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29 Healthy Fast Food Recipes

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Known fact: As soon as you commit to eating healthier, the craving for fast food is guaranteed to strike. The nearby smell of a McDonald’s Big Mac draws you in, or the mouth-watering desire for Chick-fil-A washes over you and suddenly it’s all “what willpower, where’s the nearest drive-thru?!”

While it’s not always easy to commit to eating healthy lunch and dinners, eating fast food 24/7 is the opposite of a good idea. And now that most restaurants have reopened, it might be even more tempting to stop into the nearest spot with fries, shakes and nuggets on the menu—especially if you have kids who are always requesting them.

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Healthy Fast Food Copycat Recipes

What if we told you you an still enjoy your favorite fast food meals on the regular, without feeling guilty later? By making homemade fast food recipes, you’ll be sure to find a way to cut down on eating-out costs and satisfy cravings at the same time. You can also control the calories, ingredients, sugar and fat this week, without completely sabotaging your healthy eating efforts.

This roundup of healthy fast food recipes includes some of your favorite fast food menu items, but with a skinny twist! Eliminate some of the grease, sugar, carbs, starches and high-fructose corn syrup while still indulging in a Wendy’s Frosty, Texas Roadhouse frickles, a Five Guys burger and more—from time to time.

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About the Author:

Megan is the content creator behind Pip and Ebby. She loves preparing and eating delicious food, but what she truly loves is this: making your life easier. Creating recipes that make things easier, yummier, healthier or more colorful or inspiring for you is what keeps her moving in the kitchen. On her blog you’ll find comfort food, meals that can be put together quickly and a ton of great Instant Pot and slow cooker meals, as well as show-stopping desserts.