Get Healthy__ Healthy Fast Food Is a Thing
While we’d love to be all healthy, all the time, sometimes it’s near impossible. Especially during the summer when we have a couple road trips and vacations planned. And let’s put it this way, there’s not many green juice stands or fresh farmers markets off Route 66.
But before you throw away all of your pre-vacation health habits and binge out on French fries check out this. Nutritionists Dr. Wendy Bazilian, author of The SuperfoodsRX Diet, and Alexis Joseph, Director of Nutrition at Alchemy Juice Café in Columbus, Ohio, shared their healthy fast-food picks with Elle Magazine. Order some of these items instead.
Fruit & Maple Oatmeal – At a total of 290 calories, with 5 grams of protein and fiber, and only 160 mg of sodium, it’s sure to keep you feeling more full and less bloated. But skip the brown sugar, according to nutritionist Joseph the addition of the brown sugar packs on more calories than a Snickers bar.
Egg McMuffin – At 300 calories, with 17 grams of protein, 750 mg of sodium and 4 g of fiber, the sandwich will keep you energized minus the extra fat. Omit the Canadian bacon or ham, say’s nutritionist Bazilian.
Premium Asian Salad with Grilled Chicken – 270 calories, 31 grams of protein and 740 mg of sodium, this salad will meet your protein needs and ranks above those French fries you were wanting.
Perfect Oatmeal – 140 calories, 5 grams of protein, 2.5 grams total fat, 105 mg sodium. Again, nutritionist Joseph says to hold the brown sugar and dried fruit, but feel free to add in the nut medley.
Coffee with Soy Milk - “My go-to drink is a tall coffee with a splash of vanilla soymilk for a bit of creamy sweetness,” says Joseph.
Pretty much anything off the “Fresco Menu” is acceptable from taco bell, being low in fat and under 350 calories.
“Sodium is the main issue [Taco Bell], but beans bring good fiber ad pico de gallo boost nutrition of the meals for very few calories,” says Bazilian. Be sure to stay away from the sour cream and cheese.