Fast food has a strong pull on the American diet. It’s convenient, cheap, and addicting. You can still get the amazing taste of chicken nuggets and fries — but make at home them with whole food ingredients! In the amount of time it takes to get in your car and drive to a fast food joint, wait in line at the drive-thru, and drive home, you’ll have a wholesome, home-cooked meal. So, fore-go the drive-thru for some healthy twists on fast food favorites, and change your diet for the better!
21 Healthy Twists On Fast Food Favorites 1 of 22
If you crave the addicting taste of fast food but want to start the year eating well, try one of these healthy fast food recipes!
Smoky BBQ Turkey Burger Sliders 2 of 22
Swap out high-fat beef for lean turkey and decrease portion size with these tasty sliders!
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Cumin-Crusted Oven Fries 3 of 22
Skip the deep fryer and make these healthier oven-baked fries at home!
Get the recipe for Cumin-Crusted Oven Fries
Gluten-Free Onion Rings 4 of 22
For those on gluten-free diets, these onion rings will satisfy your major cravings right at home!
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Spicy Chicken Sandwiches 5 of 22
A handful of spices and all-natural chicken breast are all you need to create a fast food copycat sandwich worth staying home for!
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Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets 6 of 22
These kid-approved baked chicken nuggets have a whole grain coating!
Get the recipe from THE STAY AT HOME CHEF
Healthy Strawberry Milkshakes 7 of 22
Make your own shakes at home with antioxidant-rich frozen strawberries and reduced- fat ice cream or yogurt, and you'll have a sweet treat you won't feel guilty about!
Get our recipe for Strawberry-Banana Milkshakes from one of our favorite bloggers, Angie McGowan of Eclectic Recipes
Fiesta Fried Rice 8 of 22
Your body deserves healthy whole food, and this fried rice recipe stands well above the grease-laden takeout you've been eating!
Get the recipe from THE COZY APRON
Blackened Salmon Sandwich 9 of 22
Start the new year right with a blackened salmon sandwich- choosing this over a fried fish fast food lunch is a smart and healthy choice!
Get the recipe from USE REAL BUTTER
Smoked Tofu And Roasted Pepper Pizza 10 of 22
Make greasy cheese pizza a thing of the past- this healthy pizza is loaded with good-for-you food choices!
Get the recipe from THE FLEXITARIAN
Swiss Chard And Ricotta Cheese Dinner Roll 11 of 22
Instead of stuffed pizza crust, stay home and add leafy greens to your stuffed dough- you'll get a healthy dose of antioxidants with your meal!
Get the recipe from ITALIAN CHIPS
Chicken Chow Mein 12 of 22
Fresh, vibrant vegetables make this meal a healthy choice over takeout!
Get the recipe from MY BARE CUPBOARD
Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks 13 of 22
Enjoy crispy chicken without dunking it in hot oil with this simple recipe!
Get the recipe from HARRELL'S HAVEN
Lightened Up Macaroni And Cheese 14 of 22
Use whole grain pasta and a lower-fat sauce for a perfect, creamy mac and cheese!
Get the recipe from MY PASSION FOR FOOD
Mexican Chocolate Breakfast Shake 15 of 22
Avoid heading to the drive-thru for a chocolate shake- this version is healthy, chocolatey, and easy to make!
Get the recipe from OH MY VEGGIES
Easy Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings 16 of 22
Baking up a batch of buffalo wings is easier than you think- these will disappear in minutes!
Get the recipe from CLOSET COOKING
Baked Vegetarian Eggrolls 17 of 22
Take a break from fat-laden fast food egg rolls and make your own healthy baked version!
Get the recipe from SKINNY KITCHEN
Broccoli, Cheese, And Potato Soup 18 of 22
Thick, creamy, and ready in under 30 minutes- this lightened-up soup will hit the spot on a chilly day!
Get the recipe from SKINNY TASTE
Chicken Salad With Greek Yogurt 19 of 22
Multigrain bread and Greek yogurt make this lunch a tasty, healthy choice!
Get the recipe from THE YUMMY BITS
Grilled Cheese Sandwich With Fig Butter And Arugula 20 of 22
Adding greens to your meals is one health change to commit to this year — go beyond a greasy fast food grilled cheese sandwich, and make this one at home!
Get the recipe from LEMONS AND ANCHOVIES
Maple Butternut Squash Donuts 21 of 22
Donuts don't have to be a sinful treat- these baked goodies are packed with antioxidants!
Get the recipe from THE SWEET CHICK
Melt-In-Yer-Mouth Vegan Breakfast Biscuits 22 of 22
Move over Egg McMuffin- this breakfast biscuit is just what your body needs!
Get the recipe from CHEEKYKITCHEN