- Fast-food isn’t known for being the healthiest option
- You can modify your meal to make it more nutritious
- Here are 10 protein-packed meals that you can order from fast-food joints across the US
Fast-food isn’t known for being healthy, but there are more nutritious options available that are packed with protein and are still delicious.
INSIDER collated a list of 10 high-protein meals that you can order from fast-food restaurants across the US.
In-N-Out Hamburger with onion, protein style (bun-less)
240 calories, 17g fat, 11g carbs, 3g fiber, 7g sugar, and 13g protein.
The protein-style burger option at In-N-Out is perfect for on-the-go. Get the regular or the double-double without cheese — they’ll replace the bun with lettuce.
Popeye’s Handcrafted Blackened Tenders, 5 Pieces
283 calories, 3g fat, 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugar, 43g protein
Popeye’s menu boasts multiple high-protein items, but be careful about the high sodium and saturated fat amounts. For an on-the-go meal from Popeye’s, try their handcrafted blackened tenders, which offer 43 grams of protein in the 5 piece portion. Popeye’s chicken breast is also high in protein, 35 grams. Watch the saturated fat though, coming in at 8 grams per piece.
Taco Bell —Two Fresco Soft Tacos: Shredded Chicken
300 calories total, 11g fat, 33g carbs, 4g fiber, 2g sugar, 17g protein
Tacos fresco-style, sans cheese, with shredded chicken, will keep you going through the day, clocking in at 17 grams of protein. The chicken power bowl also packs 27 grams of protein to keep you going, at 500 calories and 20 grams of fat.
If you’re tired of chicken, you can also swap it out for steak without losing any protein.
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