Which of These Fast Food Items Is the Healthier Choice?

By: Talin Vartanian

The KFC Honey BBQ Sandwich offers tasty honey and BBQ flavors without any of the guilt. You'll find only 280 calories and 1 gram of saturated fat in this sandwich.

This breakfast wrap at Starbucks consists of feta cheese, egg whites and spinach for a healthy breakfast or snack. It also has 19 grams of protein.

The chargrilled chicken sandwich at Chick-Fil-A is the healthiest choice from this list, as it only has 270 calories and 1 gram of saturated fat. The 28 grams of protein is also enough to keep you full for several hours.

Papa John's Mediterranean Veggie Pizza has only 180 calories per pizza slice, as well as 7 grams of fat. The pizza consists of red onions, mushrooms and peppers.

Wendy's offers a relatively healthy salad at under 500 calories and 43 grams of protein. While the salad does have 16 grams of fat, it's still a healthier choice compared to the other options in the list.

The single hamburger at Shake Shack has only 360 calories, as well as 26 grams of protein. If you get cheese on it though, expect these numbers to be a bit higher.

The grilled chicken sandwich at Burger King only has 360 calories and 7 grams of fat. It's topped with lettuce, tomato and mayo.

While McDonald's serves some high calorie foods, it does offer the 380-calorie Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich, which is packed with 37 grams of protein.

Wendy's Ultimate Grill Sandwich clocks in at 320 calories and 7 grams of fat. The sandwich also has 28 grams of protein to keep you full throughout the day.

The Subway Roast Beef and Provolone Sandwich features exactly 250 calories and 5 grams of fat. You'll also find a plethora of veggies in it, such as red onions, lettuce and tomatoes.

This type of salad at Panera Bread has a very low sodium count, at just under 300 mg. It also has 25 grams of protein and 13 grams of fat.

Arby's Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich is the healthiest choice here since it has less than 400 calories and only 8 grams of fat. It also has 41 grams of protein and 2 grams of saturated fat.

A McDonald's Classic Cheeseburger clocks in at only 300 calories, which is much lower than the other 3 items on this list. It also has only 12 grams of fat.

While Quiznos Veggie Guacamole might be the obvious choice, this sandwich actually has 1240 calories for a 12-inch sub! The egg McMuffin at McDonald's, on the other hand, has only 300 calories.

This type of burrito at Taco Bell only has 330 calories, as well as 7 grams of fat. Unlike most fast food items, it also has no cholesterol.

The healthier choice here is the Fuji Apple Salad with Chicken at Panera Bread, which has a calorie count of 285. It also has 17 grams of protein to keep you full all day long.

The Dunkin' Donuts Egg White Veggie Flatbread has only 330 calories and 18 grams of protein. It also has a moderate amount of fat, which is about 14 grams.

The KFC Oven Roasted Twister has only 330 calories and 50 mg of cholesterol. If you get it with sauce though, expect these numbers to be higher.

The extra crispy tenders at KFC are relatively "healthy" compared to the other items on this list, as they only have 260 calories. You'll also find 14 grams of fat in these tenders.

The garden fresh pizza at Papa John's only has 200 calories per slice, which is far lower than most other pizzas at fast food joints. These pizzas also have 16 grams of protein per slice.

McDonalds Grilled Snack Wrap with Honey Mustard only has 260 calories and 8 grams of fat, making it the better choice here. It also has 18 grams of protein.

While the fat content in this salad seems slightly high, it's still small in comparison to the other fast food items in the list. The salad also has a trade off of only 340 calories.

This thin-crust pizza at Pizza Hut only has 230 calories per slice, and a plethora of veggies. Some of these includes spinach, mushrooms and red onions.

The chicken fajita pita at Jack in the Box features only 280 calories and 9 grams of fat. You'll also find 21 grams of protein, as well as a low saturated fat count.

Panda Express Broccoli Beef only has 325 calories and 6 grams of fat. It also consists of minimal ingredients: broccoli, beef and sauce.

While Burger King may be known for their whoppers, they also have some relatively healthy choices. One of these is the BK veggie burger, and if you get it without mayo, you're only looking at 310 calories.

The chargrilled chicken garden salad at Chick-Fil-A clocks in at 180 calories, but that's without dressing. It also has only 6 grams of fat and 3 grams of saturated fat.

If you get the Jr. burger at Sonic, you're only looking at 320 calories, which is far lower than the other items on this list. It also has 16 grams of fat.

Moe's Southwest Grill Burrito Bowl only has 400 calories, but doesn't sacrifice quality or flavor. It's packed with rice, beans, cheese, chicken and other toppings.

The Burrito Bowl with Steak and Pinto Beans at Chipotle only has 8 grams of fat and 330 calories. It can also be customized with a variety of veggies of your choice.

Carl's Jr Charbroiled Chicken Salad has less than 300 calories and plenty of protein to keep you full throughout the day. It also has only 21 grams of carbs.

The Potbelly Mediterranean Sandwich has exactly 470 calories and 13 grams of fat. It's packed with flavorful veggies like cucumbers and peppers.

The little hamburger at Five Guys comes with a variety of free toppings, as well as a relatively low-calorie count of 480 calories (at least compared to the other fast food items in this list). It also has 26 grams of fat.

The wake-up wrap at Dunkin Donuts only has 180 calories and 11 grams of fat. It doesn't sacrifice on flavor either, as it features egg and cheese.

A small cone at Dairy Queen will only run you about 230 calories, which is pretty small in comparison with many other desserts. There are also only 7 grams of fat present in this cone.

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About This Quiz

Almost everybody loves fast food, which comes in choices like pizza, pasta, burgers, subs and ice cream. While a majority of these types of food are considered to be unhealthy, there are a wide variety of healthy choices to choose from.

The word "healthy" in the context of this quiz involves fast food items that have a low-calorie count, a low fat count and a moderate-high protein count. A good choice would be a wrap that you can get at fast food joints, as well as single hamburgers. You can also opt for salads as well, but be careful as certain dressings contain a high amount of fat, sugar and calories.

Let's look at some examples of "healthy" fast food choices. The Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich at Chick-Fil-A only has 270 calories and 28 grams of protein, which is plenty to keep you full throughout the day. Another example is Subway's Roast Beef and Provolone Sandwich, which clocks in at 250 calories and 5 grams of fat.

This quiz features 40 images of "healthy" fast food choices (in comparison with other fast food rivals). All you have to do is determine which item is the healthy one! So without further ado, take this fast food quiz now to test your wits!

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