Fast food nutrition can be difficult. The snacks are always so good, which can blind us to those concerns. Where else can you grab your favorite ultra-savory or sweet treat in just seconds, and all for usually pretty decent prices? Not in my kitchen, that's for sure. I charge a premium rate for even toaster waffles. It's highway robbery.
But it can be tough when you're ordering fast food to know what exactly is in what you're ordering. When we cook at home, it's so much easier to suss out how much of what we've used and do some quick math to let us know just how many calories and how much fat we're consuming. Sometimes with fast food, it can be a challenge.
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We've rounded up 12 of our favorite fast food items from across the country. In addition to presenting you with pictures sure to pique your appetite (seriously, I had a second lunch after writing this) we've included some valuable nutritional details for each item to make your go-to fast food favorites less of a mystery if you're counting calories.
What's your favorite fast food treat?
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I create a special savings account
I put a little away at a time
I cut corners until I can afford it
Save? Who has money to save?
I plan to put it on my credit card and love the benefits of the reward program