Burgers, Fries, Milkshakes: Healthy Versions for Fast Food Junkies

Article posted in: Diet & Nutrition

Fast food junkies, get excited! We’ve got lots of options for people who don’t want to give up their favorite fast food fare while they lose weight.

Nutrisystem has perfectly portioned versions of all your drive-thru staples. From our Turkey Sausage & Egg Muffin and top-selling Hamburger, to our Chocolate Brownie Sundae.

But for those of you who want to try your hand at creating your own fast food menu masterpieces, we’ve got tons of recipes you’ll absolutely love, too!  Check out our healthier versions of traditional fast food fare:

1. 5-Star Chicken Nuggets

skinny chicken nuggets

Love chicken nuggets but not so keen on the damage they do to your waistline? Consider your poultry prayers answered! These chicken nuggets have all the 5-star flavor of your favorite on-the-go meal but none of the diet destruction. We know, we know. Hard to believe this texture can be created from the list of ingredients. But we promise: We tested this recipe, and these Chicken Nuggets are just as pictured… tender, tasty and totally guilt-free! Get the recipe here >

2. Better-for-You Burgers

5 weight loss burger recipes

Burgers don’t have to be bad for you! Try one of our slimmed down takes on this grab-and-go staple, and get the flavor you love without destroying your diet! Get the recipes here >

3. Veggie Fries

sweet potato

If you’ve never tried homemade sweet potato fries, you haven’t lived. Sweet and savory, they’re a welcome alternative to the greasy calorie-laden kind. But sweet potatoes aren’t the only veggies that make awesome fries. Carrots, zucchinis, string beans and even eggplant make great choices as well. Happy Fry-Day! Get the recipes here >

4. Vanilla Lime Milkshake

vanilla lime

Skip the calorie-bomb at the drive-through, and opt for this tasty treat instead. This delicious Vanilla Lime Milkshake is so tasty you won’t even realize it’s healthy! Get the recipe here > Or, try this delicious Lemon Cooler Shake instead. More of a chocolate milkshake fan? Try this insanely good Chocolate Shake instead!

5. Banana Split ‘Nice’ Cream

Banana Split "Nice" Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for healthier ice cream! Go bananas over this sweet, frozen treat because Banana Split “Nice” Cream is a totally guilt-free recipe! Click here to learn how to make it. Want a few more variations on this insanely good sweet treat? We’ve got you covered in this article.

Want an even quicker fast food fix? Check out these Better Than Drive-Thru: Grab and Go Nutrisystem Lunches!