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Low fat fast food items
by Jayme Haitsuka, Lifestyles editor

A lawsuit was recently brought by Caesar Barber, a 57-year-old Bronx maintenance worker who weighs 270-pounds, against McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Burger King. Barber alleged these restaurants did not warn customers that a steady diet of their products could lead to health problems. So, many fast food eateries are opting for more health-conscious items on their menus.

McDonald’s was the first to make an actual change in the way fries are prepared, by frying them in vegetable oil rather than the beef tallow oils used before. However, many other fast food chains offer foods untouched by the oil of a deep-fatfryer.

Wendy’s Mandarin Chicken Salad: At 420-calories, this salad comprised of mixed greens, almonds, “grilled” chicken, Mandarin oranges, and oriental dressing is a good alternative to the average burger.

Burger King’s Chicken Whooper, Jr.: At 350-calories this pseudo-grilled sandwich is a much better choice than it’s beef counterpart.

Subway’s Low-fat Subs: Subway has launched new sandwiches ranging from 310 to 370 calories each: honey mustard ham, sweet onion chicken teriyaki, and red wine vinaigrette club.

McDonald’s Fruit and Yogurt Parfait: The perfect alternative to an ice cream sundae, this snack of yogurt topped with berries and granola is only 380-calories, 280 if served without granola. Source: webMD

 

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