Special Diet - Created Date : 27.9.2019
Cranberry Kefir Fruit Snacks
Tart and tasty, these Cranberry Kefir Fruit Snacks are a delicious way to get some much-needed nutrients in to kiddos… or parents!
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Nutrition ninja. AKA, mom.
As a mom of five (soon to be six) little kids, I’m always glad when I can mask massive quantities of nutrition in something my kids think is a treat.
Case in point: fruit snacks.
I know, I know, when most real-food mommas hear fruit snacks, massive amounts of nutrition is not what comes to their minds! Maybe massive amounts of sugar, food coloring, and other additives. But nutrition? Not so much.
A healthier alternative.
And that’s totally understandable. If you take a look at the ingredients in most store-bought fruit snacks or gummies, nutrition is pretty much the last thing there.
Well, actually, food coloring is the last thing there, but you get my point. Nutrition is lacking!
Thankfully, pretty much anything is possible when you make it yourself! And that’s just what you should do. There’s no reason your kiddos shouldn’t enjoy fruit snacks just because the ones in the store are full of garbage!
Nutrition packed snacks.
Real, homemade fruit snacks are packed with nutrition from real fruit, gelatin, natural sweeteners like honey, and more! In these Cranberry Kefir Fruit Snacks, I added in some magnesium powder to give them a little mineral boost.
Even though my kids think of these Cranberry Kefir Fruit Snacks as a treat, I originally came up with the recipe to try and get some cranberry goodness into my daughter, who was struggling with a urinary tract infection.
Besides this wonderful use, cranberries are a great way to boost your body’s antioxidant levels (they’re full of vitamins C and E!), fight off inflammation, and boost immunity. So helpful during the winter months!
A tart treat.
Even though these fruit snacks contain honey, and the sweet kefir, cranberries are still pretttty tart! So remember when making these for your kiddos, they’re rather on the sour side of fruit snacks. ??
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The Best Healthy Fast Food Options
Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.
Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.
In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.
Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.
Sandwich with cheese and vegetables
One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.
Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.
Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.
A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.
Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.
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2. Taco Bell
Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.
According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.
One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.
Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.
Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.
Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.
Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.
For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.
McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.
Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.
5. Burger King
Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.
It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.
BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.
Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate
Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.
Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.
The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.
Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.
With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes