Healthy sandwich options

Published: Nov. 3, 2022 at 9:20 AM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) -Nov. 3 is National Sandwich Day, and nutritionist Jen Avis informs us about ways to make a healthy sandwich.

Avis says substituting your bread for something containing whole grains and fiber is a good way to make your sandwich healthy.

She said it might be hard to get children to eat vegetables like cucumbers, so a good alternative is to make them a filling with cream cheese and sour cream.

Avis added when preparing a sandwich, don’t always reach for the lunch meats because they are loaded with sodium. She said it’s best to look for lunch meat with no nitrates.

Things needed to make a healthier sandwich

  • Choose whole grains
  • Try different fillings
  • Sandwich spreads
  • Boost nutrition with tasty toppings
  • Go lean with protein
  • Pack and store sandwiches in an insulated tote