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~ Falafel's @ Subway...

Sunday, November 07, 2010

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I love Falafel's they are delicious but are usually high in fat if deep fried. Yesterday I passed by a Subway on N. State street and saw that they added Falafel sandwiches to the menu.

I looked the nutritional values up for it and was pleased to find out that it is relatively low in fat... emoticon

serving size: 1 (3 Falafel patties)

calories: 226

total fat: 15g

carbs: 18g

protein: 6g

... I don't know if these values include the sauce, cheese and all the fixings, probably not, but I just had them put onion, tomatoes, lettuce and cucumber's on mine; I think this is standard for this sandwich... I have my own low fat Tzatziki sauce at home so I skipped the sauce. Subway toast the sandwich...I chose flatbread.

Here are the calories for the flatbread:

* Calories 240 Calories from Fat 45

* Fat: 5g
* Sodium 480mg
* Total Carbohydrate 41g
* Dietary Fiber 2g
* Sugars 1g
* Protein 8g

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Falafel sandwich including the bread and my sauce was:

Calories: 466
Fat: 10
Carb: 64
Fiber: 14

Net Carbs: 50

... for a lower carb alternative I bought low carb tortilla wraps to transfer the Falafel to @ home.

Cedars of Lebanon Tzatziki sauce:
Serving: 2TBSP

Calories: 35
Fat: 2g
Carbs: 2g
Protein: 1g

I bought this sauce from Whole Foods and they also have it at Treasure Island
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I give this sandwich emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon knives & forks

... Tasted really good... of course there are better sandwiches out there at places that specialize in making them, but for $3.50, if you are looking for a lower fat alternative, you can't beat it...

~ Dee emoticon
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    I discovered the Subway falafel sandwich last weekend in San Jose. I liked the fact we could customize it. My daughter had the cucumber sauce, which she found somewhat disappointing (not enough cucumber flavor). I dislike cucumber sauce so I had a different Subway sauce (onion teriyaki, which I love). We both liked the sandwich, on flatbread. It's great to have another vegetarian choice.

    BTW, when we travel our #1 place to stop for a quick meal is Subway. They offer the most options for vegetarians what with their egg sandwiches, pizza, veggie patties, veggie delite, and now, falafel sandwiches.
    1275 days ago
    I would like to try the falafal.
    2087 days ago
  • v _MAOMAO_
    oh my, that sounds so so yummy. my tummy's full right now, thank goodness. my next Subway stop may have to be falawful, hehe!
    2090 days ago
  • v CBARRETT10
    Sounds yummy! Never had a falafel sandwich! Will be on the lookout at the Subway shop! Thanks for sharing.
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    2091 days ago
  • v JAZZID
    @ GIANT-STEPS: They have a Tzatziki or something like a cucumber yogurt type sauce... I didn't get because they don't have the calorie profile listed yet and the sauce I bought and used has only 2 fat calories in it...
    2091 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/7/2010 4:57:35 PM
    falafel can be fried or baked. Of course baked falafel is much healthier than fried.

    I haven't been to Subway for a while so I'll have to give this a try. Do they have a tahini sauce to go with it?
    2091 days ago
    That sounds great! I hope all Subways get it. Do you have Pita Inn restaurant near you? I know it's a chain but i don't know how many there are.

    I sometimes make my own tzatziki sauce. Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and chopped cukes. Sometimes I chop dill pickles instead of cukes. The fruit and vegetable place where I shop has good homemade Greek yogurt. I also like Krinos brand Greek yogurt, it's the only one that has enough tang for me.
    2091 days ago
  • v BABY_GIRL69
    Not a big sandwich eater espeically subway. I like Arby's Market Fresh Turkey & Swiss much better.

    God bless & thanks for sharing!

    2091 days ago
    Mmm sounds good! emoticon
    2092 days ago
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