Fast food restaurants are evil! Having read "Fast Food Nation," I will never step into one ever again. I don't care how many so-called "healthy" options they offer.
I often stop off at a local supermarket to pick up something from the deli, which still requires choosing with care, but at least you're supporting your local economy, not trampling it. Also, as others have suggested, health food stores often sell much better take-out food. I also love sushi restaurants, which seem to be springing up all over, and which serve fast, nutritious, and delicious food.
Better yet, plan ahead and pack something to take along.
For emergencies, I like to carry along some trail mix made with raw almonds, sunflower seeds, and raisins. I pack this in measured bags, and try to save them for when I'm in a real pinch. I also like to have Rebar nutrition bars on hand, which aren't very tasty, but which are high in fibre and have no added sugar (only natural sugars from dried fruit). The Seeds 'n' Greens bar isn't too awful.
A nutritionist I work with suggested that I stash some tins of tuna, a can opener, and a fork in my car, but I haven't done this yet.
No fast food for me!
- 11/13/2011 3:17:54 AM