Build a better sandwich

I love Subway. I love Jimmy John’s. I love both Jason’s and Cinnamon’s Delis. In general, if it serves sandwiches, I love it.

That’s why I love my husband so much… BAM!

Ho ho, I make myself laugh! (And I also make all the sandwiches.)


Subway boasts its nutritious and low-calorie sandwiches, but, unfortunately, not all sandwiches are created like Subway sandwiches. Some subs are better for you and other subs are just tasty!

I want both.

Matthew G. Kadey for Runner’s World created six super sandwich recipes for runners on the go to burn fat, lose weight and replace lost nutrients.

I’m in love with the Fig Prosciutto Sandwich. I need to eat that. A lot.

If you want to build a better sandwich, without all the aioli  fuss, use these ingredients:

  • Whole grain bread
  • Full-flavor greens, such as arugula and spinach
  • Fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes, onions, avocados and peppers
  • Hummus, avocado spread, vinegar or low-fat dressing

Load on the greens and vegetables, be light with the spreads and choose a deli meat that low in fat and preservatives. Skip the cheese and heavy, loaded-with-calories dressings.

Snack on an apple side or cup of soup. No chips (unless they’re Kale Chips) next to your healthy sandwich!

What is your favorite sandwich? Where do you get your on-the-go subs?

3 thoughts on “Build a better sandwich

  1. Marnie

    Thanks for the idears! I love sandwiches b/c I am always on the go. I make peanut butter and banana sandwiches a lot but could use some new ideas. Also, do you think sweet potato fries are kind of healthy, because of the nutrients in the sweet potatoes…? I tell myself that anyways lol.


    • skinnyshae

      I love sweet potato fries… so yes. Totes healthy!

      I love your workouts! I wish I could get myself to think less about sandwiches and more about fitness!


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