How Fresh is your Food?

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imageThere are days I wake up and really crave a juicy Big Mac from McDonald’s. Then there are days like today, where I want to do anything but.

A picture on Reddit recently went viral after a McDonald’s employee sent a picture of a frozen McRib to his friend. Let’s just say…well, I won’t even say it, just look at the thing!

While it might look disgusting, it is chalk full of nutritional value. A whopping 500 calories, 26 grams of fat, 980 milligrams of sodium, and 11 grams of sugar, is all yours for the taking; YUMMMM!

To save yourself from whatever could possibly be found in that white brick of shi…stuff, I figured you might want some better alternatives when you’re eating fast-food.

  1. Burger King is the only fast-food chain (that I know of) that has veggie-burgers available. They’re obviously not as healthy as a fresh garden salad, but they’re vegetarian-friendly and way better looking than the McRib.
  2. Chiptole has always had a veggie burrito option, but recently has selected Baltimore as a taste-testing city for their new tofu burrito, “Sofrita”. The tofu is tossed in chipotle sauce and chili peppers, so it definitely gives you that kick you want from Mexican food.
  3. Taco Bell recently switched over to lard-free refried beans, making almost any item on the menu vegetarian friendly (if you ask to hold the meat, of course). If you order a bean burrito “Fresco Style” they substitute the cheese for pico de gallo, making the meal vegan.
  4. Subway is still considered fast food in my book, but probably one of the more healthier options. Their Veggie Delight sub on roasted garlic bread and sweet onion sauce is 100% vegan approved.

Again, fast food isn’t the preferred option when dining out, but it is quick (and really, who can resist?). Even if you aren’t a vegetarian, these fast food options sure do look and sound better than that lovely, frozen hunk of a cinder block.

These obviously aren’t the only veggie-friendly choices, but they are some of my favorites. Let me know about any of your guilty pleasures!

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One response »

  1. This is a perfect example of the kind of blog post I have been advocating — start with something in the news, give your take on it, then spin off into a related area that lets you give readers something they can use. Great job!

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