7 Healthiest Restaurants in Killeen & 10 Fast Healthy Recipes! Featured Image

7 Healthiest Restaurants in Killeen & 10 Fast Healthy Recipes!

#1 Panera Bread

This bakery style restaurant wowed me the first time with a complete menu of healthy choices for every meal. Lots of variety and replace your chips side with fruit instead. Half-size soups, salads, and sandwiches make it a easy to control portion size. The majority of the chicken is antibiotic- and hormone-free, which is hard to find in a chain. We also love the kid friendly healthy menu like squeezable organic yogurt, PB&J (all-natural peanut butter), and grilled organic cheese on white whole-grain bread. Favorite: Soups like bean soup or garden vegetable or sandwiches like turkey artichoke. Stay Away: The display counter is chocked full of pastries, Danishes, desserts, and breads. For the carbohydrate junkies you should probably opt for the drive thru.

#2 Jason’s Deli

We love Jason’s Deli primarily for its organic and fresh ingredients. Jason’s deli is also one of the few healthy restaurants that actually delivers to you house as well (if you live close to a store). A large menu with lots of organic, non GMO, vegan friendly options this restaurant is sure to have something healthy for everyone. Our favorite is the endless Salad Bar with the best salad bar variety in Killeen ! A bonus is the menu also highlights the healthier options and gives you nutritional info as well. It’s a no-brainer! A fresh fruit tray is also offered to replace the sugary dessert.

Favorite: organic whole-wheat wrap sandwiches and Famous Salad bar. Stay Away: High-sodium counts on some sandwiches and soups. Also stay away from the desserts!


#3 McAlister’s Deli

McAlister’s Deli has hundreds of menu items to choose from. can choose from salads, sandwiches, spuds, and more. When selecting your meal try to choose the lighter options or build your own. All the salads are great just ask to skip the cheese, and switch your dressing to a lower calorie option. Sandwiches are also a smart option but build your own is the way to go. You can choose a wrap or whole grain bread like rye. Choose a lean meat like chicken or turkey, skip the cheese and add a low calorie mustard or hummus spread. Load all the veggies on you like! McAlister’s is famous for their sweet tea but by all means leave it alone. 1 glass of sweet tea has enough sugar to completely undo your healthy meal option!

Favorite: Choose half and half. Pick any half salad and sandwich! Stay Away: The desserts and sweet tea!


#4 Chiptole

Build your own burrito, tacos, or bowl with completely fresh local ingredients. You have all the control, so no excuses! Chipotle is committed to organics, hormone- and antibiotic-free meats, and produce sourced from local suppliers, which is revolutionary in a chain this big. Remember opt for all the veggies, small amounts of all the starches because they add up, and skip the cheese and sour cream and opt for guacamole instead!

Favorite: Chicken bowl, all the veggies and salsa, tiny amount of beans and brown rice, add guacamole Stay Away: Always skip the pork, watch the heaping amounts of rice and monster sizes of sour cream


#5 Einstein Bagel Bros

We all know that bagels and cream cheese does not meet the healthy list, however Einstein offers lower calorie option like thin bagels with reduced fat smears and healthy sandwich options with cucumbers sprouts and a hummus spread. Plus they always have fresh salad choices with fruit cups too. Simply put, skip the monster size bagels and full fat cream cheese and you should be fine! Favorite: Low Calorie Turkey Cucumber Sandwich with fruit Stay Away: Over sized and over stuffed bagels


#6 Genghis Grill

We love the “unlimited, fill your own bowl up, with as much veggies and protein as possible” idea! However, you still have to choose wise. Pick lean proteins, skip the pork and choose a variety. Watch the sauces for high sodium and high sugar.

Favorite: The unlimited “stuff your own bowl” with protein and veggies! Stay Away: Hidden high sugar and sodium sauces and oversized carbohydrate portions like rice and noodles.


#7 Schlotzky’s

We all love sandwiches and with most sandwich shops, you can make it healthy or you can make it unhealthy! Your best choices are always whole grain small size bread options, NO cheese, load it with lots veggies, and choose turkey or chicken, always! Easy on the dressings, and opt for a low calorie option like mustard or fat free salad dressing.

Favorite: small fajita chicken sandwich, loaded with chicken, veggies, and heart healthy guacamole so no need for fatty items like cheese or dressing. Stay Away: Soups, pizzas, and dressings! Any way you top it, most pizzas are going to put you over your calorie range so please don’t visit a sandwich shop and opt for Pizza. Again soups are secretly loaded with sodium and any cream based soup like cheese or potato is likely loaded with fat. Most soups are also canned meaning they have very low nutritional content.


Visit healthydiningfinder.com   to do a customized search in your area of dinner criteria that you choose as healthy and it will provide you with a list of closest healthiest choices!

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Nutrition is – for my money – the #1 factor for body transformation. It’s true, you really are what you eat.


Now you know this, and you probably know the difference between what’s good and what’s bad for you too… The problem is, the bad stuff is just so much easier to get a hold of, and so much tastier.

…Or is it?

What if I could give you 10 recipes that take just 10 minutes to prepare (less than it takes to get to the drive-thru and back) and taste even better than a greasy burger and fries… With amazing health benefits too?

You could get into the healthy habit of eating right, and transform your body in record time, right?

Well, then no more excuses.

Because here’s 10 Healthy Meals, In 10 Minutes or Less…And They Taste Terrific!


Chicken Caesar Wraps

(Serves 2)



2 x cup Caesar Salad Mix

2 x 4 oz. Chicken Breasts Cooked

1 x cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese

1 x cup Sliced Mushrooms

1 x tablespoon Light Mayo

2 x Tortilla Wraps (whole-wheat)


  1. Heat tortillas
  2. Chop chicken and toss with salad
  3. Mix mushrooms, cheese and a spoonful of mayo in with the salad and chicken
  4.  Roll up mix in heated tortillas and serve


Per Serving:

Calories: 385

Protein: 31.6 g

Carbohydrates: 26.5 g

Fat: 15.5

Cholesterol: 75.5 mg

Sodium: 674.5 mg

Fiber: 2.9 g


Red Bean Avocado Salad

(Serves 2)


1/2 Can Red Kidney Beans

1/2 Can Garbanzo Beans

1/2 Medium Tomato

1/3 Avocado

1/2 cup Shredded Carrot

1/4 x Red Onion

1 x tablespoon Zesty Italian Dressing



  1. Rinse kidney and garbanzo beans
  2. Chop tomato into pieces
  3. Dice onion
  4. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, top with dressing and serve


Per Serving:

Calories: 194

Protein: 7.8 g

Carbohydrates: 27.3 g

Fat: 6.9

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 290 mg

Fiber: 10.5 g



Crab Tostados

(Serves 2)




6 x Crisp Corn Tortillas

1/2 x cup Guacamole

2 x cup boiled Crabmeat

1 x cup Salsa

1 x Lime




  1. Heat tortilla in microwave for about 20 seconds
  2. Add guacamole to tortilla, then crabmeat, then salsa
  3. Squeeze of lime and serve


Per Serving:

Calories: 525

Protein: 19.5 g

Carbohydrates: 83 g

Fat: 21.1 g

Cholesterol: 30 mg

Sodium: 1548 mg

Fiber: 8.5 g



Ham and Pasta

(Serves 2)




2 Cups Cooked Pasta

1 Cup Lean Diced Ham

1 x tablespoon Olive Oil

1/2 x cup Chopped Onion

2 x Garlic Cloves

1 Medium Tomato

6 Oz. Spinach

Black pepper




  1. Heat olive oil in skillet and add ham, cook for about 6 minutes
  2. Add onions to skillet with ham for another 2 minutes
  3. Next add garlic (minced)
  4. Chop tomato
  5. Just before serving add tomatoes and spinach
  6. Toss with pasta and season with pepper


Per Serving:

Calories: 456

Protein: 29.7 g

Carbohydrates: 50.7 g

Fat: 14.6 g

Cholesterol: 63.5 mg

Sodium: 111 mg

Fiber: 5.7 g


Broiled Halibut

(Serves 2)




2 x 4oz Halibut Fillets

12 Oz Low fat yogurt

1/4 x cup Lemon Juice

1 x Clove Garlic crushed






  1. Mix yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in bowl
  2. Line broiler pan with foil and place fillet with skin side down. Spread half of yogurt sauce over fillets and place under broil until topping is golden
  3. Serve with warm yogurt sauce as side


Per Serving:

Calories: 279

Protein: 39.6 g

Carbohydrates: 17.2 g

Fat: 5.8 g

Cholesterol: 61 mg

Sodium: 219 mg

Fiber: .45 g



Steak Salad

(Serves 2)




8 Oz Flank Steak

6 Oz Field Greens

2 Tbsp. Olive oil

¼ Cup Lemon Juice






  1. Pan grill steak, 3-4 minutes each side
  2. Sprinkle steak with salt & pepper then slice
  3. Mix with salad, drizzle with olive oil and lemon then serve


Per Serving:

Calories: 412

Protein: 33 g

Carbohydrates: 6.7 g

Fat: 28.7 g

Cholesterol: 81 mg

Sodium: 112.3 mg

Fiber: 4.2 g



The Waldorf

(Serves 2)




2 oz.Walnuts

1 x Apple

1 x cup diced Celery

6 oz. Field Greens

1 x tablespoon Olive oil




  1. Chop walnuts, apple and celery
  2. Toss chopped pieces with salad mix and olive oil
  3. Serve


Per Serving:

Calories: 301

Protein: 6.6 g

Carbohydrates: 13.4 g

Fat: 27.2 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 82 mg

Fiber: 7.5 g




Fresh Tomato Pasta

(Serves 2)



1 x Tomato

2 x Cups Cooked Spaghetti

1 x tablespoon Olive Oil

1 x clove Garlic

1/4 x cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese




  1. Cook pasta
  2. Chop tomatoes and cook with oil and garlic until tender
  3. Mix tomatoes and pasta, top with parmesan and serve


Per Serving:

Calories: 332

Protein: 11.8 g

Carbohydrates: 44.2 g

Fat: 12.2 g

Cholesterol: 12.5 mg

Sodium: 206.5 mg

Fiber: 3.3 g




Salmon Teriyaki With Pineapple

(Serves 2)




2 x 4 oz. Salmon Fillet

2 x tablespoon Sake

1 x teaspoon Sugar

1 x tablespoon Soy Sauce

8 x Pineapple Chunks





  1. Sear salmon fillet in skillet (couple of minutes for each side)
  2. Remove salmon from skillet and add a splash of water, sake, a little sugar and soy sauce
  3. When mixture is thick return salmon to skillet with pineapple chunks and turn until done.
  4. Serve


Per Serving:

Calories: 290

Protein: 26.3 g

Carbohydrates: 10.5 g

Fat: 14.1 g

Cholesterol: 71 mg

Sodium: 357 mg

Fiber: .5 g



Veggie Burger

(Serves 2)



2/3 x cup Black Beans

1/4 x Onion

1/4 x cup Rolled oats

1 x teaspoon Chili powder

1 x Small Egg

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

2 x Burger Bun

4 x Lettuce Leaf




  1. Add all indigents into a food processor until mushy (not including bun and lettuce)
  2. Remove and shape into burgers (add water or oats to mixture if needed)
  3. Cook in oil, about 3 minutes for each side
  4. Serve in bun with lettuce


Per Serving:

Calories: 327

Protein: 15.3 g

Carbohydrates: 60.3 g

Fat: 7.3 g

Cholesterol: 106.5 mg

Sodium: 635.3 mg

Fiber: 8.3 g



What To Take Away From This Blog Report:

So – yes! – there is such a thing as great tasting, healthy fast food.

What’s important for you to know though, is to actually try these recipes and pick the healthy options when you do go out. And get into the habit of eating more healthily. Like I said, there really are no excuses.

10 minutes or less, that’s all it takes for these amazing meals!

Whatever your health goals are, nutrition is so important. Yet it’s the one thing many people overlook. And that’s why many people struggle with their health.

Of course exercise is crucial too. The two go hand in hand. And if you would like help with both, I encourage to take advantage of your free fitness diagnostic consult on our website. If you found this report valuable, imagine how much more we can help you…

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