Who doesn't love fast food. We all love it and it can be find easily, the price is also very cheap and let's be honest taste is bang on. One cannot resist himself by just one bite. But many are not aware that the fast foods like burgers, fries, fried chicken, cutlets, samosas, etc. are unhealthy foodstuffs which are not only rich in saturated and trans fatty acids but also deficient in vitamins, minerals and fibres. These add not only inches to the waist line but also clog the heart vessels with unhealthy fatty deposits thus leading to various lifestyle diseases like obesity, heart disease, hypertension, etc.
But what if i say that there are some fast food which aren't bad for your health. Surprised? So if you’re a fast food addict, there’s a way to enjoy your favorite food without breaking your diet!
Askiguru has discovered such Top 10 Surprisingly Healthy Fast Food Items
1.McDonald’s Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Your favourite McDonald's has an healthy food as well. “A healthier option at McDonald’s would be their artisan grilled chicken sandwich with a side of apple slices instead of fries. The artisan grilled chicken sandwich contains 380 calories, 7 grams fat, 44 grams carbohydrate, and 37 grams protein. Adding the side of apple slices only adds 20 calories and 4 grams of carbohydrate compared to a small fries which would add 230 calories, 10 grams fat, 30 grams carbohydrate and 3 grams protein. So if you are on strict diet and you cannot stop your cravings for fast food this can be a good and a healthier option to satisfy your crave.
2.Starbucks’ Egg & Cheddar Sandwich
This can become a good option to replace your morning breakfast. Even I do the same. “When I’m short on time in the morning, I’ll often pick up an egg-and-cheese breakfast sandwich. “For less than 300 calories (280 to be exact!), not only that it also provides 14 grams of protein for staying in power. Plus, it’s has a good source of calcium, iron, and vitamin A. While the sandwich is higher in sodium than if I made it at home, it’s much lower in sodium than most grab-and-go breakfast offerings.
3.Subway’s Tuna Salad Sub
If you limit your daily consumption of deli meat than you can go for tuna salad sandwhich. Subway has variety of sandwiches with variety of bread options. You can order it on a six-inch nine-grain wheat roll with spinach, green peppers, olives, cucumber and banana peppers, which comes in under 500 calories, with 4 grams fiber, 20 grams protein, and a good source of vitamins A and C, calcium and iron. If you want more healthy sandwich you can also add on avocado, which adds on just 60 calories with good fats. And you can just enjoy the sandwich with fresh brewed unsweetened iced tea.
So you love samosa? But you cannot eat it because they are not good for health. You can very much switch it with baked samosas. Baking samosas instead of deep frying reduces the calories, thus it makes it a healthy option. The outer covering should be prepared with whole wheat flour and the stuffing could include mixed chopped boil veggies such as peas, carrots, potatoes, etc. The taste of baked samosa's is almost same.
5.Burger King’s Veggie Burger
We all love burgers. You can probably choose a Morningstar Veggie Burger with ketchup (no mayonnaise), topped with a slice of cheese and a low-fat chocolate milk. “The vegetable patty provides a healthy dose of protein from textured vegetable protein and some fiber. The chocolate milk gives me additional protein, calcium (in addition to that from the slice of cheese) and vitamin D, not to mention other essential nutrients like potassium. It also gives a little bit of sweetness.
In the morning, the oatmeal is a tummy saver. It’s an easy way to get some fiber and protein. You will love that they provide the dried fruit, nuts, sugar and other toppings on the side so you get to control how sweet you want it to be. To start your morning what can be a better option than this healthy Oatmeal.
7.McDonald’s Egg White Delight
How about starting your day with McDonald’s Egg White Delight. This is a great breakfast option for those looking for extra protein without the extra calories, since the yolk contains about 70 percent of an egg’s calories for the same amount of protein. This sandwich rings in at just 260 calories and was one of our top-ranked breakfasts in the entire McDonald’s menu.
8.Starbucks’ Hearty Veggie Salad Bowl
Starbucks hearty vegetable salad is GREAT and has saved me many people when they are in a hurry. It is Filled with veggies and beans including squash, greens, beets, tomato and corn on top of brown rice it contains fiber and protein and is fit for vegans and gluten free diets too! Loaded with veggies, you can see all the ingredients and they graciously put the dressing on the side so you can monitor how much you add! This keeps your calories in check without leaving you starving and fills you veggie requirements for the day!
9.Baked Potato Chips
The normal potato chips are not at all good for your health. But that doesn't mean you don't crave for them. Yes but you have a healthy option to escape. The famous French fries, loaded with salt and fats can be made healthy by baking the potato chips without addition of fat and excess salt and served with tomato ketchup.
If you even love pav bhaji as much as i do than you can replace few things in the regular pav bhaji and enjoy the same taste of it. The Indian bread, commonly called as pav should be prepared with whole wheat flour. Veggies such as green peas, carrots, french beans, potatoes, cauliflower etc could be used to prepare the nutritious mixed vegetable (bhaji).
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