While hubster is deployed I treat myself and the kids to one night/week out to dinner....it keeps me from feeding them processed crap by the bucketfuls because it gives me a break from cooking...and as much as I'd like to appear as Martha Stewart...I can tell you that often I'm scrambling for something to eat for dinner that I can make in 20 min because lil' dude is hollering like he's going to starve to death.
So...most of the time dinner out is NOT fast food. Its a restaurant where we eat well and someone else cleans up after me and my kids. I love that. But occasionally lil' dude is screaming like he's going to starve to death even on eat out nights and then we head to Wendys. We love Wendys. I love it because I love the chili. I'd never even had the chili until I lapbanded and then a friend turned me onto it as a "fast food" option that won't bust my gut...The small value size is exactly one cup and its got bean and meat = protein.
4 g fiber
13 g protein
Not bad for fast food.
So...tonight was a Wendy's chili night...and my kids wanted a cheeseburger and nuggets respectively and they got these in their kid's meals...I laughed and laughed and laughed.