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Healthy Fast Food

17 Reasons to Eat a Thai-style Diet

Rachel Redlaw | Posted 05.13.2016 | Taste
Rachel Redlaw

A Thai diet is rice-based rather than wheat-based, so is naturally good for gluten-free diets (you'll need to use gluten-free soy sauce and stock cubes though) and those looking to cut down on eating wheat.

The New-Age Fast Food Philosophy

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.08.2017 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Gillian Francella, multimedia journalist and converted vegan/vegetarian Swap your potato chips for kale chips, nix the soda, and gra...

5 Tips to Preparing Healthy Snack Choices for Kids

Maria Benardis | Posted 01.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Maria Benardis

Check nutrition labels to find out what's really in the product. If you don't recognize an ingredient don't but it. Below are five tips for making healthy snack choices for kids:

What Healthy Eaters Order At Fast-Food And Takeout Restaurants

Posted 07.28.2015 | OWN

Some days, grabbing your food to-go is unavoidable. Here's how to keep the nutritional damage to a minimum. By Emma Haak Like Us On Facebook |...

Joe Satran

Two Chefs Want To Revolutionize Fast Food -- By Making It Healthy | Joe Satran | Posted 04.21.2015 | Taste

The term "food desert" -- which refers to areas without ready access to wholesome food, especially poor urban neighborhoods -- has become a potent buz...

10 Nutritionists Reveal What They'd Order If They Had To Eat At McDonald's

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living

The scenario goes a little something like this: You're on a long drive, the road ahead is completely bare and your stomach is making noises louder tha...

Meredith Melnick

WATCH: Proof That Fast Food Salads Are Anything But Healthy | Meredith Melnick | Posted 10.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Unreal Eats is Healthy Living's original video series, where we go behind calorie counts and health claims to examine what's really in the processed f...

A Dream Plan For More Nutritious Fast Food

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Although these suggestions can never replace the benefits that come with cooking and eating at home, at least we can do something that can make eating healthier at fast food establishments easier for all consumers.

Battle Of The Egg White Breakfast Sandwiches

Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living

More people are eating fast food breakfasts now than ever. And although we at Healthy Living believe that a homemade healthy breakfast is the best, ea...

McDonald's Nutritionist: Our Food Is Healthy

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.29.2013 | Healthy Living

Just days before a study from the Center for Science in the Public Interest lambasted fast food restaurants for the nutritional failures of their chil...

Takeout Food: Which Is Worse?

Posted 04.29.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Burrito vs. burger? This nutritionist's advice will help you make better choices on take out food -- plus show you how to order hea...

Joe Satran

The Real Reason Fast Food Chains Are Going 'Healthy' | Joe Satran | Posted 03.22.2013 | Healthy Living

This month, three major restaurant chains beefed up their offerings of "healthy" fast food -- perhaps good news for dieters who occasionally find them...

Seven Eco-Friendly Options at Fast-Food Chains

Sierra | Posted 04.01.2013 | Home

We asked a few quick-fix connoisseurs to recommend fast-food fare that greenies can order with a clear conscience. From Five Guys fries to Panera Bread, here are their suggestions.

Why 'Light' Options Still Pack On The Pounds

Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living

We at Healthy Living have long known that the 'healthy' items on fast food menus can be anything but. And now, a new study has confirmed that observat...

Subway Goes Vegan

Posted 06.14.2012 | Home

Subway is already the world's largest restaurant chain. Now, they're working on appealing to a whole new kind of consumer: the vegan. Animal advoc...

Burger King's New Menu: Are The Salads And Smoothies Actually Healthier?

Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living

When most people think of fast food, they aren't exactly focused on health benefits. But over the last few years, several chains that are known for di...

How to Order Vegan, Gluten-Free or Healthier Options at National Fast Food Chains

Carolyn Scott | Posted 06.05.2012 | Home
Carolyn Scott

There are times where despite our best efforts, our only options just might be fast food. I've found ways to navigate the fast food menu, so I suggest you print this blog in case of emergency!

Healthy Processed Foods: Do They Exist?

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 03.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

It's unrealistic to think that the average person, who's faced with fast food and processed food on a regular basis, can start following a completely rigid diet of 100 percent "clean," fresh or local foods.

How To Make Smart Choices At Fast Food Restaurants

Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living

Sure, we all know it's not healthy to supersize -- but, beyond that, deciphering the best option in a sea of fast food choices can be tricky. But t...

Former McDonald's Execs Backing New, Healthy Fast Food Chain

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two veteran executives from McDonald's are starting a restaurant chain to revolutionize the fast-food industry -- by serving food that isn't harmful t...

Is Fast Food Always Bad For You?

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

With all the reports of how unhealthy fast food is, why is anybody still eating it? The reality is, it is cheap, convenient and filling. The problem...

Is Fast Food America Really Trying To Get Healthier? (VIDEO)

ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

We all know fast food is bad for us, yet still 84 percent of parents report taking their child to a fast food restaurant at least once a week, according to a new study out of Yale University.

The Double-Edged Sword of "Healthy Fast Food"

Tom Venuto | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Venuto

Shouldn't chicken breast be just one ingredient... chicken breast?! Isn't that generally what healthy, whole food is -- one ingredient?

A Very Simple Fast Food Recipe: Rice Balls (video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kirsten Dirksen

"Keep it simple" is my culinary mantra. Originally, it was because I have no cooking skills, but in the past few years I've been learning that simplicity often tastes better.