Au Bon Pain Low Sodium Choices

by Gerry Aire

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

breakfast item: sausage with peppers and onions, 1 cup, sodium 20%
breakfast item: scrambled eggs, 3 oz portion (about 1/2 cup), sodium 12%
breakfast item: scrambled eggs/ham/cheese, 1 cup, sodium 20%
beef: meatballs and marinara sauce, 1 cup, sodium 20%
beef: meatloaf with wine sauce, 3 oz portion, sodium 9%
chicken: chicken parmesan, 1 cup, sodium 15%
chicken: chicken wings in bbq sauce, sodium 35%
chicken: chicken wings in teriyaki sauce, sodium 40%
chicken: roasted chicken and thyme, 3 oz portion, sodium 6%
eggplant: eggplant parmesan, 1 cup, sodium 25%
pasta: lasagna, meat, sodium 40%
pasta: macaroni and cheese, 1 cup, sodium 20%
pasta: spinach and ricotta lasagna, 1 cup, sodium 15%
pork: sausage and peppers with tomato sauce, 1 cup, sodium 20%
salad: chicken cobb with avocado, w/fat free raspberry vinaigrette dressing, sodium 45%
salad: southwest chicken, w/balsamic vinaigrette dressing, sodium 30%
salad: thai peanut chicken, w/balsamic vinaigrette dressing, sodium 25%
salad: tuna garden, w/balsamic vinaigette dressing, sodium 35%
salad: tuna garden, w/fat free raspberry vinaigrette dressing, sodium 30%
salad: turkey, apple/brie, w/fat free raspberry vinaigrette dressing, sodium 45%
salad: vegetarian deluxe, w/balsamic vinaigrette dressing, sodium 40%
salad: vegetarian deluxe, w/fat free raspberry vinaigrette dressing, sodium 35%
sandwich: egg white/cheddar/avocado, sodium 25%
sandwich: turkey swiss, half size, sodium 30%
sandwich: black angus roast beef/cheese, half size, sodium 25%
shahi paneer, 1 cup, sodium 20%
seafood: shrimp and chorizo gumbo, 1 cup, sodium 20%
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:

breakfast item: oatmeal, apple cinnamon, small, sodium 5%
breakfast item: oatmeal, classic, small, sodium 5%
breakfast item: roasted potatoes, 1 cup, sodium 15%
bagel: whole wheat skinny, sodium 9%
bread: ciabatta, sodium 25%
breadstick: cheddar jalapeno, 1 piece, sodium 10%
breadstick: everything, 1 piece, sodium 12%
eggplant parmesan, 1 cup, sodium 25%
fruit cup, large, sodium less than 5%
grapes, 8 oz, sodium 0%
green beans, 1 cup, sodium 10%
pasta: macaroni and cheese, 1 cup, sodium 20%
pasta: penne rigate, 1 cup, sodium less than 5%
pasta: spinach and ricotta lasagna, 1 cup, sodium 15%
pearl barley with vegetables, sodium 5%
shahi paneer, 1 cup, sodium 20%
strawberry cup, sodium 0%
watermelon, 8 oz, sodium 0%

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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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