Have a Healthy Sandwich

Have a Healthy Sandwich

A trip to the sandwich shop is a quick and easy option for family mealtime. When you are looking to make healthy choices, remember it's okay to make requests. Here are a few ideas:

  • Ask for the sandwich spread on the side or apply it yourself if the shop offers condiment packets.
  • To cut back on the calories and fat, request low-fat, part-skim mozzarella or no cheese.
  • Instead of chips, ask for a piece of fruit or a salad. The extra fiber will fill you up so you will eat less.
  • Choose lean cuts of beef, ham, chicken or turkey for your sandwich.
  • Load up your sandwich with vegetables, or try a vegetarian option.
  • Choose whole-wheat bread or a whole-grain wrap instead of white bread.
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  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.

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