Have a Healthy Sandwich for Lunch

Few healthy foods meet the demands of a busy lifestyle like a healthy sandwich-it's easy to make and transport, and it fills you up fast.

But while turkey and lowfat cheese on whole wheat is a convenient and healthy choice, eating it every day can get, well, boring. The secret to bringing some excitement back to your lunch? Just add heat. Melting different flavors together makes for a truly satisfying meal. Use tasty, high-quality ingredients for your healthy sandwich filling to ensure you get the same flavor balance in every bite.

"What you eat can determine how much energy you'll have for the rest of the day and whether you'll overdo it at dinner," says Marisa Moore, R.D., a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.

Try a tuna melt, which is packed with omega 3 benefits, vitamin C, fiber, folate, and iron.

Or, if you're a meat lover, indulge in the Reuben. Compared to traditional recipes, our version has 223 fewer calories and one-third the fat. Another healthy foods option that will satisfy any appetite is a grilled turkey club.

Sure, grilling a healthy sandwich takes more time, but one bite of these three mouthwatering combos, and you'll be surprised something so delicious doesn't require hours in the kitchen.

Looking for more omega 3 benefits but you don't want a tuna melt?

Shape provides great info on other ways to get the omega 3 benefits you want and need:

  • Toasted Pumpernickel Salmon Salad
  • Double Mustard Maple Salmon
  • Poached Salmon with Dill Cream and Lemon Kasha
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