I love the nutritional value of a 6" Subway Ham sandwich with all the vegetables. I wanted to see if I could make the same sandwich at home and save a few more calories and cut the cost on my budget.
These take about 5 minutes to make and are fantastic. The Subway 6" wheat bread has 210 calories. The ham accounts for 60 calories. To add more protein, I get extra ham. The sandwich the way I order it at Subway comes to 360 calories. By building my own, I managed to get the same amount of protein but cut the calories for the finished product to 290 and if I say so myself, improve on the taste!
Here is what I did. First, I went to the store and found the leanest ham they had. 2oz for 60 calories with little fat at all. Then I had them slice that 4 pound boneless ham as thin as they could. When I got it home, I made as many 4 oz portions as I could and froze most of them for later use. I found a nice looking wheat fresh baked bread at the store. It was only 140 calories for about 6" of bread.
Next, I got all of the items I would need.
Lettuce (I shredded it)
Cucumber (sliced thin)
Carrot (grated - I got whole carrot)
Banana peppers sliced
Baby fresh spinach
Red Wine Vinegar
Sliced Black Olives
I found I can make these for about 1/2 the cost of buying them at Subway.
Take the bread and cut about 1/2 way. Tear it gently the rest of the way to make sure the "hinge" stays intact.
I spray 5 shots of I Can't believe it is not butter spray on the open bread.
Put the 1/2 the ham onto each side of the bread. Put on aluminum foil and toast in a toaster oven until golden.
Now, add the mustard, lettuce, tomato's, spinach, cucumbers, pickles, Jalapeños, banana peppers, carrots black olives, onions, pepper to taste and splash with red wine vinegar.
Use the knife to hold the veggies in and close. Cut in 1/2 and have a filling nutritious meal at a great value! One of the things they taught us was to eat a "rainbow". By that I mean pick foods with color. Reds, black, green, yellow you name it - this thing has it. Lots of great vitamins, minerals and phitochemicals!(sp?) However you spell it.
I wish you the very best!