Spangles is a fast food chain that has been serving a variety of foods, such as hamburgers, pitas and more, since 1978. The official website for Spangles explains that the restaurants have a 1950s theme and the chain has 21 locations. Although Spangles does not provide nutrition information for all of its menu items, the restaurant does offer insight into the nutritional aspects of some of its products.
Grilled Chicken on Pita
One of the healthier choices on the Spangles menu is the grilled chicken on pita. According to the official website for Spangles, this meal contains 330 calories, with 6.6 grams of fat, 43.3 grams of carbohydrates and 24 grams of protein. The grilled chicken on pita also contains nearly 4 grams of fiber, making it one of the most fiber-rich choices at Spangles. Harvard School of Public Health notes that fiber is an essential nutrient that may help regulate your blood sugar, promote regular bowel movements and decrease cholesterol levels.
Smoked Turkey on Sourdough
According to Spangles, another healthy option at the restaurant is the smoked turkey on sourdough sandwich. This meal has 358 calories, with 10.4 grams of fat, 24.7 grams of carbohydrate and nearly 28 grams of protein. Compared to the other Spangles meals with nutrition information available, smoked turkey on sourdough is among the lowest carbohydrate options. According to MedlinePlus.com, too many carbohydrates in your diet may raise your blood sugar levels.
Low Fat Pasta Salad
One of the healthier side dishes at Spangles is the low fat pasta salad. This meal contains 252 calories, less than 2 grams of fat and 7.6 grams of protein, but nearly 52 grams of carbohydrates. Because diets often restrict carbohydrates, this may not be the healthiest meal for you if you are trying to lose weight. However, other Spangles sides include French fries and corn dogs, so this is one of the better options.
The healthiest dessert at Spangles restaurants is Jell-o. According to the Spangles restaurants nutrition facts, each serving contains 15 calories, with no fat, no carbohydrates and 1.5 grams of protein. This dessert is much lower in calories than the other options, which include mudslides, floats and ice cream cones.
High Fat Items
Although Spangles does not provide nutrition information for many of its dishes, hamburgers and cheeseburgers tend to be high in fat. In addition, fried items, such as onion rings and French fries, tend to be high in fat. Lastly, decadent desserts such as ice cream also tend to contain large amounts of fat.
High Carbohydrate Items
Many of the dishes at Spangles are carbohydrate-based and thus would not be appropriate if you are limiting carbohydrate intake. The slushes, shakes, pancakes, bagels and desserts are high carbohydrate items.