But what about dinner? Fast food take out is an option, but isn’t it unhealthy?
Not necessarily. Sure there are plenty of high fat, high sodium meals on the fast food menus, but if you know what to look for, you can find healthy options as well. Here is our list of five healthy take out options you can find at fast food chains right here in Spokane.
The veggie power bowls pack 12g of healthy protein due to the beans. Add in the fiber and zero trans fats, and these bowls will keep your stomach satisfied throughout the day, while still satisfying a quick Mexican fix with guacamole, reduced fat sour cream, seasoned rice and cheese. Add Jalapeño peppers for a low-cal extra kick.
This combo of chicken, black beans, quinoa, sweet corn, tomatoes, jicama and Cotija cheese with a chile vinaigrette brings out some strong Southwestern flavors, while pulling in a hearty serving of veggies and an impressive 27 grams of protein. Add an iced americano or iced green tea to fuel your afternoon!
Really craving that Whammy? Consider starting with a classic hamburger or cheeseburger - the same classic Dick’s flavor, while staying a little lower on the calorie side. When healthy feels tough - aim towards simpler items on the menu!
With this flame-grilled patty, you’ll never know that you aren’t eating meat. This plant-based burger tastes just like the real thing. Cut the mayo to limit saturated fats and extra calories. This vegetarian option will please both those on a plant-focused diet and meat-eaters.
These customizable bowls are packed with protein. Substitute shredded lettuce for rice, and you have yourself a Southwestern-style salad. Chipotle is known for its sustainable and organic practices, so you know you’ll be getting meat with no additives or pesticides.
There is plenty more information about healthy meals, recipes, and plant-focused diets on our website. Read more articles or find a care center near you today.
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