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3 Healthiest Sandwich Meats

Fitday Editor

A sandwich is a popular food item that you can eat at home or on the go. It's easy to make, delicious to the taste and filling to the stomach. Unfortunately, most of the sandwich meats available in your supermarkets today have been overly processed and therefore contain very few nutrients. The next time you make yourself a sandwich, here are some healthy sandwich meats that you can try.

1. Chicken

It's common knowledge that chicken is one of the healthiest meats that you can enjoy. Without the skin, chicken is a great source of protein that is also low in fat. So if you are trying to maintain a nutritious diet while trying to lose weight then consider using chicken meat on your next sandwich. One delicious sandwich recipe that's easy to prepare is the chicken Caesar sandwich. Start by grilling pieces of skinless chicken for about fifteen minutes. Once the chicken is tender and no longer pink in color, start brushing it with Caesar salad dressing. On a separate small plate, combine minced garlic and olive oil and brush this mixture over the underside of your sandwich buns. Put the buns on the grill until they are lightly toasted. Once the chicken slices are on the bun, top off with romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese and black pepper. You can also add more Caesar salad dressing.

2. Turkey

Like chicken, turkey is another poultry meat that's low in fat. A good source of vitamin B, folic acid, potassium and zinc, turkey can bring a number of health benefits which include protection against cancer and cardiovascular disease. It can also lower blood cholesterol and strengthen the immune system. To make a tasty turkey sandwich, place oven-roasted pieces of turkey breast on a slice of bread. Add some spinach and roasted red bell peppers as well. For a spread, mix in some garlic powder, chopped basil leaves and mayonnaise and slather this mixture on the bread slices.

3. Lean Pork

Many doctors today agree that when consumed moderately, this white meat can actually be good for you. Aside from its high protein content, pork is also a rich source of iron. Iron is an important mineral that helps prevent anemia. Iron requirement in women is much higher than that in men. A teriyaki pork sandwich is one of the recipes that you can try. Heat up a non-stick skillet then add some sesame oil. Once the oil is hot, put in the small strips of pork loin chops. Stir the pork strips for a couple of minutes before adding strips of red bell pepper, slices of green onions, sliced bok choy and strips of carrots. Keep stirring until the vegetables are crisp and the pork strips lose their pink color. This is the time to add the teriyaki sauce, which you can buy in supermarkets. Stir for a minute more before turning off the heat. Place the terikayi pork and vegetable mixture in a pita or buns to make a sandwich.

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