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#1 Healthiest Plant-Based Fast-Food Item, According to a Nutritionist

A plant-based way of eating has become extremely popular in recent years, and the trend will only continue to boom further. Options for meat, egg, and even fish substitutes are proliferating on the market, and once-niche items like veggie burgers, tofu, tempeh, and jackfruit are becoming more mainstream in grocery stores and on restaurant menus. While some of these plant-based eats aren't here to mimic actual meat, others are beloved exactly for that reason—they resemble the real thing closely in both texture and flavor. So it's now easier than ever to dabble in plant-based eating, whether you're a carnivore or a vegan. And loading up your diet with plant-based foods is both a healthier and a greener choice. It helps cut back on the total carbon footprint (which is higher through transportation mechanisms, animal farming, etc.), which starts with people changing their dietary habits to decrease their personal carbon footprints themselves. All of those things add up! RE

The #1 Healthiest Fast-Food Pizza Order, According to a Nutritionist

Fast-food pizza doesn't get the best reputation , and for good reason. The pies at our nation's biggest pizza chains are usually high in carbs and sodium and excessively loaded with toppings that further increase the fat, carb, calorie, and sodium content. Just think about it: pizza's base is carbohydrate-heavy, as it's usually made with dough that consists of white, refined carbohydrates that are lacking in fiber. Even if your pizza is made on a thinner crust, as opposed to deep dish or thick, large NYC-style slices you can fold in half, it's likely not made with whole wheat or whole grain flour at the more popular fast-food restaurants. Of course, you can make your own slimmed-down version of pizza at home by tossing your favorite cheese, veggies, and lightened sauce on top of a healthier crust, which cuts back on carbs and calories. RELATED: The Worst New Fast-Food Pizzas, According to a Dietitian You can buy or make your own cauliflower crust ( Outer Aisle

The #1 Healthiest Order at McDonald's, According to a Nutritionist

Who doesn't love a McDonald's burger and fries after a long night out, or an Egg McMuffin with hash browns to start the day? Plus, the chain is convenient and affordable, and, we can't deny it, super tasty. So, it's pretty hard to resist that craving for chicken nuggets, fries, milkshakes, ice cream, burgers, and more. Unfortunately, most of the items you'll find on their menu are the definition of "junk" food —large portion sizes packing higher-than-necessary amounts of calories and fat. But you can actually concoct a healthy order for a balanced meal that won't wreck your diet, and that actually has some good nutrition to keep you full longer. We chatted with dietitian and head of Nutrition & Wellness at WW (formerly Weight Watchers) Jaclyn London , who helped us pick the healthiest order you can currently get at McDonald's—main, side, and dessert included! RELATED: The Worst McDonald's Menu Items You Should Never Order Main: A Class

The #1 Healthiest Order at Chick-fil-A, According to a Nutritionist

We all know that Chick-fil-A isn't necessarily the go-to place for healthy food . But as with any fast-food joint, we also can't deny its appeal and convenience. So if you happen to find yourself at Chick-fil-A, and are looking for ways to eat as healthy and nutritiously as possible, we're here to tell you how with a few simple recommendations. For example, no matter where you're dining, you can make some tweaks that will instantly lighten the caloric load of your routine order. Always get the dressings and sauces on the side, so you can control the portions yourself; opt for fresh produce whenever possible (think greens, veggies, and fruits over starchy sides like fries or rice); and try to go for the small servings size instead of the large (definitely stay away from value pitfalls like supersizing). Another way to smartly indulge in what you're craving? Split the unhealthy items with others, so you're able to still enjoy them while cutting the serving size