Are Fast Food Meal Deals Worth It?

You see them all the time, advertisements for some deal or special at a fast food restaurant. Whether it’s “2 for $2,” or “4 for $4,” or even “5 for $4” it’s easy to wonder if these meals are actually worth the few dollars you’ll spend on them. After all, it’s just a quick lunch or dinner, you don’t do this all the time, and now they have “new healthier options!” (Insert jingle here.)

Let me help you navigate a few of the options out there from some popular local fast food restaurants, and we’ll see if making your wallet (and hectic schedule) happy is worth the couple bucks (and couple hundred calories).
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What Kids Really Want from Parents, Teachers & School Lunch

Currently in the press is a lot of discussion about how almost everyone connected to child eating programs is failing to be of much help to improve kids’ nutrition. Interestingly enough, classroom surveys of kids reflects some interesting attitudes on their part about what they really want from those around them—teachers, parents, and school lunch providers. Continue reading What Kids Really Want from Parents, Teachers & School Lunch

Watercress Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing

By Rita Larsen, RDN; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

I remember that watercress was always used for tea sandwiches in the fanciest of hotel dining rooms.

Watercress stands up to the bold flavors of radicchio and a fish sauce spiked dressing in this spring salad. If you want a heartier meal, add grilled chicken. These bold flavors will satisfy your hunger in a big hurry! Continue reading Watercress Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing

Cranberry Turkey Melt Sandwich Recipe

By Rita Larsen, RDN; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

Perfect this time a year with turkey leftovers! Here you will have a more creative sandwich with just a little different twist!

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

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