I like Ryvita crackers. 2 of them is enough for lunch with tuna salad, egg salad, etc, and that comes out to 70 calories with some protein and fiber, so only about 10 grams net carbs? Also they don't go stale like other crackers, and are very sturdy so they don't break easily in my lunch box. I think the glycemic index on rye is better than many other grains.
Instead of sandwiches, I just roll up a slice of cheese inside some turkey with some mustard and call it a day.
Other than that; making the sandwich into a salad is a good solution aside form lettuce wraps and omelets.
I don't think a portabello mushroom would make a very good sandwich bookend. Uncooked they are kinda tough and cooked it would be messy. They do, however, serve as good substitutes for meat in a burger and taste better than every fake veggie-burger I've ever had.
Edited by: LAETU5 at: 9/21/2011 (10:34)
Fitness Minutes: (21,660)
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Love the "JOSEPH's Flax Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Pita Bread !!!!!!!!!!!!"
I don't get really creative with it, I just don't eat a ton of bread products. I like whole wheat tortillas, wraps, sandwich thins and pitas. When I really want bread I usually just find a lower carb bread and enjoy it. Lettuce and portobello wraps are excellent, but I don't consider them a substitute, just an alternative. My household eats diabetic-friendly and we're still able to enjoy bread from time to time.
I am a BREAD eater, BIG TIME !!!! Give me BREAD----NOT hard wheat stuff, tasteless kinds, etc..., just good, soft BREAD !!!! So, when I was attending WW meetings, we would all say the same, "Just want something good for a good sandwich !" I went on a search hunt and found this bread---- it is NOT in the bread aisle, though. I can only find it at Wal-mart, in the bakery area where all the other "odd" breads are.
NUTRITION FACTS are GREAT: Calories 60 (1 pita) Calories from Fat 20
Total FAT 2 g Total CARB 8 g Dietary Fiber 4 g = NET CARBS of only 4 g !!!!!!!!
Cholersterol 0 g Protein 6 g
This bread is in a clear package with red and yellow writing. It even says on the package, "Super Soft!" "Great Taste!" And it is !!!!!!
You get 6 "loaves" per package. I think in WW Points, it came out to 1 or 2 points ???? I can't remember...........but it is low.
They are so soft and flat that I use them as a "wrap" and they are GREAT for mini-pizza's! My daughter toasts them flat first in the toaster oven, then adds topping and then broils----they are the best!
Since I told the people at the WW Mtg 2 years ago, I can't tell you how many times Wal-mart runs out because it goes! At one point, it was weeks that they were out, so I had to ask the Wal-mart Bakery Manager to see what she could do to get them back in our store! I even tried contacting the company to just mail me a case at a time and I'd freeze and share, but never heard from them. Wal-mart HAS started carrying them again and I never leave without at least 2 to 3 packs per visit------always want a stash!
This is the company info, taken from the package: Joseph's 30 International Way Lawrence, MA 01843 978-688-2221
I sure hope you all have the opportunity to buy these. I do NOT work/affiliated with this company-----but would love a royalty for the numbers I have sold for them from "word of mouth" !!! LOL! LOL! LOL!
Good Luck...........hope my Wal-mart continues getting them !!!!
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Or skip the bread/pita/tortillas all together and just eat the "filling" - aka the good stuff.
Maybe veggies and guacamole/salsa, egg or chicken salad on lettuce, slice of cheese & deli meat rolled up in a lettuce leaf.
Fitness Minutes: (28,615)
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Weightwatchers breds/wraps - smaller but I don't mind the difference. If you just like bread, why not use one slice and do sandwiches open face?
As an alternative to bread/sandwiches, I make wraps using La Tortilla Factory low-carb tortillas. The large ones are 80 calories each, with 12g fiber and 8g protein! And they don't fall apart like regular tortillas tend to do.
for sandwiches, I have been using nature's own sandwich rounds they have 20 grams of carb in one serving. I believe it is the same company that makes a "thin sliced" bagel - which I use as a treat - much lower in carbs than your traditional bagel. I can have the everything bagel I used to adore - without the guilt!
Edited by: ELSIE6 at: 3/7/2011 (08:32)
Fitness Minutes: (4,125)
709 3/7/11 7:33 A
I'm down with the lettuce wraps!
There are also carb-free bread products, but personally I've been trying to stick to whole foods.
One time, I used two portobello mushrooms as hamburger "buns" - a Curtis Stone recipe I saw on The Biggest Loser. It felt more substantial than just lettuce, and tied over my bun hankerings for a while. NOTE: Best to use utensils instead of your hands when eating this, can get kinda messy. Ha!
now this one is a bread - ezekiel bread and Pecan Raisin Rice bread are good alternatives to mainstream bread. rice cakes
Fitness Minutes: (1,207)
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Hard boiled eggs String cheese, Laughing Cow wedge Peanut butter (1 Tbls) & Granny Smith apple or celery Hummus w/ cuke & zuke slices Cooked quinoa (which is a fruit or seed and therefore a protein) with cinnamon & sweetner Soy or whey protein powder shake with almond, soy, or coconut milk, with lots of ice & cocoa and cinnamon or coffee for flavor Nuts & seeds - walnuts, cashews, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, almonds Baked green beans make good faux fries
I've done low carb so you may want to look at high fiber "breads" too and non starchy vegetables like pumpkins, yams, broccoli, cauliflower etc
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