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Wendy's Breakdown

Wendy's Breakdown

Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers is among the top fast food favorites for many of us. Next time you do what tastes right you may want to also do what is right for your body.

Your best bet, calorie-wise, is the:
Chicken Caesar Salad with no dressing or croutons because it has 180 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 635 mg of sodium and 10 grams of carbs. (If you must have dressing opt for the Fat Free French Style Dressing at 80 calories, 0 grams of fat, 210 mg of sodium and 19 grams of carbs.)

For other, non-salad options,

If you're trying to decide between the 10-Piece Chicken Nuggets or the Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger you should probably go for the:
Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger with no mayo because it has 340 calories, 14 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 790 mg of sodium and 19 grams of carbs.

Just so you know, the 10-Piece Nuggets has 460 calories, 30 grams of fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 1040 mg of sodium and 24 grams of carbs.

What you definitely do NOT want to get is:
The Classic Triple with Cheese which has 970 calories, 59 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of trans fat, 2060 mg of sodium and 38 grams of carbs.

And just for fun...
A jr. Vanilla Frosty has 150 calories and a jr. Chocolate Frosty has 160 calories.

Fit's Tip: Don't be lured in by healthy sounding sandwiches like the Frescata. These sandwiches often have as many (if not more) calories than the average hamburgers. If you do opt for a 'healthy sandwich', make sure you watch any condiments they may smear on the bread.

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la_clique la_clique 9 years
I love to get the Mandarin Chicken Salad and the baked Lays/Water combo or a jr cheeseburger at Wendys. Or, baked pot and chili. They have pretty good choices...I get the plain turkey Frescata, but I don't use mayo. Chik-fil-a is the hardest for me, the only good stuff is fried!
TruthLady TruthLady 9 years
Now, if you are in a rush and you can not stop to eat anything healthy, what is best and healthies option? Including McDonalds, Wendys, Burger King? You will always get the Truth from me!
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
Glad you mentioned the chili, fit. I love Wendy's chili, and it's pretty healthy! Here's a tip... If you're planning on getting sloshed one night, eat a small chili. It's VERY high in fiber, and helps ward off hangovers. I kinda discovered this on accident, when I ate it one night then went out and proceeded to get VERY hammered. I woke up the next morning feeling fine! I assumed it was from the chili, because I heard that fiber helps reduce hangovers!
paigesweetkisses paigesweetkisses 9 years
I love the chicken BLT Blonde! I will admit though that I put dressing on mine :(
DStirk DStirk 9 years
the classic triple with cheese looks so gross!
Fitness Fitness 9 years
Ok, last one :) A small Wendy's chili has 220 calories, 6 grams of fat, 780 mg of sodium and 23 grams of carbs. If you want to look up your favorite Wendy's item, then check out their site here!
stardiva stardiva 9 years
What about the chili?
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
Thank God I always use my own dressing! :jawdrop: I honestly thought it was worse because of the bacon and cheese. THANKS FIT!!
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
Its the same for a mcd's salad to minus out that fattening dressing and its actually healthy. But the ranch they serve is so good newmans own mmmmm
Fitness Fitness 9 years
Ok here it goes: The Chicken BLT salad has 680 calories, 46 grams of fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 1480 mg of sodium and 38 carbs. Go without the dressing and croutons and you can subtract 350 calories, 28.5 grams of fat, 495 mg of sodium and 20 grams of carbs.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
What about the Chicken BLT salad. Please tell me!
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 9 years
I get the Jr. Bacon Burger - no cheese or mayo and a sour cream and chive potato. Two bucks - full tummy - low-fat butt.
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