Fast Food Nutrition News

The Best of Fast Food: The 2015 Healthy Taste Award

Fast food has a reputation for being unhealthy, and in a world of triple bacon cheeseburgers, it's easy to see why. However, as Americans seek to improve their diets, a growing number of healthy options are popping up on fast food menus around the country. Today we celebrate the best of the best, and award them the 2015 FastFoodNutrition.org Healthy Taste Award.

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McDonald's Cuts Artificial Flavors, Chemicals from Grilled Chicken

If you look at the ingredients in McDonald's grilled chicken, you'll see a lot of stuff that you likely don't stock in your home pantry. Maltodextrin coats the chicken to achieve even distribution of seasoning. Sodium phosphates are used to keep the chicken's texture from deteriorating during transport. Artificial flavors are present in the liquid margarine that the chicken is cooked in. Sounds just like mom's home cooking, right?

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Taco Bell Discontinues the Sriracha Quesarito and Waffle Tacos

Today we mourn the loss of two Taco Bell menu items, the Sriracha Quesarito and the Waffle Taco. Ok, maybe we don't actually mourn the loss of these calorie-laden examples of pseudo-Mexican cuisine, but if people missed Chicken Fries, someone is bound to miss these items too.

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Burger King Chicken Fries Nutrition Facts

For years, food companies have been making vegetable products that look like meat. But back in 2005, Burger King flipped the script by introducing chicken fries, which were quite possibly the first meat product made to look like a vegetable. Chicken fries were crispy pieces of fried chicken, with a french fry shape that made them perfect for dipping. After a 7 year run, Burger King discontinued Chicken Fries in 2012.

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Panera Broth Bowls Nutrition Facts

In a world of bacon-wrapped pizzas and sandwiches that use fried chicken as bread, it's always a cause for celebration when a fast food restaurant brings out a new menu item that is truly healthy. Today Panera has done just that! Well, almost. Panera's new broth bowls look to be a great option for a healthy, low-calorie lunch... so long as you have low blood pressure!

Allow me to explain.

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Weight Watchers Points for Fast Food

FastFoodNutrition.org is making it even easier than ever to stick to your diet without giving up the convenience of fast food! Our website now provides Weight Watchers PointsPlus values for the 6,000+ menu items in our database.

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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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