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 Schlotzsky's menu under 500 calories.
With Schlotzsky's, you can order a couple different delicious sandwiches, soups and salads for under 500 calories each.
Smoked Turkey Breast: With smoked turkey breast, light mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato on a toasted sourdough bun, the small version of this sandwich rings in at 330 calories.
>> Recipe: Cranberry and Feta Turkey Burgers
Fresh Veggie: Cheddar cheese, cucumber slices, red onion, tomato and lettuce combine with fat-free spicy ranch dressing and black olives on a toasted wheat bun for a delicious vegetarian sandwich. Plus, a small Fresh Veggie sammie contains only 340 calories!
Chipotle Chicken: Thinly sliced, roasted chicken breast with chipotle mayonnaise, red onion, lettuce and tomato on a toasted Sourdough bun? Music to our ears. 340 calories for all that? Yes, please!
Hearts of Romaine Chicken Caesar Salad: Crisp hearts of romaine lettuce, grilled chicken breast, shredded Parmesan cheese and garlic focaccia croutons. Served with a side of garlic bread sticks and dressing of your choice, this salad comes in at 417 calories, so you may have to ditch the garlic bread.
>> Recipe: Skinny Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
Veggie Soup: A light and savory tomato broth with a blend of hearty garden vegetables and kidney beans, this hot and delicious soup is topped with diced tomatoes and red onions. The perfect option to a chilly or downright cold day, a bowl of it contains only 130 calories, so you could order it with any of the sandwiches above!
Eating out doesn't have to wreck your diet; all it takes is a little portion control and planning! If nothing above catches your fancy, click here to see the nutritional info for Schlotzsky's entire menu, or click here to see other fast food options under 500 calories.