Kelly the Culinarian: Web find: Good-for-you fast food

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Web find: Good-for-you fast food

Back during my time as an undergrad at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., I had a love affair with Taco Bell. It all began simply enough. I studied abroad in Egypt at the American University of Cairo. Oddly enough, every fast food I could want was available: Wendy's, KFC, Pizza Hut and even Hardee's.
But alas, no Taco Bell. I even asked the desk people at my dorm -- it was clearly a foriegn concept. I never really craved Taco Bell until I couldn't have it. So after a month away, I couldn't get enough of Taco Bell. I was going at least once a week for the rest of my time at Bradley (I'm sure their horrible cafeteria food had something to do with it).
Now, I'm a bit older and wiser, with being a grad student and all, so I'm a bit more conscience of what I eat. This new Web site I found by Shape magazine helps you choose better fast food choices at an array of establishments. Who knew a taco at Taco Bell would only run me 170 calories?
I may be making a south of the border run yet today in celebration.

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