Get the Skinny on 5 Top Fast Food Picks to Fuel Black Friday Shopping on the Run!

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You’ll never hear us say that fast food is something that we “should” be eating – but we realize that it’s sometimes the easiest, most convenient option, especially during crazy-busy days like Black Friday shopping!   So we’ve got you covered with Molly’s 5  top picks for fast food & drive-thru options!


PopeyesBlackened Tenders 

  • Non-battered, non-breaded version of Popeyes’ chickentenders, with Popeyes’ blackening  seasoning; formerly named  Naked Tenders.
  • 3-piece: 170 calories, 0 sat fat, 550 mg sodium, 2 grams carb, 0 fiber, 0 sugar, 26 grams protein


Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets

  • Grilled Nuggets, nothing else. Available in 8- and 12-piece servings
  • 8-pc: 140 calories, 1 gram sat fat, 440 mg sodium, 2 grams carb, 0 fiber, 0 sugar, 25 grams protein


Chick-Fil-A Grilled Market Salad

  • Romaine topped with grilled chicken, strawberries, red & green apples, baby field greens, blueberries, red cabbage, carrots, and bleu cheese
  • Per salad (not including nut/granola toppings): 330 calories, 3 grams saturated fat, 680 mg sodium, 27 grams carbs, 5 grams fiber, 13 grams sugar (less than 5 grams added sugar), 27 grams protein


SmashBurger Spinach Cucumber & Goat Cheese Burger (Lakeside Mall + Magazine Street)

  • Burger with cucumbers, spinach, goat cheese, tomato, onion & balsamic vinaigrette on a multi-grain bun.
  • With Small patty: 504 calories, 13 grams sat fat, 1160 mg sodium (712 mg sodium if hold added seasoning), 39 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 5 grams sugar, 26 grams protein
  • With Grilled Chicken: 467 calories & 11 grams saturated fat


Smoothie King High Protein Smoothie

  • Request “Make It Skinny” to hold the turbinado (sugar).
  • Flavors include Almond Mocha, Chocolate, Lemon, Banana.
  • Almond Mocha High Protein Smoothie, per 20-ounce: 320 calories, 2 grams saturated fat, 25 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 18 grams sugar, 31 grams protein




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