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Wendy's healthy menu options

Published 1:58 AM ET, Fri February 10, 2017
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We like the four-piece white meat chicken nuggets for smaller stomachs. Skip the fries and opt for apple slices to boost fiber and vitamin C. And adding low-fat milk delivers calcium and vitamin D for growing bones. Andrew Thomas Lee for CNN
A baked potato topped with cheddar cheese and broccoli will satisfy anyone looking for a meatless meal that offers carbs, protein and vegetables. Add a garden side salad with light balsamic vinaigrette dressing for even more greens. Andrew Thomas Lee for CNN
Even without cheese, a baked potato with broccoli at Wendy's delivers 9 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein. Pair the potato with a garden side salad with pomegranate dressing, and add roasted pecans to boost the protein of the meal. Andrew Thomas Lee for CNN
Wendy's power Mediterranean chicken salad recently came onto the chain's menu. It's perfectly suited for waistline-watchers, especially at half-size, with 240 calories. The apple slices pair well with either option and offer 2 more grams of fiber for only 35 calories. Andrew Thomas Lee for CNN
The grilled chicken wrap is one of the lowest-sugar items on the menu, with 3 grams. For a drink, go with the unsweetened iced tea.
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If you're watching sodium and concerned with high blood pressure, Wendy's sour cream and chive baked potato is a winner. Add a garden side salad without croutons with light honey French dressing for only 115 milligrams of sodium.
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Looking to avoid gluten-containing ingredients? Try the apple pecan chicken salad with apples, cranberries, pecans and crumbled blue cheese, and go with light balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Just remember to omit the croutons.
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The grilled chicken sandwich is a satisfying option for athletes. It offers 38 grams of carbs to fuel muscles and 35 grams of protein to build and repair them, and it is relatively low in fat. Grab a kids' chocolate milk as a post-workout beverage. It offers a beneficial amount of carbs and protein for recovery. Andrew Thomas Lee for CNN
The grilled chicken wrap with cheddar and honey mustard makes for a quick grab-and-go meal when you're on the road. If you still think hunger pangs will distract you while driving after that, grab some apple slices, too.
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Wendy's will prepare a sandwich without a bun and serve it as a lettuce wrap instead. Our top choice is the grilled chicken with honey mustard and tomato, with only 6 grams of carbs. For more greens and fiber, add a garden side salad with ranch dressing but without croutons for an additional 6 grams.
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