last month I was on a (mostly) naughty diet. Ah but ‘the month of May’ is over, and so is my sloppy eating. I’m a simple girl – a get your ass in gear and exercise (no excuses, no whining), and try to eat less so that you’re burning fat off the ‘ol fanny pack of fat.
This week I discovered my new FAVORITE good girl lunch. It lets me have the bread and cheese I ADORE – but in quantities so small that it doesn’t blow up my whole day. You see, I love a good hot turkey sandwich. I’m an artist – trust me when I say mine are the BEST. grilled onions, melted cheese, mustard grilled into bread, oh… they’re amazing. Problem? I like them on rolls, which run 300+ calories each at minimum (and that’s before toppings!) and I do NOT like low calorie diet bread. I do not want to compromise. I want it all, or nothing.
So here it is:
It’s so simple, so obvious I can’t believe I’m only now thinking of it. I take a THIN slice of sour/french baguette and top it with a bit of turkey, little piece of cheese, and slide under broiler until melty and good. Then I take it out and add onion (grilled is best!), avocado, tomato, lettuce, pickle… whatever else I like and have on hand. If you are a mustard fan I suggest rubbing a small amount directly onto bread before piling toppings on.
I can have 4-6 of these and come out at less than HALF the calories of my beloved sandwich – and yet all the elements are there, I’m getting loads of lean meat + veggies, and my brain is so totally satisfied.
My girls really like these too – they call them tiny party sandwiches. I realize that topping bread with stuff is hardly ground breaking, I just had never considered it as a lunch option that is pretty healthy too.
Happy (healthy) eating…