Let's face it – we are busy. But, truth be told, we still have to eat. Usually that means heading to the nearest drive-thru and ordering whatever is on the menu. But eating on the go doesn't have to mean swapping your healthy diet for high calories, sodium and saturated fat. Today, many fast-food restaurants are cutting out trans fats and focusing on fresh ingredients that are healthy and tasty.
Go for grilled chicken over crispy. Load it up with lettuce and tomato but stay away from the mayo, which will save you about 6 grams of fat and about 50 calories. If you want to make any burger lighter on the calories ditch the top half of the bun. If your burger comes in a meal deal, opt for fruit or peanuts for the side over fries and choose water to drink.
Who doesn't love subs? To maximize your protein intake, try opting for a turkey sub on wheat bread. Load it with veggies, avocado and a little mustard.
Many restaurants offer salads with roasted or grilled chicken. This is always a great option for the health-conscious on-the-go person. You can load it up with fresh tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers and low-fat dressing.
Drive-thus just aren't for the hungry lunch customer. Many of us are forced to eat breakfast in the car on the way to work. And we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Experts advise sticking to healthy choices such as yogurt parfait. This choice gives you plenty of probiotics to kick-start your day. Adding fruit to your yogurt gives you a dose of fibre and granola adds to the taste for a low-calorie meal. A high-protein meal such as a spinach florentine wrap is also a good choice to keep your body fuelled for the morning.