It’s National Sandwich Month!

By Amy Gorin, MS, RDN

There’s really nothing like biting into a sandwich, especially when it’s a delicious combination of ingredients! I’m pretty partial to both traditional sandwiches as well as open-face ones — like this delicious veggie, pear, and egg one I ate while visiting Austin, TX, earlier this year.

August is National Sandwich Month, which means it’s time to celebrate by adding some new sandwich ideas to your meal rotation! Prep a sandwich that’s friendly to your Weight Watchers food plan by making simple changes, such as:

  • Choosing an open-face sandwich or a lighter bread
  • Loading your sandwich up with veggies, such as spinach, red onion, and tomato
  • Using 0 SmartPoints® value condiments such as mustard or Sriracha
  • Sprinkling on 0 SmartPoints value flavor boosters, like oregano and freshly ground black pepper
  • Skipping the cheese, or choosing low- or no-fat options
  • Opting for lean proteins, such as turkey breast or salmon
  • Picking hot sandwiches that are toasted, rather than prepared Panini style. At restaurants, Paninis tend to be basted with oil or butter to help with the grilling.
  • Pairing a sandwich with a salad or veggie-based soup to help make the meal more filling

 Here are some mouthwatering sandwich recipes to eat this month:

What are your favorite nutritious sandwiches to whip up? Tell me on Connect @amy_gorin!

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