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Top 10 Low Carb Options at Jimmy John’s for Keto Diet

Jimmy John’s is a popular casual dining sit-down lunch spot for many Americans. You can also have your food delivered “freaky fast” to your work location.

They specialize in sandwiches, subs, chips, and soda. However, you can keep it low-carb by asking for an “unwich,” which is Jimmy John’s term for a lettuce wrap, and avoiding all sides.

Here are the low-carb and keto-approved options you can get at Jimmy John’s in order from the lowest carb to highest, based on the online nutrition information, and what to say when it’s time to order. 

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Slim #2 Unwich

Slim sandwiches are a “skinny” take on the traditional sandwiches at Jimmy John’s. They contain meat, cheese, or veggies on French bread without any sauce or toppings. 

A slim #2 contains roast beef on French bread and nothing else. However, when you make it an unwich, it transforms into the perfect low-carb roast beef and lettuce wrap. 

It contains 90 calories, 3 grams of fat, <1 gram of carbs, 0 grams of fiber, and 17 grams of protein. 

You could even get two if you’re really hungry or add on low-carb toppings, such as cheese, mayo, guacamole, or other meats.

How to order: ask for a slim #2 unwich. Hold the chips, cookies, and soda. 

Slim #4 Unwich

A slim #4 contains turkey breast on French bread. When you order it without the bread as an unwich, it contains 70 calories, 5 grams of fat, 2 grams of carbs, 0 grams of fiber, and 14 grams of protein.

You can order double meat if you need something more substantial. Or get it with tomato, lettuce, bacon, and mayo for a low-carb BLT sandwich.

How to order: ask for a slim #4 unwich with no sides. 

Slim #6 Unwich

A slim #6 contains cheese and French bread. If you order it as an unwich, it will contain cheese and lettuce only. The nutritional information is as follows: 240 calories, 19 grams of fat, 2 grams of carbs, 0 grams of fiber, and 17 grams of protein.

We recommend that you add the meat of your choice to this sandwich so that you’re not eating just cheese! Ask for a slice or two of salami, roast beef, or turkey. 

How to order: ask for a slim #6 unwich and add the meat of your choice (this will cost extra). Hold the chips and cookie.

Slim #5 Unwich

A slim #5 is an Italian sub that contains salami and cheese on French bread. 

If you order it as an unwich without the bread, it will contain 280 calories, 20 grams of fat, 3 grams of carbs, 0 grams of fiber, and 22 grams of protein.

How to order: ask for a slim #5 unwich and hold the sides, such as chips and cookies. 

J.J. B.L.T. Unwich

A J.J. B.L.T. sandwich contains bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on French bread. However, if you order it as an unwich, you will reduce most of the carbs.

A J.J. B.L.T. unwich contains 300 calories, 26 grams of fat, 3 grams of carbs, <1 gram of fiber, and 10 grams of protein.

How to order: ask for a J.J. B.L.T. unwich. Hold the chips. 

Slim #1 Unwich

A slim #1 contains ham and cheese in a lettuce wrap. It has 190 calories, 11 grams of fat, 4 grams of carbs, 0 grams of fiber, and 20 grams of protein.

How to order: ask for a slim #1 unwich. 

Little John #2

A little John #2 has roast beef, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on French bread. However, if you get it as an unwich, it will contain 130 calories, 6 grams of fat, 2 grams of carbs, and 9 grams of protein.

How to order: ask for a little John #2 as an unwich. 

Little John #1 Unwich

A little John #1 sandwich contains ham and provolone cheese with lettuce, tomato, and mayo on French bread. 

If you get it as an unwich, it will contain around 180 calories, 10 grams of fat, 3 grams of carbs, and 11 grams of protein.  

How to order: ask for a little John #1 as an unwich. Hold all sides.

Little John #5 Unwich

A little John #5 contains salami, capicola, and provolone cheese on French bread with onion, lettuce, tomato, oil and vinegar, and oregano-basil.

If you order it as an unwich without the French bread, it will contain 170 calories, 8 grams of fat, 4 grams of carbs and 12 grams of protein. 

How to order: ask for a little John #5 unwich and hold the side chips.

Little John B.L.T.

A little John BLT comes with bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on French bread. The unwich version has 180 calories, 11 grams of fat, 2 grams of carbs, and 8 grams of protein. 

How to order: ask for a little John B.L.T. unwich. 

Bonus tip: Jimmy John’s has jumbo-sized pickles that make an excellent low-carb addition to your unwich. One jumbo pickle contains 20 calories, 0 grams of fat, 3 grams of carbs (1 gram net carbs), 2 grams of fiber, and 1 gram of protein. Order one of these instead of chips or cookies. 


Conclusion

Jimmy John’s is a good place to grab keto-approved options such as meat and cheese lettuce wrap if you need a low-carb meal. They offer several different types of meat, such as roast beef, salami, turkey, bacon, and capicola. 

Most sandwiches come with a standard French bread. However, you can make them an unwich and add low-carb toppings, such as tomato, lettuce, bacon, cheese, mayo, and guacamole. 

Avoid the chips and cookies and opt for a jumbo pickle as your side dish. Safe beverage options include water and unsweetened iced tea.

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Top 10 Low Carb Options at Jimmy John’s for Keto Diet
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