Who says that KFC doesn’t have healthy meals? You will be surprised at the number of healthy items on the international fast-food chain’s menu! You just have to make healthy choices instead of letting your inner greasy food lover win.
Here are a few of the healthy lunch combos that Colonel Sanders’ chain offers. Of course, you can also eat these combos for breakfast, dinner or snacks, if you’re such a fan.
Original Recipe Combo
The combo includes: Original Recipe Chicken Breast, House Side Salad, and Corn on the Cob. Be sure to ask for the chicken breast without the skin and breading – or just peel off the skin, which will reduce your fat consumption to 3 grams (0.5 grams saturated fat).
With its 19 grams of carbs, you will have enough energy until the afternoon, too. You can power up on its 32 grams of protein, too, a useful addition for your afternoon exercises. Your total calorie intake is at 225 calories while your sodium intake is 530 milligrams.
Plus, you will get your share of vegetables from the side salad and corn on the cob as well. Think of it as getting a filling meal without cheating on your diet.
Little Sandwich Combo
If you’re looking for a low-calorie, high-protein lunch without packing on the calories, then this is the right combo. You will get a Chicken Littles Sandwich and a House Side Salad for an indulgent meal that will not show on your waistline.
The smaller-sized sandwich has scrumptious chicken tenders with pickles and tangy mayo for a kick. The salad means more vegetables for the day. You’re getting just 330 calories, 26 grams carbs, 15 grams protein, and 18 grams fat with 590 milligrams sodium for the entire meal.
Famous Bowl Combo
Don’t be afraid of the KFC Famous Bowl, a bowl overloaded with the chain’s signature fried chicken, corn and mashed potatoes. The trick lies in choosing the snack size, which has lower calories, fat and sodium content than the regular size. You’re basically getting delicious flavors without overindulging in your food.
You can add the House Side Salad so that you can eat your share of vegetables, too. In total, you’re getting 280 grams of calories, 12 grams of fat, 31 grams of carbs, 12 grams of protein, and 850 milligrams of sodium. The sodium content is higher but you can make up for it by lessening your next meal’s salt content.
Grilled Chicken Combo
Fried chicken can be tiresome after you have had it several times. You can change your meal’s routine by getting the Kentucky grilled chicken breast instead. Your meal can be complete with the addition of the corn on the cob and house side salad.
The 43 grams of protein will provide your body with energy for the afternoon, even last until your afternoon exercise. Your meal also consists of 300 calories, 19 grams of carbs, and 7 grams of fat with 740 milligrams of sodium.
Indeed, KFC offers many American comfort food with little to none of effort required beyond paying for your order. You can keep to your healthy diet, too!