More and more, Americans are demanding healthy food on-the-go, and Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppe is meeting that demand. It’s the best alternative to the typical burger and fries that are loaded with bad fats and calories. Patrons can skip the burger and choose from a wide variety of healthy salads like, chicken, grilled salmon, spring salads, grilled chicken. Even with two tablespoons of creamy dressing, a salad has fewer calories and less saturated fats than a quarter-pound hamburger on a bun. (Also, we offer low fat options such as Our own Nardelli’s House Dressing, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Honey Mustard and Lite Ranch.)
Pass on the hamburger and fries and choose from a broad range of cold and hot grinders served up on whole wheat bread or gluten-free rolls. Savor a healthy cold, turkey breast or veggie grinder or go for a hot grinder filled with, our grilled chicken, balsamic or chipotle grilled chicken and served on a bed of wholesome greens. (Also, we offer gluten free soups.) So, how does the food at Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppe stack up against popular fast-food restaurants? Burger King’s Whopper Sandwich has 630 calories and 10 grams of saturated fat. Its medium French fries has 430 calories with 3 grams of fat. A turkey grinder has about 430 calories with less than 4 grams of saturated fat. And, a bed of wholesome greens has approximately 50 calories with 0 grams of fat. With grinders served on whole wheat bread, you get much more fiber, vitamins B6 and E and folic acid. Simply switching from white to whole wheat bread can lower heart disease risk by 20 percent, according to The Journal of the American Medical Association. For those sensitive to gluten, the gluten free rolls at Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppe are a healthy choice.
Just like New Orleans has the po’boy and New York has its hero, Connecticut has the grinder, and Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppe is number one throughout Connecticut. Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppe has even shared its Italian Combo Grinder with Rachel Ray. With green bell peppers, cucumber, onion, olives, tomato, provolone cheese and thinly sliced Italian cold cuts and hot sauce, it’s definitely classic, healthy game-day fare.
Both health food nuts and foodies love Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppe low-fat menu. It’s easy to make a healthy food choice without a compromise to taste. This food venue consistently receives great reviews on Trip Advisor and Yelp. Many folks rave about the low-fat menu, large servings and tasty food. Value, great taste and healthy all at the same time are a rare combination. It’s even been featured on Travel Channel’s “Sandwich Paradise” and voted as America’s best sandwiches. Patrons can also indulge in some desserts and not feel guilty. Diet-smart options include yogurt parfait, gluten-free cookies and fruit salad. There’s something for everyone on the menu at Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppe.
Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppe is on a mission to bring Americans healthy alternatives to the unhealthy food choices at traditional fast food venues. Get it fast and get it healthy. And, if you leave a tip in the tip jar, be prepared for the employees to ring the bell and yell “Grazie!”