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Is There Anything Healthy at Fast Food Restaurants?

There are options available at fast food restaurants to the health-conscious consumer. Good choices include:

  • Broiled or grilled burgers or chicken
  • Vegetable burgers
  • Subs that include lean cuts of ham, roast beef, turkey or chicken

Healthy side items may include:

  • Garden salad (with reduced-fat dressing on the side)
  • Fruit and yogurt parfaits (made with low-fat yogurt)

For a sweet option, try low-fat or fat-free frozen yogurt or ice cream.

Fried foods and high-fat condiments will increase the amount of calories and fat in the dish. Ask for your meal without tartar sauce, mayonnaise or other creamy sauces. Go easy on fried dishes such as fried chicken, fried fish and French fries. 

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