I REALLY hope you aren’t minding the additional food posts I’ve been writing as of late – it’s part of helping me stay on track with my Numero Uno goal for 2012 – Loosing weight.
As I was driving home on Saturday after doing 2 group fitness classes (post on that coming soon), I was starving. I ate a banana and 10 pecan halves during my 40 minute drive home but it wasn’t enough. I was planning on making a hummus wrap for lunch at home, but was worried it wouldn’t be filling enough and I would end up eating other things. So . . . I stopped at McDonalds on the way home and ordered a “naked” (no mayo – I also skip the tomato because I hate them) classic grilled chicken sandwich which contains only 300 calories and 3.5 grams of fat.
Here’s how I healthified it. . .
1. Start with a grilled classic chicken sandwich SANS mayo, tomato, and also the wilted lettuce leaf.
2. Add Buffalo Hot Sauce to give it a kick of yum, add 4 slices of cucumber for a crunch, and add 8 slices of red, yellow, and orange bell pepper (I nuked them to soften them a bit).
3. Top with fresh cut leaf lettuce and ENJOY!
Do you ever eat fast food? Yes, regretfully, it’s a pretty big component of my life (BUT in 2012 – I’ve been making the most healthful choices possible instead of just having a burger and fries which I always used to do).
If so, what are your healthy recommendations (and from where)? My biggest tip, which isn’t going to be new to any of you, is to take a minute to look up the nutrition information BEFORE eating anything at a fast food restaurant. On Monday I ate a naked baked potato from Wendy’s thinking I was making a VERY healthy choice. NOPE! That sucker had 270 calories (learned it after I ate it). I was shocked and would have sworn a plain baked potato would have been a very healthy choice.