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The Top Swap at Au Bon Pain

There are plenty of ways you could go wrong here, but Au Bon Pain couples an extensive inventory of healthy items with an unrivaled standard of nutritional transparency. Use the on-site nutritional kiosks to seek out one of dozens of paths to a sensible meal. Or simply opt for one of the excellent soups or salads, or pair two smaller items from the All Portions menu.

Eat This

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Calories 480
Fat 15 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Sodium 1,230 mg

Not That!

Newport Turkey Sandwich

Calories 770
Fat 34 g
Saturated fat 14 g
Sodium 1,790

The Grilled Chicken is our kind of sandwich: substantial, flavorful, packed with 32 grams of protein, and just 480 calories. As for the Newport Turkey Sandwich, when it comes to deli slices, turkey, ham, and roast beef all pack about the same amount of calories, fats, and protein per serving, which means when you're looking for the healthiest option, it all comes down to bread and condiments.

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