Sometimes you just don't have the time to make or pack a meal. You're on the road, you're running late for work—whatever the excuse there are times you just need a good chain restaurant for a quick, convenient meal.
These days companies claim that you don't need to sacrifice your good intentions (or your waistline) in the pursuit of a convenient grab and go meal. We decided to put this to the test by creating a full day's worth of meals and snacks from fast food chains—will they pass the test?
Subway has branched out into the breakfast category.
The Order: Subway Steak, Egg Cheese Muffin Melt
190 calories, 16 grams protein, 8 grams fat, 2 grams saturated fat, 6 grams fiber, 610 milligrams sodium
You can find energy bara in most drugstores and corner stores.
The Order: Clif Z Bar Chocolate Brownie (they're not just for kids).
120 calories, 3 grams protein, 3 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 3 grams fiber, 125 milligram sodium
Wherever you are there's never a McDonald's far away.
The Order: McDonald's Premium Grilled Chicken Classic, hold the mayo
370 calories, 32 grams protein, 4.5 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 3 grams fiber, 1,110 milligrams sodium