The Best Fast Food Burger That’s Still Healthy (ish)

…er.. or as healthy as a fast food burger can be.

I’m getting Hangry. You won’t like me when I’m hangry.

I found this burger when the hubby and I were out and about. We had some errands to run one Saturday morning and ended up getting delayed a couple hours. I had anticipated getting home around lunch time, but with this delay, I was stuck in town and slowly becoming HANGRY (hungry and angry at the same time)!

I always keep a snack with me at all times, for cases just like this. But it didn’t curb my hanger very long.

You win this round, hanger.

I soon admitted defeat and headed to Burger King. It’s not my favorite fast food joint, but I knew if I went to one of my favorites, I would undoubtedly get one of my favorite unhealthy fast food meals.

We pull up to the drive thru and I start looking for something small that wouldn’t break the bank of calories.

A discovery was made.

Then I found it. The BK Veggie Burger. I quickly ordered it, without mayo. It couldn’t have come fast enough.

Before we even pulled away, I was digging that sucker out to devour. We parked in the parking lot to eat and it was heavenly!

The burger is small in comparison to the beef burgers, roughly the size of a children’s sized sandwich. Which, to me anyways, is perfect!

It comes on a sesame seed bun and comes with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, ketchup, and mayo. Omitting the mayo, in my opinion, doesn’t deter from the flavor of the veggies and the burger.

Still not the best option.

Now, keep in mind that this isn’t as healthy as if you were to make it at home. But nothing ever is. But for those rare occasions where going home for a meal and getting stuck in town happens, this isn’t as bad as some other options out there.

Nutritional Profile

BK Veggie Burger (First with mayo, second without), as found here.

Calories:390, 310
Total Fat: 15, 7
Saturated Fat: 2.1, 1
Trans Fat: 0, 0
Cholesterol: 5, 0
Sodium: 1060, 990
Total Carbs: 42, 42
Fiber: 6, 6
Sugar: 9, 9
Protein: 22, 22

So as you can tell, this isn’t the best option for you, for a veggie burger. So I wouldn’t recommend eating them on the regular, but having one on rare occasions would be fine.

As with all fast food items, the sodium is way up there, so make sure to get plenty of water to counter the increase sodium intake.

Now for the ingredients. They aren’t the best, which we kinda already knew from looking at the nutritional profile.

Ingredients

BK VEGGIE® BURGER PATTY: As found here.
Supplied by MORNINGSTAR FARMS® – Vegetables (Mushrooms, Water Chestnuts, Onions, Carrots, Green Bell Peppers, Red Bell Peppers, Black Olives), Textured Vegetable Protein (Soy Protein Concentrate, Wheat Gluten, Water for hydration), Egg Whites, Cooked Brown Rice (Water, Brown Rice), Rolled Oats, Corn Oil, Calcium Caseinate, Soy Sauce (Water, Soybeans, Salt, Wheat), Onion Powder, Corn Starch, Salt, Hydrolyzed Corn, Soy, and
Wheat Protein, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Natural Flavors from non-meat sources, Sugar, Soy Protein Isolate, Spices, Garlic Powder, Dextrose, Jalapeño Pepper
Powder, Celery Extract.
CONTAINS: MILK, EGG, WHEAT, SOY. The patty is NOT cooked on equipment with meat or poultry products. This is not a vegan product.

Summarize

In short, if you end up hungry and with no other options but fast food, then this is a decent option. Still not the best choice you can make, but a decent compromise.

Questions

Have you ever found yourself where you were getting hangry? Would you consider fast food in that situation? Let me know below!

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Thanks! Meg

Please read my disclosure about me not being a medical professional.