Where are people eating out these days for healthy fast food?

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    Dec 27, 2012 8:26 AM GMT
    So I'm away from home and spending all this week away from the kitchen...and I dont tend to eat out much at all when at home. Just wanting to know where other people are going.

    However, I'm want to look beyond the same rotation of resturaunts: Panda Express, Mickie D's, BK, KFC, Dennys and the Grocery deli. Speaking of which, I wnted to raise hell as the attendent at the deli refused to give me 3 tenders saying it only comes with 2, when I've ordered the same deli plate 100 times and it's always been 3. Then, as I was paying for it, I noticed it said 3 piece tender plate on the sticker. If I'd of seen that when he handed it to me, I'd of threw it across the counter and cursed his ass out.

    I am trying to find places that sell hearty food also. I like Golden Corral but refer to it as 'gym' food as some people don't like it, but it's good after a workout. Burgers and fries make me lose weight. Not enough calories or nutrients. I've also been spontaneous and tried places like Panera Bread and Einstein Bagels...those places are expensive and give bread crumbs of food...hence the name. $8 for a sandwich, soup and soda? Quality is good, but leaves me hungry shortly after. Other times I go to non-chain places but when you're not familiar with a town, you tend to just go to places you know of.

    Boston Market I really miss. they have been closing many locations. Just when I was getting into them, they started disappearing. Non-upscale seafood places with selection also seem to be hard to find away from the coasts.
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    Dec 27, 2012 8:30 AM GMT
    You lose weight from burgers and fries??? icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif

    Chipotle and Pei Wei make halfway decent food. Their portion sizes are huge, so I only eat half at a time and save the rest for later. It depends on what area you're in.
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    Dec 27, 2012 8:33 AM GMT
    When I want something healthy, fast and inexpensive, it's always Subway. You can get a footlong Black Forest Ham (I doubt very much that it's real "Black Forest" Ham but anyway....) with all the veggies for $6 or $7 depending on the location. (Our prices are higher than on the mainland.)
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    Dec 27, 2012 8:35 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidYou lose weight from burgers and fries??? icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif


    Yeah if I eat that for dinner a few times a week instead of a regular meal I lose weight.
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    Dec 27, 2012 8:36 AM GMT
    FuzzyPecs25 saidYeah if I eat that for dinner a few times a week instead of a regular meal I lose weight.

    I....I...I don't know what to say.
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    Dec 27, 2012 8:42 AM GMT
    Smegmatron saidWhen I want something healthy, fast and inexpensive, it's always Subway. You can get a footlong Black Forest Ham (I doubt very much that it's real "Black Forest" Ham but anyway....) with all the veggies for $6 or $7 depending on the location. (Our prices are higher than on the mainland.)


    I used to love subway and the footlongs. Went a month ago the BFH was soooo good. However, what suddenly killed it for me a couple years ago was I kept finding hair in the bread of the sandwiches along with the temporary rancid smell on my clothing after I walked out. In the 90s, I would see Subway didn't even have their employees wear gloves so it wasnt until the $5 footlongs came out that I started going.

    I don't dislike it, but it's not generally on my list anymore. Maybe it'll grow back on me.
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    Dec 27, 2012 1:28 PM GMT
    Chick Fil A!
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    Dec 27, 2012 1:36 PM GMT
    I go to Whole Foods. They have a hot bar and a salad bar that have tons of healthy options.
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    Dec 27, 2012 3:15 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidI go to Whole Foods. They have a hot bar and a salad bar that have tons of healthy options.

    This. All the other fast food options are incredibly unhealthy. I carry around trail mix and bananas. Once I stopped eating gluten is became a lot easier to avoid fast food, but even before that, the dislike and processed nature of the food turned me off. If you want to stay healthy while traveling, you will have to search because you never will find it in a fast food establishment.
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    Dec 27, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA said
    FuzzyPecs25 saidYeah if I eat that for dinner a few times a week instead of a regular meal I lose weight.

    I....I...I don't know what to say.


    He's probably got a high metabolism and is a gym bunny. His body just uses the energy quickly and effectively. He'd likely get fat if he stopped working out and continued to eat burgers and fries.
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    Dec 27, 2012 3:29 PM GMT

    The problem I have with fast food is the sodium. Even the 'healthy' options are processed and Im super-sensitive to sodium, sugar and gluten. My least worse option is Subway.
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    Dec 27, 2012 4:17 PM GMT
    Jesus, can I have your metabolism, OP?

    uFek1iAt
  • LJay

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    Dec 27, 2012 4:37 PM GMT
    grocery store salad bars, Italian restaurants at lunch, cafeterias
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    Dec 27, 2012 4:46 PM GMT
    The buffet spread at Whole Foods is amazing and I tap that whenever I can.