Americans Are Eating On the Run Here Are 5 of the Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants

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An expert panel, scored these chains on factors such as the use of healthy fats, healthy sodium counts in entrees, availability of nutritional information, and the use of organic products to determine these 5 top ranking restaurants.

Americans Are Eating On the Run Here Are 5 of the Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants


A comprehensive menu of healthy choices for every meal including a palatable likable KIDS selection too. No wonder Panera is ranked #1.

I love Panera, their soups, sandwiches, and salad selections are the best. The choices and variety exclude no one…There is something for everyone!

Meat eaters to Vegetarians they have it covered!

And if you want to be naughty you can, their sweet treats can’t be beat!

My nephew is a baker for them I’m not partial but I’m glad he’s working for one of the good guys in the food industry!



Chipotle lets you have you complete control over your burrito, taco, or salad and you get to build it with fresh, local ingredients.

Ease up on cheese and other condiments if you choose to build a healthier meal and still enjoy the delicious flavors…

Chipolte is winning high marks for its commitment to organics, hormone- and antibiotic-free meats, and produce sourced from local suppliers.

Americans Are Eating On the Run Here Are 5 of the Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants

Hopefully you don’t have to run too far to your local Chipolte Eatery!


How did this Deli end up on the top 5 because of its devotion to organic food: About one-fifth of all Jason’s Deli ingredients are organic.

Besides Jason’s Deli devotion to organic offerings, they offer portion control options, healthy sandwiches and provide detailed nutritional information.


I know bagels are pretty high in -carbs, but putting gobs of cream cheese or butter on them is what really is the problem!

No worries at this chain: Einsteins offers healthier alternatives like reduced-fat spreads, hummus, and peanut butter—a great way to add healthy fat to breakfast (or lunch). It also serves a Good Grains bagel that has an impressive 4 grams of fiber.

In the mood for a salad,”surprise” they have a decent selection and you can order any in a half-size.


My guess is you’re shocked! Right…

Have some faith in our All American McDonald’s they are overhauling their menu to offer more heart- and waist-friendly fare.


You have to commend them for spelling out the nutritional information right on the back of its tray liners.

Take the Happy Meals, which you can order with a side of apple dippers (with low-fat caramel) instead of fries and low-fat milk or fruit juice instead of soda.

Even the work-out gym hard bodies can’t go wrong with their 260- to 270-calorie Snack Wraps (choose grilled chicken) for protein without a lot of unwanted carbs.

And if you really have to indulge in fries, those at McDonald’s are made in a healthy canola-blend oil and come in at just 230 calories for a small order.

I do believe making the right choices no matter where you eat and what’s on the menu all comes down to YOU!

There’s enough nutritional information out there, educate yourself and don’t feel like you can’t eat on the run-some days you have to if you want to get to where you need to be…Just don’t go over the speed limit!

Americans Are Eating On the Run Here Are 5 of the Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants



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