With our New Year’s Resolutions officially dead and Spring Break too close for comfort, it’s getting harder and harder to convince ourselves not to swing by the drive-thru in yet another midterm study sesh-fueled breakdown. We often compensate by ordering something relatively healthy – chicken wraps, Diet Coke to drink, Zalads anyone? But exactly how much better are we doing by switching to the alternatives? Are we really saving ourselves enough trouble to make it worth it?
We compared our favorite drive-thru salads based on their official nutritional information provided – all with grilled chicken and no dressing. The results may surprise you.
Zaxby’s House Salad With Grilled Chicken and No Dressing
Grams of Fat: 27.5
McDonald’s Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken
Grams of Fat: 11
Sodium: 920 mg
Wendy’s BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad
Grams of Fat: 30g
Burger King Garden Grilled Chicken Salad
Grams of Fat: 14
I guess that’s a big RIP to my House Zalad with fried chicken and extra dressing.