Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop brand has become synonymous with such weirdness like a $70 jade egg for your vagina and smoothies that no reasonable human could ever source the ingredients for (or afford to make), but its roots in healthy eating remain strong. Her cafe chain is still growing, and despite some concern over the food safety of some of her recipes, her cookbooks just keep coming. Leave it to Goop, then, to go and take all the fun out of a splurge with their new fast food guide.
The Goop fast food guide aims to point out the healthier choices on various fast-food chains’ menus, so the next time you’re stuck at an airport or miles away from any other option on the highway, you don’t have to have the bun with your Wendy’s burger.
Wendy’s, Starbucks, Panda Express, Subway, and Chipotle are listed as the best bets for eating healthy on the go, with most of the suggestions just being to ask for just about any sandwich or burger as a salad instead. For Starbucks, they recommend egg white and red pepper bites or, you guessed it, a salad bowl. They recommend a bowl of plain brown rice and steamed veggies at Panda Express.
McDonald’s, Dominos and Taco Bell are listed as less than ideal, but by wrapping your McChicken in lettuce, eating a veggie pizza on a gluten-free crust, and sticking with a black-bean burrito, respectively, you can cut your calories and forget what true joy feels like at the same time.
Goop DOES recommend just going all out at KFC, Dairy Queen, Arby’s, and Dunkin’ Donuts — and by “going all out,” we mean “order a side dish of plain potatoes,” basically. Healthy options at these places are few and far between, they say, so if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.
Of course, making healthy eating choices is important and even necessary for some, and these foods can wreak havoc if not consumed in moderation, but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t just go with the burger, like, 10 times out of 10. Some things just can’t be Goopified!
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(h/t Goop, photo via Steven Henry/Getty)