December 2, 2023

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10 Healthy Sandwich Dos and Don’ts

Sandwiches are a lunchtime staple for good reasons. “From a convenience standpoint, sandwiches are relatively easy to eat in any setting, they can be as simple or intricate to put together as you want, some require little to no temperature control for at least four hours depending on the ingredients, and they travel easily in a reusable bag,” says Trista Best, RD, MPH, an environmental health specialist and consultant with Balance One Supplements (a company that sells supplements) in Dalton, Georgia.

But from a nutritional standpoint, a lot of sandwiches are lacking. Slapping some processed meat and cheese on refined white bread with mayo isn’t the best way to fuel up midday. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make this lunchbox mainstay better for you, and better tasting, too. Just follow these easy guidelines for building a healthier sandwich.

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5 Dos for a Healthy Sandwich

1. Load it with fruits or vegetables. In many sandwich recipes, vegetables are seen as secondary. Sylvia Melendez-Klinger, RD, the founder of Hispanic Food Communications, says that when it comes to fresh, delicious, and healthy sandwich ideas, vegetables can be the star. “Cucumber, tomato, and zucchini slices, water chestnuts, or your other favorite vegetables are all great,” she says.