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6 healthier fast food choices

Swap out high-calorie burgers, subs and coffee drinks for these healthier fast food choices

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Jr. Hamburger

Order a smaller hamburger at the Wendy’s drive-through

Between shuttling the kids to school and practices, the drive-through can be a tempting dinner option. Make a smarter order by getting a smaller burger, and save almost half the calories of a regular one. (Nutrition info below includes bacon, pickles, tomato, lettuce, onions, mayo, ketchup and mustard.)

Order a Jr. Hamburger (pictured):
• 280 calories
• 13 grams of fat
• 5 grams of saturated fat

Instead of a Quarter-Pound Single:
• 480 calories
• 24 grams of fat
• 9 grams of saturated fat

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tim hortons

Sip a lighter sweet treat at Tim Hortons

Indulge in a hot coffee treat and save 70 calories with a Café Mocha (part coffee, part hot chocolate) instead of a French Vanilla Cappuccino.

Order a Café Mocha with whipped cream (10 oz, pictured):
• 180 calories
• 8 grams of fat
• 0 milligrams of cholesterol

Instead of a French Vanilla Cappuccino (10 oz):
• 250 calories
• 8 grams of fat
• 5 milligrams of cholesterol

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hot chocolate

Indulge in a lower-calorie hot chocolate at Starbucks

Choose a Hot Chocolate with skim milk instead of the Salted Caramel option with whole milk and whipped cream to save 310 calories, 24 grams of fat and 21 grams of sugar.

Order a Classic Hot Chocolate with skim milk (tall):
• 190 calories
• 2 grams of fat
• 31 grams of sugar

Salted Caramel Signature Hot Chocolate with whipped cream (tall):
• 500 calories
• 26 grams of fat
• 25 grams of sugar

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Baskin Robins

Try a lighter frozen drink at Baskin-Robbins

A “light” milkshake it’s not-the Vanilla Shake with Premium Churned Light Vanilla Ice Cream has 820 calories. A healthier choice here is the frozen blended fruit juice drink.

Order a Peach Passion Fruit Blast (medium, pictured):
• 370 calories
• 0.5 grams of fat
• 90 grams of sugar

Instead of a Vanilla Shake with Premium Churned Light Vanilla Ice Cream:
• 820 calories
• 22 grams of fat
• 128 grams of sugar

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Burger King

Bite into a better breakfast sandwich at Burger King

Choose Burger King’s Croissan’wich with Egg & Cheese over its Enormous Omelette Sandwich to save 410 calories, 27 grams of fat and 1,230 milligrams of sodium.

Order a Croissan’wich with Egg & Cheese (pictured):
• 290 calories
• 16 grams of fat
• 680 milligrams of sodium

Instead of an Enormous Omelette Sandwich:
• 700 calories
• 43 grams of fat
• 1910 milligrams of sodium

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Skip the fat and go for flavour at Subway

Choose the first option instead of the second and you’ll save 140 calories and 20 grams of fat. Ask for wheat bread instead of white to boost your fibre.

Order a 6-in. Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki without cheese (pictured):
• 370 calories
• 5 grams of fat
• 0 grams of trans fat

Instead of a 6-in. Chicken & Bacon Ranch with cheese:
• 510 calories
• 25 grams of fat
• 0.5 grams of trans fat

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