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10 Burger King Healthy Menu Options

Burger King's Original King Toast Menu

One may not immediately think of Burger King, the massive fast-food chain famous for its flame-grilled burgers and decadent desserts, when considering healthy dining options. But this chain has changed to take a more health-conscious stance, providing a selection of menu items meant to satisfy those looking for a filling and healthy meal. In this investigation, we explore the restaurant’s healthy menu selections and find a selection of dishes that put taste and health first. This guide will act as your road map for navigating the menu and making wise decisions, regardless of whether you’re a regular customer looking to make healthier fast food selections or someone who’s never tried healthy fast food before.

Impossible Burger

Impossible Burger
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The veggie burger at Burger King, known as the Impossible Whopper, includes about 626 calories. This particular burger includes a flame-grilled and plant-based patty. The burger has lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, pickles, ketchup, and onions.  If you’re a vegan, this burger isn’t for you since it includes animal-based mayonnaise. Some vegetarians may not find this vegetarian-friendly either since Burger King cooks grill the veggie patty on the same broiler as the standard beef patties. You can also add a small, medium, or large drink and a small, medium, or large side to the Impossible Whopper. If you do, however, the number of calories in your meal will increase.


4-Piece Chicken Nuggets

4-Piece Chicken Nuggets
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The 4-piece chicken nuggets meal at Burger King is only 192 calories in total. The chicken nuggets are made using white meat and homestyle seasoned breading. You can also choose a variety of dipping sauces to dunk these chicken nuggets into.  Since these nuggets are very low in calories, you might want to grab a side of French fries and a drink. Otherwise, you’ll stay hungry if you’re looking for a full lunch instead of a snack. Best of all, these chicken nuggets are crispy on the outer portion and quite juicy on the inside. 


Hamburger

Hamburger

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The standard hamburger from Burger King consists of a single beef patty grilled on the flame. You can enjoy a set of crinkle-cut pickles layered on top of the beef patty with ketchup and yellow mustard as well. The burger includes a toasted and tasty sesame seed bun. This hamburger is only 256 calories in total. If you’re looking for a bigger meal, you can add a small, medium, or large drink along with a small, medium, or large side. The sides range from fries, onion rings, and 8-piece cheesy tots to mozzarella sticks, chicken fries, and Motts applesauce. 

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Whopper Jr.

Whopper Jr.
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If you want a delicious burger that’s low in calories, the Whopper Jr. is the perfect choice for you! This tasty hamburger is only about 336 calories and includes ingredients like a single grilled beef patty, tomatoes, fresh lettuce, ketchup, crinkle cut pickles, white onions, mayonnaise, and a sesame seed bun. This flavorful and savory burger is piled on with juicy tomatoes, and you can add a side and your favorite fountain drink to make it a bigger meal. Do you love golden fries or crunchy onion rings? Add either one to make one glorious lunch. You won’t regret it!


Chicken Garden Salad

Chicken Garden Salad
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If you want a healthy yet filling and delicious meal, try the Chicken Garden Salad at Burger King. This meal is approximately 870 calories in total and has plenty of healthy ingredients. This chicken salad includes nutritious ingredients like:

  • Green romaine lettuce
  • Juicy tomatoes
  • Green, fresh leaf-and-radicchio lettuce
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Buttery sauce
  • Garlic
  • Croutons
  • White-meat chicken nuggets

This is a tasty and nutritious meal for either lunch or dinner. It includes plenty of vegetables as well as protein and dairy. At Burger King, the salads are high quality and use fresh ingredients. The food tastes wonderful and comes at an affordable price.


Chicken Jr. 

Chicken Jr. 
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Another healthy meal you can enjoy at Burger King is the Chicken Jr. sandwich. This menu option comes with a chicken patty, chopped lettuce, mayonnaise, and a sesame seed bun. You’ll love the crunchy toasted bun and savory, grilled chicken patty with its seasoned breading. Best of all, this sandwich is only about 451 calories in total and includes its share of protein, greens, and carbs.  Yet, if you’re really hungry, you may want to add a small, medium, or large side with a small, medium, or large fountain drink. Choose some fries, onion rings, or mozzarella sticks. Yet, remember that the additional items will increase the calorie count in this meal.


French Toast Sticks

French Toast Sticks
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If you want to grab breakfast at Burger King, try the French toast sticks, which are offered until 10:30 in the morning. You can pick three or five sticks of French toast. Three French toast sticks hold 227 calories, while five sticks of French toast are about 378 calories in total. The cooks at Burger King make the French toast sticks using egg yolk, milk, flour, cinnamon, salt, sugar, and nutmeg, along with sliced bread. The cooks at Burger King use vegetable oil to fry up these French toast sticks. Now, pick some sweet maple syrup to dunk these sticks into, and you’ll enjoy a delicious low-calorie breakfast. 

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Hash Browns 

One serving of hash browns at Burger King restaurant

How much do you love hash browns for breakfast? It’s a great start to your day! Burger King serves hash browns in small, medium, and large sizes. If you’re looking for a small-sized meal of hash browns, the total calorie content will be 251 calories. A medium-sized hash browns option has approximately 533 calories, while the largest size has around 738 calories. You may want to avoid the largest size if you’re sticking to a healthy diet, as hash browns at Burger King are high in fat and carbohydrates. Protein makes up 3 percent of the hash browns. They also have a good amount of sodium, so stick to smaller portions. The smaller sizes will make a great low-calorie breakfast as well.


Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Croissan’wich

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Croissan’wich
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If you want a breakfast with protein, dairy, and grains, then try the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Croissan’wich at Burger King. You’ll love the crunchy and flavorful bacon, the soft and fluffy eggs, and the melted American cheese piled on top of the flaky croissant bun. The toasted bun, along with the pile of bacon, cheese, and eggs, has a total of 363 calories. This low-calorie meal is perfect when trying to partake in a healthy diet. If you’re up for a tasty breakfast before 10:30 in the morning, order this bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich from Burger King.


Fruit Topped Maple Oatmeal

Fruit Topped Maple Oatmeal
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If you love healthy grains and colorful fruit, try the fruit topped maple oatmeal at Burger King.  This breakfast has anywhere from 170 to 270 calories and has 32 grams of carbohydrates. This meal comes with a reasonable 12 grams of sugar, 4 grams of protein, and 3 grams of dietary fiber. Burger King uses Quaker oatmeal when serving this meal for breakfast. You can also choose the original flavor if you don’t want any fruit or maple syrup on your oatmeal. Yet, you’re likely to enjoy the dried fruit of raisins, cherries, cranberries, and blueberries.

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

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