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Fast-food meals under 500 calories

Eating on the go can be tough when you're counting calories, but a fast food pit stop doesn't have to ruin your daily diet. These picks from McDonald's, Wendy's, Panera Bread and more are all 500 calories or less.

Wendy's: Apple Pecan Chicken Salad

Wendy's signature salad topped with red and green
Photo Credit: Wendy's via Facebook

Wendy's signature salad topped with red and green apples, crumbled blue cheese, sweet cranberries, roasted pecans, grilled chicken and Marzetti Simply Dressed Pomegranate Vinaigrette. Calories: 350 (in a half size salad)

Panera Bread: All-Natural Turkey Chili

Dark meat turkey slow cooked with vegetables and
Photo Credit: Panera Bread via Facebook

Dark meat turkey slow cooked with vegetables and spices. Calories: 320 (in a bowl)

Chick-fil-A: Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich

Grilled chicken, Colby-Jack cheese smoked applewood bacon, lettuce
Photo Credit: Chick-fil-A via Facebook

Grilled chicken, Colby-Jack cheese smoked applewood bacon, lettuce and tomato on a toasted multigrain bun. Calories: 440

Taco Bell: Crunchy tacos

Seasoned beef, lettuce and cheddar cheese on a
Photo Credit: Taco Bell via Facebook

Seasoned beef, lettuce and cheddar cheese on a crunchy taco shell. Calories: 340 (Two tacos)

Subway: Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki Sub

Teriyaki glazed chicken strips, cucumbers, green peppers, lettuce,
Photo Credit: Subway via Facebook

Teriyaki glazed chicken strips, cucumbers, green peppers, lettuce, red onions, tomatoes and sweet onion sauce on 9-grain wheat bread. Calories: 370 (in a six-inch sub)

Shake Shack: 'Shroom Burger

Fried portobello mushroom filled with melted muenster and
Photo Credit: Shake Shack via Facebook

Fried portobello mushroom filled with melted muenster and chedder cheeses, topped with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce on a bun. Calories: 490

Pizza Hut: Skinny Italy Pizza

This low-calorie choice is topped with classic marinara
Photo Credit: Pizza Hut via Facebook

This low-calorie choice is topped with classic marinara sauce, meatballs, diced Roma tomatos, mushrooms, red onions, spinach and a balsamic sauce drizzle. Calories: 250 (in one slice)

Starbucks: Egg Salad Sandwich

Egg salad mixed with chives, dill relish and
Photo Credit: Starbucks

Egg salad mixed with chives, dill relish and arugula on cider wheat bread. Calories: 480

Noodles & Company: Pad Thai

Rice noodle stir-fry with scrambled egg, carrots, napa
Photo Credit: Noodles & Company via Facebook

Rice noodle stir-fry with scrambled egg, carrots, napa and red cabbage, sweet chili, citrus, peanuts, Asian sprouts and cilantro. Calories: 450 (in a small order)

McDonald's: Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken

This grab-and-go salad is made up of chopped
Photo Credit: McDonald’s

This grab-and-go salad is made up of chopped romaine, baby spinach and baby kale. It's topped with grilled chicken breast, corn, black beans, roasted tomatoes, poblano peppers, sprinkled cheddar and jack cheeses, chili-lime tortilla strips, cilantro, a lime wedge and Newman's Own Southwest dressing. Calories: 450

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