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. Opt for fat-free or low-fat dressing on the side, rather than regular salad dressing, which can have 100 to 200 calories per packet. 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, bacon bits and croutons, which quickly increase your calorie count.

Aug. 24, 2013