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Published on November 11, 2016 at 11:13 am

Sandwiches: What to Skip and What to Enjoy

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There are a number of sandwich chains, and if you don’t know how to order the healthy and better ones, then that sandwich could turn out to be a diet wrecker. Here, you will be able to find out the seven sandwiches that are poor bets since it contains items that are loaded with hidden calories. You will also be able to find seven better choices at the same restaurants.

Schlotzsky’s: Poor Bet
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If you order the medium-sized Deluxe Original-Style Sandwich, then you should know that it has double servings of smoked ham, three types of cheese and two kinds of salami. However, you will be able to find a few healthy things such as black olives, lettuce, red onion and tomato, layered in between. Yet, that is not enough to balance the fat, sodium and calories. When you count all that cheese and meat, it will go to a whopping 980 calories, along with 19 g saturated fat, 47 g fat and 3,820 mg sodium.

Schlotzsky’s: Better Bet
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One of the better choice at Schlotzsky’s is the Small Chicken Breast Sandwich. It has 330 calories which is fewer than half the calories of the “original-style” sandwich. Other than that, it has only 2 g fat and no saturated fat. Chicken, pickles, lettuce, tomato and fat-free spicy ranch dressing on a sourdough bun hold the calories and fat in control. However, you may need to watch on that sky-high 1150 mg of sodium.

Blimpie: Poor Bet
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Here again, meatballs are not great news. The big Meatball Parmigiana has port and beef blended meatballs which are covered in melted provolone, marinara sauce and also sprinkled Parmesan. When you calculate all the cheese and meat, it will go upto 1120 calories, 26g saturated fat, 58 g fat and 3640 mg sodium. When you order at a restaurant, beware of speciality bread, which often has added calories.

Blimpie: Better Bet
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You can order the 6-inch Roast Beef and Provolone on wheat for a rather healthy and comforting sandwich. The score will go upto around 430 calories, 5 g saturated fat, 16 g fat, 970 mg sodium, and 6 g fibre. Hold these other Blimpie subs under 400 calories by hopping the cheese and sauce: turkey, ham, veggie or club. If you want to have a healthy dose of fibre, then you can have it on wheat.

Arby’s: Poor Bet
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‘Arby’s Roast Turkey Ranch & Bacon Sandwich’ adds up to around 800 calories since it is filled with bacon, ranch sauce, lettuce, turkey, tomato and cheese. It contains 10 g saturated fat, 34 g fat and a surprising 2,420 mg sodium.

Arby’s: Better Bet
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If you want a better choice, then you can go for a plain Roast Beef Classic Sandwich. It is a decent choice for regulating the calories. However, you may need to skip the mayo, melted cheese and the “horsey” sauce, which contains around 50 calories and 5 g of fat in a small packet. Arby’s sauce combines flavour with zero fat and just 15 calories. The nutrient score before additions is 360 calories, 5 g saturated fat and 14 g fat. The massive sodium content may be a deal-breaker for some at 970 mg.

Burger King: Poor Bet
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When you see the word “Crisp”, then you should know that it is a red flag for high-fat, fried food. The ‘TenderCrisp Chicken Sandwich’ is a classic example of fried chicken on a bun slathered with high-fat, creamy dressing. It comes up to 660 calories, 40 g fat, 7 g saturated fat and 1,220 mg sodium.

Burger King: Better Bet
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The Better bet at Burger King would be the TenderGrill Chicken Sandwich on a Ciabatta bun. It is a juicy, grilled chicken filet, which is topped with tomato and lettuce. It is dressed with mayo and contains 420 calories, 3 g saturated fat, 18 g fat and 700 mg of sodium. You can skip the mayo for a slender 320 calorie sandwich. Onions, pickles and mustard, combine kick without too many additional calories.

Boston Market: Poor Bet
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You might feel that ‘The Homestyle Meatloaf CarverSandwich’ may sound wholesome, but “hearty” or perhaps plain “fattening” might be better explanations. It sums upto around 910 calories, 35 g fat and 16 g of saturated fat. It almost exceeds the daily limit for healthy adults, which is 2,300 mg, with 1,980 mg of sodium.

Boston Market: Better Bet
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If you want a tasty and a better choice, then the Pulled BBQ Rotisserie Chicken Sandwich will be the best at Boston Market. The chicken is being roasted, and this makes it tender and moist. It’s nearly healthy related to some of the other choices. It has around 750 calories, 9 g saturated fat and 23 g fat. However, it has a massive 1,890 mg of sodium. You can take off the top layer of bread so as to cut calories or perhaps you can have half and then save the rest for another meal.

Subway: Poor Bet
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Subway, which is a restaurant best known for its healthy options has the 6-inch Chicken and Bacon Ranch Melt, which is a fatty choice compared to the rest of the foods. This 6-inch sub measures in at around 600 calories, 10 g saturated fat, 29 g fat and 1,450 mg sodium.

Subway: Better Bet
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If you want those calories to go down, then you may choose the 6-inch Black Forest Ham Sandwich. This sub has almost 290 calories, 1g saturated fat, 4.5 g fat and 800 mg sodium. Subway also has other low-calorie choices, which includes roast beef, roast chicken, club, veggie delight, turkey breast, turkey breast and ham, or sweet onion chicken teriyaki. You can top them with lots of vegetables so as to keep them in the range of around 230-380 calories.

Wendy’s: Poor Bet
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Wendy’s Asiago RanchClub With Homestyle Chicken can make a quick lunch into a ‘fatty’ matter that can linger on your hips. Wendy’s tops their breaded, fried filet with three strips of bacon, lettuce, cheese, mayo and tomato. It sums upto around 650 calories, 9 g saturated fat, 33 g fat and 1,550 mg of sodium.

Wendy’s: Better Bet
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The better choice is ‘Wendy’s Ultimate Chicken Grill Sandwich’, which contains only 340 calories, 1.5 g saturated fat, 9 g fat and 730 mg of sodium. This is a simple and satisfying sandwich which consists of grilled chicken, tomato and lettuce. It is topped off with tangy honey mustard rather than slathered with high-fat mayo.

Side Dishes and Drinks Count, Too
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If you want to make sure that the food you are ordering is a better bet, then you need to check the calorie listing too. Moreover, you need to watch the menu items that come with a side dish along with it. These side dishes can send the calories soaring. They include large drinks, chips, fries and salads which are loaded with dressing. If you want better bets, then you should go for non-calorie beverages, water, fat-free milk and sides with vegetables and fruits.