Eat This, Not That: Chick-fil-A

Chicken nuggets, fries, and ketchup on a tray.

By Mary Reed Morel, MUSC Dietetic Intern

Fast food is an easy option for many people, especially this time of year when balancing busy work schedules, family obligations and holiday shopping. It is typical for fast food choices to be higher in calories, sodium, and saturated fat, compared to homemade meals. Chick-fil-A is one fast-food restaurant that offers some healthier menu options, in addition to their typical higher calorie choices. This allows you to stay on track with your health goals, while still providing convenience when you need it. This healthy meal swap offers about the same amount of protein for way less fat and overall calories. Next time you find yourself stopped at any Chick-fil-A for a quick meal, you can eat this, not that!

Eat This: Grilled Nuggets with a Kale Salad

Grilled Nuggets Nutrition

Calories: 130 kilocalories
Fat: 3 grams
Carbs: 1 gram
Protein: 25 grams
Sodium: 440 milligrams

Kale Salad Nutrition

Calories: 120 kilocalories
Fat: 9 grams
Carbs: 8 grams
Protein: 4 grams

Not That: Fried Nuggets with French Fries

Fried Nuggets Nutrition

Calories: 250 kilocalories
Fat: 11 grams
Carbs: 11 grams
Protein: 27 grams
Sodium: 1210 milligrams

French Fries Nutrition

Calories: 420 kilocalories
Fat: 24 grams
Carbs: 45 grams
Protein: 5 grams
Sodium: 240 milligrams