Fast food isn’t well known for being healthy or even okay to have when trying to lose weight. You often have to avoid it as much as possible when working on your health goals. But sometimes, it could be so helpful to be able to go through a drive-through and get a meal. Plans change, and when that happens, having a fast food option that won’t wreck your health goals could mean you’re able to stick with your plan. With this Weight Watchers Fast Food guide, you’ll know exactly where to go and what to order to get the best use of your points for the day. 


McDonald’s Weight Watchers Points

There are actually quite a few options to choose from at Mcdonald’s. For breakfast, you could get two scrambled eggs for 0 points, and an order of hashbrowns for only 4 points. If you don’t think that will fill you up, an Egg McMuffin is 8 points. Paired with hashbrowns, you could have a full breakfast meal for a total of 12 points. For lunch or dinner, a 6-piece McNuggets and a small order of fries will take up a total of 14 points. If you’re looking for something with more volume, a Southwest salad with grilled chicken (creamy dressing included) takes up 7 points. It’s a great option if you need a quick lunch on the go that’s healthy and doesn’t take up a ton of points. 

Best Order For the Value of Your Points: 

Southwest Salad, Grilled Chicken with Creamy Dressing. 7 WW points. 

What to Avoid at McDonald’s: 

The Big Mac Combo Meal. 40 WW points.

Wendy’s Weight Watchers Points

Wendy’s has a range of options, from chili to chicken sandwiches that could work on a healthy diet. If you’re in the mood for something hearty and filling, the chili is low points and high in protein. A small chili is 5 points, and since it’s low you could combine it with a full-size 10-point salad for a filling meal. If you’re in the mood for a burger, go with the Jr hamburger and a small order of fries. You’ll use up 16 points for that meal. The Wendy’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich is a great option at only 11 points. Combined with a side salad (8 points with croutons and ranch included!) you’ll still come in under that 20-point mark. 

Best Order For the Value of Your Points: 

Small chili. 5 WW points OR 

Full-Size Strawberry Mango Chicken Salad. 10 WW points.

What to Avoid at Wendy’s: 

The Baconator. 35 WW points.

Taco Bell Weight Watchers Points

Taco Bell is definitely not known for its healthy options. But they are known for being cheap. Now, you don’t have to give up that cheap, fast option. A soft taco with chicken is only 4 points! You could have three soft tacos and still be under 15 points for a lunch. If you love taco salads, Taco Bell’s Fiesta taco salad with grilled chicken will fill you up and only use 16 points. 

Best Order For the Value of Your Points: 

Soft Taco with Chicken.  4 WW points.

What to Avoid at Taco Bell: 

Fiesta Taco Salad Nachos. 40 WW points.

Craving healthier Taco Bell? Check out this Copycat Spicy Potato Soft Taco.

Sonic Weight Watchers Points

At Sonic, you can combine a few things to have a fun, low-point meal. Three crispy chicken tenders (6 points), mini tots (4 points), and a diet cherry limeade (1 point) will give you a full lunch for 11 points total. You do need to watch out for condiments though- a small ranch sauce will add 4 points to your meal. Sonic is also a great place to grab a quick afternoon snack with their soft pretzel option only being 8 points. 

Best Order For the Value of Your Points: 

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad. 10 WW points OR 

3 Crispy Tenders, Mini Tots. 10 WW points. 

What to Avoid at Sonic: 

Sonic Double Patty Melt. 41 WW points.

Whataburger Weight Watchers Points

You have to keep it small at Whataburger if you want to keep the points low. Stick with a Whataburger Jr for 9 points. However, it is less than a Whataburger Grilled Chicken Sandwich which is 11 points. Their onion rings (9 points) are also less than the fries (13 points). A combo that will keep you under 20 points is the Buffalo Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad (11 points) with the hash brown sticks (6 points). 

Best Order For the Value of Your Points: 

Whataburger Jr, Hash Brown Sticks. 15 WW points. 

What to Avoid at Whataburger: 

Patty Melt Meal. 67 WW points.

Craving healthier Whataburger? Check out this copycat Patty Melt.

Burger King Weight Watchers Points

Keep it simple when you’re visiting here! For 18 points total, you could get small French fries and a hamburger. For a few more points – 23 total – could get medium French fries and a bacon cheeseburger. If you don’t have that many to use, a salad will always do the trick. Fourteen points will get you a bacon cheddar ranch grilled chicken salad with dressing.

Best Order For the Value of Your Points: 

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad. 14 WW points. 

What to Avoid at Burger King: 

Texas Double Whopper. 68 WW points.

Hardee’s Weight Watchers Points

You’ve got to watch out for Hardees. They’ve got some sneaky items that are high in points. For example, one small sausage biscuit is 24 points. But they also have a few things that would work well when trying to keep points low. The hand-breaded chicken tenders are only 7 points and a small hamburger is 9 points. Instead of the breakfast platter with sausage (34 points), go with the Frisco breakfast sandwich (12 points) with a side of hash rounds (11 points). 

Best Order For the Value of Your Points: 

Hand Breaded Chicken Tenders, Small Fries. 16 WW points. 

What to Avoid at Hardee’s: 

Breakfast Platter with Sausage. 34 WW points. 

Chick-Fil-A Weight Watchers Points

Chick-Fil-A has more options than most fast-food places. The Egg White Grill has only 7 points, and if you really want to keep it low, the CFA grilled chicken nuggets are 0 points. Pair that will a small waffle fry (10 points) and you’ve got a filling 10-point meal. For a breakfast option, you could pair chicken minis with hash browns are come in at 19 points. A regular CFA chicken sandwich is only 13 points. Pair that with a side salad or fruit cup, and you can enjoy a “regular” fast food meal without guilt. 

Best Order For the Value of Your Points: 

Grilled Chicken Nuggets, Small Fries. 10  WW points. 

What to Avoid at Chick-Fil-A: 

Chick-Fil-A Sauce!  6 WW points per packet.  

Popeyes Weight Watchers Points

You may not think of Popeyes as a healthy fast-food place at first, but they have some great options to keep you on track. You can get 5 blackened handcrafted tenders for only 3 points. A side of red beans and rice will only cost you 5 points. That’s enough room to add a side of cole slaw as well (5 points). You’ve got a huge meal with that combo for a total of 13 points. If you want something more indulgent, you can get popcorn shrimp (13 points) and Cajun fries (9 points). 

Best Order For the Value of Your Points: 

Blackened Handcrafted Tenders, Red Beans and Rice, Cole Slaw. 13 WW points. 

What to Avoid at Popeyes: 

Homestyle Mac and Cheese. 40 WW points. 

Arby’s Weight Watchers Points

Arby’s is another fast food joint that has a few good options to choose from. Both the Jr deluxe sandwich (8 points) and the turkey and cheese sandwich (6 points) are low on points. You could order a few roast beef sliders (5 points) to keep you full for under 20 points. The classic roast beef sandwich is 12 points, and with a side of small curly fries at 7 points, you’ve got the traditional Arby’s meal for 19 points total. 

Best Order For the Value of Your Points: 

Turkey and Cheese Sandwich, Small Curly Fries. 13 WW points. 

What to Avoid at Arby’s: 

Small order of (4) Mozzarella Sticks. 15 WW points. 

Use this Weight Watchers Fast Food guide next time you’re in a pinch and need a low-point meal fast.

And if you are looking for some healthy recipes be sure to check out my  collection of weight watchers recipes.

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