For some reason, the vast majority of the fast food industry seems to be of the impression that healthy people don’t want quick food. In reality, EVERYONE wants quick food from time to time. It’s stressful trying to eat healthy when you have a lot to do and you don’t have time to chop tons of vegetables, cook a big meal, and clean up.
If you’re aiming for a healthier fast food meal and you find yourself in Fullerton, try checking out Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a healthy fast food franchise. They have a number of delicious fruit smoothies, but unlike a lot of smoothie places, they also have warm food options. If you’re a vegetarian, you’ll appreciate the Hummus Veggie Wrap (and ask for no cheese if you’re vegan). What you’ll love even more, though, is that you can substitute Beyond Meat for ANY chicken dish on the menu. Yes, you read that correctly – vegetarians and vegans now have a good number of options at a fast food restaurant!
If you do a Beyond Meat substitution on one of their salads + a little modification (skip the cheese or opt for a dairy-free dressing), even a GLUTEN FREE VEGAN could be satisfied here. This is probably the best fast food news since TCBY came out with vegan froyo.
As always, I have to add the disclaimer that fast food is still heavily processed and not ideal for every meal – but seriously, very few of us can maintain 100% perfect dietary habits 100% of the time. It’s nice to have some reasonably healthy fast food options when we need a little help getting everyone fed.