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Fast Food: Healthier Choices

 

If you must eat out and there is no choice but fast food, try some of these healthier options. Subway® Restaurants offer some better selections. For example, try one of their healthier 6-inch Subs on a whole wheat bun. One example is their Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Sandwich, which contains 325 calories and only 5 grams of fat. Fortunately, most fast food restaurants offer healthy sides, such as Arby's Chopped Side Salad which is only 80 calories and contains 5 grams of fat. Top this salad with a lite Italian dressing (20 calories and 1 gram of fat), for a total of 100 calories, and 2 grams of fat. On the other hand, there are some very unhealthy choices. If you order a Little Caesars Bacon Wrapped Crust Deep! Deep! Dish Pizza, you'll be getting a whopping 450 calories and 23 grams of fat for just one slice!

More tips: Choose grilled meat, not fried whenever possible, and chicken may be an overall healthier choice. Order a grilled chicken sandwich, and ask for no mayo or sauce which can add another 100 calories! Ask for lettuce and tomato on your sandwich.

Always remember to avoid sugary drinks. These are empty calories that lack any nutritional value.  Instead, choose water or unsweet tea.

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