Fast Food Under 500: Zaxby's



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 Zaxby's menu under 500 calories.

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While fried food is a little hard to avoid at Zaxby's, there is a way to eat for under 500 calories!


The House Zalad with Grilled Chicken, hold the Texas Toast and fried onions: Mixed greens, red cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, roma tomatoes, cheddar and jack cheeses, and grilled chicken. Texas Toast and friend onions normally come with the house salad, but that would send us over our 500 calorie limit! Order the Lite Vinaigrette dressing for a grand total of 345 calories.

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Cole Slaw: Still hungry? Munch on some Diced cabbage and carrots mixed with Zaxby's sweet, creamy cole slaw dressing for 140 calories. It will take you to 485 calories with the house salad above.

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>> Recipe: Skinny Coleslaw


The Caesar Zalad with Grilled Chicken, hold the croutons: Mixed greens, parmesan cheese, bacon, and Chicken Fingerz or grilled chicken. Order this mouthwatering salad without the croutons and you can afford to add the Lite Vinaigrette dressing for a total of 375 calories.

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>> Recipe: Shrimp Caesar Salad 


5 Chicken or Buffalo Fingerz: Craving some chicken? That is what Zaxby's is known for, after all! Try a five-piece Chicken Fingerz or Buffalo Fingerz, sauceless, for 430 calories. We told you it was hard to eat at Zaxby's for under 500 calories! But if you're willing to sacrifice the sauce, you can still sink your teeth into some yummy chicken fingers.

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>> Four of our Buffalo Chicken Bites contain just 172 calories! Check out the recipe: Buffalo Chicken Bites

Beverage: We will always encourage you to drink as much water as you can throughout the day, but Zaxby's also offers Minute Maid Lite Lemonade and unsweetened tea for zero calories each!

Eating out under 500 calories is possible; it just takes a little portion control and planning! Next time your crazy schedule and cravings take you to Zaxby's, just remember the simple menu above, or click here for nutrition information directly from Zaxby's.

Looking for other fast food options under 500 calories? Check out our Fast Food Under 500 series here.