The Healthiest Food at Zaxby’s – Learn What to Eat If You Want to Lose Weight

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The Healthiest Food at Zaxby’s

Searching for the healthiest food to order at Zaxby’s?

Although Zaxby’s isn’t known for healthy food, some foods are definitely healthier than others.

Topics in this post by The Jeans Fit

  • The healthiest food at Zaxby’s
  • Zaxby’s salads calories and nutrition information
  • Calories in Zaxby’s grilled chicken sandwiches
  • Tips for eating healthy at Zaxby’s
  • FAQs about Zaxby’s menu

The 5 Healthiest Foods to Order at Zaxby’s

These are the best things to order if you want to eat healthy at Zaxby’s.

1. The Cobb Zalad with Grilled Chicken – 580 Calories

Zaxby's cobb salad with grilled chicken
Cobb Salad (Order No Cheese and Dressing On Side)

The Cobb Zalad at Zaxby’s comes with fried chicken, but you can ask for the salad with grilled chicken to reduce the total calorie count from 700 calories to 580 calories.

To make your cobb salad even healthier, ask for no fried onions and/or no cheddar jack cheese.

Remember to ask for the salad dressing on the side too.

The light ranch and the Caesar dressings are the healthiest salad dressings at Zaxby’s.

2. The Blue Zalad with Buffalo Chicken and No Texas Toast – 530 Calories

Zaxby's Buffalo Blue Zalad
Zaxby's Buffalo Blue Zalad

The Blue Zalad at Zaxby’s comes with mixed greens, red cabbage, tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, fried onions, and Texas Toast.

Ordered as is, the Blue Zalad has 680 calories.

The Texas Toast at Zaxby’s has 150 calories, so ask for no Texas Toast to reduce the total calories from 680 calories to 530 calories.

Ask for no fried onions to further reduce the total calories in this relatively healthy meal at Zaxby’s.

3. The Blue Zalad with Blackened Chicken – 530 Calories

The Blue Zalad with blacked chicken instead of buffalo chicken reduces the total calories from 680 calories to 530 calories.

That’s not bad for a healthy meal at Zaxby’s!

3. Grilled Chicken Sandwich – 540 Sandwich

Zaxby's healthy grilled chicken sandwich
Grilled Chicken Sandwich

The Zaxby’s grilled chicken sandwich has grilled chicken, mayonnaise, tomatoes, and lettuce on a potato bun.

To further reduce calories, ask for no mayonnaise and no mustard sauce on your sandwich to reduce the total calories from 540 calories to about 430 calories.

4. Cajun Club Sandwich with No Ranch Sauce – 470 Calories

Zaxby's Cajun Club Sandwich
Zaxby's Cajun Club Sandwich

The Cajun Club Sandwich at Zaxby’s has blackened chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, ranch sauce, and cheese on a bun.

As-is, the Cajun sandwich has 600 calories.

But if you order the Zaxby’s Cajun Club sandwich with no ranch sauce, you’ll reduce the total calories to 470 calories.

To further reduce your total calorie count, ask for no cheese (60 calories) and no bacon (50 calories).

5. Four Chicken Fingers – 400 Calories

Zaxby's chicken fingers healthy meal
Zaxby's Chicken Fingers

One chicken finger at Zaxby’s has about 100 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 11 grams of protein.

If you skip the sauces, french fries, and Texas Toast, you can get away with a healthy meal at Zaxby’s by just enjoying their chicken fingers!

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What’s the healthiest thing to eat at Zaxby’s?

The healthiest thing to eat at Zaxby’s is the Cobb Zalad with grilled chicken, no cheese, and the dressing on the side.

Is Zaxby’s chicken unhealthy?

Zaxby’s has both healthy and unhealthy chicken.

The grilled chicken at Zaxby’s is healthy, with only 160 calories in a fillet, 3.5 grams of fat, and 31 grams of protein.

The fried chicken at Zaxby’s it not very healthy, as it is high in fat.

Does Zaxby’s have grilled chicken?

Yes, Zaxby’s has both grilled chicken and fried chicken. You can also get blackened chicken at Zaxby’s.

Are Zaxby’s salads healthy?

Zaxby’s salads are not healthy if you order them as-is (they have 680-820 calories), but they can be!

Ask for no cheese, no onion strips, and grilled chicken instead of fried chicken to make your Zaxby salad healthy.

How many calories are in a Zaxby’s meal?

All the Zaxby’s meals are between 960 and 1,980 calories.

To reduce total calories in your Zaxby’s meal, don’t eat the crinkle fries (370 calories) and ask for no mayonnaise on your sandwich (210 calories).

How many calories are in the toppings and sides at Zaxby’s?

The table below shows how many calories, grams of fat, and grams of protein are in popular toppings, sides, and add-ons at Zaxby’s.

Calories in Zaxby’s Sandwich and Salad Toppings

Menu Item Calories Grams of Fat Grams of Protein
Bacon 25 2 3
American Cheese 60 5 3
Mayonnaise 210 23 0
Blue Cheese 110 10 6
Fried Onions 80 6 1
Cheddar/Jack Cheese 140 11 7
Honey Mustard Sauce 110 9 0
Zax Sauce 260 25 1

Source: Fast Food Menu Prices

Calories in Zaxby’s Sides, Sandwich Buns, and Texas Toast

Menu Item Calories Grams of Fat Grams of Protein
Crinkle Fries 370 16 4
Texas Toast 150 7 4
Brioche Bun 260 9 7
Nibbler Bun 490 21 10

Source: Fast Food Menu Prices

What’s the healthiest protein (or meat) to order at Zaxby’s?

The healthiest protein at Zaxby’s is the grilled chicken.

Below is the calorie count and nutritional information in Zaxby’s grilled chicken, chicken fingers (friend chicken), and blackened chicken.

Calories in Zaxby’s Chicken

Menu Item Calories Grams of Fat Grams of Protein
Fried Chicken 300 14 34
Grilled Chicken 160 4 31
Blackened Chicken 170 4 32
Chicken Fingers (1) 100 5 11

Source: Fast Food Menu Prices

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