Au Bon Pain Low Sodium Choices

by Gerry Aire

ENTREES with 50% or less of the US daily value for sodium:

pasta: lasagna, meat, sodium 40%
rice bowl: roasted mayan chicken, sodium 45%
salad: chicken caesar, w/dressing, sodium 35%
salad: chicken caesar asiago, w/dressing, sodium 40%
salad; chicken cobb with avocado, w/dressing, sodium 50%
salad: chicken oriental, no dressing, sodium 5%
salad; chicken pesto, no dressing, sodium 30%
salad: southwest chicken, w/dressing, sodium 30%
salad: strawberry chicken, w/dressing, sodium 35%
salad: thai peanut chicken, w/dressing, sodium 30%
salad: tuna garden, w/dressing, sodium 40%
salad: turkey, apple/brie/spinach, w/dressing, sodium 50%
salad: vegetarian deluxe, w/dressing, sodium 50%
sandwich: croissant, ham and cheese, sodium 30%
sandwich: croissant, spinach cheese, sodium 20%
sandwich: egg white/cheddar/avocado, sodium 25%
sandwich: frittata, roasted vegetable, cheddar/egg white, sodium 30%
sandwich: turkey swiss, half size, sodium 30%
sandwich: black angus roast beef/cheese, half size, sodium 25%
sandwich: napa chicken avocado wrap, sodium 30%
soup: chicken florentine, medium, sodium 45%
soup: chicken gumbo, medium, sodium 35%
soup: chicken noodle, medium, sodium 35%
soup: chicken tortellini, medium, sodium 40%
soup: clam chowder, medium, sodium 45%
soup: corn chowder, medium, sodium 45%
soup: cream of chicken and wild rice, medium, sodium 35%
soup: red beans, italian sausage and rice, sodium 35%
soup: vegetable beef barley, medium, sodium 40%
soup: vegetarian chili, medium, sodium 45%
soup: vegetarian minestrone, medium, sodium 45%

SIDES with 25% or less of the US daily value for sodium:

bagel, most varieties, sodium 20%
bread: ciabatta, most varieties, sodium 20%
bread: petite pain, sodium 20%
breadstick, most varieties except rosemary garlic, 1, sodium 10%
broccoli/carrots, 3 oz (tennis ball size), sodium 10%
creamed spinach, 3 oz (tennis ball size), sodium 15%
croissant, plain, sodium 10%
eggplant parmesan, 3 oz (tennis ball size), sodium 15%
green beans, 3 oz (tennis ball size), sodium 10%
pasta: aegean, 3 oz svg, sodium 15%
pasta: lasagna, vegetable, 3 oz (tennis ball size), sodium 10%
pasta: macaroni/cheese, 3 oz (tennis ball size), sodium 10%
potatoes: mashed, 3 oz (tennis ball size), sodium 10%
potatoes: rosemary, 3 oz (tennis ball size), sodium 15%
rice: white, 3 oz (tennis ball size), sodium 5%
salad: garden side, w/dressing, sodium 20%
salad: red potato 3 oz (tennis ball size), sodium 10%
shahi paneer, 3 oz (tennis ball size), sodium 15%
tomato/cucumber, 3 oz (tennis ball size), sodium 5%

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Order from this list and eat with confidence — I’ve filtered out the super-salty stuff for you. Just remember to watch portion sizes, and total sodium per meal. Overall, try to limit fast foods in your diet — eat mostly home-cooked meals for better health. Figures listed above are approximate. Like this page? Bookmark it, and come back when you need it.

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