Can fast food be part of a healthy-eating plan? Sure, if you order wisely and choose fast food only occasionally. Choose an entree salad with grilled chicken, shrimp or garden vegetables Choose a dressing you like, but be cautious with the amount. Use half the package to control the number of calories from added fat and sugar. Watch out for high-calorie salads, such as those with deep-fried shells or those topped with breaded chicken or other fried toppings. Also skip salad extras, such as cheese and croutons, which quickly increase the calorie count.

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