Can you still eat healthy with fast food?
Topic: Can you still eat healthy with fast food?
November 23, 2019 / By Zackery Question:
I'm talking Tim Horton's, McDonald's, Subway, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Burger King
is it possible to go to these places once in awhile and still eat healthy? What do you order? Which restaurant is the healthiest?
Best Answers: Can you still eat healthy with fast food?
Shimi | 2 days ago
Unfoutunately most fast food is bad for you.
I love fast food too, so I understand the pain lol...
But you can make healthier choices at those places, and eat it in moderation.
At Tim Horton's don't have any sweets. They are just loaded with fat, but I get a whole wheat bagel and cream cheese and that's my treat! McDonalds is just bad altogether, but if you really want something from there get the chicken or get a smaller meal like a Happy Meal instead of a Big Mac. Pizza Hut is terrible, (but so good), so Pizza Hut you're screwed unless you have the pasta or something else. Taco Bell is just garbage anyway... I wouldn't eat there at all.
Harvey's and Subway are decent. Harvey's is real beef, and is okay in moderation. With all of these fast food places, you're better off to skip the fries... (even though I know they can sometimes be the best part).
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Originally Answered: Why is healthy food at fast food restaurants more expensive than regular food?
Because the ingredients in the unhealthy food are so cheap they're actually cheaper than the healthy stuff.
In the past fruit & vegetables always used to be cheaper than animal products, but thanks to some modern inhumane intensive farming methods and new methods of carcass processing (for example "mechanically recovered/separated meat" etc) its very cheap to get a bit of animal on your plate these days.
What part of that animal though is another question (its not even technically meat most of the time), but when its all processed into a nice nondescript paste which is then cooked up in a shape with some flavourings & additives etc people don't seem to really care!
But yeah. I know farming, i know food factory work. I've lived/worked in both and i've done a lot of research on these matters too, and long story short my advice is: Save your pennies up for the better quality healthier food and avoid such processed foods (chicken nuggets, cheap sausage meat, burgers etc) like the plague! You'll be doing your health a big favour- its not just gross & fattening a lot of what they put in junk/fast food, there are major concerns over the long term health implications over a lot of the other things they add to food.
each of these places (never heard of tim horton's though) have at least something good on the menu. or at least things that arent terrible. grilled chicken sandwich with no mayo is usually good. try to get sides that arent fries. wendy's offers a lot of good side options. Subway can be good too as long as you stick to one of the 6 grams of fat or less menu. at pizza hut try getting thin crust and veggies with half the cheese. taco bell can be great. ordering fresco can cut a lot of calories and there are a lot of healthier options there. look at the nutrtional info for all of these places on their websites.
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yes, it's completely possible to eat fast food and still be healthy.
But the trick is to only eat fast food about once a week.
the worst fast food place is McDonalds---their french fries can actually cause cancer! no joke!
Every other place you listed is healthier, the healthiest being Subway.
to get the healthiest meal at subway I would order a foot long sandwich with wheat bread, all the vegetables, mustard, and turkey for the meat.
The other places, I would just order what ever I felt like.
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mcdonalds, pizza hut, taco bell, and burger king are all garbage.
subway is okay though!
if you are worried about eating healthy than u shouldnt be eating any fast food!
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at subway you could get turkey and lettuce on whole wheat bread
mcdonalds salads are good! especially the asain salad.. and you could get the yogurt parfait
you could also get salads at burger king
and pizza hut is not that healthy but you could get the veggie pizza on thin crust!
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Originally Answered: what r some healthy fast and easy food i can cook for kids under 5 yrs old?
Part of the trick is to make things they like but in a more healthy way. For example most kids love chicken nuggets and french fries. From McDs they're very unhealthy but if you do it at home they're reasonably healthy and taste great. Also kids will love fruits and veggies if they just get used to eating them. I grew up in a house where they were served every day and I love them to this day.
Oven Chicken Nuggets – two options here, both really good
2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 ½ cps cereal flakes (I like Product 19 best)
1 tsp Parsley
1 tsp Basil
½ tsp oregano
Salt & Pepper
1 Tbls water
Preheat oven to 350*. Trim chicken breasts of all fat and cut into chunks. Mix egg and water in a shallow bowl. Put the cereal in a blender and grind as fine as you like. Place the crushed cereal flakes in a shallow bowl and stir in the herbs, salt and pepper to taste.
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Dredge the chicken chunks in the egg mixture and then coat them in the cereal a few at a time. Place the chicken chunks on the baking sheet. Bake 20-25 min or until chicken is done through.
2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 ½ cps Sour Cream and Chive Potato Chips, crushed
1 cp Ranch dressing
Preheat oven to 350*. Trim chicken breasts of all fat and cut into chunks. Put Ranch dressing in a shallow bowl. Put the chips in a baggie and crush till they are small crumbs.
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Dredge the chicken chunks in the dressing and then drop them in the baggie with the crumbs a few at a time. Place the coated chicken chunks on the baking sheet. Bake 20-25 min or until chicken is done through.
Oven Fries – I love fries and these are much healthier than those from your favorite fast food place but just as delicious – better than some.
2 med baking potatoes (great with yams also)
½ tablespoon olive oil
1 pinch white sugar – helps with browning
1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon Salad Supreme
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, and coat well with cooking spray. Scrub potatoes well, peel or not as you like and cut into 1/2 inch thick fries. Place cut fries in a lrg bowl.
Sprinkle with the olive oil, sugar and seasonings, toss to coat all fries evenly. Spread on baking sheet in one layer.
After 20 minutes, remove from oven and turn fries with a pancake turner. This will help them brown evenly and keep them from sticking. Bake another 10 minutes, until potatoes are tender and browned. Serve immediately.
To cut the potatoes – first, cut them in half lengthwise. Then take each half and cut it vertically into strips. Lay the strips on their side and cut them vertically in half. The strips from the sides may not be wide enough to cut in half. You should have about 16 - ½” fries from a med potato, more or less.