Healthy Choices at Fast Food Chains
Let’s face it- you’re probably going to have to eat at a fast food restaurant at some point in your life, despite your best efforts not to. 😉 The trick to not throw in the towel and give up completely, you can make a healthy choice at pretty much any restaurant if you choose to.
My Top Healthy Fast Food Picks
McDonald’s: Premium Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken and low-fat balsamic vinaigrette.
Subway: Oven Roasted Chicken Salad with tomatoes, green peppers, onions, olives, and cucumbers with honey-mustard dressing or 6 inch Turkey & swiss on wheat loaded with vegetables and mustard only.
Starbucks: Chicken & Hummus Bistro Box (hummus, grilled chicken, grape tomatoes, cucumber, skip pita bread and have an apple or banana instead) or the Zesty Chicken & Black Bean Salad Bowl (grilled chicken, black beans, roasted corn, jicama, tomatoes, feta, greens, and quinoa with chile vinaigrette).
Wendy’s: Large Chili plus Garden Side Salad (no croutons) with fat-free French dressing or the Ultimate Chicken Grill Sandwich (without the bun) & apple slices.
Panera: Any Half Salad with Chicken plus any non cream or cheese based soup (from the You Pick Two Menu) with apple instead of bread.
As you can see, making a healthy choice is possible in just about any situation if you are intentional about it. That being said, if you have planned for an indulgence and you choose fast food as the cheat meal, then have what you want and enjoy it! Just stick to your healthy eating habits otherwise. 😉 Your waistline will thank you for it! You may also be interested in Eating Healthy When Dining Out and How to Survive Social Pressure When You’re on a Diet.
[reminder]What is your favorite healthy fast food option?[/reminder]
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