At home, Chrissy Teigen has mastered all things food. From reinventing avocado toast to easy and delicious one-pan meals, whipping up a healthy meal for the fam is her speciality. But out on the road—where the only options for miles are fast food fare—the struggle is real.
While a mere mortal may Google “healthy fast food options” from the passenger seat, surfacing some (ahem) super helpful articles on what to eat at places like Chipotle and Panera Bread, Teigen can crowd-source her choices from her 10.6 million Twitter followers.
what do you think is the healthiest meal (not side) of any normally junky fast food chain? NO JOKE ANSWERS PLEASE this is serious
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 18, 2018
She asked, and they answered, and you know what, a lot of the responses were legit helpful. “Baked potato and chili from Wendy’s,” suggested Two Less Lonely Girls podcast host Corinne Fisher. When you nix the not-so healthy add-ons like cheese and sour cream and top your spud off with chili instead, as the comedian does, you’ll get 19 grams of protein and 11 grams of fiber. Not bad for 440 calories and $3.
Another user called out that White Castle is serving up Impossible Burgers now, which are undoubtedly healthier than the chain’s OG square beef patties. A lot of Teigen’s followers seem to be hardcore Taco Bell lovers, and while not all of their suggestions are actually all that good for you, one person recommended the Power Veggie Bowl, which has 13 grams of fiber and 14 grams of protein—not too shabby! (On the other hand, it still has 63 grams of carbs.) Another Taco Bell option tweeted Teigen’s way: a vegan Crunch Supreme, made with fiber-rich black beans, lettuce, tomato, chicken, and guac.
The whole Twitter convo is hilarious to read—people get very passionate about fast food— but it also shows that you don’t have to spend a fortune or shop at specialty health stores to find good-for-you meals.
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