Quiznos has long been known as the sandwich shop that toasts all of its sandwiches, and they have been doing so since its doors first opened over 30 years ago in Denver, CO. This style of toasted sandwich making has made Quiznos an international success, with franchises in over 30 countries around the world.
Many people choose sandwiches as a meal choice because they are generally considered to be healthier than the food served at your typical fast food establishment, yet they still taste great. However, many of us also know that depending on the type of sandwich you choose, it’s not necessarily very healthy. Let’s take a look at some of Quiznos sandwiches to see where they stand.
Keep in mind the following intake recommendations from the American Heart Association when deciding what to order:
- Total fat: limit total fat intake to 30% or less of total calories (for a 2,000 calorie diet, this would be 60 grams of fat per day)
- Saturated fat: limit saturated fat to less than 10% of total calories (for a 2,000 calorie diet, this would be 20 grams of saturated fat per day)
- Sodium: limit to less than 2,400 mg/day
- Cholesterol: limit to less than 300 mg/day
Quiznos regular size deli sub sandwiches range in calories from 750 calories (The Traditional sandwich) to 980 calories (Meatball sandwich) – this includes the artisan bread, the base ingredients, cheese, and Quiznos chef-designed signature sauces.
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Note the difference in saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol in these two sandwiches. Keep in mind that this meal does not include any side items or beverages.
Quiznos grilled flatbreads are also a popular menu item, as many people think of grilled foods as being a healthy choice. Let’s see if that’s the case with Quiznos grilled flatbreads. Quiznos states that all of its grilled flatbreads contain less than 500 calories; however, note that this is for their small size sandwiches. In addition, the grilled flatbreads do contain less saturated fat and sodium, and considerably less cholesterol, than the deli sub sandwiches.
So how else can you best enjoy Quiznos tasty toasted sandwiches while still keeping it healthy? Quiznos Create Your Own option lets you choose the type of bread for your sandwich, along with all of the ingredients that goes into it, giving you complete control over the calories and other nutrients in your meal. Therefore, if you’re not sure what to order, the Create Your Own option is the perfect choice.