Apart from chocolate, the other diet sin I’m always afraid I’ll commit is eating sandwiches.
I used to stuff myself with fatty pieces of bread, cheese and salami stuck in the sandwich maker and drizzled afterwards with some sauce.
So now I’m keeping away from this type of meal.
Nevertheless, lately I’ve been reading all sorts of recipes which make me think that maybe sandwiches are not actually that bad, if you know how to prepare them.
- First of all, you need to choose the right type of bread. Instead of fluffy, white slices, keep close to whole grain bread, even if it does not look as good as the white one. You can try using a bread machine, so you can get creative even about making the bread (add some seeds – sunflower, poppy, sesame).
- If you eat meat, replace pork with lean slices of chicken, turkey or tuna; however, the choices are much more exotic if you prefer vegetarian choices – hummus, tahini, even peanut butter, as long as you don’t exaggerate in the latter case.
- As for cheese, the rule is that if it’s harder, it has less fat; however, it is a great source of calcium, minerals and vitamins;
- If you want some dressing, prepare it yourself, it will be much healthier than pre-processed ones; mustard-based sauces are great; small quantities of vinegar, olive oil and lemon juice give wonderful aromas, and less expected combination can be performed – such as the strawberry vinaigrette.
- The last touch: never forget vegetables! Apart from your usual salad leafs or tomatoes, why not head for something more “interesting”: basil (goes great with cheese), apple slices (also good with cheese, turkey or peanut butter) or even sauerkraut.
What I personally love most about sandwiches is that they are a wonderful way to exercise your imagination. I’m not a great cook, but making sandwiches sounds like a great way to work on my skills.
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