The 200 Calorie Turkey Club

I love turkey clubs, but if I went to the deli everyday and ordered a mouth-watering triple decker sandwich stacked with greasy bacon, I’d have a problem on my hands. Here’s a low calorie alternative for a work or school lunch:

2 slices of light Italian bread (I use Giovanni’s, which is the only light Italian my local supermarket carries) [100 calories total]

3 slices of thin turkey bacon (try Butterball Thin & Crispy) [45 calories total]

2 slices of thinly sliced deli turkey [40 calories total]

1 tbsp low fat mayo* [15 cal per tbsp]

2 slices of tomato

a leaf or two of lettuce

Cook your bacon in the microwave or in a frying pan (using low fat cooking spray that adds negligible calories). Toast the bread and spread one side with your preferred amount of low fat mayo. Add the lettuce, tomato, cooked bacon, and two slices of turkey. Season with pepper and enjoy.

A typical calorie count for a sandwich like this, prepared at home or at a deli with full fat/regular ingredients, is around 520+ (accounting for an extra two slices of turkey and 1 tbsp of real butter for frying the bacon). It’s obviously more for an extra slice of regular white bread, buttered toast, and more turkey slices.

*There’s a difference between low fat and light. For a popular brand like Hellmann’s, for example, Light = 45 calories per 1 tbsp serving; Low Fat = 15 calories per 1 tbsp serving.


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