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You Thought These Fast Foods Were Healthy … But They’re Not

For most home cooks, the thought of downing fast food is basically horrific. Sadly, life sometimes gets in the way of our plans to prepare meals at home, meaning the drive-through is the most practical option. While there are a number of good options, menus boast far more gut-busting choices. In some cases, meals that sound perfectly nutritious are actually diet disasters. The next time you’re in a pinch, steer clear of these unhealthy fast foods.

1. Taco Bell: Fiesta Taco Salad

a Taco Bell restaurant on a sunny day

a Taco Bell restaurant on a sunny day Don’t order this Taco Bell favorite. | iStock.com

Taco salad is far healthier in theory than it is in reality. Combining all the ingredients in a deep-fried tortilla shell is part of the problem. Think about it — you’re basically eating a giant chip. All the veggies in the world can’t make it a smart meal option. For proof, check out Taco Bell’s take on the salad. The nutritional information reveals the meal contains anywhere from 720 to 760 calories, depending on how you customize it. It also weighs you down with an astounding 39 grams of fat, 10 of which are saturated..