Fast food turkey wrap-that’s gotta be a healthy dinner right?

With most schools back in session, that means that after school activities and programs start back up and the schedule gets crazy. Hopefully you started out the year on the right foot with a good plan for hectic nights with regards to nutritious meals for the family. If not, then maybe you are looking for a healthier option in the drive-thru. I thought I would enlighten you on a choice that is often perceived as a healthy choice…the Arby’s Market Fresh Sandwiches and turkey wraps.

                  Turkey & Swiss Sandwich        Turkey Ranch & Bacon Wrap 

Calories                     700                                               620

Total Fat                   28 grams                                      34 grams

Saturated Fa              7 grams                                       11 grams

Sodium                     1760 mg                                        1960 mg

*Information taken from

Just for a point of comparison, both of these options are higher in calories, fat and sodium than the McDonald’s Big Mac at 540 calories, 28 grams of fat, and 970 mg sodium.

Flatout original Maybe you don’t eat at Arby’s but this is just an example of how restaurants market the turkey sandwich as the healthy choice and many consumers are shocked when they learn the nutrition information. Your solution is to take matters into your own hands and make your own turkey sandwiches and wraps so you can control the ingredients. For example, try the whole wheat Flatout wraps that contain 90 calories and 9 grams of dietary fiber and fill with the low-sodium deli meat from the deli counter. In place of the high-fat mayonnaise or Ranch dressing, spice up your wrap with either hummus or mustard and dress it up with extra veggies like spinach, tomatoes, onions, peppers, banana peppers. This is a much healthier option for you and your family and will take about the same amount of time as waiting in the drive thru.

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