Healthy Fast Food

Take a break from takeout with these good-for-you versions of your family's favorites. They cook up quicker than you can say drive-thru.

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Cajun Turkey Quarter-Pounder

Most fast-food burgers have 500 calories; our delicious version has just 325.


Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 10 minutes

Broil: 10 minutes

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General Tso's Chicken

We slashed the calories of this restaurant favorite from 1,300 to 414.


Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 8 minutes

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Vegetable Curry

Our curry contains at least a third less saturated fat than takeout.


Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 23 minutes

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Easy Microwave Shrimp Nachos

Swapping shrimp for meat adds a hit of omega-3s to our easy nachos.


Makes: 6 servings

Prep: 10 minutes

Microwave: 4 minutes

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Chili Dogs

No one will guess these dogs, topped with our healthy homemade chili, are low fat.


Makes: 8 chili dogs

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Grill: 5 minutes

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Italian Panko "Fried" Chicken

Made from crustless bread, panko crumbs have a crispy texture.


Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 10 minutes

Bake: at 450 degrees F. for 25 minutes

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Smoky White Pizza

This pizza has 50 percent fewer calories than a regular pie.


Makes: 12 slices

Prep: 10 minutes

Bake: at 450 degrees F. for 16 minutes



Copyright © 2008. Used with permission from the May 2008 issue of Family Circle magazine.

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