On my way home from Colorado Springs, I had a connection at Dallas Airport. My two gates were close together, and right there handy was a Subway.
Mmm. Meatballs. I decided to go for it.
I ordered a foot long Meatball Sub with double meat. I asked for light sauce, melted cheddar cheese & sprinkled parmesan.
I didn’t plan to eat the bread, but didn’t order it without as I needed a “plate” (lol) and I also knew it would soak up what little marinara was left on the meatballs…
As soon as I finished my meatball mountain (and oh man, was it ever good!!!), it occurred to me that I may have just royally screwed up my carb count for the day. So I hopped on Facebook & Twitter and asked:
Anyone know the carb count on a Subway meatball??
Asking after I just ate about a dozen of them… lol
(I actually ate 14 I think) :blush:
Nobody was really sure, but the obvious concern was that there may be bread in them. So of course I had to look it up when I got back to my home office. And here’s the scoop – the ingredients in a Subway Meatball:
“MEATBALLS Beef, water, seasoning (soy protein concentrate, breadcrumbs [bleached wheat flour, sugar, salt, soybean oil, dried yeast], dehydrated onion and garlic, salt, spice, dehydrated parsley, caramel color), Romano cheese (made from pasteurized cow’s milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), caramel color.” source
Okay, so there’s breadcrumbs. Gotcha. Figured as much.
I was unsuccessful at finding the actual carb count per meatball (heh), but I did find the nutrition facts for the entire Meatball Marinara Sub:
According to that document there are only 60 net carbs for an entire 6″ meatball marinara sub – including bread and sauce! Can that really be right?!?
Hmm. Double that (I had a foot long) and double the meat (I had double meatballs), subtract the bread, subtract 90% of the marinara sauce, and divide by 14. If you’re good at math you should be able to figure out the carb count per meatball. 😛 LOL.
All said and done, I have no idea how many carbs I consumed in those 14 meatballs. Oh well. At least I ate “clean” the rest of the day – AND I skipped the bread, sauce, chips & cookie. 😀
Surely it couldn’t have been much? Still aiming to find out…