You’re heading home after a long day in the office and have two options: spending the next hour cooking dinner, or stopping by your local takeout store to grab a (typically unhealthy) meal to go. When you’re tired and hungry and your brain is searching for a fatty endorphin fix, the latter usually wins out—we’ve all been there. But a quick meal doesn’t have to be synonymous with unhealthy. We turned to nutritionists to find out their failsafe ways to transform fast food into guilt-free choices, and gave them a “health score.” Ready to give your last-minute meal a nutritious makeover? Read on.
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