Take the Subway
Youre out shopping. Its late.
Youre tired. The kids are screaming. Everybodys starving.
So what if you blow 1,000 calories and
three-quarters of a days fat and saturated fat on a Big Mac and a large order of
fries? So what if your kids scarf down what looks like half a pound of cheese on their
pizza? Anything for a little peace.
Next time, before your behinds settle into their
molded plastic seats, see if you can find a Subway. The huge chains 7 subs
with 6 grams of fat or less are revolutionizing the fast-food industry...and
Thats no typo. Six-inch subs with a sixth
the fat (and half the calories) of a Whopper or typical deli tuna fish sandwich.
Okay, so the Ham, Roast Beef, Roasted Chicken
Breast, Subway Club, Turkey Breast, and Turkey Breast & Ham are high in sodium. (The
Veggie Delite is the lone sub thats under 600 milligrams. The Turkey Breast tops
1,400 mg.) Thats not good...but its no worse than the pizza, burgers, or just
about any other fast food.
To keep the fat from climbing above six grams and
the sodium to a dull roar, nix the oil, mayo, and pickles. And can the cheese (unless
youre getting the Veggie Delite, which is low enough in sat fat and sodium to handle
888-4848 , ext. 85
The Food Porn Department would like to take this
opportunity to thank Burger King for supplying us with a steady stream of candidates.
Last November, we singled out the Big
Kingone of the worst ready-in-a-minute hamburgers in the universein our
fast-food survey. Then, in April, the newly reformulated (and seriously artery-clogging)
french fries made it all the way to a back cover thumbs down.
Now come Cini-minis. The four tiny cinnamon rolls
served warm with Icing Dip on the side pack 550 calories, 26 grams of fat,
seven grams of saturated fat, and nine teaspoons of sugar. And that doesnt include
the damage to your heart from their trans fat.
BK is one of the few fast-food chains where it
can be tough to get a healthier breakfast. If youre on the road and need a jump
start, head for McDonalds. Some of them serve (whole-grain) Wheaties with 1% low-fat
milk. And you can always get a low-fat Apple Bran Muffin or an English muffin or some
orange juice and an order of Hotcakes & Syrup.
Dip em & Go, says the
Cini-minis box. Make that Ditch em & Go.
Burger King(305) 378-3535.