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Best Healthy Fast Food

March 14, 2011 3:00 AM

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Can you believe this is meat-less? (credit: oreanshealthexpress.com)

Can you believe this is meat-less? (credit: oreanshealthexpress.com)

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We’ve all had those midnight cravings. But read on and discover ways to satisfy yours that don’t require an elasticized waistband. Whether you want sizzlin’ Indian food, handmade Japanese, a comforting whole wheat bread bowl or a good old fashioned pastrami sandwich, your tastebuds, your figure, and your health will thank you for sampling these tasty fast food venues.

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Atlanta Bread Co. makes a mean Turkey Cranberry Crisp sandwich on crackle bread. (credit: http://www.atlantabread.com

Atlanta Bread

103 W Imperial Hwy
Brea, CA
(714) 671-7877
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In this down-home restaurant, you’ll find bottomless muffins (not limitless, just smaller) and delicious, freshly-baked, whole-wheat goodness in all of their breads. Their char-grilled chicken pesto panini combines fragrant havarti cheese, dense foccacia and zesty pesto in a symphony of sandwich flavor.

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Above and beyond regular food court fare. (credit: yelp.com)

Mediterranean Express Grill

Montebello Town Center – Food Court
1616 Montebello Town Ctr
Montebello, CA
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Get ready to get your (healthy) Greek on. This stall has all made-to-order seasoned lean meats, cucumber salads and steamed rice. De-lish. It seems almost too good to be in a food court.

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Saffron of Beverly Hills makes fresh curries daily. (credit: vitaljuice.com)

Saffron

230 S Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA
(310) 248-5211
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If fresh and healthy is your thing, check out the body and wallet-friendly Saffron restaurant. Saffron of Beverly Hills uses all natural ingredients in their lightly spiced Indian offerings. It’s Indian-on-the-go, and unlike you’ve seen it before. Enjoy the holistic benefits of turmeric and cumin, and check out the chutney bar.

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Rice Things has fast Japanese flavor. (credit: yelp.com)

Rice Things

2401 Artesia Blvd
Ste 105
Redondo Beach, CA
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This Redondo Beach restaurant has been described as having “Japanese comfort food.” Get your sashimi and sushi on-the-go from this family-owned joint, and get your daily Omega-3 fix too.

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Can you believe this is meat-less? (credit: oreanshealthexpress.com)

Orean The Health Express

817 N Lake Blvd
Pasadena, CA
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Vegetarians rejoice! Who knew a meat-less, dairy-less, sugar-less burger could taste so darn good? Orean is the only vegetarian fast food place in Los Angeles. But trust us, once you get a dairy-free soft serve at their drive through, even devoted carnivores will be hooked.

Natasha Zouves is a broadcast journalism student at the University of Southern California. She is a reporter at ATVN, USC’s first source for news.

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