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"Healthy" fast food??

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
OK, so there really is no such thing, but if your only option is fast food, what do you feel are some of the healthier choices?

I try to order a lower fat salad, and prefer Wendy's salads to McDonalds. I do go to KFC and get the roasted chicken twisters. The grilled chicken sandwiches from Wendy's are something else I occasionally order.

What do you order when you are trying to eat better?
post #2 of 28
On paper, the grilled chicken sandwiches aren't that bad for you IF you don't get the mayo/sauce in the amount that they put on it (which can vary from barely there to slopping off the bun!). I can't stand a dry sandwich, but it's easy to just ask for the packets of mayo or honey-mustard so you can control how much you actually put on it. French fries are my weakness, and really those are the killers to eating healthy.
post #3 of 28
When I'm trying to eat better I avoid eating out all together
But if I must get fast food, I get a grilled chicken salad from Chick-Fil-A or a low carb wrap from Arby's. I also like those "fast food" Japanese places that offer things like white rice and grilled shrimp- yummy and healthy!
post #4 of 28
I would head to chick-fil-a and get a grilled chicken sandwich (which just comes with lettuce and tomato, no sauce) on a whole wheat bun, then change the fries to a fruit cup and get a bottled water. I used to do that quite often when I was working over Christmas break and didn't have a chance to make myself a healthy lunch before leaving home.
post #5 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by valanhb
French fries are my weakness, and really those are the killers to eating healthy.
I admit to posting this thread after scarfing down some french fries. My eating habits have been horrible lately and I need to get back on track.

I wish we had a Chick-Fil-A in this area.
post #6 of 28
Great question!! I have started a healthier lifestyle since the beginning of this year.....before I go to a resturant or fast food place I go to the website of the place and see what I can eat....I love captain d's because they have 3 low calorie choices
post #7 of 28
I avoid breaded chicken.
Kind of redundant to have breaded chicken on bread.

Usually I opt for Subway, Quiznos or even Arby's deli sandwiches.
post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by katspixiedust
I would head to chick-fil-a and get a grilled chicken sandwich (which just comes with lettuce and tomato, no sauce) on a whole wheat bun, then change the fries to a fruit cup and get a bottled water. I used to do that quite often when I was working over Christmas break and didn't have a chance to make myself a healthy lunch before leaving home.
Those are soo good!! Becareful with your salads though. I was reading in Women's Health that at wendys you shuld get a classic single with no mayo and its less calories than a chicken salad!
post #9 of 28
Oh yeah and a great website to check the nutrition info is dietfacts.com....you can check most of the fast food places to see how many calories is in the food
post #10 of 28
Usually when I go to McDonalds, I get the fruit & walnut salad - its just apples and grapes and walnuts, SO yummy! And then I usually get a grilled chicken sandwich or hamburger (plain-I am so picky!) I know those arent so healthy, but at least I don't get the fries, and get the fruit instead
post #11 of 28
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Originally Posted by Phenomsmom
Those are soo good!! Becareful with your salads though. I was reading in Women's Health that at wendys you shuld get a classic single with no mayo and its less calories than a chicken salad!
Yeah I would never get a salad at a fast food restaurant. It's very deceiving. Salads at most fast food places are the same way, very high in calories so it really saves you nothing.
post #12 of 28
If I'm feeling the need for a healthy meal- not that it happens often I will get the chicken BLT salad from Wendy's with the fat-free Honey mustard- even withe bacon and cheese its gotta be better than a jr bacon cheeseburger, nuggets and fries the salads at Mcdonald's are worse than eating a Big Mac!
post #13 of 28
I am picky about salad. My salads have to have lots of veggies, and I want lettuce that's greener than iceberg. Preferably spring greens. So usually I don't get a salad if I'm eating fast food.

Subway is great for eating healthy because you have control over what goes on your sandwich, AND they have so many veggies. We tend to think so much about what NOT to eat that I think sometimes we forget that food is fuel and we need to make sure that we do eat the right stuff.
post #14 of 28
Lately, I have really been enjoying Arby's Turkey, Bacon & Ranch Wrap. People always laugh when I say this, but the food is 'real' food, like the cheese, is actually a slice of cheddar cheese, bacon - real bacon, etc. I looks and tastes just as it would if you made it in your own kitchen. I haven't checked the calories, but it is on the healthier end of fast food.

I also think Subway is healthier.

As far as KFC goes, they are among the worst fast food restaurants. Someone had a little calorie guide here of fast food and KFC was by far the worst.
post #15 of 28
Well... I don't do fast food often. I would say about the healthiest I do is the 7 layer burrito from Taco Bell.
post #16 of 28
I really don't do fast food either!! When I traveled for my old job I would usually stop at a local grocery store and pick up a deli sandwich, fruit etc. Or some grocery stores have hot food/soup in their deli's which were much tastier that fast food stuff!! Many towns where pretty small so no fast food restaurants.
post #17 of 28
only salads without dressing bacon cheese or breaded meats are really healthy... the ave fast food salad has the same and in some cases more fat and calories than a cheesburger....

I try for subway at least I control what s on it ... I love japanese fast food
post #18 of 28
You can get a tortilla-less, vegan or vegetarian burrito bowl at Chipotle that will fill you up and have all of the protein you need to stay energized, but (and you can't get meat or ideally, cheese and if you're a huge calorie counter, guac) they only use fresh veggies, rice and beans, so it's healthy
post #19 of 28
Subway - eat fresh!!
I wonder how healthy it really is? People generalize all fast food as unhealthy & fatty, but seriously, how fatty & calorie-rich could a 6-inch turkey sandwich be??
Well it's better than McDonald's at least....

I also LOVE Arby's, though what I order is not usually healthy. I always get curly fries & a plain roastbeef sandwich. But it's soo good!
post #20 of 28
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Subway is great for eating healthy because you have control over what goes on your sandwich
I've called for a boycott of Subway with all my friends. We've noticed that at Subway you get 2 slices of meat on your sub. It has happened at 3 stores so far! They take a slice of meat and cut it in quarters! Then they put 8 quarters on your bread. Cheese is 1/2 of a slice! I"m not going to pay more money at Subway than I am if I go to a sub shop and get half the amount of meat! Their sandwiches are not worth the money.

If you want to eat healthy, make an extra portion of dinner and pack it for lunch the next day or 2 days later.
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by Sweets
If you want to eat healthy, make an extra portion of dinner and pack it for lunch the next day or 2 days later.
Er ... that would depend on what I cooked for dinner that day.
post #22 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sweets
I've called for a boycott of Subway with all my friends. We've noticed that at Subway you get 2 slices of meat on your sub. It has happened at 3 stores so far! They take a slice of meat and cut it in quarters! Then they put 8 quarters on your bread. Cheese is 1/2 of a slice! I"m not going to pay more money at Subway than I am if I go to a sub shop and get half the amount of meat! Their sandwiches are not worth the money.

If you want to eat healthy, make an extra portion of dinner and pack it for lunch the next day or 2 days later.
I haven't eaten at Subway in years for that very reason. I ordered a cheese sub. It had ONE slice of cheese on it! Of course the calories are low. There's no food on it!
post #23 of 28
Swiss Chalet or local Fish & Chip place are the extent of my "junk food/eating out unhealthy food places.
post #24 of 28
Really if you skip the pop and the fries you're already way better off than a combo meal. I like quizno's better than subway, because it always seems like the bread is stale at subway. Somehow?I love vegetarian burritos from Chipotle. But, get the Bol, because those tortillas are like 800 cals or so! (I usually end up dividing my burrito between 3 meals)

One thing that is super important is to eat breakfast at home, like a bowl of cereal or a toasted peanut butter sandwich or something, so you don't get sooo hungry at lunch that you eat more and worse! It seems like you are eating more, but really you end up not getting all that hungry later in the day and eat less!
post #25 of 28
Thread Starter 
Wow! You have all mentioned a lot of chains I haven't heard of!
post #26 of 28
I think the Mc donalds is alot unhealthier in america as i presume the burgers are much larger.
If i do eat at mc donalds these days i will only eat a happy meal (they dont make me put on weight because its a small meal) or a chicken nugget menu.

Subway doesnt taste good here in Germany and its double the price as i would have had payed in Australia so i never eat there.

Lately the only fast food ive been eating is asian.
post #27 of 28
I know they have healthy food, and it might be my initial intention of eating some when I go there, but once I smell the burgers, it all over!!!
post #28 of 28
Whatever you do, do NOT get the vegetarian burger at Burger King. It is supposedly my favorite brand but I couldn't even choke it down and I was starving and drunk. My friend tasted it and almost puked.

Maybe they've improved since then. I love their fries, it so sad...
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