Lunch Option 3: Chicken Sandwich
Restaurant Meal: Chili's Chicken Ranch Sandwich―$7.99
Homemade Alternative: Chicken-and-Brie Sandwich with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes―$3.76
A chicken sandwich is a go-to lunch for many who assume it's a healthy choice. But not all chicken sandwiches are created equally. Chili's Chicken Ranch Sandwich has a staggering 1,170 calories, 71 grams of fat (11 grams saturated), and 2,910mg sodium. Our version gets its robust flavor from creamy Brie and roasted tomatoes, but contains 730 fewer calories, half the saturated fat, and only one-third of the sodium of the restaurant version. Plus, our sandwich contains calcium, fiber, and iron that your body needs.