Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Best Eats: Globe Market

The Globe Market, a deli and specialty food shop with three Buffalo locations, is known for its fresh sandwiches, salads and soups. But not all are created equal. Ann Marie Smokowski, a Registered Dietitian at Mercy Hospital, shares her picks to keep calories to a minimum.

Half Portions 

To practice portion control, try a combo meal:
  • ½ soup & sandwich 
  • ½ sandwich & garden salad 
  • ½ soup & garden salad 

Healthiest Sandwiches 

Roast Turkey, Roast Beef, or Chipotle Turkey 

Bread Choice: Select whole grain breads to increase dietary fiber. Try rye or, if available, whole wheat or pumpernickel.

Cheese: Keep your cheese portion to a minimum to reduce the fat content of your sandwich. Ask for less cheese or skip it altogether.

Condiments: Order condiments such as mayo or oil on the side to control calories and fat.

How to Order

What’s on the Menu: Roast Turkey on country white with lettuce, sage derby cheese & cranberry chutney mayo
Order Instead: Roast Turkey on rye with cranberry chutney mayo on the side; no cheese

What’s on the Menu: Roast Beef on a baguette with brie, green apple, arugula & horseradish mayo
Order Instead: Roast beef on rye with horseradish mayo on the side; no arugula

What’s on the Menu: Chipotle Turkey on a baguette with roasted turkey, provolone, tomato, chipotle bacon mayo, and mesclun greens
Order Instead: Chipotle Turkey on rye with bacon mayo on the side; no provolone

Healthiest Salads 

Garden, Greek, House 

Cheese: Keep your cheese portion to a minimum.
Dressings: Try lite dressings (Balsamic vinegar, Greek or Spicy honey mustard) on the side.

Healthiest Soups 

Any broth-based soup 

Broth-based soups are lower in calories when compared to cream soups made with whole milk or cream.

What Not to Order

  • Club or grilled sandwiches, which have more calories and fat than those recommended above.
  • Chicken salad, salami or capicola deli meats 

The Globe Market’s downtown location caters to the business crowd, while its Elmwood Avenue and Hertel Avenue shops are your best bets for dining after work or on the weekend.

Click here to view the Globe Market’s menu online.

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