Food News: Health Magazine’s Top 10 Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants
In Health Magazine’s latest issue they list the Top 10 Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants. There are a few surprises on the list and a couple of eye opening omissions. Coming in at #1 on the list is Panera Bread. You wouldn’t usually equate a bakery that sells breads, bagels and pastries with “healthy” would you? Panera has enough options to build a healthy meal for those of us who are trying to watch our waist lines. Whole grain breads are available for sandwiches as well as low fat soups and salads.
Panera Bread is the best, here are the rest:
- #2 Jason’s Deli
- #3 Au Bon Pain
- #4 Noodles and Company
- #5 Corner Bakery Cafe
- #6 Chipotle
- #7 Atlanta Bread
- #8 McDonalds
- #9 Einstein Bros Bagels
- #10 Taco Del Mar
When I look at this list there is one entry that sticks out like a sore thumb. It’s McDonald’s and I’m sure you noticed it too. I know they offer some salads and a couple of wraps, but how does a place famous for Big Macs, double cheeseburgers and french fries make the list of healthiest fast food restaurants? Beats me.
As shocked as I was to see McDonald’s on the list, I was equally surprised to see Subway missing from it. With options like oven roasted chicken breast, lean ham or roast beef how can Subway not be included on the list of healthiest fast food restaurants? Subway currently offers 15 salads or sandwiches with 6 grams or less of fat. That sounds pretty healthy to me and I’m sure Jared would agree.
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