A fab diet sandwich

A fab diet sandwich

Tucking into a big old sandwich is great. It’s a sure fire way to fill up at lunchtime and more often that not, it’s comfort food. Even if you are on a diet, it’s possible to enjoy a hearty sandwich, you just need to be clever about what goes into it.

This lovely diet sandwich recipe from Health is clever and tasty. The trick is in cheating with the right ingredients and in this case, that ingredient is pear. It adds, flavour, texture and fibre, just what you want on a diet.

A creation of Swiss cheese, pear, lean ham, yogurt-dill sauce, and pumpernickel bread, this is truly a sandwich to behold. Although you can really pile this one high, you won’t pile on the calories when you eat it, and it’s loaded with filling fibre too. One sandwich contains almost a whopping one-third of your recommended daily intake of fibre and that’s with no small thanks to the pear, which provides over 10% of that fibre. Make sure you don’t off the skin, because that’s where you get all that filling fibre from. You can even make a meal from this by heating it for a few minutes in a pan. What you need is:

1 tablespoon plain Greek-style low-fat yogurt
1/4 teaspoon dried dill
2 slices pumpernickel bread
1 ounce lean sliced ham
1 small pear, thinly sliced
1 1- ounce slice Swiss cheese

It’s very easy to make. Simply combine the yogurt and dill in a small bowl, stirring until blended. Spread yogurt mixture on bread slices. Top one bread slice with ham, half of pear slices, cheese, and remaining bread slice. Serve with remaining pear slices on the side and tuck in with relish. A sandwich is not to be avoided, on the contrary, it’s to be enjoyed and with minimal guilt too!

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