Staple Minnesota Chain Serves One of the Healthiest Fast Food Burgers
One of the staple fast food chains in Minnesota and across the midwest actually serves one of the healthiest fast food burgers. This is great news for me because I love this restaurant!
When you're on the go sometimes it's just way easier to grab a quick bite to eat at a fast food chain. A lot of the time, the options they have aren't the healthiest but they're tasty and quick so sometimes we don't put a ton of thought into it. Well now we know which joints have the healthiest fast food burgers for when you're on the go.
Healthiest Fast Food Burgers According to Dietitians
The list of the healthiest fast food burgers was put together by Eat This Not That and it's based on information from nutritionists. So you know this is going to be legit! They had three dietitians pick their top healthiest fast food burger options and they came up with a list of 13.
Registered dietitian, Amber Pankonin MS, RD, LMNT, told Eat This Not That, "'When I look at what defines a healthy burger, as a dietitian and culinary student, I consider nutrition, flavor, appearance and if it actually makes me feel satisfied.'" She also says she looks at "'calories from fat, carbohydrates, and protein, and I also consider sodium content.'"
Some of the burgers in the top 13 are from chains we don't have in our neck of the woods, but there are plenty that we can get around here. And one of those is from a Minnesota staple, Culver's!
Culver's has one of the healthiest fast food burger options according to dietitians. The specific burger that made the cut is the single original butterburger.
Here are all 13 of the healthiest fast food burgers:
13. Five Guys Hamburger (half bun, lettuce, tomato, grilled mushrooms, jalapeno, and no condiments)
12. Wendy's Jr. Hamburger
11. Freddy's Single Steakburger California-Style without cheese
10. White Castle Original Slider
9. Sonic Junior Burger
8. BurgerFi Burger - single
7. Steak 'n' Shake Single Steakburger
6. Culver's Original Butterburger - single
5. McDonald's Hamburger
4. Wendy's Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe
3. Jack in the Box Hamburger
2. In-and-Out Hamburger with onion - protein-style (bun replaced with lettuce)
1. Burger King's Whopper Jr.