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 arbys.com
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.
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.