Posted on August 21 2019
One of the reasons fast food is as popular as it is today is because of convenience. We’re busy people, and the option of fast food is very appealing in our fast-paced lives. However, we all know that fast food isn’t necessarily the healthiest or best option for our bodies. Let’s discuss options that are a healthy, yet quick alternative to fast food.
Although this seems obvious, yogurt is often overlooked. Yogurt is the perfect snack or breakfast. Let’s not forget to mention how convenient it is! You can pick up yogurt at any grocery store, and you don’t need to prepare it. You may add fresh fruit or granola to your yogurt depending on your personal preference, which is simple and quick to do.
- Fresh Veggies
Another quick option to snack on is veggies. Pick up your favorite vegetables at the grocery store and prepare them in a to-go container if necessary. Sliced carrots, diced tomatoes, the list goes on. Preparing vegetables is a quick task, and feel free to add some dipping sauce on the side (our personal favorite is a low-fat ranch dressing).
- Trail Mix
You can buy trail mix two different ways: either already mixed or by buying the ingredients and making it yourself. Both options are healthy, so it all depends on how much time you have. Need something already prepared? Grab the trail mix already prepared. Have a bit more time? Create your own!
- Peanut Butter
You can now find to-go containers of peanut butter in grocery stores – talk about convenience! Grab a pack of peanut butter and some pretzels, crackers, or dipping utensil of your choice and pair it with the peanut butter. This is filling, yet easy to find and make.
- The Salad Bar
We’re lucky to live in an age where a majority of grocery stores have a salad bar. If you are fortunate enough to have one close to you, this is a great alternative to fast food. You can create your own salad efficiently at a salad bar. The toppings, dressings, and lettuce options will all be laid out on display. All you have to do is add items to your plate, pay, and eat!
Knowing how many alternative options to fast food there are makes it easy to steer away from the unhealthy ones. Here are just five examples of healthy alternatives, but of course there are plenty more depending on your time and taste. Next time you’re thinking of hitting up the local McDonald’s – remember this article and go for a healthy alternative.