Healthier Italian Combo Sandwich

Streamline your protein intake—and cut out all the extra gunk your body doesn't need—with this creative take on a tasty classic.

Italian Combo Sandwich
 Dana Angelo White, MS RD, ATC

Traditionally, the classic Italian deli sandwich is known for packing a lot of fat and a lot of calories. It’s also known for having a ton of fillers, artificial ingredients, and nitrites (used to preserve deli meat).

To make this a healthier version, keep deli meats under strict portion control (as indicated by the portions below) and choose deli meats that are free of artificial ingredients, fillers, and nitrites (like Applegate).

Nutrition (per sandwich)

Calories: 322; Total Fat: 14 grams; Saturated Fat: 6 grams; Protein: 29 grams: Carbohydrates: 22 grams; Sugar: 3 grams; Fiber: 4 grams; Cholesterol: 68 milligrams; Sodium: 1,409 milligrams

Recipe and photo by registered dietitian and certified athletic trainer Dana Angelo White, M.S., R.D., A.T.C.

Prep time

5 min.

Cook time

2 min.

  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • Spicy Dijon mustard
  • 1 oz herb turkey breast
  • 1 oz black forest ham
  • 4 slices Genoa salami
  • ½ cup mixed greens
  • 1 slice provolone cheese

Lightly toast bread and spread each piece with a thin layer of mustard. 

Assemble sandwich with turkey, ham, and salami; top with greens and cheese.