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Ordering fast food? Go for the greens

Updated: 05-15-2013

You can eat healthy away from home, even at fast-food restaurants. If you're ordering fast food, choose an entree salad with grilled chicken or shrimp. Opt for fat-free or low-fat dressing on the side. Steer clear of high-calorie salads, such as those with deep-fried shells or those topped with breaded chicken. Also, skip salad extras such as cheese, bacon bits, croutons and fried chips.