Slim Sandwich

Make sandwiches with healthier fillings

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(HealthDayNews) -- If you love munching on sandwiches but also love a slender physique, there is a compromise.

According to Harvard University Medical Schools, properly prepared sandwiches can be healthy and nutritious.

So the next time you visit your favorite deli, follow these suggestions:

  • Order low-fat condiments. If the joint doesn't have any, order yours on the side.
  • Instead of mayo and salad dressings, trying topping your sandwich with green peppers, mushrooms, cucumbers, or pickles.
  • Choose low-fat or less-fat meats.
  • Select fat-free or reduced-fat cheeses. White cheeses tend to be lower in fat and calories than yellow cheeses.
  • Go with whole wheat or whole-grain breads, and resist the croissants.
  • Salad sandwiches -- for instance, tuna and mayo, or chicken and mayo mixes -- are the biggest fat offenders. So, if this is what you're after, skip the deli and make your own sandwiches at home, using fat-free ingredients.

- - Felicity Stone

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