Championed by cow mascots, young families, and southern eaters alike, Chick-Fil-A has gained some serious speed in the fast food market. With chicken as its flagship and only meat option, Chick-Fil-A has gained a reputation among many as a healthy restaurant choice.We’re taking a dive into the Chick-Fil-A menu to pick out a few of the health stars, balanced and full of nutrients.
Do you have a hankering for a frozen treat, but don't want to blow your calorie budget or O.D. on sugar? Then stop by YogurtLand for a quick fix without sacrificing your health goals. These days, when many choose to avoid dairy because it's full of synthetic hormones and chemicals, Yogurtland boasts of using milk free of antibiotics and added hormones. YogurtLand frozen yogurt also has the added benefit of probiotics in the form of Live Active Cultures.
Checkers, sister store to "Rally's," is one of the largest double-lane fast food restaurants in the USA. Since being founded in 1985, Checkers has been known for their juicy burgers along with their crispy fries which have fed many hungry fast-food connoisseurs. It's not just burgers that faithful Checkers customers enjoy, it's also the wide variety of menu items ranging from chicken strips and sandwiches, wings, hot dogs, desserts, and milkshakes.
Whataburger does not draw a crowd because it boasts healthy and organic ingredients, rather it draws a crowd because it sells burgers that are "so big that it takes two hands to hold." While this chain has 735 stores across the country and a very noble six decade history in business, it hasn't quite caught on to the popular street buzz that its competitors, Carl's Jr and In-N-Out Burger are privy to—The Impossible Burger. Pat Brown, Impossible Foods Founder and CEO states, "Over the next few years, the best pork, the best chicken, the best fish, cheese, eggs the world has ever seen will be made directly from plants, using the know-how and tools Impossible Foods is developing today." Maybe someone should inform Whataburger.
Pizza is one of the top selling fast food items and there is no wondering why. Just about everyone enjoys eating a warm slice of pizza. Who can resist that gooey melted cheese, fresh baked crust and just the right amount of sauce to make all the flavors come together. Not only is pizza delicious, it is often abundantly available, makes for a quick and filling meal and appeals to a wide range of pallets, from adults to young children.
Do you get those pizza cravings and avoid the pizza places all together because you are trying to eat healthier and don't want to sabotage your progress with pizza?? Well, look no further than your nearest Papa John's to find menu options that are on the light side, and give you the most nutritious bang for your buck! Dive into some of the healthier options they have with no guilt!
Who doesn't enjoy eating out? Fast food provides something for the whole family; an easy meal for mom on a busy week night, a cheap meal for dad focused on budget control, and an opportunity for the children to enjoy the not-so-healthy foods that aren't available in the home kitchen. Unfortunately, these conveniences are taken advantage of at a rate that has put Americans at a high risk for many chronic (and some acute) diseases. There is a way to give your body the nutrients it needs without risking your health in the long run!
When most people think of Dairy Queen, they think of baskets and treats. Fried chicken tender baskets, steak finger baskets, Blizzards, ice cream sundaes and banana splits! These foods are all high in calories, fat and sodium. They are considered more of a treat, and not part of a healthy and balanced diet. What you may not know, is that Dairy Queen has a healthy side. Almost 75% of Americans are trying to eat a balanced diet and follow a healthy lifestyle, but about 80% of those people do not get enough fruits, vegetables, or whole grains. Eating a balanced diet is very important, but it is also important to eat plenty of plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables.