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Chipotle healthier than Subway?

Discussion in 'useless chatter' started by dbzeag, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. So I had a Subway sub for lunch today and I got to thinking, how much healthier is this than a Chipotle burrito. If you get a burrito loaded, it is really bad for you, but I don't. I ususally go for the same thing all the time. So I punched through the numbers:

    Subway 12" turkey and ham on wheat with swiss cheese, green pepper, lettuce, carrots, cucumber. Also a bag of Sun Chips harvest cheddar.

    For Chipotle I had a Burrito Bol with chicken, cheese, lettuce, rice, black beans, and corn salsa.

    Water with both (of course).

    Subway worked out to this:
    Calories 820
    Fat 25
    Sat Fat 9
    Trans Fat 0
    Cholesterol 80
    Sodium 2680
    Carbs 113
    Fiber 10
    Sugar 18
    Protein 50
    Vit A 16
    Vit C 60
    Calcium 42
    Iron 52



    Chipotle worked out to this:

    Calories 804
    Fat 29
    Sat Fat 9
    Trans Fat NA
    Cholesterol 126
    Sodium 2079
    Carbs 85
    Fiber 10.5
    Sugar 3
    Protein 52
    Vit A 114
    Vit C 35
    Calcium 23
    Iron 8


    The burrito had less calories, same sat fat, much less sodium, less carbs, less sugar, more fiber and protein. Weird, huh? And both of these will fill me up about the same.
     
  2. add some hot salsa and the whole burrito leaves your system in > 2 hours
     
  3. roasted chicken breast sub > *
     
  4. Well, ok. But what are the numbers for a Fajita Burrito con queso, crema y lechuga?
     
  5. #5 itburnswhenipee, Nov 28, 2006
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2006
    If you're so concerned about what you eat you might want to reconsider eating at fast food restaurants.

    Just sayin.

    edit: and for anyone who thinks that Subway or Chipotle or whatever isn't fast food, I submit this: Having the food slave assemble your offal on the far side of a plexiglass sneeze-guard does not, somehow, imbue the dish with any more virtue than a Big Mac or Double Whopper with cheese.
     
  6. Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips :drool:

    If you added those in your calculation though, this might be why there is more bad stuff in your Subway meal. You had no chips with your Chipotle meal.
     
  7. Sometimes I just want to hug you.
     
  8. It may be fast food, but it is certainly better to be deciding if you want bell peppers or banana peppers on your entree rather than debating between double cheese or bacon...
     
  9. Who fucking debates that? You get double cheese and bacon, n00b.
     
  10. 50% more cholesterol
     
  11. You are a god among cue balls.
     
  12. It's like eschewing the opportunity to drink Guinness when you can do shots of wing sauce and animal drippings.
     


  13. I feel like there is a little demon sitting on my shoulder telling me to masticate.
     
  14. mmmm...cheese & bacon :drool:
     
  15. Toasted Italian BMT with Provolone or a Toasted Chicken Bacon Ranch > Roasted Chicken Breast Sub.
     

  16. I don't like tooth so go easy, partner.
     
  17. Sushi/sashimi are better for you than both.

    (And also exponentially more expensive)
     
  18. Subway owns Chipotle any day.

    McDonalds owns Chipotle... plus their salad bowl is like a handful of food. Cheapskates
     

  19. Yeah but who wants to eat lunch in the bait shop?