Let's face it. No matter how healthy we try to eat, everyone ends up at a fast-food restaurant at some point, wondering what to order.
Is there such a thing as a healthy fast-food option? We asked two registered dietitians to consider the choices at 10 restaurants:
Weston, Florida-based MyRDtoGo Inc., a nutritional consulting company.
*Cindi Creighton-Reis, of Boca Raton, Florida, Community Hospital Diabetes & Nutrition Center.
Oh, and just so you know, both dietitians admit to occasionally eating fast food.
Find out their top picks, so when you're backed into a fast-food corner, you can at least make a healthful choice.
The 420-calorie Premium Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich is the best choice. Skip the mayonnaise and you reduce fat intake from 10 grams to 5 grams. But even with the mayo, it's not a bad choice.
Finish your meal with a Fruit 'n Yogurt Parfait, for calcium. It has 4 grams of protein and 130 calories without granola.
The Toasted Wrap with Original Recipe Chicken Strip without sauce has 270 calories and 11 grams of fat. Add a side order of 50-calorie green beans for fiber and Vitamin A.
Steak 'N Shake
Order the 337-calorie, double Marinated Grilled Chicken Sandwich. The difference between the single and double sandwich is minimal.
Add apples and grapes (an unusual fast-food choice) for fiber.
Stick with original menu items such as the Regular Roast Beef Sandwich, which has 320 calories, 13 grams of fat and about 950 milligrams of sodium. Newer sandwiches, such as the crispy Chicken Cordon Bleu, are nearly double in calories, fat and salt.
Add a salad for balance.
Order the regular Flame-Broiled Hamburger. Just say no to the mayo to save 80 calories.
A quick look at the healthiest of fast food
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