Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Lunch choices. Whole wheat sandwich or salad?

Trying to make the right choice for lunch when eating out is tough.

I ate lunch at Panera today. I thought I made a good choice. Then I found the nutrionals and it wasn't really the best choice.  I chose the Mediterranean Veggie sandwich and an apple. Sounds like a good choice, right? It looks healthy. But check out how much sodium and carbs were in this sandwich. Holy smokes.

Mediterranean Veggie on wheat bread with salad peppers, feta, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, and cilantro hummus.

610 calories
3g saturated fat
1450mg sodium!!!!
102g carbs

I think I'm going to be sick to my stomach.

Next time I'll order a Classic Cafe Salad it only has 170 calories and 270 mg of sodium. Much better! I am shocked at how much sodium is in everything. It kind of makes me wonder how many calories and mg of sodium are in the things I eat - that aren't as healthy. Even the kids menu made my eyes pop. The kids grilled cheese had 300 calories and 890 mg of sodium.

hmmmm. Makes you wonder, huh?

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I would never have expected that from their sandwich. (I love Panera -- esp their soups in bread bowls.)


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