Can you actually eat healthy at a fast food restaurant? Although fast food is really never ideal, there are some things you can do while you're out to minimize the damage. Here are a few options for you next time you're in a bind and need to pick a healthy fast food restaurant:

1. Carl's Jr.

Carl's Jr. has several refreshingly healthy items on their menu, including chicken sandwiches and salads. A good habit to get into - and this applies to all the choices listed here - is checking the nutritional facts before you order. This can save you some time trying to special order, etc. and help you make a good choice right off of the bat.

2. McDonald's

McDonald's does seem to be wising up and putting some healthier items on the menu. Chicken McGrill sandwiches, fruit and yogurt parfaits, and 1% milk are just a few items you could choose and end up with a good, healthy meal.

3. Taco Bell

This one may have the widest selection of healthy choices of the three: You can order a lot of the items on the menu 'fresco style', which means without cheese, sauce, etc. Still a little high in sodium, but as an example, a chicken soft taco fresco style isn't a bad choice at 170 calories, 12 grams of protein, 22 grams of carbs and 4 grams of fat.

Taco Bell, Carl's Jr., and McDonald's are three fast food restaurants where you can make a healthy choice. You only have to take few minutes to go through the labels and check out their nutritional values. It will lead the way for healthy eating choices. Good luck!

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