Eat This, Not That: Subway chicken

| January 23, 2010

Eating healthy doesn’t mean simply eating at a healthier place. Even at a “healthy” restaurant like Subway, it’s fairly easy to shutterstock_20207578rack up the calories. It’s your job to choose the healthier option.

Here’s how the Subway 6” Oven Roasted Chicken sandwich stacks up against its 6” Chicken, Bacon & Ranch sandwich:

Calories:
Chicken Bacon & Ranch has 570 calories
Oven Roasted Chicken has 320 calories
Difference: 250, or 12.5 percent of your daily caloric intake based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Grams of fat:
Chicken Bacon & Ranch has 28g total fat, 10g saturated fat
Oven Roasted Chicken has 4.5g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat
Difference: 23.5g total fat, 8.5g saturated fat

The Chicken, Bacon & Ranch has more than six times the total fat and saturated fat as the Oven Roasted Chicken. So next time you’re at Subway feeling good that you are eating at a healthier place, take a step further and choose the healthier option, the Oven Roasted Chicken sandwich.

*Nutrition information from Subway.

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