Burgers, Hot Dogs and Fries are just some of our favourite fast foods. According to a recent article on Huffington Post, Americans eat nearly 50 billion burgers a year. And according to the survey done by The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, they estimated that Americans consume an average of 20 billion hot dogs a year. On top of that the average American eats 29 pounds (13kg) of french fries a year.
Considering that these research and surveys are only based on Americans, as a whole, we consume a lot more burgers, hot dogs and french fries across the world. Hence, that is why the global fast food sales are projected to reach $239.7 billion this year (2014).
While I do enjoy my occasional fast foods, they never leave my body feeling good afterwards, I tend to feel really bloated. That's because fast foods are mostly high in sodium, unhealthy fat, sugar, calories and low in nutritional values. So instead of avoiding these fast foods, let's make our own healthy burger, hot dog and fries. Let's go back to the basics of these "fast" foods and use minimal ingredients with high nutritional values.
1) SWEET CHILLI VEGGIE BURGER
2) LEAN HOT DOG
3) BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES
All these recipes can be made in bulks and stored in the freezer, just like the store bought versions. The next time you're craving for fast foods, go into the kitchen and make your own healthy "fast" foods instead. These "fast" foods are high in nutritional values and taste even better! So be good to your body. =)