Saturday, January 5, 2013

Choosing a Healthy Oak Brook Sandwich Restaurant

Most sandwich shops claim to be a healthier alternative to traditional fast food restaurants, such as burger, pizza, and taco joints. And while, in most cases, a sandwich is better for you than a greasy burger, calorie laden French fries, or a pizza slathered in tons of fatty cheese, not all sandwich restaurants are quite as healthy as they claim. If you’re determined to get in a nutritious meal on the go, then you need to be on the lookout for the signs of a truly healthy Oak Brook sandwich restaurant.

It might surprise you to learn that the bread is often one of the worst and most caloric parts of a sandwich. That’s why the bread is one thing you should pay a lot of attention to when trying to choose a healthy sandwich joint. Look for a restaurant that, at the very least, offers you a wheat bread option, since this bread is healthier than its white counterpart. It’s even better if you can find a restaurant, such as Which Wich, that allows you to turn your sandwich into a salad—skipping the bread altogether—at no additional charge to you.

You also have to pay attention to the meats that are available. While most restaurants are probably going to use processed or at least minimally processed meats, you can still opt for leaner cuts—like turkey or ham. A truly healthy Oak Brook sandwich restaurant should also have choices that skip the meats altogether and are great for vegetarians or anyone watching his or her waistline. Finally, choose a restaurant that does the hard work for you by pointing out the healthier menu choices. Which Wich is exemplary in that it denotes any sandwich as “Lite” that contains 400 calories or less and 6 grams of fat or less.

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