Many RDs will recommend a nutrition bar as a snack between meals and often suggest adding a piece of fruit. Perhaps, the article I wrote on nutrition bars will help you in your quest. See the September 2008 Nutrition Bars a comparison. http://www.defineyourself-coaching.com/secondarypages/newsletter.html
Addtionally, I like your point about healthier options in fast food eateries. People can make healthier choices and people will use the fast food option. Your sharing may motivate exploration of better options.