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Wendy’s Bariatric Friendly Food: After Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass

Bariatric Dieting

What should you order at Wendy’s after undergoing gastric sleeve surgery? Which foods are approved to post gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery patients?

Fast food establishments, such as Wendy’s, do not have to be completely avoided. Our hope for this article is that post-op patients can walk into a Wendy’s restaurant and confidently order healthy, bariatric-friendly food items1https://fastfoodnutrition.org/wendys.

Bariatric Friendly Items:

4 PC. Chicken Nuggets 4 PC. Spicy Chicken Nuggets Chili Jr. Hamburger Grilled Chicken Wrap Sausage, Egg, Burrito
Nutrition Facts Spicy Roasted Cashews 4 Piece Chicken Nugget 4 Piece Spicy Chicken Nugget Small Chili Jr.Hamburger Grilled Chicken Go Wrap Sausage Egg Burrito
Calories 80 180 190 210 250 260 270
Cal Fat 54 117 108 54 90 90 180
Fat 6 13 12 6 10 10 20
Carbs 4 10 10 21 25 25 12
Fiber 0 1 1 6 1 1 1
Sugar 1 0 0 6 5 3 1
Protein 2 10 9 17 15 19 12
Phase Approved 5 5 5 3 5 5 5

Regular Menu

  • 4 Piece Chicken Nugget– 100% white meat chicken breaded to crisp.
  • 4 Piece Spicy Chicken Nugget– 100% white meat chicken breaded and marinated in Wendy’s blend of peppers and spices.
  • Small Chili– Seasoned chili with a blend of kidney beans, pink beans, beef, onions and bell peppers.
  • Jr. Hamburger– Fresh beef, topped with pickles, onion, ketchup and mustard on a toasted bun.
  • Grilled Chicken Go Wrap– Marinated grilled chicken breast wrapped in a flour tortilla and spring mix, cheddar cheese and honey mustard.
  • Sausage Egg Burrito– Ground beef with egg wrapped in a flour tortilla.

Wendy’s Salads

Side Salad Caesar Side Salad Apple Pecan Chicken Salad Full Asian Cashew Chicken Salad Half Power Med. Salad Full Asian Cashew Chicken Salad Southwest Avocado Chicken Salad
Nutrition Facts Side Salad Side Cesar Salad Half Apple Pecan Salad Full Asian Cashew Chicken Salad Half Power Med. Chicken Salad Half Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad Half Southwest Avocado Chicken Salad
Total Calories 160 190 180 210 230 250 300
Cal Fat 70 90 54 36 70 126 180
Fat 8 10 6 4 8 14 20
Carbs 17 17 14 13 21 14 10
Fiber 2 3 3 5 5 4 4
Sugar 3 2 9 5 10 2 4
Protein 6 10 18 33 20 18 21
Phase Approved 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Salads

  • Side Salad– Mixed greens, cheddar cheese and tomato.
  • Side Caesar Salad – Romaine lettuce with asiago cheese.
  • Half Apple Pecan Salad- Lettuce blend, red and green apples, dried cranberries, roasted pecans, crumbled blue cheese and grilled chicken breast.
  • Full Asian Cashew Chicken Salad- Lettuce blend, with cashews, edamame, cucumber and diced red bell peppers. Topped with grilled chicken breast.
  • Half Power Med. Chicken Salad– Lettuce topped with red onion, grape tomatoes, quinoa, white beans, sun dried tomatoes with grilled chicken and crumbled feta cheese. 
  • Half Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad- Romaine Lettuce with asiago cheese garnished with marinated grilled chicken in a spicy seasoning.
  • Half Southwest Avocado Chicken Salad- Lettuce blend, pepper jack cheese, diced tomatoes, avocado, bacon and grilled chicken breast.

Sample Bariatric Friendly Orders at Wendy’s:

Breakfast options:

  1. Sausage Egg Burrito OR Small Chili

Lunch options:

  1. 4 Piece Chicken Nugget and Side Salad
  2. Full Asian Cashew Chicken Salad

Dinner options:

  1. Small Chili and Side Caesar Salad
  2. 4 Piece Spicy Chicken Nugget and Half Apple Pecan Salad.

*Super Hungry:

  1. 4 Piece Chicken Nugget and Half Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad
Nutrition

Facts

Breakfast:

Small Chili

Breakfast:

Sausage Egg Burrito

Lunch:

4 Piece Chicken Nugget and Side Salad

Lunch:

Full Asian Cashew Chicken Salad

Dinner:

Small Chili and Side Caesar Salad

Dinner:

 4 Piece Spicy Chicken Nugget and Half Pecan Salad

Super Hungry:

4 Piece Chicken Nugget and Half Power Med. Chicken Salad

Calories 210 270 340 210 400 370 410
Cal Fat 24 180 187 36 144 162 187
Fat 6 20 21 4 16 18 21
Carbs 21 12 27 13 38 23 31
Fiber 6 1 3 5 9 6 6
Sugar 6 1 3 5 8 5 10
Protein 17 12 16 33 27 27 30
Phase Approved 3 5 5 5 5 5 5

About Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers

Wendy’s has become famous for their square beef patties, always fresh and never frozen. Dave Thomas opened his first Wendy’s restaurant in 1969 in Columbus Ohio. The fast food restaurant was a huge success.  Wendy’s went international, sold public shares and opened their 1,000 location, all within the first nine years of opening.

Dave Thomas, being adopted himself, embraced adoption as Wendy’s national charitable cause. Over the past decades, they have committed millions of dollars to raise awareness for children in foster care and foster care adoption.

Founder Dave Thomas went on to create the foundation for adoption, DTFA. Which is the only public, nonprofit charity in the U.S that focuses on foster care adoption.

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