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Bigstockphoto.com/Beautiful African American woman with fancy manicure enjoying sandwich

We are in the thick of picnic season, hiking season, camping season and coolers-on-the-beach season. In other words, it’s a time when you need foods that travel well, and fit conveniently into ziplock bags or wrap up nicely in some foil. You’ll likely be making plenty of sandwiches this summer. The sandwich is a funny food: it’s one of those items where you really can’t say for certain if it’s unhealthy or healthy. It’s all about how you make it. While it’s tempting to get lazy and stick to classic like bologna, mayonnaise and slices of cheese, it may be time to upgrade your sandwich…make it more mature…elevate it to your sophisticated palate. Okay, you know where this is going: we need to find a way to cut the calories out of this typically carbo-loaded, cheese-spread food. Here’s a look at some skinny sandwich swaps you can make this summer.

Bigstockphoto.com/Rye crispy bread (Swedish crackers) with soft cheese lettuce leave and cherry tomatoes on wooden board on white background. Healthy meal concept

Have you heard of Knackerbrod?

Opting for an open face sandwich clearly cuts your bread intake in half. But most soft bread cannot support the contents of your sandwich, with just one slice. Introducing Knackerbrod—a traditional Swedish bread that is more like a cracker, and can hold all your contents in an open face sandwich. Plus, it is loaded with fiber and low in calories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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