April 15, 2013

Enjoy your Reuben without all the Calories ~ Low Calorie Turkey Reuben

This is my take on the Weight Watcher's low fat, low calorie Reuben. My sandwich carries a few less calories because I used Arnold's Bakery Light 100% Whole Wheat bread which is only 40 calories per slice, as opposed to the regular whole wheat bread which usually packs about 120 calories per slice.

But no matter what bread you use this is a super yummy and satisfying sandwich. In this healthier version the Swiss cheese is replaced by non-fat cream cheese, and instead of the corned beef, low salt turkey and turkey pastrami are used. (Turkey pastrami also replaced the turkey pepperoni in the Weight Watcher recipe.) Then I plugged in a slice of tomato for color and flavor.

What you will need...

2 slices of whole wheat bread
1 T fat free cream cheese
2 T. sauerkraut rinsed and patted dry with paper towel
2 ounces low salt turkey breast
2 ounces turkey pastrami
slice of fresh tomato
Lower sodium sauerkraut, rinsed
Carrot curl and olive for garnish

What you need to do...

Spread cream cheese on one slice of the bread. Then add your turkeys and sauerkraut plus tomato and place other slice of bread on top.
In either a non-stick skillet or a Foreman Grill, cook sandwich until golden brown and then remove from heat. Skewer the carrot curl and olive with a toothpick, garnish your sandwich and then EAT!!!
For lunch today I paired the sandwich with my homemade tomato basil soup.
I hope you give this one a try...I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

Have a great day!
Nutritional info:
Weight Watchers           calories per serving 293; 6 g fat; 30 carb
   My version                 calories per serving 230; 3.5g fat; 22.1 carb 

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  1. Your Reuben looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot this week :)

  2. These look really good. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above


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