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06 January 2021

Healthy meals for one at Buffalo Wings & Rings

It’s a no-cook night at your house and your whole family decided they want to go out for wings. But you’ve been trying to eat healthier — controlling your portion sizes, making sure to get all the right nutrients from all the right food groups, and keeping an eye on your calorie intake. So how are you supposed to find healthy meals for one at a place the kids are craving?

Thankfully, Buffalo Wings & Rings can satisfy everyone’s appetites with plenty of healthy meals for one. Whether you choose grilled wings, a vegan cauliflower entree, a fresh salad, or another option, rest assured we have healthy meals for one that are flavorful and filling…and will satisfy that buffalo craving.

Customize your meals

At Buffalo Wings & Rings, our food is made from scratch — so you can customize your order however you like. Our chefs will prepare it accordingly. That means it’s easy to mix and match your meals and customize them to fit your tastes.

Sauce to the side

Adding too much sauce to your wings is the number-one way to accidentally raise your calorie count. That’s why Buffalo Wings & Rings’ Chef Dan recommends ordering sauce on the side for better calorie control. You can also mix and match wings with sauces and monitor the calories on our nutrition calculator here.

Rethink burgers and sandwiches

Think your burger craving won’t fit into your diet? Think again! It’s easy to customize your order by requesting that the cooks hold off on mayonnaise or bacon. Or Chef Dan suggests ordering a grilled chicken club with just lettuce and tomato as a healthy option.

Consider the portions

Most of the wings and tenders at Buffalo Wings & Rings can be ordered in quantities of 5, 10, 15, or 20. Ordering a small batch of wings, then adding a side garden salad and steamed broccoli can help you get the nutrition you want while also staying within a 2000 calorie meal plan.

Cut calories with your wings and sides

Go for grilled

Chicken is a great source of protein and nutrients, and ordering it grilled is one way to get all the flavor of fried wings without all the calories. Clocking in at 220 calories for five wings, they’re a tasty alternative to fried.

Choose dry seasoning

Ordering wings with dry seasoning instead of sauce can help reduce your fat and calorie intake. Both dry lemon pepper and Cajun seasonings only add about 60 calories to your wing meal, which is ideal for a 2000 calorie meal plan.

Don’t forget the veggies

Instead of fries, consider swapping them out for a side of steamed broccoli, which contains just 72 calories and is packed with vitamins A, C, K, and fiber. As a bonus, broccoli also makes a great addition to a stir fry with any chicken leftovers.

Indulge in a salad

Frequently eating green salads with raw veggies can give you a host of powerful antioxidants like vitamins C and E. And eating a low-calorie salad before your meal can help fill you up, thus reducing the total number of calories you eat during a meal.

At Buffalo Wings & Rings, we have two side salad options, the Caesar and the garden, which make for a great before-meal dish. We also have a number of large salads that are healthy and filling, too.

Buffalo chicken salad - 408 calories

Talk about delicious…the buffalo chicken salad has a flavorful mix of lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, and fried buffalo chicken tenders, topped off with croutons and red onion rings. If you’d prefer a healthier chicken option, ask to substitute those fried chicken tenders for grilled.

Southwest chicken salad - 514 calories

If you like things spicy, you’re in for a treat. The Southwest chicken salad contains jalapeno pepper slices, diced avocado, diced tomatoes, cilantro, and grilled chicken tenders. It’s topped off with scallions, shredded jack cheese, and tri-colored tortilla strips.

Harvest salad - 518 calories

This salad mix includes grilled chicken tenders, diced apples, craisins, and candied pecans, and is topped off with mouthwatering blue cheese crumbles.

Our salads come with a number of dressing choices.. Chef Dan says the healthiest dressings are the balsamic and olive oil or the vinaigrette dressings (we have raspberry walnut and herbed vinaigrette).

Whether you’re ordering in for yourself or just want an alternative to fried chicken when out with a group, Buffalo Wings & Rings has plenty of healthy meals for one. Your keto diet even works at Buffalo Wings & Rings.

See all of our locations, and order online for convenient pickup today.