Originally Posted by Magelet
If I'm out and about, and have to eat something, I would try to find a local sandwhich place instead, or a grocery store, and get some milk and cheese or cheese and veggies or something as a snack.
If I'm in the rare situation where I find myself away from home and I need something fast, I do something similar. Most grocery stores these days have salad bars where you can assemble something healthy. At the grocery, I can also purchase artisanal bread and all natural sandwich fixings if they don't have a salad bar.
If we're somewhere unfamiliar, we simply ask someone where there is a good, fresh, local place to eat that's quick. We've never had a problem finding something good. And as a last resort, we've always found local Mexican restaurants to be a realtively fresh and healthy choice... and it's usually faster than fast food.
There are just so many options that are as easy (or easier) than fast food. We just don't eat it because in our opinion, it's poison.
As for the lunchmeat that is put on Subway sandwiches... OMG that is just nasty stuff. We don't eat the mainstream stuff because of the preservatives and fillers, MSG and HFCS, but have you guys seen *how* these meats are processed??
It's disgusting. It have no doubt it would change your mind about thinking anything at Subway is even a little bit healthy.
These animals are butchered "en masse" then they're broken down into this nasty slurry with "emulsifiers" and "additives", extruded into these plastic bags, cooked in the plastic, taken out, injected with "flavoring" (MSG, HFCS, additives, preservatives), then sterilized with a solution, packed into more plastic, then sterilized again. Modern Marvels on the History Channel, "The history of deli meats". Blech! It's not even meant to be a "shock" documentary, but it will shock people who care about "natural family living", for sure.