Thursday, September 15, 2011

America's Top 10 Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants

Health magazine rates the top 10 healthiest fast food restaurants in America based on their efforts to provide nutritious fare.

They surveyed the nation’s 100 largest fast-food chains, as defined by the number of locations, and found many are creating menus that look more and more like what we’d cook ourselves (if we had the time)—from nutritious soups and healthy salads to fresh whole grains and sensible desserts. Even better: They’re offering good-news Mexican, Asian, and Mediterranean fare.

1. Panera Bread
2. Jason's Deli
3. Au Bon Pain
4. Noodles and Company
5. Corner Bakery Cafe
6. Chipotle
7. Atlanta Bread
8. McDonald's
9. Einstein Bros. Bagels
10. Taco Del Mar

I was surprised that McDonald's is even on the list. Are they serving new and improve low sodium low calorie Happy Meals now? Well, I guess so according to Health magazine:

“Among the big burger-based chains, McDonald’s is leading the way in overhauling its menu to offer more heart- and waist-friendly fare. Take the Happy Meals, which you can order with a side of apple dippers (with low-fat caramel) instead of fries and low-fat milk or fruit juice instead of soda. (Now the trick is just getting your kid to go for them!) And if you’ve gotta have fries, McDonald’s are made in a healthy canola-blend oil and come in at just 230 calories for a small.”

It’s safe to say that I can now visit McDonald’s for a meal. I just wish I can super size the apple dippers.  


  1. Thanks for your comment about links. I am actually going to be having a revamp of the whole blog as after 5 years I am bored with it and need to make lots of changes and corrections.

    Out of the above list I was shocked to see McD on it. All in all a very nasty company, on my top 10 list of companies to boycott, and I have never been there except when we hold protests. But each to his own :)

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  3. Really?? That's so odd...........I wouldn't trust that list. But then I don't think I could come up with TEN healthy chains!!

  4. @Get Skinny, Go Vegan. Yeah me too, I guess Mcdonald's PR paid them to be on that list

  5. I really don't think Mc Donalds should be on there, unless you can order just about anything on the menu, and have it be relatively healthy. It's like the healthy items are a secret, that they advertise but don't really want you to buy....

  6. @Mischievous Mack - thanks for visiting my blog, yeah i think so too, it's only a PR gimmick