November 2, 2009
For anyone who’s trying to watch their calorie and carb intake, we finally have a great alternative for sandwiches! I’m so hooked on these Oroweat Sandwich Thins!
They come in three varieties, Multi-Grain, 100% Whole Wheat and Honey Wheat. The Multi-Grain variety is my favorite!
These are much thinner than an English Muffin yet aren’t dry at all, even when toasted. Myself, I prefer a thinner bread. I don’t want the bread to dominate my sandwich. I’ve been toasting the sandwich thins and they end up a little crunchy on the outside but still a little pillowy on the inside. For being as tasty as these are, the entire roll is only 100 calories, 5 grams of fiber and only one gram of fat!
Since I work from home, I eat lunch at home almost every day. I’m a creature of habit, too, so I usually end up having the same thing for lunch every day and it’s usually a turkey sandwich of some kind.
The sandwich pictured here is the Turkey Club recipe from Oroweat. It’s a great sandwich choice at only 343 calories and 8 grams of fat.
1 Oroweat Multi-Grains Sandwich Thins Roll
3 ozs. thinly sliced smoked turkey
1 slice cooked turkey bacon
1 slice reduced fat cheddar
1 slice reduced fat swiss
1 t. honey mustard
red onion, tomato, and leaf lettuce
In an effort to cut back on the calories just a little bit more, I eliminate the bacon and I substitute one wedge of Laughing Cow Light Swiss for the two slices of reduced fat cheese. I just spread half of the Laughing Cow wedge on each sandwich slice on top of the mustard. By making just a few changes, you can have a healthy, filling sandwich for less than 300 calories!
For those of you that are lucky enough to have a Trader Joe’s nearby, you’ll have to try a Trader Joe’s roasted chicken patty on a toasted Multi-Grain Sandwich Thin. I just recently discovered these chicken patties and they are only 140 calories and 4 grams of fat. For a quick and easy lunch, I just spread a little mustard on each toasted sandwich thin, add the chicken patty, some lettuce and tomato and you end up with another fantastic sandwich for less than 300 calories.
And for a breakfast sandwich, I scramble up some Egg Beaters, spray a couple of squirts of “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” on the toasted Sandwich Thins, add a slice of canadian bacon and you’ve got a great breakfast sandwich for under 300 calories.
I sure hope these sell well because I would hate to see these disappear from the grocery store shelves as quickly as they appeared! If you give these a try, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.