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RICU1952 SparkPoints: (105,065)
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9/15/11 12:28 A

Salads are good, but are the "fast food" offerings really that healthy? I just wonder

KLAYLAB SparkPoints: (98,567)
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9/14/11 9:47 P

a salad

GAL8DY SparkPoints: (76,043)
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9/14/11 9:39 P

Subway chicken teriyaki sub

OSTICJAX Posts: 4,816
9/14/11 8:58 P

Jack in the Box tacos aren't bad but us on the West Coast are the only ones that get to enjoy them

TONYAGIRL1 Posts: 258
9/14/11 11:54 A

Subway 6 grams of fat or less menu, grilled chicken sandwich w/o mayo (also ask for plain bread, places like Chic-fil-A toasts theirs with butter, side salad w/ reduced dressing.

RICU1952 SparkPoints: (105,065)
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9/14/11 2:14 A

I've gotta' agree with so many others, veggies, definitely

LIVINGFREE19 Posts: 37,039
9/14/11 12:23 A

vegetables

LIVINGFREE19 Posts: 37,039
9/14/11 12:22 A

fruits

45AQUA-MAN SparkPoints: (78,519)
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9/13/11 10:00 P

fruit and raw vegetables

JANLYNN32 Posts: 132
9/13/11 9:31 P

salad often have a lot of calories. Zaxby's has over 1,000 calories as do a lot of other salads from different places If possible check nutrition information before you go and make sure you try to choose what best fits your daily needs for that day.

DWROBERGE SparkPoints: (341,033)
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9/13/11 7:52 P

isn'th that an oxymoron?

SLLEE1961 Posts: 2,277
9/13/11 4:36 P

taco

LADYVALK SparkPoints: (141,048)
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9/13/11 3:30 P

Subway, no mayo use mustard instead

NIGHTSKYSTAR SparkPoints: (320,522)
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9/13/11 10:18 A

be really careful of the salads..especially chicken cesear. my mom thinks she is eating healthy at panera with that and its like 7 or 800 cals..

JILLITA55 SparkPoints: (74,274)
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9/13/11 10:09 A

vegies, alot of them

DLWEIGHT SparkPoints: (0)
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1/23/11 1:26 P

I agree..when I was on weight watchers, I could not believe how bad the tuna is for you at Panera, I thought I was eating healthy.

ATHENA1966 Posts: 2,486
1/23/11 1:23 P

Subway. I can have a healthy salad made!

NIGHTSKYSTAR SparkPoints: (320,522)
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1/23/11 12:06 P

I think the key is to be AWARE. and if you know the cals, you are!! good for you!!

CBW1978 SparkPoints: (3,179)
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1/23/11 11:52 A

Yeah, I know. :( I still like it, though!

I also love Panera but most of their stuff is high in calories and fat as well.

NIGHTSKYSTAR SparkPoints: (320,522)
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1/23/11 9:27 A

be careful with that CBW...it packs 580 calories with 27 grams of fat. that to me is pretty high for a salad...

CBW1978 SparkPoints: (3,179)
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1/23/11 3:03 A

I like the Apple Pecan Chicken Salad at Wendy's.

SARAHO228 SparkPoints: (21,004)
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1/21/11 6:59 A

There is a healthy fast food? Ok, well if it's deep fried which most fast food is deep fried it's not really good for you and loaded with salt. So I say Subway depending on what you get. I get a veggie Meatless Whopper at Burger King. Of Course it has mayo on it which doesn't help, but I'm not giving up my mayo since I've given up the meat patty. It's actually pretty good. I'd still go with Subway as being the healthiest.

GRYPHONQUEST Posts: 485
1/20/11 10:56 A

Wendy's grilled chicken, no mayo, toss the top of the bun - that's the only thing I was "allowed" on my old diet (years ago - and it is actually not bad for you - just skip the fries and the Frosty!).

Thank heavens for Subway today!!

NIGHTSKYSTAR SparkPoints: (320,522)
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1/20/11 9:06 A

i will say again..be REALLY careful of salads. My mom loves chicken ceasar salad. I looked it up at panera and its 510 cals..yeah no kidding. for a salad.
its the add ins..the croutons, the fat they fry the chicken in or brush on when they grill..and the DRESSING. the cheese. just BE AWARE. and ask questions!!

JANR123 SparkPoints: (45,941)
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1/19/11 10:35 P

subway

NAIMAA SparkPoints: (2,619)
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1/19/11 10:27 P

I agree with Chipotle, Subway and Panera.

KHELMAN SparkPoints: (16,599)
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1/19/11 5:00 P

NONE i try to stay away but sometimes i fall of the wagon and have to have a burger

JILLITA55 SparkPoints: (74,274)
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1/18/11 5:45 P

salads

LORISEVERANCE SparkPoints: (33,490)
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1/18/11 5:25 P

chicken fajita pita at jack in the box

Edited by: LORISEVERANCE at: 1/18/2011 (17:26)
GRACYGIRON Posts: 57
1/18/11 1:30 A

Taco cabana black bean buttiro... very filling and great with salsa!

NOT-SO-PERFECT Posts: 30
1/17/11 11:13 P

Jimmy Johns' Un-Wich

PURPLERULES Posts: 194
1/17/11 10:41 P

Salad without all the junk

JENREDDIG Posts: 122
1/17/11 9:04 P

Customization is key. I like Chipotle and Subway for that reason.

KARIAMBRIZ SparkPoints: (7,219)
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1/17/11 8:24 P

Anything grilled is better than fried

TALIBUG SparkPoints: (0)
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1/17/11 6:00 P

Subway, hands down.

LINDAINALABAMA SparkPoints: (52,486)
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1/17/11 5:40 P

I LOVE ARBY'S ROAST BEEF AND ONLY EAT HALF OR QUARTER OF THE BUN.

SLLEE1961 Posts: 2,277
1/17/11 5:09 P

salad

NUIN2011 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/17/11 3:33 P

I love to make my own salads.

NESTLEGAL SparkPoints: (0)
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1/17/11 2:16 P

Wendy's ultimate grilled chicken isn't too bad. Watch out for salads because all of the dressing, croutons, bacon, cheese, etc. can add up to cause you to blow it!

LORTHOM2001 Posts: 3,676
1/17/11 12:39 P

a self serve salad from a buffet spot

FIREDEMONARTY SparkPoints: (14,390)
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1/17/11 11:44 A

You can have fast food just before you go make sure you find the best options by going to their website. Most places have their nutritional values on their site. Another option is the kid menu. It has smaller portions and a lot of places have healthy option like apple dippers.

DIONALLEN32266 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/17/11 11:07 A

Chipotle, Garbanzo's Mediterranean Grill and Panera Bread.

NIGHTSKYSTAR SparkPoints: (320,522)
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1/17/11 10:48 A

i would like a diet lemonade..never heard of that!!

LOVEBYRD Posts: 1,994
1/16/11 8:31 P

Chick-fil-a's grilled sandwich with a Diet Lemonade is a great option. I also recently had an Arby's Roast Chicken no mayo, tracked it later & was pleasantly surprised at how healthy it was! Subway is a no brainer, and Taco Bell's fresco menu has some yummy options...

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1/16/11 7:43 P

Subway

DR1939 SparkPoints: (184,689)
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1/16/11 7:32 P

Subway sandwiches, Long John Silver's Grill Platters, Panera's salad and soups

NIGHTSKYSTAR SparkPoints: (320,522)
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1/16/11 12:40 P

My kids are just leaving today for their home in the midwest (i live in the east) and they wanted to get dunkin donuts breakfast for us. so i zipped online and found the egg bacon and cheese wrap. at 280 cals and 5 weight watchers points, i added some fruit and it was a filling, low cal breakfast. you can take it even further by getting an egg white wrap.
so there ARE healthy alternatives, just prepare at HOME by knowing where you are going, come online and search (example: Mcdonalds nutrition information) BE PREPARED!!

QUIETGIRL1971 SparkPoints: (26,531)
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1/16/11 9:48 A

I think with fast food you need to keep it simple. The less ingredients the easier it is to track. I've elimimated fast food because I've found it is easier to make healthy swaps when I make my own. NIGHTSKYSTAR is right-salads can be really tricky because they put so much crap on them. If I had to pick something the McDonalds Egg McMuffin (sandwich only!!!) gets a thumbs up. I wish they would start offering it on a wheat or multigrain english muffin but it's not horrendous just a little high in sodium. You can always add a bag of apple slices and you have a filling breakfast.

For lunch- Weight Watchers always pushed a small Wendy's chili (no crackers) & side salad. It is filling and the calorie count is reasonable. As always with fast food, the sodium is a bit high.

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1/16/11 8:46 A

You can always get a salad..beware of any with cheese, croutons and/or dressing...ask for vinaigrette. and PLEASE beware of "chicken cesear salad" it is usually one of the most calorie laden choices on the menu. And NO fried chicken on the salad!! just a plain garden salad..
fruit cups, although ask if they are syrup packed, that isnt good.
check the places you go, but a "jr" or small burger is your best bet if you HAVE to have a burger. NO CHEESE OR MAYO!!!
grilled chicken...no condiments, and eat half the roll.
Shakes are a calorie nightmare. they taste like all air but they ARENT.
If its pizza you are after...margharita or plain cheese and veggies is your best choice. NO MEATS. no 25 cheese. plain. yeah. and THIN crust..and ONE slice. unless its those giant slices that could be a lawn ornament..then i would cut that in half. and leave the big bubble of crust.

SUNRISE14 Posts: 5,216
1/16/11 5:24 A

I SEEM TO END UP AT FAST FOOD PLACES TO MUCH IT'S QUICK AND CHEAP FOR OUR LIFE STYLE . WONDERING IF YOU GOT ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR WISE CHOICES AT DIFFERENT PLACES ? emoticon

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