- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
I got this recipe from my local Publix store this weekend. While the calorie count was originally 442 for the sandwich, I immediately found several ways to lighten it up and still give it amazing flavor!
Here’s the recipe I changed up!
Belle’s Lighter Balsamic Berry and Turkey Salad Sandwiches(makes 2 servings)
*1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar (I changed this up and used Alessi White Balsmic Vinegar infused with Fig)
*2 tbsp. light mayonnaise (I used Duke’s light mayo)
*1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
*2 green onions sliced and chopped (I used 4 and it was amazing)
*4oz. skinless lower-sodium deli turkey breast or roasted turkey breast chopped (I used their everoast turkey)
*2 tbsp. chopped pecans (I omitted this, because of extra fat content but it was still delish!)
*4 slices Pepperidge Farms whole grain soft honey oat bread toasted (I substituted and used their light wheat bread, 40 calories per slice)
Stir the vinegar and mayo in a medium bowl until the mixture is smooth. Add the turkey, strawberries, green onion and pecans and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 30 min.
Divide the mixture between 2 bread slices. Top sandwich with lettuce leaves and enjoy!
*For those who wish to save more fat and calories, here is the calorie and fat content difference if you use the substitutions I did:
Mayo: Regular mayo has approx. 57 to 114 calories per tablespoon. Hellman’s is 90 calores per tbsp. Using a light mayo (I used Duke’s light) it was lightened to 50 calories per tbsp. Thus, I saved 80 calories using the light mayo.
Bread: Pepperidge Farms Whole Grain soft honey oat bread has 100 calories per slice. Using light wheat bread (publix brand), is 40 calories per slice. Thus I saved 120 calories by switching types of bread!
Omit the chopped pecans: per tablespoon of chopped pecans: 7 gm fat and 70 calories. By not adding in the chopped pecans, I saved 140 calories!
Thus, the new and lightened sandwich is :