Healthier Fast Food Choices

 

                                                                                                                    

Breakfast 

 


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Most fast food restaurants have a whole grain cereal, fruit and a low fat milk to choose from.
+Or Choose an english muffin with broiled or baked egg and ham or canadian bacon. Try to avoid biscuits, croissants, bacon, sausage, hash browns and cheese. Drink a 2% milk or orange juice.
+Or Choose a whole wheat bagel with a couple of tablespoons of a low fat cream cheese and 2% milk or orange juice.
 

                                                                                                                     

Lunch And Dinner

 

 

Burgers- Try to avoid the large burgers, think small. A regular size hamburger has half the fat and calories. Have it with onions, tomatoes, pickles, lettuce, etc. And without cheese and any fattening sauces. If you can get them to prepare the bun without butter and oils would make a big difference health wise also. Drink 2% milk, diet soda or water. Also have a small value size of fries instead of a large, although a side salad would be ideal instead.

 

Fish Sandwich- Just about all fast food fish items are breaded and fried. All you can do is ask them to not prepare the bun with butter or oils. And have it without the fattening, high calorie tarter sauce and cheese. Have the small value size of fries instead of the large, although a side salad instead would be ideal. Drink 2% milk, diet soda or water.

 

Grilled Chicken Sandwich- Try to have it prepared without any oils or butter on the chicken or the bun. If you have to get a fried chicken sandwich, take the skin and breading off it. Have it with all the fixins: lettuce, tomato, pickle, onions, etc. And without any fattening sauces or cheese. Drink 2% milk, diet soda or water. Have a small value fries instead of a large, although a side salad would be ideal instead.

 

Grilled Chicken Salad- Again, try to have it prepared without any oils or butter. If it has to be fried, remove the batter and skin. Have them give extra tomatoes if possible. Have the dressing on the side and dip the fork prongs into the dressing and then into the salad and you will still get the taste of the dressing without all the fat and calories. Have 2% milk, diet soda or water.

 

Mexican- Choose a soft taco or a bean burrito instead of a crunchy taco supreme or a burrito supreme or  grande. Supreme or Grande just means it has fattening sauces and items such as sour cream, avacadoes and extra cheese. The beans have fiber and half the calories and fat. The soft taco isn't fried compared to the crunchy taco. Taco salads and nachos are very high in calories and fats also. 

 

Chinese- Chinese food is basicly healthy except for the fried meats in some of the dishes. Try to avoid General Tso's Chicken, Sweet and Sour Chicken, etc. You can look and tell if the meat is breaded and fried. Healthier choices like the Mongolian Beef or Cashew Chicken, Mushrooms etc. The noodles are fried in oils and the white rice is healthier. There is a fried white rice that you should avoid also. Enjoy all those steamed vegetables!

 

Italian- The best healthy choice for pizza is to order the thin and crispy crust with grilled chicken veggie delight. Italian restaurants have an excellent stock of vegetables and makes a delicious pizza of just veggies if you like. If you would rather have pasta, choose whole wheat pasta with a red sauce. It is not near as high in fat and calories as are the white sauces. Try to avoid the never ending bread sticks. With the salad, remember to get the dressing on the side and dip the fork prongs in the dressing then into the salad and you will still get the flavor of dressing without all the calories and fat. 

 

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