Nine Tips for Healthier Fast Food Meals


Posted By: Envision2bWell

Nine Tips for Healthier Fast Food Meals

Nine Tips for Healthier Fast Food Meals


Fast food restaurants are popular for a variety of reasons, convenience and speed being two of the main ones. Fortunately for the millions of Americans who eat at fast-food restaurants each day, choices are no longer limited to burgers, fries, and shakes. Most chains offer fruits, salads, baked potatoes, soups, and whole wheat products in addition to traditional choices. Here are some suggestions for more nutritious fast-food meals.

•  Read nutrition information on the fast food restaurant’s Web site, brochures in the restaurant, or on the package.

•  Avoid fried foods. Choose baked or broiled ones instead. If you order fried food, remove the breading (it sops up most of the grease).

•  Order pizza with mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and peppers instead of pepperoni and sausage.

•  Avoid mayonnaise-laced salads. Instead, opt for fresh, unadorned fruits and vegetables. Use low-fat or fat-free salad dressings.

•  Steer clear of bacon bits, croutons, rich salad dressings, and fried noodles.

•  Use high-sodium condiments like mustard or pickles sparingly. And do not add salt to fast food. It doesn’t need it.

•  Ask for low-fat milk, fruit juice, or plain water instead of soft drinks.

•  Use skim or low-fat milk instead of cream or nondairy creamer in your coffee or tea.

•  Avoid high-fat, calorie-rich pastries and dessert. They offer very little nutrients. Opt for fruit cups and apple slices.




If you haven’t already, sign up for EnvisionWell to access ALL of our content! This will also serve as your login for our FREE* mobile app, EnvisionWell, available for download on both the App Store and Google Play! (*Premium upgrade available.)

Tips and Updates for your Wellness Journey

Stay up-to-date with tips, news and product announcements to support your 360° Well-Being journey. Workplace Wellness. TeleWellness. Consumer Wellness.