Yesterday I started my day off with two eggs scrambled with colby jack cheese. I had appointments lined up for the morning so I needed something quick and easy before I headed out.
I had intentions of grabbing take-out on the way home, knowing it was going to be a long day – but ended up just stopping at Wendy’s Fast Food drive-through on the way home instead.
My appointments ran way longer than expected, I was exhausted, and Wendy’s just happened to be on the way. I’m all for convenience. And fortunately there are plenty of low carb fast food options when you’re out and about and just want to grab something quick.
Here’s a PDF file with Wendy’s Menu Nutrition Facts:
I decided to grab a cup of Wendy’s Chili:
The Large Chili is 21 net carbs. The Small Chili is 15 net carbs. I like to add a spoonful of sour cream to mine.
While I was there, I decided to also grab one of their fresh salads to have on hand for later – as that really appealed to me more than cooking on a Friday night. Typical of me, right? LOL.
I chose the BLT Cobb Salad which has grilled chicken, Applewood Smoked Bacon mixed with real blue cheese crumbles, hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes and avocado ranch dressing:
It didn’t really look that appetizing, as you can see in the picture, but once I added the blue cheese crumbles and avocado ranch dressing… it was surprisingly good! In fact, I ate the entire thing, and was a lot more impressed with it than I expected to be. I’ll definitely be having this one again!
The chicken was very tender and tasty, the greens were fresh, and the avocado ranch dressing was a real treat. Even after sitting in my refrigerator for hours before I actually ate it, the salad tasted fresh made!
Wendy’s BLT Cobb Salad is only 8 net carbs for the full size salad – there is also a half size option – and that includes the two Avocado Ranch Dressing packets that came with it.
Wendys Menu Nutrition Calculations
Wendy’s offers a page where you can personalize your meal, and check nutrition facts (specifically carb counts) for your customized meal & menu choices. I love these! You’ll find it online here:
Wendy’s Low Carb Fast Food Options
- BLT Cobb Salad
- Garden or Caesar Side Salad (without croutons)
- Burgers or Grilled Chicken sandwiches (minus the bun)
For example, if you order the Dave’s Hot ‘N Juicy 1/2 lb. Double without ketchup and don’t eat the bun, it’s only 2 net carbs. And in addition to Diet Coke and Unsweet Tea (or Water, of course) they have Minute Maid Light Lemonade that is only ONE carb for a small cup.
This is one of the things I love about the low carb diet. I can still grab something on the go when I need to, as there are plenty of low carb fast food options. Just like Wendys Menu, you can find just about any restaurant or fast food chain online and easily look up the nutrition facts.
If you don’t have a smart phone so you can do this while you’re out, you can print off the nutrition fact charts for your favorite local spots and just keep them in the glove box. That way, there’s never an excuse to “cheat” even when you’re busy – or having to grab something on the go.