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How to Make Healthy Choices at Burger Chains

I am not much of a fast food eater any more, but I know you folks still in the work force sometimes don’t have the option of going to the fridge and fixing a nutritious meal or snack for yourself as I do.

So here are some suggestions to help you satisfy your hunger without sacrificing your good health from


Less Healthy choices
1.    Double-patty hamburger with cheese, mayo, special sauce, and bacon
2.    Fried chicken sandwich
3.    Fried fish sandwich
4.    Salad with toppings such as bacon, cheese, and ranch dressing
5.    Breakfast burrito with steak
6.    French fries
7.    Milkshake
8.    Chicken “nuggets” or tenders
9.    Adding cheese, extra mayo, and special sauces

Healthier choices
1.    Regular, single-patty hamburger without mayo or cheese
2.    Grilled chicken sandwich
3.    Veggie burger
4.    Garden salad with grilled chicken and low-fat dressing
5.    Egg on a muffin
6.    Baked potato or a side salad
7.    Yogurt parfait
8.    Grilled chicken strips
9.    Limiting cheese, mayo, and special sauces

Buon Appetito!



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What Are the Best and Worst Sandwiches to Order from Panera Bread?

You can’t go wrong eating out if you stick with chicken and turkey, right? Just beware of the big old burger.

Not so fast, says WebMD.

Panera's Signature Chicken on Artisan French Bread

Panera’s Signature Chicken on Artisan French Bread

Avoid like the plague Panera’s Signature Chicken on Artisan French Bread. It “contains 830 calories, 37 g fat, 12 g saturated fat, and 2,180 mg of sodium.  That’s the daily Sodium limit for healthy adults. The special sauce, bacon, and cheddar help turn chicken, a lean type of protein, into a calorie bomb. Unfortunately,  many of the hot panini, signature, and café sandwiches hit the 700-900 calorie range,” WebMD says.

 Panera's Smoked Turkey on Whole Grain Bread

Panera’s Smoked Turkey on Whole Grain Bread

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McDonald’s Varies Menu Overseas – The McCamembert Burger

McDonald’s may be a burger chain for us stateside folks, but overseas it’s a different story, according to the Guardian.

The McArabia

The McArabia

Middle East fast food fans indulge in the McArabia, a grilled chicken sandwich on a flatbread.

In Japan a Mega Teriyaki is an entree and Thailand features jasmine rice patties.

Perhaps the most spectacular is the McCamembert Burger just introduced in France. Ironically, this attempt to satisfy local tastes has irritated the Camembert producers in Normandy.

The McCamembert Burger

The McCamembert Burger

The Guardian reported that the French Newspaper L’Express said that camembert fans “”will be disappointed”, because it lacked taste and, horror, “could even be confused for brie.”

They deserve a break today.


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