Healthy Food Choices

By: Nathan Artt, Connor Salerno, and Lajuan West

History of Fast Food Eating

The McDonald brothers opened their redesigned restaurant in 1948, and several fast-food chains that exist today opened soon after. Burger King and Taco Bell got their start in the 1950s, and Wendy's opened in 1969. Some chains, like Carl's Jr., KFC and Jack in the Box, existed before the Speedee Service System, but modified their cooking techniques after its debut. McDonald's, which started it all, is now the world's largest fast-food chain. According to the National Restaurant Association, American sales of fast food totaled $163.5 billion in 2005. The industry is growing globally as well. Total sales for McDonald's grew 5.6 percent in 2005, and the company now has 30,000 franchised stores in more than 120 countries.

Healthy Recipes

The recipes are very easy to make. The foods are delicious and taste amazing. All of the foods are good for your health and have very low calories.


http://www.womenshealthmag.com/nutrition/recipes

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Dessert

Breakfast Burritos

Craving Mexican food but not the fat and calories that accompany your favorite dish? These breakfast burritos are the perfect alternative. Use egg whites instead of regular eggs to cut back on fat and cholesterol and flavor as desired with salsa.

Calories: 282

Lunch Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Sandwich

Looking for a not-so-ordinary chicken recipe? Try this sweet-and-spicy Hawaiian take on a lunchtime classic.


Calories: 387

Dinner Lemon-Thyme Chicken with Sauteed Vegetables

Want a delicious but easy and fast dinner? The Lemon-Thyme Chicken with Sauteed Vegetables only has 327 calories and takes 15 minutes o make.

Dessert Indoor S'Mores

You don't have to sit around a fire to enjoy S'mores. Just be sure to watch them carefully under the broiler—the marshmallows can go from perfectly toasted to charcoal in a hurry. Only 98 calories

QUICK & SUPER EASY EXERCISE TIPS/WORKOUT

In a landmark study conducted at the University of Virginia, exercise physiologist Glenn Gaesser, PhD, asked men and women to complete 15 10-minute exercise routines a week. After just 21 days, the volunteers' aerobic fitness was equal to that of people 10 to 15 years younger. Their strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility were equal to those of people up to 20 years their junior. "It would be useful for people to get out of the all-or-nothing mind-set that unless they exercise for 30 minutes, they're wasting their time," says Gaesser.


Breaking exercise into small chunks on your overscheduled days can also keep your confidence up, since skipping it altogether can make you feel tired, guilty, or depressed. Keep in mind, though, that short bursts of exercise are meant to supplement, not replace, your regular fitness routine.