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The Skinny on Smart Sandwiches

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Mediterranean Vegetarian Sandwiches
Grilled Chicken Club Sandwiches
Pesto Turkey Sandwiches

(Family Features) - Warm weather has many people looking to lighter fare full of seasonal flavor. Salads and fruit plates have their place, but, with the right ingredients, it's possible to indulge in a satisfying sandwich that is big on taste but not on calories.

Bethenny Frankel, celebrity natural food chef and author of "The Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life," has the skinny on how to make sensible sandwiches that you'll love to eat. Using Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats thin rolls, Frankel has created three delicious sandwiches that each total to 200 calories or less.

"Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats thin rolls offer a soft, wholesome and delicious taste in a figure-friendly portion. I love recommending them to friends and clients," said Frankel. "At 100 calories and five grams of fiber per roll, they're a good foundation for everyday healthy eating and an important part of making smarter sandwiches, better burgers and more."

With four varieties to choose from - Soft 100% Whole Wheat, Whole Grain White, 7 Grain and new Soft Honey Wheat - you can create an endless menu of smart, delicious sandwiches.

For more information, visit www.pepperidgefarm.com.

Mediterranean Vegetarian Sandwiches

Description
You won't miss the meat in these mouthwatering sandwiches that feature a scrumptious combination of eggplant, hummus and feta cheese.

Ingredients
  • 2 Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats 7 Grain thin rolls
  • 6 slices eggplant, 1/4 inch thick
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons red pepper-flavored prepared hummus
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

Preparation
    1. Place eggplant onto baking sheet. Spray eggplant with cooking spray.
    2. Heat the broiler. Broil the eggplant 4 inches from the heat for 5 minutes or until the eggplant is browned, turning the eggplant over halfway through broiling.
    3. Split each roll into 2 layers. Spread half the hummus on each bottom layer. Divide eggplant and cheese between bottom layers. Top with top layers.

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Broil Time
5 minutes

Calories: 158g     Total Fat: 4g
Cholesterol: 6mg     Protein: 8g
Carbohydrates: 26g     Sodium: 289mg

Serves
Makes 2 servings

Grilled Chicken Club Sandwiches

Description
No more boring lunches ... instead you can serve this savory chicken sandwich, accented with avocado and bacon. It's a great way to revitalize leftover chicken.

Ingredients
  • 2 Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats Soft 100% Whole Wheat thin rolls
  • 2 tablespoons mashed avocado
  • 1 slice bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 slices refrigerated fully-cooked grilled chicken
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 2 leaves red lettuce

Preparation
    1. Split each roll into 2 layers.
    2. Stir avocado and bacon in small bowl. Spread half the avocado mixture on each bottom layer. Divide chicken, tomato and lettuce between bottom layers. Top with top layers.

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Calories: 196g     Total Fat: 6g
Cholesterol: 39mg     Protein: 17g
Carbohydrates: 21g     Sodium: 521mg

Serves
Makes 2 servings

Pesto Turkey Sandwiches

Description
Looking for a way to jazz up a turkey sandwich? Try this easy recipe that uses prepared pesto and peppery arugula to turn ordinary turkey sandwiches into something really special.

Ingredients
  • 2 Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats Whole Grain White thin rolls
  • 2 teaspoons prepared pesto sauce
  • 2 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 2 slices roasted or deli turkey breast
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 6 leaves baby arugula

Preparation
    1. Split each roll into 2 layers.
    2. Spread half the pesto and half the mayonnaise on each bottom layer. Divide turkey, tomato and arugula between bottom layers. Top with top layers.

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Calories: 200g     Total Fat: 8g
Cholesterol: 23mg     Protein: 15g
Carbohydrates: 21g     Sodium: 281mg

Serves
Makes 2 servings

SOURCE: Pepperidge Farm


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