RecipeOpen-Faced Turkey Sandwich

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 285
  • Protein: 37g
  • Total Fat: 6g
    • Saturated Fat: 1g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 5 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 19.5g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5g
  • Total Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 345mg

I’m always looking for easy ways to lighten up and/or healthify classic dishes. One simple strategy I rely on to cut calories and carbs from lunch—while still providing all the flavor and satisfaction—is to lose the top slice of bread on my sandwich. This Open Face Turkey sammie is the perfect example. It provides lean protein, fiber and vitamins (don’t be shy—pile on those veggie toppers!) and all the deliciousness of a typical Turkey sandwich. Not to mention, it tends to slow down the eating pace because it requires just a bit more time to enjoy.

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This recipe makes 1 sandwich
  • • 1 slice of whole-grain bread*
  • • 4 ounces sliced turkey
  • • Lettuce leaves
  • • Tomato slices
  • • Onion slices
  • • 2 slices avocado (optional)
  • • 1 tablespoon mustard, ketchup, hummus or low-fat mayo
  • • Unlimited baby carrots or crunchy bell pepper strips
  • • 1 slice regular or reduced-fat cheese (optional)

*May substitute with 100 calories worth of any type of bread, including 1 whole-grain sandwich thin or 2 slices reduced-calorie bread.


Layer bread with turkey slices, lettuce, tomato, onion and optional avocado. Spread mustard, ketchup, hummus or low-fat mayo on top, and enjoy with unlimited baby carrots or crunchy bell pepper strips on the side. Add an optional slice of regular cheese for 100 calories, or reduced-fat cheese for 70 cals.

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