Goodbye tacos, hello Subway!

Jenny Gonzalez

Subway coming to Cerritos College is a good thing because they have healthier alternatives than Taco Bell.

Many students may have liked Taco Bell because it was a cheaper option to what The Bowl and Burdog has to offer, but it wasn’t necessarily healthier.

Although one of the clichés that comes with college students is their bad eating habits, Subway seems to be a healthier option to the sub-standard food that Taco Bell offers.

Subway does have extreme meat sandwiches, like the pastrami sandwich and the steak and cheese sandwich; but at least there is a choice for those who do not eat meat, like the Veggie Delight.

Taco Bell only had bean burritos and nachos. For vegetarians, or someone cutting back on eating meat, one of the best and most delicious options that Subway offers is indeed the Veggie Delight.

Order that with most of the ingredients on the menu, add some toppings and you’ll have one of the most interesting, non-meat options.

Granted, a lot of students, faculty and staff still eat meat, and those who do not, find it difficult to find meat-less options on campus.

Even though the Veggie Delight is most likely the only meatless option on the menu, it is much better than two bean burritos and nachos.

To clarify, Subway has at least more than one “green” option than lettuce.

Subway also offers salads! Yes, you can add meat, but there is a possibility to remove the meat, so vegans and vegetarians can rejoice.

Comparing just the options for non-meat eaters on a calorie counter, and the options they have at both Subway and Taco Bell, students can see that Subway wins in terms of healthier options.

A Veggie Delight (ingredients include 9 grain wheat, lettuce, tomato, green peppers, onion, olive oil, vinegar) has the following nutritional information: calories 230, calories from fat 23, total fat 2.5g, saturated fat 0.5g 2, sodium 310mg, carbohydrates 44g, dietary fiber 5g, sugars 6g, protein 8g, vitamin A 8%, vitamin C 20%, calcium 30%, iron 15%.

This sandwich is low in saturated fat, it has no cholesterol, and it is high in calcium.

A bean burrito from Taco Bell has: calories 350, calories from fat 81, total fat 9g, saturated fat 3.5g, sodium 1220mg, carbohydrates 54g, dietary fiber 9g, sugars 3g, protein 13g.

It may be high in dietary fiber, but it is also high in sodium as well.

Not all college students want to eat junk food. Some students do their best to eat a healthy meal, so Subway coming to the Student Center will benefit those students.