Fast Food Nutrition

Keep it healthy on Cinco de Mayo

Fast approaching is Cinco de Mayo, the celebration of Mexico's victory at the Battle of Puebla! But if you love food, it's also a celebration of Mexico's fantastic cuisine. Before you get any ideas in your head about going to Taco Bell or Taco Johns for a greasy Cinco de Mayo meal, consider cooking something better at home. Our pals at Under 500 Calories have picked out a whole bunch of low-calorie, authentic Mexican recipes to help you celebrate.

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Making your fiesta meal at home can be fun, healthier, and it's bound to be more authentic than the tex-mex food from a fast food restaurant.

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Which Subway Bread is Healthiest?

If we had to rank fast food restaurants by smell, Subway would be #1. Their fresh baked bread smells amazing! But with a dozen breads to choose from at Subway, which one is the healthiest? It's probably not what you think.

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Weight Watchers SmartPoints For Fast Food

Everyone loves Oprah's favorite things, and in 2015, Oprah found a new favorite: Weight Watchers. Last fall, America's favorite media mogul purchased a 10% share of the point-based diet plan company and went to work helping them improve their product. In the last few weeks, we've seen the fruits of those labors in the form of a new ad campaign starring Oprah herself, and a complete overhaul of Weight Watcher's point system. The old point system, dubbed PointsPlus, was just replaced with a brand new system called SmartPoints.

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Is Brown Rice Healthier Than White?

Everyday, millions of people find themselves in line at their favorite burrito or Asian restaurant, faced with a decision of colossal importance: white or brown rice? Ok, maybe it isn't THAT big of a decision, but in a world where we're all trying to eat a little healthier, choosing the right option for your rice can make a difference.

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Subway Flatbread: Is It Healthier?

If you're looking for a way to make your meal from Subway a bit healthier, you might be tempted to swap out the traditional bread for Subway's flatbread. It's thinner, so it's less bread... that's gotta mean it's healthier, right? That certainly seems logical, but Chipotle's calorie-filled tortilla taught us that thin doesn't always mean healthy.

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You Won't Believe How Many Calories Are In A Chipotle Tortilla

Next time you find yourself at Chipotle, think twice before ordering that burrito. You might not realize it, but that thin, flour tortilla actually packs a HUGE caloric punch. To illustrate just how many calories there are in a Chipotle tortilla, here's a list of fast food menu items that actually have fewer calories:

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How Much Fat Do Average Americans Get From Fast Food?

How many times a year are you eating fast food? For the average American, the answer to that question is a whopping 159 times! If those meals consist of a burger and fries, you'd be eating 7,000 grams of fat a year just from fast food! That's so much fat, that it would fill up eleven 20 oz soda bottles!

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Healthier Or Just Healthier Sounding?

Imagine you're an executive at a fast food restaurant chain and you've got a dilemma. Customers are looking for delicious, healthy food with high quality ingredients, but your boss wants you to keep costs down. How can you satisfy both your customers AND your boss?

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How Much Fast Food Do You Eat A Year?

The average American eats fast food 159 times a year. That's 3 times a week! Those who choose a burger, fries and cola for those meals are racking up over 190,000 calories a year. That's as many calories as you would burn running from New York City to Denver, Colorado!

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Fast Food Nutrition News

Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Calories and Weight Watchers Points

Tired of your boring, plain Frappuccino? Starbucks thinks you are. That's why for the next five days, the coffee giant will be selling a color and flavor-changing Frappuccino Crème drink, inspired by unicorns. This limited time only beverage is neon-colored, layered with different flavors and goes great with all of your favorite Lisa Frank products.

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Wendy's 4 for $4 Nutrition Facts

If you're looking to get the most food per dollar, it's pretty hard to beat Wendy's 4 for $4 deal. For less than a fiver, Wendy's will serve you up a Junior Bacon Cheeseburger, 4 chicken nuggets, small fries and a small drink. That's a great deal for you wallet! But what about for your body? Let's look at the nutrition facts and find out!

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Arby's Smoke Mountain Sandwich Is a Monstrosity of Meats

When Arby's says that they "have the meats", they aren't kidding. And they're out to prove it with the new Smoke Mountain Sandwich. What's in this sandwich? A better question would be what ISN'T in this sandwich.

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