
1. Burger King
If the location you are at offers veggie burgers, opt for that without mayonnaise. If that is not an option choose the TenderGrill Chicken Sandwich and ask them to hold the mayo. For a healthy side, grab a garden salad topped with fat-free ranch dressing, notes Prevention.
Do not make eating out at this chain a regular habit – most of the options are too carb- and fat-heavy to support a healthy diet. In a pinch, however, your best choice is the six-piece chicken tenders with applesauce and green beans as your sides.
Take advantage of the salad menu and ignore the cheeseburgers when dining at this chain. We recommends a half-order of the Apple Pecan Chicken Salad, which comes with pecans and a pomegranate vinaigrette. It will fill you with nutrients and protein, and it clocks in at a reasonable 340 calories.
While McDonald’s is known for its burgers, you are better off choosing chicken at this fast-food joint. Prevention suggests ordering the Premium Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich without mayonnaise. The Filet-o-Fish is another acceptable option – just make sure to pick apple slices instead of fries as a side.
5. Panda Express
Just because you are stranded in an airport food court does not mean you should gravitate toward unhealthy food. This Asian-inspired chain has a few healthy choices among the rows of greasy noodles. We recommends getting broccoli beef without rice and a veggie spring roll to satisfy your hunger without sacrificing your diet.
6. Taco Bell
Ordering your food “fresco style” from this Mexican chain will replace heavy sauces and excess cheese with tomatoes, cilantro and onions. Try ordering the Fresco Chicken Soft Taco. You can also order one of their salads – just avoid creamy dressings and the crispy tortilla “bowl” the restaurant offers.
This sandwich shop’s customizable options are great for people watching what they eat. We recommends asking for a Veggie Delite sandwich on Monterey Cheddar bread. Top it off with tomato, lettuce, cucumber, green peppers and provolone cheese. This meal will fill you up for only 310 calories.
8. Kentucky Fried Chicken
Do not be tempted by the fried poultry dripping in harmful saturated fat at this home-style chain. Instead, opt for grilled chicken pieces and choose either green beans or a house salad as a side dish. Prevention this choice is low in both processed carbohydrates and fat.