Fast Food: Healthy Value Menu Options (cont.)

TACO BELL

  • Bean burrito (99 cents). Grams of protein per dollar: 13. Nutritional information: 350 calories, 13 g protein, 54 g carbohydrate (8 g fiber), 9 g fat (3.5 g saturated, 0.5 g trans fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 1190 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 23%. 10% Daily Value for vitamin A, 8% for vitamin C, 20% for calcium, 25% for iron.
  • Pintos and cheese (99 cents). Grams of protein per dollar: 9. Nutritional information: 160 calories, 9 g protein, 19 g carbohydrate (7 g fiber), 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 670 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 34%. 10% Daily Value for vitamin A, 6% for vitamin C, 15% for calcium, 8% for iron.
  • Soft taco (89 cents). Grams of protein per dollar: 10. Nutritional information: 200 calories, 10 g protein, 21 g carbohydrate (3 g fiber) 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 630 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 40.5%. 4% of the Daily Value for vitamin A, 10% for calcium and iron.

WENDY'S

  • Small chili ($1). Grams of protein per dollar: 14. Nutritional information: 190 calories, 14 g protein, 19 g carbohydrate (5 g fiber), 6 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans), 40 mg cholesterol, 830 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 28%. 4% Daily Value for vitamins A and C, 6% for calcium, 10% for iron.
  • Sour cream and chive potato ($1). Grams of protein per dollar: 8. Nutritional information: 320 calories, 8 g protein, 63 g carbohydrate (7 g fiber), 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans), 10 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 11%. 4% Daily Value for vitamin A, 60% for vitamin C, 8% for calcium, 15% for iron.

Published September 2008.


SOURCES:
Kathleen Anthony, media relations manager, Jack in the Box, Inc.
Jack in the Box web site.
KFC web site.
McDonald's web site.
Burger King web site.
Taco Bell web site.
Wendy's web site.

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