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How can I eat healthier at fried chicken chains?

Mary Mullen
Nutrition & Dietetics
Price-wise, it’s hard to beat the family chicken meal deal, but fried chicken is one of the most high-calorie and fattening fast-food options out there! Look for chains that offer grilled chicken. Taking the skin off trims almost half the calories. Make sure you choose some of the lighter side dishes, such as corn on the cob, green beans, bean salad, and mashed potatoes without gravy. Baked beans are a high-protein and high-fiber side that could do double-duty as an entree. Take a pass on desserts such as pie or brownies; most contain too many calories from added fat and sugar.
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