Chick-fil-a is a great place for being on Weight Watchers using Points Plus. Here are my main three combinations when I order from there:
- Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Fruit Cup, and a Diet Coke - 7 points
- Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Side Salad with dressing, and a Diet Coke – less than 10 points
- Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Small Waffle Fry, and a Diet Coke – 15 points
At Chick-fil-a, a Grilled Chicken sandwich is 7 points on the points plus system. The grilled chicken, wheat bun, tomato, and lettuce help keep the points low. If you are using the Weight Watchers Plan Manager, it will show this sandwich as only 6 points, but the point calculator shows 7 points. I think the calculator is more up to date and the plan manager has older information.
Of course, with the new Points Plus system, all fresh fruit is zero points, so the fruit cup is zero!
You can substitute the side salad for fries on the meal. The Weight Watcher Tracker gives the side salad 2 points. I’m not sure how it is even that if you don’t use the croutons, sunflower seeds, and remove most the cheese. If you keep the cheese on, then maybe 2 points, but if you remove it, it is pure raw veggies and salad which would make it 0 points. Salad dressing will add 1 – 4 points depending upon what you get. I’m not eating a salad without dressing.
The small waffle fry is 8 points. Sometimes, I just gotta have a fry.
Diet Coke, Diet Dr. Pepper, Sugar Free Tea – all zero points.
So, the safest thing to do is order a #3 with a side salad and you’ve got a fast food meal for about 8 points. That’s a pretty good deal.
Now, if you venture off a bit and order a #1 (regular Chick-fil-a sandwich), that is going to be 11 points on the points plus system. If you eat the medium size waffle fry that comes with it, then you are adding 10 points. So, a #1 is going to be a total of 21 points.
The foods to avoid at Chick-fil-a:
- Chicken Salad Sandwich – 13 points (kinda crazy. You’d think this would be healthier than the regular sandwich)
- Cool Wraps – 11 or 12 points each (also kinda crazy on how high these points are.)
Anyway, more than any other fast food restaurant out there, Chick-fil-a seems to be the best for Weight Watchers… and the fact that it is only 3 minutes from my house, that makes it even better.