Food Showdown: Which Fish Sandwich is the Best Catch?

By , SparkPeople Blogger
We're in the home stretch of the Lenten season, and the fish sandwich offerings are still swimming around in fast food restaurants across the country. Fish can be a great alternative to meat, but when it's breaded, fried, and slapped on a white bun, this once-healthy protein turns into a less than ideal choice when you're watching your weight. But if you absolutely must have a flaky fish sandwich, which one should you reel in: McDonald's Filet-O-Fish® or Wendy's Premium Cod Fillet sandwich?

The Winner: McDonald's Filet-O-Fish®

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The McDonald's sandwich is the catch of the day! At 380 calories and 18 grams of fat, the Filet-O-Fish® beats out the Premium Cod Fillet by a long shot: the Wendy's sandwich is a bit harder to swallow at 510 calories and 26 grams of fat. The McDonald's Filet-O-Fish® also comes out on top in terms of sodium at 640 grams vs. 970 grams in the Premium Cod Fillet. If you're avoiding fried foods altogether, skip the drive-thru and faux-fry your favorite fish by coating it in bread crumbs and then baking it.

What's your favorite way to eat fish?