Looking for a family-friendly spot to watch the game, or maybe just looking for a spot with wings, beer, and burgers? If so, there’s a chance that requiring some healthier options at Buffalo Wild Wings is on your horizon.
This popular chain is the 26th highest grossing family dining chain in the United States, with millions of American consumers flocking annually for- you guessed it- wings.
While wings seem like a reasonable, high protein choice, they add up fast: wings are a high-fat meat, as chicken are flightless birds. Each raw, undressed wing contains about 110 Calories, with 70 of those Calories coming from fat.
Below, we’ve offered some slightly healthier options at Buffalo Wild Wings from the most popular menu items to make your next dining venture a little healthier.
Skip it: Snack Size Asian Zing Boneless Wings.
A snack size portion of boneless wings dressed in Asian Zing sauce contains 760 Calories, 100% of the maximum recommended intake for saturated fat, and 97% of the maximum recommended intake for sodium
Skip it: Small Size Traditional Hot Wings.
A small serving of traditional bone-in wings dressed in hot sauce contains 720 Calories, 92% of the maximum intake for saturated fat, and 70%of the maximum recommended intake for sodium.
Skip it: Buffalo Ranch Chicken Wrap
A Buffalo Ranch Chicken Wrap contains 910 Calories, 123% of the maximum intake for saturated fat, and 124% of the maximum recommended intake for sodium.
Pick it: Six Piece Order Naked Tenders with Mango Habanero Sauce
While a six piece order of naked tenders with mango sauce still contains more than a day’s worth of sodium, it’s still a lighter choice on all fronts: containing 400 Calories, 11% of the maximum intake for saturated fat, and 115% of the maximum recommended intake for sodium, it’s by no means a perfect meal, but it’s a vast improvement and one of the healthier options at Buffalo Wild Wings by far.
Pick it: Street Tacos
Clocking in at 560 Calories, street tacos are still a pretty hefty option. However, they’re still lighter than most other menu options, containing 53% of the maximum intake for saturated fat, and 86% of the maximum recommended intake for sodium.
Remember, you can always share one of regular menu items with a friend or family member to make it one of the healthier options at Buffalo Wild Wings. Then fill up on plenty of celery and carrot sticks!
Morgan Medeiros is a certified nutritionist, holding a both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition. Morgan completed her undergraduate education at Central Washington University, and her graduate education at Northeastern University. During her time as a graduate student, Morgan focused her area of expertise in health education, weight management, and behavioral change. Morgan has experience working in areas of nutritional neuroscience and disease prevention, obesity prevention, and weight loss. Morgan also works in areas of nutritional analysis and menu labeling for restaurants, where she is able to creatively bridge her interest in food culture and health education. In her free time, Morgan enjoys traveling, reading, writing, running, and spending time with her family and friends (including- most importantly- her dog, Clyde).