Health Tip: Pack a Healthier Lunch
How to limit fat and calories
(HealthDay News) - Packing a lunch made at home may seem like a good way to save money and calories, but even homemade sandwiches can contribute to a bulging waistline.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions to limit calories when making sandwiches:
- Choose low-fat or fat-free lunch meats and cheeses, or stick to lean meats such as chicken or turkey. Try using veggie patties or veggie hot dogs.
- Make a sandwich or a pita stuffed with fresh vegetables, low-fat cheese, and a fat-free condiment such as mustard.
- Try using all-natural or reduced-fat peanut butter.
- Instead of chips, pack carrot sticks, celery or other crunchy veggies to go with your sandwich.
- Use low-fat or fat-free mayonnaise when making chicken or tuna salad sandwiches.