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Dietitian approved drive-thru meals: Whataburger

Everything is bigger in Texas and that includes a Texan's love for Whataburger!




Breakfast Entrees:

  • Bacon Taquito (no cheese) - 355 calories, 7g sat fat, 18g protein

  • Sausage Taquito (no cheese) - 390 calories, 9g sat fat, 16g protein

  • Egg Sandwich - 310 kcals, 5g sat fat, 15g protein


Lunch & Dinner Entrees:

  • Whataburger Jr. w/ bacon & Cheese - 400 calories, 7g sat fat, 21g protein

  • Grilled chicken sandwich - 430 calories, 4g sat fat, 29g protein

  • Apple Cranberry Chicken Salad (no dressing) - 385 calories, 6g sat fat, 32g protein

  • Grilled Chicken Garden Salad (no dressing) - 290 calories, 6g sat fat, 32g protein

  • Whataburger Jr. w/ cheese - 355 calories

  • Double Whataburger Jr. w/ cheese - 465 calories, 9g sat fat, 26g protein

  • Sweet & Spicy Bacon Burger (Jr. size) - 600 calories, 13g sat fat

  • Patty Melt (Jr. size) - 640 calories, 12g sat fat


Low-Calorie Sides:

Apple slices - 30 calories

Small french fry - 280 calories, 4g total fat, 2g sat fat


Dressings:

Honey Mustard - 200 calories

Balsamic Vinaigrette - 180 calories

Honey BBQ - 90 calories


Low-Calorie Soft Drinks:

Unsweet Tea - 10 calories

Half Unsweet Tea & Half Lemonade - 10 calories

Minute Maid Zero Sugar Lemonade - 15 calories

Coke Zero - 0 calories

Diet Dr. Pepper/Coke - 0 calories


Lunch & Dinner Meals:

  • Sweet & Spicy Bacon Burger (Jr. Whatameal) w/ apple slices - 640 calories, 13g sat fat, 32g protein

  • Patty Melt (Jr. Whatameal) w/ apple slices - 680 calories, 12g sat fat, 28g protein

  • Whataburger Jr. w/ cheese + apple slices - 390 calories, 6g sat fat, 17g protein

  • Whataburger Jr. (no cheese) + small french fry - 590 calories, 5g sat fat, 18g protein

  • Grilled chicken sandwich + apple slices - 455 calories, 4g sat fat, 29g protein

  • Apple & Cranberry Chicken Salad + Balsamic Vinaigrette - 565 calories, 9g sat fat, 32g protein

  • Garden Salad (w/ grilled chicken) + Honey Mustard Dressing - 490 calories, 9g sat fat, 33g protein

  • Double Whataburger Jr. w/ cheese + apple slices - 485 calories, 9g sat fat, 26g protein


I probably sound like a broken record at this point, but it IS possible to still meet your health goals without cutting out all fast food or eating out entirely. While we are all aware that fast food isn't the healthiest option, it is possible to choose our restaurant meals mindfully.

 



About the Author:


Shelbie Greenville is a Registered Dietitian & the owner of Mindful Nutrition Counseling. She has a bachelor's and a master's degree in human nutrition with a focus in metabolism and chronic disease management.


Shelbie specializes in weight loss, diabetes management, insulin resistance, mindful eating, and general wellness. By taking an "all foods can fit" approach, she has helped to empower hundreds of clients to reach their health goals.



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