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Don't Let Fast Food Weigh You Down

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Swap Your Sides

Adding greasy French fries or onion rings to an already calorie-laden sandwich will make the fat and sodium in your meal skyrocket. Replace these nutrient-empty sides with a garden salad, fruit, or baked potato. Just remember to top them with a calorie-friendly dressing or salsa, and avoid anything creamy or fatty, such as sour cream and butter. Some fast food places now offer healthy sides for kids, too, like apple slices and raisins. Showing your kids how to make smart choices now will help them establish healthy eating patterns for life.

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