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Old 11-22-2005, 11:14 PM   #1
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Question Salad vs. Wrap

So all last year i would get a salad everyday for lunch. I thought it was healthier than any other option and figured it was the best way to go if i'd like to maintain or even lose weight.
The other day, my mom told me that a salad (with fat free italian dressing, croutons and chi-chi beans) probably has the same amount of calories as a tuna or egg salad wrap. ( The wraps are quite large). Is this true? Should i go for a wrap or stick to the salads?
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Old 11-23-2005, 12:47 AM   #2
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Re: Salad vs. Wrap

Aren't "salad" sandwiches -- i.e. egg salad, tuna salad, chicken salad, etc..-- made with loads of mayo? I can't see how that could possibly have the same amount of calories as a salad with fat-free/lo-cal dressing.

I mean let's call it even on the croutons vs. the actual wrap part of the wrap.

Then look at what's left:
loads of mayo & eggs or tuna vs. lettuce and some beans

I don't see how the salad has even close the the amount of calories as in the wrap. I'd stick to the salads.

 
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Old 11-23-2005, 06:57 AM   #3
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Re: Salad vs. Wrap

Its rather Generic to just say that they both have the same Calories. It really depend s on the amount of each item and how it was made. you just have to look at the Ingredients of both and calculate the calories.

 
Old 11-23-2005, 07:26 AM   #4
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Re: Salad vs. Wrap

I agree with Piper in that it's very generic. I've seen some salads on menus with 50+ grams of fat, 2,000+ calories, listed with a little diet symbol. Low-fat/cal dressings often have really nasty chemicals and partially hydrogenated oils. Tuna, on the other hand, has very important fats. Eggs are great, too, if you're not having issues with cholesterol. I also find wraps more filling and satisfying than most salads.

I'd say to go with the most healthful, least processed option. I mean, if you make your own wrap with a light mayo containing no trans fatty acids on a wrap where you can see the ingredients listed, that sounds like a nice change. If you're not sure what goes in the wrap and you've been happy with your salads, I'd say to stick with the salads. After a year of the same lunch, you must be ready for a change once in a while, tho.

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