Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Sandwich Art

Our dinner last night was sandwiches in the style of Subway.

Total Prep Time: 15 minutes

We used:
6" French Bread Poor Boy Rolls
Dill Pickles
Romaine Lettuce
Chicken Breast
Roast Beef

Suggested Sides
Blue Corn Tortilla Chips, Pico De Gallo, and fresh fruit.

Make it Healthier
To cut fat and calories, use low fat sour cream as a spread instead of mayonnaise and lower fat cheese such as part skim mozzarella. Use whole grain bread instead of French Bread. For more health benefits, add more vegetables!

Tips and Tricks
When cutting up the vegetables and meats, cut extra and put them in a bowl. Your Chef's salad for tomorrow's lunch or dinner is ready made! This is a super fast, super easy meal that you can make a few hours ahead or take outside for an easy picnic or to eat on the way to T-ball practice. Just wrap the sandwiches and refrigerate until you are ready to eat them. Leave out foods picky eaters don't like.

How Kids Can Help
My son (5) assembled the sandwiches and I cut the veggies and cheese. This was a great way to incorporate counting, "put 5 pickles on each sandwich, and 3 tomatoes..." He loved serving a meal he made "by himself."

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