Is There Such A Thing As Healthy Fast-Food?

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Maybe now there is a way to eat fast and healthy.  As it stands, Arizona beat LA to this healthy fast food trend.

When it comes to fast food, it’s not like it’s the healthiest thing on Earth.  Not by a long shot.  Even places that offer salads aren’t healthy, either.  McDonald’s Southwest Crispy Chicken Salad?  It may sound like a healthy option, but you’d be better off eating a Bacon McDouble Cheeseburger.  A Bacon McDouble has forty less calories than the aforementioned salad.  A Southwest Crispy Chicken Salad has 480 calories.  That’s insane.

So if you can’t even get a salad without worrying about the calories, where are you supposed to go when you need something cheap and quick?  Well, hopefully, Arizona will share its newest healthy fast-food place with the rest of the United States.

Salad and Go is a brand new restaurant, offering cheap salads and other alternatives as well.  There will be wraps, smoothies, soup, and even breakfast options.  They also have a small Kid’s Menu for the young ones.  Their menu (which you can view the PDF of here) tells you how many calories are in your order, so if you’re on a diet, you can order accordingly.  Even its add-on for protein, such as chicken, shrimp, and others have their calorie numbers listed right beside them for convenience.

Their Greek Salad (coming as is) is only 144 calories.  They of course have less healthy options, but their salads never reach 400 calories by themselves.  Their breakfast options are, by far, the worst for you calories-wise, but you can easily make it much better for you by not having a tortilla with your meal.

Salad and Go’s cofounder, by the name of Roushan Christofellis, told Business Insider all about the restaurant.  “We know that so many of those people eating from traditional drive-thru fast food chains are forced to go there because they, just like me, needed something convenient and affordable, and that was their only option,” she said.  If you go to Business Insider’s article, you can view more pictures of the restaurant and their food options.

Is it still healthier to make your own meal?  Maybe…. but at the very least, this new chain of restaurants gives us some better options when we’re on the go.  They only have six locations in Arizona right now, but supposedly, they’ll be heading outside of the state in the next two years.  Hopefully that means healthy fast-food will be heading your way soon.



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