Most people think of beef as a fattening food, but roast beef is as lean as chicken or turkey and is loaded with lean muscle-building nutrients like protein, iron, and zinc. Plus, the pepper used to flavor this sammy has fat-fighting power from the compound peperine, which studies have shown helps to reduce the activity of genes that form fat cells.
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories: 440; Total Fat: 13 grams; Saturated Fat: 4.5 grams; Protein: 38 grams: Carbohydrates: 44 grams; Fiber: 6 grams; Sodium: 920 milligrams
Recipe and photo by Sarah-Jane Bedwell, R.D., L.D.N.
Makes 1 servings
- 2 slices whole wheat bread
- 3 oz roast beef
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
- ½ cup sliced yellow onion
- 3 slices red onion, optional
- 1 slice provolone cheese
- Black pepper, to taste
- ½ cup arugula
- 2 tsp mustard
How to make it
Heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
Add mushrooms and yellow onions and sauté until softened and onion turns slightly golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
Top 2 slices of whole-wheat bread with 3 ounces roast beef, the sautéed mushrooms and onion, 3 slices of red onion, if desired, and one slice of reduced-fat provolone cheese.
Toast under broiler until cheese melts.
Then sprinkle generously with fresh black pepper and finish by topping with arugula and mustard.