What Nutritionists Order At The Fast Food Drive-Thru

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The day got away from you. The kids are screaming in the back seat. You cannot face the prospect of having to cook one more meal for yourself. Whatever the reason, you’ve found yourself in the drive-thru lane of a fast food restaurant.

Don’t look now, but that might be a nutritionist in the car behind you. Like us, when nutritionists are hungry and strapped for time, they often visit fast food restaurants — but with some smart hacks and ordering know-how. Here’s what we discovered when we asked about what they’re ordering.Favorite chain: StarbucksWhile Starbucks may be best known for its drinks, many of the nutritionists we spoke with named it as a top spot for a decent meal, too. “Starbucks has a lot of delicious, balanced snacks and meals,” registered dietitian nutritionist Amanda Frankeny told HuffPost. “Most of their protein boxes contain the perfect mix: a fruit or vegetable, proteins like cheese, nuts, hummus or a hard-boiled egg and some sort of carbohydrate like pitas. They’re satiating without the added sugars and salt of usual fast food options.”Jeff Greenberg via Getty ImagesStarbucks offers more than just coffee — it serves nutritious snack boxes, egg bites and breakfast wraps.Registered ...read more...