Can I Eat Low Sodium at Church’s Chicken
What ever happened to chicken? It was supposed to be the “healthier” choice. It was supposed to be the easy to look at the menu and order as it was so much healthier than beef or pork. Yet nothing could be farther from the truth in the reality of chicken in restaurants today. Chicken is one of the most over processed forms of protein found on menus. Then, this processed food is breaded, fried, or overly seasoned, knocking sodium way over the top. It’s rare to find a Chicken Restaurant that has low sodium choices. So let’s find out if we can eat and stay low sodium at Churchs Chicken.
Chicken Restaurants Are Frustrating
Due to all of the stuff mentioned above, it is extremely hard to find a chicken restaurant to find low sodium offerings. Most end up on the list of restaurants with high sodium menus to avoid. Places like Kentucky Fried Chicken, Popeye’s, Bojangle’s, Zaxby’s, and Buffalo Wild Wings are all there. Up until today, I have only found two restaurants where we can find low sodium options: Chik-Fil-A and El Pollo Loco. Now we can finally add a third! Let’s find out more.
What Qualifies As A Low Sodium Meal Option?
We are looking for an entree, side, and beverage. It has to be off of the main menu instead of the kids menu. That’s hardly dignified if we have to order from the kids menu. The USDA recommends no more than 2300 mg of sodium per day for a person who is totally healthy.
The American Heart Association (AHA) and the Mayo Clinic recommend no more than 1500 mg of sodium per day for everyone who has high blood pressure, heart disease, is a woman, is a person of color, or is over the age of 50. Which sadly covers a majority of the U. S. Population. So we want a meal that runs about 500-700 mg to equal one third of our daily limit.
Here Is What We Can Eat And Stay Low Sodium At Churchs Chicken
All information was found from Church’s Chicken Menu Nutrition Information here.
Serving is 1 (one) each unless otherwise noted:
Original leg is 400 mg.
Tender Strip is 240 mg.
Boneless Wing (without Sauce) is 160 mg.
Crispy Fish Filet is 380 mg.
Corn regular is 15 mg or large is 30 mg.
Cole Slaw regular is 200 mg.
Sweet Corn Nuggets (4 pc) is 330 mg.
Jalapeno Pepper is 170 mg.
Dinner Roll is 130 mg.
Honey Mustard is 160 mg.
Honey Sauce is 0 mg.
Ketchup is 65 mg.
Honey BBQ Sauce is 200 mg.
Apple Pie is 240 mg.
Hashrounds are 250 mg.
Sandwich egg is 90 mg.
Platter eggs are 190 mg.
Grits are 5 mg.
Sausage Patty is 300 mg.
Do you eat at Church’s? What is your fave? Let me know in the comments below.