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KFWOHLFORD
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3/5/13 4:17 P

I love putting cooked spinach in a sandwich instead of lettuce. Takes up about the same amount of space after you've steamed 1-2 cups, and it's a whole serving of veggies!
Just steam it in the microwave for 2 mins, then drain before putting it on the sandwich. Goes great with other veggies, melted cheeses, etc.



KSUGIRL93
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3/5/13 9:06 A

SPARKLIEJADE--I do this too!!! Or on the weekends I throw a few chicken breasts in the crock pot and shred them after they cook with garlic and onion for 4 to 6 hours. We use the shredded chicken for chicken salad, BBQ chicken sandwiches, wraps or burritos.



KSUGIRL93
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3/5/13 9:01 A

SUZZQ4LIFE--I tried the Fold It bread and didn't care too much for it. Have you tried the Oroweat pocket thins or thin buns? The Fold Its are kind of spongy or something. I like the Fold It wrap though. Is it just me, maybe I got a bad package? I had to throw it out it was so bad. The 8 grain pocket thins are by far my favorite right now. They are so soft and yummy!



SUZZQ4LIFE
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3/4/13 3:37 P

I love, love, love the FlatOut breads and FoldIt breads. I use them for homemade pizzas and some delish sandwiches. My fave is egg salad made with guacamole instead of mayo. It is much healthier and the guacamole I make myself. It is soooo easy and much cheaper than to buy it. I also do the same with tuna and just add different herbs for flavor. Making me hungry just writing about it. emoticon



YOJULEZ
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3/4/13 2:53 P

I love sourdough bread for sandwiches. It's low on the glycemic index but so tasty. But, that being said, I don't eat a lot of sandwiches. I do like making hot sandwiches on weekends. I use my foreman grill like a panini press. One of my favorites is sliced chicken breast, topped with granny smith apples and a bit of blue cheese or goat cheese (or brie if I'm getting crazy). I also recently made my own pita bread (it's super easy) and that makes for good wrappings for sandwich-like ingredients. I basically just like to think of the flavors I like in "regular" food, and see how I can do it as a sandwich.

I've also been saving this one to try sometime, it looks so good: www.chow.com/recipes/10912-chicken-and-sha
llot-jam-on-pain-au-levain
I would just use sourdough.



LOVE4KITTIES
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3/4/13 2:26 P

A go-to for me is grilled chicken breast, baby greens and avocado on a 100 calorie whole wheat tortilla.

I also don't like to eat deli meat (because it's got so much salt) and I also think it's shocking how much $$ they want for it/pound. So, sometimes, I'll cook up a roast and then slice it thin for sandwiches. I have a meat slicer that makes nice, thin, slices, but you could also just use a really sharp knife.



JACQUM01
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3/4/13 1:15 P

My favorite sandwich is tuna salad. Mix tuna from a pouch with some low fat greek yogurt (instead of mayonnaise.) It tastes exactly the same as regular tuna salad. Then put it on whole grain bread.

-I eat it with just the tuna and greek yogurt but you can always add onions, or other seasonings you like.



LUCKYNUMBER23
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3/4/13 1:05 P

Left over chicken, turkey bacon, pbj, lettuce wrap. I think you also need to switch your bread every once in a while. I've been stuck on begal thins. Have you tried the flatout breads?



LADYJAY714
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3/4/13 12:59 P

Shredded turkey breast meat, a slice of havarti, tomato, spinach, butter lettuce, red onion, olive oil mayo on squaw bread (my favorite kind of bread to indulge in) MmmM delicious! emoticon



GLIESE581
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3/4/13 12:47 P

I pound out chicken breasts to about 1/4" thick and bake topped with herbs, usually rosemary, basil, thyme and oregano, but any will work. If the breasts are large I cut them in half first. I put the cooked breast on whole wheat bread with any green leafy vegetable I have on hand, add tomato and onion slices, no dressing. I usually make several breasts at one time on the weekend then my husband and I use them several days of the week for lunch. He likes his with greens, banana peppers and spicy mustard or mayo.



BUNNYKICKS
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3/4/13 12:34 P

I'm not much of a sandwich person at all, at the best of times, but my son is. One of his favorite "wraps" is sooo easy - "Chicken Caesar Wrap" - just chunks of leftover chicken (bbq'd, roast, whatever! just... any old leftover chicken), romaine lettuce and bottled lower-fat caesar salad dressing. Throw all in a bowl and stir and toss until the dressing evenly coats the lettuce and chicken - roll up into a wrap (or stuff in pita pockets). Optional: add parmesan cheese or even other kinds of cheese like swiss.

Also, I find just about any kind of beany/grainy salad works well in a pita or wrap. (tip: assemble at the last minute before eating, or the "bread" part can get soggy.

Also - Baba Ganoush (not sure about the spelling here!) - but basically you roast an eggplant till it is very soft. Cool, remove the peel. It goes into a food processor with some garlic and tahini (sesame paste), blend until smooth. Makes a GREAT filling for pita pockets (just put in along with some shredded lettuce, maybe some diced tomato and/or a bit of onion) or topping on toasted crusty bread or dip for crackers.





KSUGIRL93
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3/4/13 12:22 P

My husband loves sandwiches so there are a few items I keep on hand: Oroweat pocket thins, Oroweat thin bins, Thomas mini bagels and Thomas thin bagels. Here are a few of my favorite "sandwiches":
1) Mini Bagel--1 wedge of laughing cow cream cheese---2 or 3 sliced strawberries
2) Pocket thin--1.5 T peanut butter, 1/2 banana, 1/2 T honey (breakfast w/1C milk is 21g of protein)
3) Pocket thin--1/2 can of tuna w/ 1/2T light mayo chopped celery, onion and tomato--spring mix or spinach
4) Bagel thin--1 wedge of laughing cow light swiss cheese spread, 4 slices of healthy ones ham
5) Pocket thin packed full of baby spinach and 1T of feta or one shredded light baby bell, place in hot pan and use a steak weigh to smash it. Cook both sides.
6) Thin bun--1 Morning Star chicken w/italian herb, 1/4C warm ragu sauce, 1 slice of provalone (ad baby spinach if you like)
7) Thin bun--1 wedge of laughing cow garlic and herb spread, thin layer of cucumber, spring mix, pepper
8) Small flour tortilla--1 wedge of laughing cow light swiss cheese spread, finley diced cucumber (peeled), 2 thin slices of healthy ones turkey---roll, wrap in wax paper, eat within 8 hours

***these are some of our favorites. Hope you enjoy! I get the Healthy Ones turkey and ham from our deli at the grocery store.



SPOORK
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3/4/13 12:18 P

Pesto, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, mushrooms, and sprouts in a wrap or on bread.



DALADYDENEESE
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3/4/13 12:17 P

Since I shared the wrap which is almost the same as JUSTAGIRL's I will offer up something else. I use the wrap for another kind of sandwhich as well. I love tuna , so I make the tuna with mayo and throw in diced apples, red onions, and sometimes green or red peppers. This is very yummy and a bit sweet. ENJOY emoticon



DALADYDENEESE
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3/4/13 12:14 P

lol just a girl I just saw your wrap . Well at least we both know a good sandwhich when we eat one!! emoticon



DALADYDENEESE
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3/4/13 12:13 P

warm up 1/3 cup of red kidney beans or any kind you like, spread 2 tsps of garlic flavored humus or any kind you like, you choice of 2 or 3 veggies(be careful, if you are anything like me I get carried away and some of it tends to fall out of the wrap when I munch in on it), and 1 folded whole wheat or kind of your choice. Enjoy, this is one where if you got a an insatiable urge to really munch this will help solve the urge and satisfy your hunger with something tastey.. You may want to adjust the amounts of beans, veggies etc. to your liking and calorie intake.. emoticon



SPKRAUSE
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3/4/13 12:05 P

I like lettuce wraps as well, but since they can get soggy or 'weak', I like using cabbage leaves sometimes. Works well for some kinds -- mostly more savory -- fillings and as good replacements for tortilla / flatbread wraps.



JUSTAGRRL
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3/4/13 9:47 A

I take a whole wheat wrap (small one) and spread on some spicy hummus, a 1/4 cup of black beans, a cup of field greens and a heaping tablespoon of salsa. Yummy! It's fibrous and filling. I'll usually eat two of them.

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CMCOLE
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3/4/13 9:42 A

many people (myself included) use a nice lettuce leaf to wrap around salad ingredients.

Like you, deli meat is not my favourite, but I will use sliced ham, turkey, chicken, roast and other meats that I've cooked myself.

Also, a nice egg or tuna mixture is a good choice.

If you'd like a bread-type product, even a nice roll or wrap (tortilla) is an option.

To keep it from getting soggy, pack the filling separate from the wrap, and then combine when you get ready to eat it



GRAMCRACKER46
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3/4/13 8:12 A

I rarely eat sandwiches. I don't care to eat deli meat. But sandwiches are so convenient and I am not that creative. So please share your ideas. Tell me about fillings condiments and what you wrap them in.
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