Y’all, I was not born in the South, but I’ve said y’all ever since my middle school days. Two of my best friends growing up were twins from Texas, and they convinced me that y’all was gender neutral, way back before gender neutral was even a thing. I didn’t realize until I moved to the South that I was a sweet tea fanatic– I just sweetened it until I was happy with it, and my mom would chide me for adding too much sugar. You could say I just have Southern taste buds. That is not necessarily a good thing.
So it is no surprise that I love Chick fil A. Bless my heart. I tell you what, those waffle fries, dipped in CFA sauce– it’s like crack for Christians. This is my Achilles’ heel, my place of solace, paired beautifully with a cookies and cream milk shake with whipped cream and… hold on! Totally going the wrong direction here. Focus!
You CAN swing through the CFA drive thru without breaking your calorie budget! Just stick to choosing one of these items, and I will allow just a smidge of CFA sauce with your nuggets, because how could I not?
What you CAN get:
Multigrain Oatmeal, plain 140 calories
Greek Yogurt Parfait 100 to 160 calories
Grilled Nuggets, 8 ct 140 calories
Side Salad (w/o dressing) 80 calories
Fruit Cup w/ blueberries 45 to 70 calories
Chicken Tortilla Soup (sm) 260 calories
Hearty Breast of Chicken Soup 140 calories (note: this is really high in sodium)
Grilled Market Salad(w/o dressing) 200 calories
Superfood Side (kale salad*) 140 calories
Lite Italian Dressing 25 calories
*If you have thyroid issues, skip the Superfood Side.
Under NO Circumstances are you to order:
Milk shake (get a small icedream cone, if you must)
Waffle Fries (resist the dark side, young Padawan)
Chicken Salad (don’t let the “salad” part fool you– 500 calories and 20g of fat in that bad boy)
Cobb Salad (again… 500 calories and 27g of fat, without dressing)
Cheering for you!