The Smartest Fast-food Meals

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In today's health-conscious world, fast food is one indulgence that is off the table for dieters. However, there are times when a trip through the drive-through becomes necessary; whether in a hurry or on vacation. So what should the savvy dieter order from the fast-food menu? What are the smart choices out there for those watching their calories?

Fortunately, fast-food outlets are keeping up with current health food trends and have begun to offer more diet-friendly options. Here are some of the healthier alternatives when you are faced with no other choice but to spin your wheels through the drive-through.

Breakfast

If you must eat breakfast on the road, avoid those all-in-one breakfast sandwiches. Order a breakfast wrap, or better yet, an English muffin with real butter, not trans-fatty margarine. Scrambled eggs are also a good option as they provide you with protein. The more salt- and fat-laden meats and cheeses you choose, the more unhealthy your breakfast becomes.

Healthy Lunch and Dinner Options

We all remember how our parents drilled into us the importance of eating our veggies. What we didn't want to admit to is that they were right. But what you top your salad with makes a difference in terms of caloric intake. Be sure to use a vinaigrette dressing rather than a creamy one, and don't add in too much meat and cheese.