Food Comparison

September 2010 Issue

Wraps: Light Lunch Option or Devil in Disguise?

I don’t know about you, but when I think of wraps the image that pops into my head is that of a little light sandwich. With a simple tortilla or piece of lavash instead of a bulky roll or thick slices of bread, a wrap is bound to be a lower calorie choice than a big deli sandwich, right? Unfortunately, that’s not necessarily—or even usually—the case. Restaurateurs really know how to pack a lot into those tight, rolled-up sandwich wannabes. You don’t have to search hard to find a few wraps that contain more than a day’s worth of fat and sodium. And there’s at least one wrap out there that will give you almost an entire day’s worth of calories!

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