Fast food used to mean fried food, but today food foods are offering people more health-oriented alternatives than ever before. Chef salads, grilled chicken sandwiches and frozen yogurt are just three examples.
- Beware of topping burgers with cheese, special sauce and bacon; they add saturated fat and calories.
- Pickles, onions, lettuce, tomato, mustard and catsup add flavor without the fat.
- Steer clear of fried fish sandwiches.
- A baked potato can be a healthy option, but have it with low-fat sour cream instead of butter, full-fat sour cream or cheese.
Instead of Danish try out Small bagel, instead of Jumbo cheeseburgers try grilled chicken, sliced meats or even a regular 2 oz. hamburger on a bun with lettuce, tomato and onion. Use Grilled chicken or salad bar, but watch out for high-calorie dressings and ingredients, instead have Fried chicken or tacos. Take Chicken fajita pitas in place of fried chicken pieces and Baked potato with vegetables or low-fat or fat-free sour cream topping in place of French fries. Take Pretzels, baked potato chips instead of potato chips and juice or low-fat or fat-free milk or a diet soft drink milkshakes.