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Drive-Thru Nutrition

Food That's Fast and Healthy

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9/13/2014 11:22:21 AM

BURNINGTHYME101's SparkPage
It's amazing just how sluggish you feel after a meal like that. Makes you wander where's the fiber and nutriences? The beef doesn't taste as good as it use to either. I'll either have a tossed salad, hold the dressing & use lemon or nothing until I'm home. I always have a water bottle when I'm out.
7/1/2014 8:46:49 PM

SCHATZISMOM's SparkPage
If I need a quick meal, I grab a McDonalds Hamburger Happy Meal. With a diet soda, it's only 365 calories (according to their calorie count). You get a burger, a tiny size fries - which gives you about 10 - just perfect, and apple slices. It fills me up and I don't feel terribly guilty.
11/18/2013 11:02:24 AM

SADDHU1's SparkPage
I am so glad I am a veg and don't eat at these greasy fast food joints! I agree with the woman who suggested hitting up the local grocery store for salads or fresh fruits instead. It takes no longer and is healthier. I do go to the occasional sandwich shop or deli for a veggie sandwich.
5/6/2013 8:19:08 AM

DELLMEL's SparkPage
I eat out maybe every two months and maybe not then. But when I do I go to Burger King and get a whopper cut in half and share it with my hubbym we get a small onion ring. Have our own water but if not ask them for water.
1/27/2013 1:35:59 PM

PAGANMUDSLIDE's SparkPage
In this article, the author writes, "If you MUST get a soda, get the small." What I do when I get a soda is ask for extra ice (sometimes you have to specify, "Fill it up with ice and THEN add the soda") in addition to getting the small drink. In this case, there is less soda, less sugar, so on and so forth. I know that some people hate watered-down drinks but if you can tolerate the extra ice, this is a great tip.
6/14/2012 9:49:24 PM

CHEERFUL-ALT-3's SparkPage
Am I the only one annoyed to open spark and find a photo of french fries?? maybe I am just being cranky...
6/14/2012 3:28:35 PM

KRISZTA11's SparkPage
I never eat fast food in the restaurant anymore.
If we want to have some fast food, I take away a small hamburger and small fries and eat at home with steamed broccoli. It goes very well together!
The rest of the family can eat what they want...
6/14/2012 1:38:48 PM

SPARKLINGME176's SparkPage
Thanks for this GREAT info! I skip the mayo, (90 per TB). I'm learning to order large salads, (no crutons or cheese) with vinager & oil dressing on the side. I only use a teaspoon or less, buy putting the dressing in a small container & dipping my fork before a bite. Not every bite, either. This keeps the cals. WAY DOWN. I always eat salads this way! Also I always ask for grilled chicken. Yes, if they have veggi burgers, I'll order VERY lite. I only like fries at the place that starts with Mc. So that part is usually eaiser for me. Also, be careful with the oatmeal. Ask for less sugar. They add it after it is "cooked". Denny's is a great breakfest for me! Dry egg whites; 1 wwheat with Blueberries pancake with honey, 1/2 a pack; chicken patty & fruit sunday cup. This is still about 500 calories, but it is VERY satisfying. Holds me for many hours & it is available 24/7!
Again, GREAT input! Thanks!
*~LIGHT
6/14/2012 8:12:59 AM

RIEELAINE's SparkPage
I have never bought a bottle of regular Mayo that was only 54 calories per Tbls.

I looked it up and Kraft Mayo is 90 calories per Tbls. Duke mayo is 100 calories per Tbls. I'm not sure which Mayo you're referring to, but Mayo is typically around 100 calories per tbls. Perhaps you are talking about light Mayo, but most places don't put light mayo on their sandwiches. So you can knock off 100-200 calories on most sandwiches and wraps by asking them to leave off the Mayo.
6/14/2012 12:19:59 AM

CHOCOLATIER_T's SparkPage
I LOVE my greasy fries and fatty burgers. I go with the husband unit and we share a SMALL fri, and I either get a chicken wrap or a small burger and don't eat the bun.

Because i'm only eating half of a small fry, i get the feeling of decadance, but much fewer fat grams. Usually , all I need is a taste of the old, to feel satisfied and I can have your health food!
BOUFFE
12/9/2011 2:15:55 PM

Fast food as a once in a while treat is more than fine. I do think fast food can be avoided 99% of the time - go to a grocery store instead! Even corner stores have fresh fruits and veggies these days. Also - oatmeal from fast food restaurants might sound like a good idea, but it's not entirely true. There's more sugar in most oatmeal portions from McD and such than a candy bar!
12/7/2011 5:20:45 PM

DEEUP1214's SparkPage
The best "defense" is to plan ahead...HOWEVER, there has been more than one occasion that, in a rush to get out, I forgot my packed meal...My McDonald's go to is the regular burger and the apple dippers (no carmel) . Wendys--side salad and a small chili...There's almost always some healthy choices available, when your plan A falls through
12/7/2011 9:11:15 AM

HOLLYJAE's SparkPage
My "go-to" fast food meal is at McDonalds. I get a grilled chicken snack wrap without any ranch dressing and a fruit and walnut salad. Depending on my calories for the day, I may skip the walnuts. But if I am really in a pinch and have no other choice (like if I'm out in the middle of nowhere and the McDonald's is by the interstate exit and the nearest grocery store is ten miles away...) it's the perfect solution.
KATHIE_B
12/7/2011 7:48:57 AM

Drive thru fast food is not the only alternative. It is just as convenient to go into the grocery store if you need to eat on the run. There's a great selection of fresh fruits and veggies including packaged salads. Some even have salad bars! There's milk, yogurt and cheese. Also packages of hummus (my fave). No need to eat over processed, over priced, salty, fatty foods if you truly want to avoid the stuff.

If you love the stuff then limit how often you let yourself have it as a special treat. Making it a habit sets you up for failure. Kinda like ice cream and cake.

BTW, it is possible to gain weight without ever eating fast food. LOL
3/22/2011 9:20:53 PM

LOURON's SparkPage
I am sorry I love my faxt food I love SubWay but after a while that get's old. I also do like Taco Bell-which is inexpensive as well as good. Always good to check the .99 menue/value menu Good way to save money and eat healthier.

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