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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Healthy, Low Calorie Sandwich Ideas

tomato spinach roll
I am always on the lookout for low calorie foods that I can put together quickly   For those times when you need a healthy, low calorie food option, nothing is better than a sandwich.  What’s simpler? All you need is bread and some yummy low-cal ingredients and you’re ready to go. 

I posted earlier about one of my favorite breads, whole grain organic bread called Essential Flax Seed by Alvarado St. Bakery that provides three grams of fiber per serving.  You may also recall that I have touched on the benefits of flax seeds in a healthy diet – so this bread gets a big two thumbs up from me.  Most of my healthy low calorie sandwiches are made on whole grain bread.  But I also like to mix things up a bit by choosing a whole wheat tortilla shell in lieu of bread, or even a low fat whole grain pita.

Whatever you choose to hold everything together, the good stuff on the inside is important, too.  I’ve told you before that I love avocado, and avocado is one of my favorite sandwich fillers.  I also love hummus for bringing a bit of moisture to the sandwich without turning to mayo.  Other options for a healthy, filling, and delicious sandwich that I love are spinach, cucumber slices, avocado, sprouts, fat-free cheese, tomato, and of course, regular lettuce.  You can basically use any type of veggie on your sandwich.  Another thing that I like, particularly on a whole wheat pita is sautéed mushrooms with onion and garlic; just sauté them with a bit of Promise Light Spread

And finally, I thought I’d also share my recipe for Tomato-Spinach rolls with you.  These are so easy to fix and they are super low in calories but big on taste. Although this recipe is for rolls, you can also spread this mixture onto whole grain bread (egg salad style) for a tasty meal. 

Yummy Tomato Spinach Rolls

10 oz. package coarsely chopped spinach
8 oz. package light or fat-free cream cheese
3 tbs. horseradish
½ cup diced tomatoes
8 whole wheat tortilla shells

Mix the spinach, cream cheese, tomatoes, and horseradish in a bowl; season with Mrs. Dash and pepper if desired.  Spread the mix onto the tortilla shells and then roll them tightly.  (You can also cut these rolls into three or more slices for a nice pinwheel presentation or to make finger food for a party). 

These rolls can be made a day ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator. I have also made this mix and stuffed it in a whole grain pita shell. Yum! 


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