5 Healthy Fast-Food Meals That You Need To Try

5 Healthy Fast-Food Meals That You Need To Try

Cooking can be time-consuming, but fast-food can be extremely detrimental to your health and overall mood.

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Many people resort to fast-food for its convenience and non-detrimental prices, but most popular menu choices completely neglect your health and nutrition. If you're always on-the-go and find yourself feeling forced to betray your diet, consider these healthier fast food options that won't leave you feeling remorse.

1. Grilled nuggets at Chick-fil-A starting at just $3.

I know many people would absolutely scream at the idea of ordering grilled chicken at THE Chick-fil-A, but this meal is actually much better tasting than you'd expect. The grilled nuggets are marinated in garlic and tossed in other savory seasonings that will have you coming back for more. Eight of these nuggets are only 140 calories, 3.5g of fat and 2g of carbs! (For comparison, their regular fried nuggets are 260 calories, 12g of fat, and 9g of carbs- yikes!)

2. The Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap at Chick-fil-A $5.55

This hidden treasure on Chick-fil-A's menu is a fresh and light alternative to the traditional 1000 calorie fried chicken sandwich. This wrap is served on a flax-seed flour flatbread will leave you feeling satisfied and ready to take on your day. This healthy option turns out to be only 350 calories and 37 grams of protein.

3. Zaxby's Grilled Caesar Zalad- $6.99

Zaxby's Zalads are easily the most underrated choice on their menu. These salads are loaded with toppings which overflow out of a large bowl- leaving you full for hours! All of their salads are healthier than a Nibblerz Meal, but the healthiest salad on the menu is easily the Grilled Caesar Zalad. They offer the option to have your salad with fried chicken instead of grilled, but if you're ordering a salad you might as well go with the healthier route. The Grilled Chicken Caesar Zalad is only 440 calories and even less if you request it without bacon!

4. The Blueberry Bliss Smoothie at Tropical Smoothie Cafe- $3.99

Don't be fooled by healthily-advertised smoothie places, not all of their sweet fruity drinks are decently healthy for you, but this one is! Like many of their other drinks, Blueberry Bliss can be made into a healthier meal if you request to substitute Splenda for honey. Blueberry Bliss is my personal favorite smoothie at Tropical Smoothie because it is only 340 calories and can be the perfect post-workout meal if honey and vegan protein powder are added! Many of Tropical Smoothie's refreshments are mouth-watering, but be sure to try out my all-time favorite- Blueberry Bliss.

5. Starbuck's Egg White Bites- $4.45

This light and healthy breakfast is a healthier option to energize your body to take on the day. Starbucks' egg whites contain less fat than an egg with yolk and are flavorful and fulfilling. This savory breakfast is only 170 calories with 7grams of fat, so don't be afraid to pair it with an apple to really fill you up!

When you're in a hurry and feeling tempted to opt for fried food or skip a meal altogether, consider trying these healthy fast-food options which will leave you feeling energized and satisfied. There's not much to dislike about delicious meals all under $10!

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10 Things People Ask Me About My Brumotactillophobia

These are the questions that I always hear when someone finds out that I can't stand my food touching.

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Brumotactillophobia is the fear of food touching other food. Yes, it is weird, but I recently found out that I am not the only one with this disorder. As I can imagine, I am probably not the only sufferer who - when someone finds out about it - have heard these common questions:

1. Why can't you have your food touch?

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That reason is: I have no idea. For as long as I can remember, the thought of it all just disgusts me. I did do some research on this disorder, however, and found that it is actually a common and mild form of OCD. It mostly stems in children of a young age, because they typically feel as though their plate is the only thing that they can control.

2. You know that your food ends up in the same place, right?

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As a matter of fact, yes, I do. I know what happens to food after you eat it, and I don't care. It can go to the same place in the end, but it will get there separately.

3. What do you do at buffets or Thanksgiving?

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I do what everyone else does: I eat. Just because I separate my food, doesn't mean I am not eating what is there. If I happen to have to go back for seconds because I didn't have enough room on my first plate for everything, then I will.

4. Don't you put gravy on mashed potatoes?

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First of all, I love gravy and mashed potatoes. It doesn't weird me out because gravy is a sauce, and sauces go on your foods. It's like ketchup or other condiments.

5. What about foods like salads or casseroles?

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To answer, foods that belong together go together. I don't know why that is okay for me, but it is. For instance, Shepherd's Pie is meat and vegetables mixed together with mashed potatoes on top and cooked in the oven. If those ingredients were separated onto a plate as a meal, I wouldn't mix them, but the fact that they are already mixed as it's own food, then it is okay with me.

6. What makes it weird for you to mix your plate together?

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To be frank, I have no idea. Some sufferers have a thing for the textures, others with taste. Personally, I have yet to pinpoint what it is about it that freaks me out.

7. What happens if the juice from one food touches another?

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Nope. Not today. I will literally stop eating and just go hungry.

8. What happens if some of your food does touch?

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If this unfortunate event happens, I typically try to eat around the parts that have touched and throw the contaminated parts away.

9. Does this mean you're a picky eater?

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Absolutely not! I might be picky about the layout of my plate, but I am a true foodie. I can eat pretty much anything.

10. Is that the only eating quirk you have?

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On top of not liking my food touch, I also have to eat one item at a time, and it usually from least favorite to favorite. For example, say I had a plate with steak, potatoes, and broccoli on it. I would probably eat it in the order of all of the broccoli, all of the potatoes, and then the steak.

Yeah, it is all very weird, but I don't mind. I know there are others out there like me, so here's to all of the people who suffer from Brumotactillophobia.

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A True Review Of Lumpy’s BBQ

A review on a barbecue restaurant in Clementon, New Jersey.

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Let me just say that I have truly never heard of this place until my pregnant friend had a hankering for some barbecue ribs. I am definitely not the one to try new things, and I was honestly hoping my friend wanted our same old Chipotle gig again.

The exterior met me with a sign that read "No Spitting Allowed; fine between $5.00-$100.00." Immediately, I was mad at this friend of mine for bringing me to such an odd establishment.

However, upon looking over the menu, I was dazzled. Everything was affordable and boy did they have some good southern options. Cornbread, mac and cheese, baby back ribs, pulled pork, brisket, chicken wings... YOU NAME IT.



Let me tell you, the price was AFFORDABLE. I'm talking probably less than you would spend at Chipotle, or about the same.

A big girl like myself was very hungry! I ordered mac and cheese, cornbread, potato salad, a pulled pork sandwich, AND a fountain soda for LESS than 15 dollars! It was amazing. The cornbread was sweet and moist. The mac and cheese was a gooey perfection. The potato salad was thick, but not too thick. The pulled pork was smothered in a delicious barbecue sauce, unlike some places that are stingy with their sauce.

Now, if you're a fan of a place like Famous Dave's, but you're out here balling on a budget, then this is definitely the spot to grab your next meal! I'm not saying that they're underrated, but boy are they underrated.

You can eat in or you can take your food to go. Either way, I am sure it will be absolutely delicious. They even have daily lunch specials on their already affordable food.

The only thing I can't vouch for is the dessert because, unfortunately, I was too full to get any. But they have various pies and cheesecakes that I can't wait to try during my future visits there.

Definitely, money well spent. 10/10 recommend.

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