Think dietitians don't eat fast food? Well, this one does! While takeout isn't a part of my daily routine, I have been known to hit up my local mall food court, my neighborhood sandwich shop, and the drive thru. While I'm often busy, I don't make that my reason for heading out for fast food. Sometimes I just really enjoy having someone else cook for me and having the food be prepared quickly—and not spending a lot. While you can order the 900-calorie burger or the gigantic pancake stack with more added sugar than you're supposed to eat in a week, there are plenty of healthy options to choose from. Yup, I said healthy fast food! Just use this advice from my dietitian colleagues and myself. The only thing we're super sizing is your healthy order know-how. Keep reading if you're ready to make better choices to go along with your fries.
The Healthiest Things to Eat at 25 Fast Food Restaurants
No time today to whip up a fast and healthy meal at home? It's more than OK to rely on shortcuts, especially if they're healthy ones. So give these go-to orders from top nutritionists in my ReadersDigest.com article a glance. I promise you I'm talking about more than salad! How does your usual order stack up to these picks?
10 Best Low-Carb Fast Foods to Grab on the Go, According to RDs
A low-carb meal might seem like a far reach with buns, fries, and shakes aplenty at most fast-food restaurants. So you might be surprised by this Prevention.com list that my nutritionist pals and I put together. It features ten pretty delicious offerings that'll help you stick to a low-carb meal plan.
Amy's Recipe of the Week: Wild Blueberry Lavender Smoothie
A smoothie might seem like a no-brainer pick when it comes to healthy fast food. But some smoothies have heaping amounts of added sugar. If you have a few minutes at home, swap one of those sugary smoothies for this wild blueberry one with no added sugar at all! Bonus: You can whip this up and pour it into an on-the-go container on a busy morning. A copycat breakfast sandwich is also a tasty commuter-friendly pick.
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