Fast Food Under 500: Checkers

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Fast food is seductive; it comes in large quantities, cheap prices and delicious aromas and tastes. However, that bang for your buck can explode your diet and get you off track. Sometimes fast food can’t be avoided, but the massive amounts of calories that frequently come with it can be. Check out our Checkers menu under 500 calories.

Kid's Burger: Planning and portion control are the two keys to eating out. This is a regular, savory, delicious Checkers burger, but kid-sized! That way, you're not consuming too many calories but you're still getting that same great taste. It's worth the 280 calories!

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Small Fries: Because Checkers' menu doesn't offer any salads, it looks like you're ordering a side of fries! A whole serving of a small side of fries is 300 calories, however, so be sure to eat about half of them for 150 calories. Save some for later or share with your kids! Half an order of fries plus the kid's burger puts us at 430 total calories.

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Beverage: The obvious zero-calorie beverage is water, but if you need a caffeine boost or feel like splurging, diet sodas are another option. Unsweetened tea and coffee also contain zero calories!

>> Recipe: Slim Down Detox Water

Eating out doesn't have to ruin your diet! All it takes is a little planning. Next time you're in the Checkers drive-thru, remember this simple menu or check out the nutritional information for their entire menu here.

Want to learn about other fast food options under 500? Click here for our entire Fast Food Under 500 series.