Fast food was never famous for healthy food choices. Many of the tasty food items in fast food chains are not healthy. But with the growing trend of healthy lifestyle fast food chains are adapting and now it is possible to have a tasty meal without ruining healthy lifestyle. Below we will list some of the groups of foods which may be great healthy choices in fast food menus.
Oatmeal cereals like “Fruit & Maple Oatmeal” from McDonalds or “Original Maple Flavored Oatmeal” from Burger King are great choices to start day healthy. The oatmeal could either come with fruits or just plain. Both choices are healthy and provide enough proteins, complex carbohydrates and fiber with minimal cholesterol. You still need to watch for sugar and sodium in oatmeal from fast food chains.
Salads are great and healthy choice from the fast food menu. Almost all fast food chains now have some salad choices on the menu. Make sure that you watch for sauces which you order with your salad since sauce typically contains the most extra fat and carbs. Also if you order salad with some kind of meat, order it grilled instead of crispy since grilled food has less saturated fat and carbohydrates.
Yogurts are a great choice for a dessert. You can have it with berries or granola. Avoid chocolate or candy toppings since they are rich in fat and high in sugar.
Burgers are typically not the healthiest choice on the fast food menu. The best you can do is to get the smaller one since large burgers can have portion sizes three times more than recommended. Or you can throw away the bun and use patty with a side of a salad.
Go after grilled wraps. They are the best choice for a healthy lifestyle because grilled meat has much less fat than a crispy fried one.
Look for the sandwiches with vegetables, guacamole, and no fried meat. McDonald’s Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich is a good option under 400 calories.