Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Eat This, Not That: Part Two

Yesterday’s post focused on foods to avoid. Today I wanted to share some healthy discoveries I made from Eat This, Not That. According to the books, there are eight foods that you should eat every day: spinach, yogurt, tomatoes, carrots, blueberries, black beans, walnuts, and oats. Now it’s not very likely that you will include all of these every day, but you should try to eat as many as you can. These foods are full of Omega-3’s, antioxidants, and other important vitamins that help boost brain and heart function.

It is easy to say you should avoid fast food restaurants altogether, but it’s not likely to happen. So I looked through Eat This, Not That to find some healthy choices available at some of the most popular fast food joints. An Ultimate Grilled Chicken Sandwich at Wendy’s served with mandarin oranges and medium ice tea has only 480 calories. This is a large enough meal to satisfy your hunger and it won’t stick to your thighs. Arby’s also had a grilled chicken sandwich that will keep you within your calorie budget. At Taco Bell, you can order two Fresco Soft Beef Tacos with a side of Mexican rice for 470 calories. By ordering a Fresco Taco, you have to sacrifice the cheese and sour cream, but if you at a little extra hot sauce, you still have a great taco.

How do you eat healthy when dining at a fast food restaurant? Grab a latte, put up your feet, and join the discussion!

1 comment:

debmc said...

When I do go,I go for the cravings not the calories. I don't go often however. No one in their right mind thinks fast food is healthy but it sure can taste good when I'm not in the mood to cook.