5 Fast Food Restaurants to Change Your Life

People crowd around Chipotle, a fast food chain that uses anti-biotic free meats.

Maria F. Estrada, Staff Writer

People crowd around Chipotle, a fast food chain that uses anti-biotic free meats.

Alfredo Wolfermann, highlights contributor

In the fast paced world that we live in it is usually hard to eat healthy, especially as busy high school students. Most students opt for quick, ready-made foods that usually end up being unhealthy. As most know, eating healthy is highly important and can be the difference between feeling lively and energized or feeling slow and tired.  Luckily, here is a list of some fast food restaurants that are healthier than most.

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill: A student favorite, Chipotle’s “Food with Integrity” slogan holds true. The Mexican grill restaurant chain makes sure to use organic and local ingredients only, as well as meat from naturally raised animals. In Chipotle, you can buy yourself a tasty chicken burrito with as little as 180 calories From tacos to salads, you’ll find a quick and healthy meal at Chipotle.
  • Evos: A relatively small and unknown restaurant chain, Evos is making a difference one customer at a time. An “all-American” food place, Evos serves burgers, wraps, salads, shakes, and airfries. They select naturally raised beef, natural poultry, and wild caught Alaskan salmon. Evos “Airbakes” instead of deep-frying, which keeps the flavor but not the excess fat. That means taking what would be 300 calorie fries and turning them into 170 calorie fries. At Evos you’ll find a simple, natural, and delicious meal any day.
  • Panera Bread: The bakery-café Panera Bread does not disappoint when observed with a closer eye. This nationwide restaurant chain serves everything and anything healthy from freshly baked breads, to soups, to salads. Panera raises animals without antibiotics and offers fruit-packed drinks that have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and certain forms of cancer. The restaurant is committed to making a positive impact on the food system of the U.S. and abides by their motto: “Food As it Should Be”.
  • Chick-fil-A: A rather big restaurant chain, Chick-fil-A believes in providing balanced meals with a variety of healthy choices. The restaurant cares about its customers and suggests low fat or low calorie meal plans such as getting a “Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit” with as little as 440 calories. Aside from serving biscuits and sandwiches, Chick-fil-A offers burgers, wraps and salads and more.

Overall, there are a variety of healthy options for fast food nationwide. Integrating the healthy foods these restaurants serve into daily life can positively impact the way you feel on the inside and on the outside. By simply replacing McDonald’s with Evos, for example, you are getting yourself a healthier meal in the same amount of time.