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How many calories are in a foot-long tuna Subway grinder with lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers?

A foot-long tuna sandwich from Subway is 780 calories with 48 grams of fat — that's with light mayo — so it doesn't make Subway's healthy list.

There's good news and bad news for tuna salad sandwich lovers.

The bad news: you probably can't eat a store-bought or restaurant version of the sandwich, if you're trying to be healthy.

The good news: you can make healthy substitutions. Try whole wheat, high-fiber bread instead of white, and use fat-free mayo or something else altogether. Tuna salad can be made with lemon juice and a bit of olive oil. Or try combining the tuna with some light cream cheese.

As always, go easy on the fats and add extra veggies if you're trying to cut calories.

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