Great Subs @ SUBMARINA - Hemet
by Stacie Tropf

Finding a low fat chicken sandwich at a fast-food restaurant can be a tricky task. One of the worst things about being on a diet is trying to figure out what to eat when you dine out. Most of us are frequenting fast food restaurants a few times per week. Fast food is cheap and quick, but it can be quite hazardous to your health and weight loss efforts.

Chicken sandwiches are the second most frequently purchased items at fast-food spots Chicken is lower in fat and cholesterol than beef and many people just blindly go for chicken, thinking it's the best option.

Truth be told, it can be your best option if you choose wisely. Here's the rundown on some popular fast-food chicken sandwiches.

Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich has a nice low 270 calories and 3.5 grams of fat, making it top the charts.

Quiznos small Honey Bourbon Chicken on Wheat is the next best chicken sandwich selection that I have found, with 310 calories and just 4 grams of fat.

Wendy's Ultimate Chicken Grill is a close third, with 350 calories and 7 grams of fat. Lose the bun and devour with a knife and fork for jst 160 calories and 5 grams of fat.

Carl's Jr also offers a lighter chicken choice as well as a more indulgent fare.

Their Charbroiled BBQ Chicken Sandwich contains 360 calories and just 4.5 grams of fat, while their Charbroiled Santa Fe Chicken Sandwich has 610 calories and 32 grams of fat. They crammed in the extra calories and fat by applying a southwest sauce and a slice of cheese.

Blimpie's Grilled Chicken Sub contains 456 calories and 10 grams of fat.

Long John Silvers Chicken sandwich has 360 calories but tops out at 15 grams of fat.

Sonic's Chicken Club Toaster Sandwich has 690 calories, with 35 grans of fat. Ouch! On the other hand, they offer a Grilled Chicken on Ciabatta for 375 calories and 9 grams of fat, as well as a Grilled Chicken Wrap for 380 calories and 11 grams of fat.

Quiznos small Honey Mustard Chicken Sub has 550 calories and 30 grams of fat.

McDonald's Premium Grilled Chicken Club has 570 calories and 21 grams of fat.

Hardee's Charbroiled BBQ Chicken Sandwich has 415 calories and 5 grams of fat. On the flip side, they offer a Big Chicken Filet Sandwich with 770 calories and 36 grams of fat.

Moving on up, Dunkin' Donuts Chipotle Chicken 620 calories and 26 grams of fat.

Then there's the grandaddy of all things sinful in a chicken sandwich: Jack in the Box - Chipotle Chicken Ciabatta - 1140 calories and 51 grams of fat!

If you're not wise enough to write these down or find yourself in another restaurant, just follow these guidelines to keep your chicken sandwich low fat and healthy.

Stick to grilled, not fried. Substitute mustard or barbecue sauce for mayo. Stay away from or remove extra flavors, like bacon or ham. It's very easy to re-make your chicken sandwich so it is still tasty, but doesn't sabotage your weight loss efforts.

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