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How Many Carbs Are in a Reuben Sandwich?

How Many Carbs Are in a Reuben Sandwich?

The Reuben Sandwich – Carb Friendly?

The Reuben sandwich is obviously the most delicious of all sandwiches but how many carbs are in a Reuben sandwich? The good news, the Reuben sandwich isn’t going to kill your diet. In fact, a Reuben actually is loaded with protein and carbs. Where the Reuben does tip the scales is in the fat department. But, if you are counting calories, the good news is that the Reuben is very friendly for people trying to maintain a diet. As with most things, moderation is key.

Reuben Ingredients

The Reuben is broken down into five major ingredients and each contributes to the overall carb count. Half of the carbs from a Reuben come from the bread. The remaining carbs are split between the dressing and the pastrami.

  • Meat (pastrami or corned beef)
  • Rye Bread
  • Sauerkraut
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Dressing (thousand island or Russian)

Reuben total carbs

I used the free version of myfitnesspal to calculate the total carbs. The Reuben sandwich I built has a total of 56 carbs. Of note, I did go heavy on the Boar’s Head pastrami because who wants to eat an undersized Reuben?

Reuben macros

Reuben sandwich calories

For all my gym rats, here is the macro breakdown – in grams – for a standard Reuben sandwich. If you have a specific calorie intake or you’re looking to hit replenish your body after a hard workout, a Reuben will deliver a much needed protein boost as well as replenish your carbs and help you hit the fat intake.

Calories in a Reuben Sandwich

This Reuben sandwich has 1,039 calories. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services the caloric intake for a woman should be 2,000 calories and 2,600 calories for a man. So, the good news is if you enjoy a Reuben, you’ll be just fine.

Before you go…

It’s important to know that there are many variations of the Reuben sandwich and many are carb friendly. One of my favorites is the Kicking Carbs Keto Reuben. This Reuben only has seven carbs! Whether you’re on a diet or not, the Reuben can be a carb friendly option. I wish you good fortune in your Reuben adventures!