Drive-Thru Thinspiration

From Arby’s to Mickey D’s, fast-food restaurants are supersizing their healthy food options.

By David Wescott

7-Eleven aims to have 20 percent of its sales come from fresh food by 2015 | The FDA is poised to pass legislation forcing all restaurants to post calorie counts | In October, Arby’s introduced a sleeker logo and rolled out an ad campaign playing up the company’s “freshness”

BROCCOLI: CREATIVE CROP/ GETTY IMAGES; HAMBURGER: DAVIEL HURST PHOTOGRAPHY/ GETTY IMAGES; OZ: SLAVEN VLASIC/ GETTY IMAGES

DIGESTIBLE

McDonald’s Fruit ’N Yogurt Parfait 150 calories

For mornings when you’re not hung over

Healthy Fast Food App 99¢

How did anyone stay thin before iPhones?

Taco Bell Cheese Roll-Up 190 calories

Wait, this isn’t made of Doritos?

Dunkin’ Donuts Turkey Sausage Flatbread 280 calories

Neither glazed nor filled with kreme

IHOP Simple & Fit Whole Wheat Pancakes 460 calories

With enough syrup, you can’t taste the whole wheat

Jack in the Box Chicken Fajita Pita 326 calories

From the “something different” menu section

DEBATABLE

Dr. Oz’s Fast Food Diet 1,500 calories per day

Two fries, one Coke, and that’s it, folks!

Subway Veggie Delite® 230 calories

Eat one now and be hungry 12 minutes later

BK Veggie® Burger 410 calories

How many vegetarians will it take to put BK out of business?

Denny’s Fit Fare® Veggie Skillet 330 calories

Envious stares while watching your friends eat not included

Sargento® Light String Cheese at KFC 50 calories

Finger lickin’ processed cheese

Arby’s Roast Chopped Farmhouse Salad 240 calories

With a severed-finger dressing

DISGUSTING

Steak ’n Shake Cottage Cheese with Pineapple Ring 150 calories

The diet dish of choice for 1958

McDonald’s 15 Minute Workout DVDs $5

Featuring noted exercise instructor Ronald McDonald

Hardee’s Low Carb Little Thickburger® 480 calories

Little + thick = unappetizing oxymoron

Chick-fil-A Carrot & Raisin Salad 260 calories

Your third-grade bagged-lunch nightmare come to life

Dairy Queen Grilled Chicken Salad 330 calories

For when your kids need to be punished

Carl’s Jr. Veg It.® Fried Zucchini 330 calories

“Veg it”? Don’t do it!

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