Life in the Fast (Food) Lane

7 Healthy options when you’re eating out.

The EatingWell Diet (2007)

By Dr. Jean Harvey, Ph.D., R.D.

Opting for a fast-food meal isn’t the diet disaster it used to be. For one, fast-food restaurants are now required to post their nutrition information, so you’ll know what you’re getting. (If you don’t see it, ask—or check it out at the restaurant’s website first.) And, because they’re tuned in to what consumers want, most places now offer some “healthy” options. Take note of these usually smart selections:

1. Grilled or roasted chicken sandwiches. Just be sure to ask for no mayonnaise nor (almost-always mayonnaise-based) “special sauce.”

Read on for 6 more better choices when you're eating fast food.

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