Fast food tip: Go green

Can fast food be part of a healthy-eating plan? Sure, if you order wisely and choose fast food only occasionally. Choose an entree salad with grilled chicken, shrimp or garden vegetables Choose a dressing you like, but be cautious with the amount. Use half the package to control the number of calories from added fat and sugar. Watch out for high-calorie salads, such as those with deep-fried shells or those topped with breaded chicken or other fried toppings. Also skip salad extras, such as cheese and croutons, which quickly increase the calorie count.

Last Updated Jul 3, 2019

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