The 12 Best High-Protein Fast Food Meals


1. McDonald’s McDouble (22 grams of protein)

mcdonald's mcdouble

PER BURGER: 400 calories, 20 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 920 mg sodium, 33 g carbs (2 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 22 g protein

The McDonald’s McDouble certainly isn’t considered “healthy,” but it is a delicious way to get a boost of 22 grams of protein in your meal. The 9 grams of saturated fat aren’t ideal, seeing as the American Heart Association’s recommendation is no more than around 13 grams per day, but this number is low when you compare it to other McDonald’s sandwiches.


2. Burger King Double Cheeseburger (24 grams of protein)

Burger King double cheeseburger

PER BURGER: 400 calories, 21 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 810 mg sodium, 30 g carbs (1 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 24 g protein

If Burger King is your fast food joint of choice, you have a few options when it comes to a meal that’s higher in protein. For instance, the BK Double Cheeseburger has 24 grams of protein per sandwich, which fits into Goodson’s recommendation of sticking between 20 and 30 grams per meal. However, because the saturated fat and sodium are decently high, you may want to skip the fries with this one.