Fast food and junk food are words that are generally used interchangeably but mean different things.
So, let’s break this up, shall we?
When trying to find a definition for both terms, I came across many different versions and explanations. So, to be fair, I am including definitions that made the most sense to me.
Fast food is a type of foods that requires little time to prepare. It is fast.
Junk food is a type of food with little to no nutritional value. It is junk.
When defined like this, we can better understand how fast food can both be healthy and unhealthy. Junk food is most definitely always unhealthy.
So, what are fast healthy food options?
If you have little time to prepare food every day and you want to rely on having a quick bite, here are some fast healthy food options:
Salads could be a healthy fast food if made from fresh ingredients and do not include processed ingredients. And let me add something here, not all salads are healthy!
Sandwiches are also options for fast healthy food, as long as they don’t include processed ingredients and a mix of unhealthy sauces.
Sushi is another option if you want to have a quick meal and not compromise on health.
Additionally, a lot of international and local brands are trying to make healthy food FAST.
Now, you can have a healthy snack on the go, without having to compromise on quality of ingredients and nutritional levels. So let’s thank them for that.
Finally, if you would like to start investing more time in preparing homemade food for lunch or dinner, following some basic meal prep tips will help you get organized to prepare a quick and healthy meal at home.
Remember, whatever option you choose, to try and fuel your body with clean ingredients and dishes.