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Since 1964 Blimpie has been serving sandwiches all over the country. Blimpie subs are a solution for people on the go needing to take care of their food needs. However, many questions arise when thinking about nutrition and food served at Blimpie. Are they nutritional sound? Are they healthy or are they just junk food?
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Blimpie Nutritional Information
Eating out is a very enjoyable experience for many people. But eating out has may be counterproductive if you are trying to follow a healthy lifestyle. Generally, eating out means food high on calories, fat, and sugars. You can keep eating healthy when you eat at your favorite restaurant. You need to find out which food choices are best in keeping that goal. This is a guide for eating out at Blimpie and stay healthy.
Blimpie restaurants serve deli subs, wraps, soups and salads. According to their website (www.blimpie.com) they “take pride in promoting a healthy lifestyle” by using “fresh quality ingredients” in all their products. But, how many calories are in a Blimpie products?
One of the favorite products served at this restaurant is the famous BLT, 12" Super Stacked Sandwich. Unfortunately this sandwich does not rate good on the calorie scale. It gives you a whopping 1280 calories, 82 g of total fat, 110 mg of cholesterol and 2280 mg of sodium. Definitively not a good choice for your healthy food needs. Add to that a soda and it gets worse.
Another favorite is the Meatball 12" Blimpie sandwich. This one is great in flavor but also great in calories. A total of 1170 calories, 59 g total fat, 150 mg of cholesterol and almost 4 grams of sodium.
You may think that a Veggie sub will help you out in keeping healthy but looking at the nutritional information on the VegMax 12 ‘’ you will find out that is almost like the previous two subs. It has 1050 calories, 41 g of fat, 25 mg of cholesterol, and 1250 mg of sodium. Although lower in cholesterol and sodium it is still high in calories and fat for a single meal.
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Are there any healthy choices of food at Blimpie?
A Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich gives you 410 calories and a Club Sandwich, 360 calories. But if really want to get healthy food at Blimpie, you have to go for their salads or soups.
A chili soup (cooked beef in a blend of small red beans, kidney beans, onions, celery, green peppers, green chilies, jalapeno peppers, red peppers and spices) has 250 calories and only 9 g of fat. A minestrone soup serving has only 90 calories, and 3 g of fat, no cholesterol and only 1.1 g of sodium.
A Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad (lettuce blend topped with grilled chicken breast, Parmesan cheese and our classic Caesar dressing) gives you only 120 calories and 3 g fat. If you add a simple dressing you will need to add 70 calories and 7 g of fat.
You can eat out and stay healthy. Many restaurants (Blimpie is no exception) have healthy food choices. Generally, you have to avoid big servings high in fat, calories and salt. Choose salads and soups. You will be on the safe side.
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Blimpie Menu Nutritional Information. Blimpie's website. http://www.blimpie.com/menu/nutritional_info.html
Blimpie's Nutrition Facts. FastFoodNutrition.org. http://www.fastfoodnutrition.org/r-nutrition-facts/Blimpies-item.html