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For people trying to eat healthy, fast food restaurants are a nightmare. They’re on every single block, and their selection of nutritious foods is next to none. Fortunately, there’s hope for those who are stuck with heading to one of these establishments. There are some fast food selections that are perfect for your diet.

Think Outside The Bun

The terms “healthy” and “Taco Bell” don’t seem to connect for everyone. Their salads somehow manage to run about 700 calories. The fast-food chain has a handful of items that are actually good for you. Their black beans and rice meal is at the top of their health pyramid at 190 calories.

I’m Loving It

When it comes to simplicity, a McDonald’s cheeseburger is the only way to go. With around 300 calories, you’ll get immense flavor with healthy toppings like pickles and onions. If you’re losing to drop a few calories, just grab a plain hamburger, which runs at 250 calories.

Finger Licking Good

Chicken fanatics can’t get enough of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s extra crispy tenders. Two tenders will only deliver 260 calories for your meal. Compared to two regular drumsticks, this is 20 more calories, but you get more meat for your buck. If you want some much-needed nutrition, add a side of kettle corn or mashed potatoes and gravy.

Food With Integrity

Salads are probably the last thing people think about when heading to Chipotle. The popular chain will give you your money’s worth with this sensational meal. While you can add several meats as fillings, it’s best to have more veggies in your salad. With a plethora of toppings to choose from, you can eat great for around 400 calories.

Have It Your Way

If you’re in the mood for fish, Burger King’s Big Fish sandwich is the perfect choice. While the burger stands at 510 calories, you can decrease that number by removing the tartar sauce. At 340 calories sans sauce, this burger will be a bit easier for your diet.