Healthy-ish Fast Food Options
Are we counting the calories together?
Most of the time when people say healthier alternatives to fast food what does that really mean. What is fast food anyway?
According to Wikipedia, Fast food is food that is mass-produced that is prepared and served very quickly. It is usually with lower nutritional value compared to other food and dishes. So if I understand this correctly, any meal that is with low preparation time can be considered fast food.
But let’s face it, the fast food that we know so well tastes really, really good. Sometimes, nothing beats those greasy, crispy morsels. Now before you start looking at me sideways with dagger eyes, I am well aware that fast food should be taken in moderation. Especially with kids in mind. However, I am not one of those moms that shun all the food lumped under “bad food for kids” – yes I do bear in mind age appropriateness as well.
There will be some days when you just want to get everyone fed, and the fastest, nearest option is to hit the fast food joints. Fear not, there are some healthier choices you can make while having fast food – that is if you’re just counting calories. Let’s look through some of the popular ones first:
Beef Burger : 258 Calories
I was going to put my money on the Grilled Chicken Burger, but the calorie counter was empty for some reason. So beef burger it is. Skip the fries and bring along your own bottled water if you want to keep the calories at bay. But I can honestly tell you I don’t have the will power when it comes to McDonald’s fries. While the husband and I may pile our fries on to the tray to share, I do make a point to guard my share of fries every time. I can part with the carbonated drink, but parting with the fries would be a tad too much.
For the kids:
Happy Meal®: Ayam Goreng McD™: 223 Calories
Who counts calories for kids anyway. But in the case of choosing which I think is healthiest, I would still go with the fried chicken because it is an actual chicken part. I’m not entirely sure what dubious meats go into the rest, so it is unlikely I would order them.
credit : McDonald
Kentucky Fried Chicken