FB - 9 better than takeoutAre you having trouble staying away from fast food and takeout? You’re not alone. Almost half of Americans eat fast food at least once a week.1

The commitment to make healthy food choices is a lifestyle that takes motivation and willingness to say no (even when you’re in a rush).

Whether you want to save money or better your eating habits, we have some delicious and healthy recipes to help kick those takeout cravings.

Here are some of our favorite recipes that are healthy alternatives to eating out!

 

 

Mexican

  • Portabello Fajitas: The classic fajitas just got a tasty facelift! The sweet bell peppers in this dish balance the earthy mushrooms for a tasty combo. Set up a taco bar with shredded lettuce, chopped fresh tomatoes, guacamole and lowfat cheddar cheese for a customizable family meal.
  • Burrito Bowl: To give this chipotle-inspired dish an extra healthy twist, add quinoa instead of rice! Simple, easy and delicious.
  • Fajita Chicken Bake: Chicken fajitas are a family favorite, and these have the added benefit of sneaking in nutrient-packed vegetables like peppers and onions without picky eater protests!

 Asian

 Seafood

  • Blackened Shrimp & Crispy Chilled Cucumbers: This appetizer is sure to impress and satisfy any palate. Shrimp and cucumber are a great blend of salty and crunchy!
  • Scallop Scampi with Peppers: Minimalism is the next best thing in cooking for those stretched for time! This quick and easy dish is sure to have you out of the kitchen in no time. Serve it over linguini noodles for a filling meal!
  • Seafood Paella: Lobster, mussels, and shrimp – Oh my! Your guests will be amazed when they are served this beautiful and intricate Spanish dish.

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1 Gallup Inc. http://www.gallup.com/poll/163868/fast-food-major-part-diet.aspx