Just like you, the people behind SparkPeople.com try to plan their meals ahead of time so that we're sure to make the healthiest choices possible. Whether we're short on time or just have a craving for our favorite burger joint, we still try... Read more
Having spent a week on a road trip, I learned one thing along the way: Fast food is unavoidable, given time and budget constraints. You can’t beat a drive-thru for convenience and speed of service. But the bellyache you get afterward can quickl... Read more
You start out every day with the best of intentions. This is the day you're going to make time for a healthy breakfast. And for lunch, you'll get a salad from the deli down the street. When the 3 p.m. munchies strike, you won't hit the ca... Read more
The truth about what nutrients make up your favorite restaurant foods.
Atlanta Bread Company (PDF file)– Deli / Sandwich
Arby’s – Fast food
Auntie Anne’s – Pretzels
Baja Fresh – Fast food
Baskin Rob... Read more
You meant to pack a nutritious lunch for school today. But your best friend texted you while you were slaving over your algebra homework, so you took a break to listen to her gush about her crush. By the time you finally finished your homework, you w... Read more
Okay, so in an effort (that has been largely successful) to break my addiction to sugar, I have become seriously addicted to Healthy Choice fudge bars. Over the past two years they have been my go to daily treat ... no sugar and low enough in calorie... Read more
I was about to exercise but I was tempted by an Asian salad instead. Julienned cucumber, carrots, shredded thai basil and torn mint leaves with a special sauce (I don't know what's in the sauce but it's virtually fat free) and topped with ground pean... Read more
I'm leaving early in the morning for a 13 hour drive (to visit my parents). I already know what I'm going to do about breakfast and a snack. By the time lunch rolls around, I'll be in an area that has several choices, but none are all that healthy (i... Read more
I was just now nearly finished tracking my foods for tomorrow (3-12) carefully entering each meal; suddenly it all 'went away' and something I did NOT want appeared ........... numerous foods in pale blue and I can't get back to where I was and I put... Read more
No matter how hard I try, I eat healthy or try too and then I eat something that I should not in a day. I try to journal but I get bored. Journaling does help though stay on track. I feel guilty and hopeless when I cheat and eat unhealthy. I real... Read more
Sometimes we find ourselves in a situation where we may not have a healthy meal or snack on hand as we're out and about. Be prepared ahead of time in case you absolutely have to make a fast food stop. Research menus online and make a list of health... Read more
There will be times when you will have to catch a bite while out of the house. It is inevitable. Knowing this, research fast food restaurants and know the healthy choices (not always a salad.) Most fast food joints provide nutritional info online or... Read more
By Sally Kuzemchak, RD, of Family Circle
Burger King: Hamburger and Value-Size Unsalted French Fries
(480 calories, 21g fat)
Follow BK's motto and "Have It Your Way." Order the basic burger without mayo and with extra lettuce and tomato to... Read more
Fast food chains are working hard on their images. No longer wanting to be known for high-fat fare, stores across the globe are offering more options for the health-conscious consumer. Wendy's Super Value Menu has a few, including their famous Ch... Read more
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