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Healthy Spicy Philly Cheesesteak

Delicious Sandwiches Without the Guilt

GMA Recipes Lunch
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Sandwiches like the Reuben, the Dagwood and the Philly cheesesteak are staples of a guy diet. After all, what goes better with a cold beer and the baseball game?

But these machismo-laden meals don't come cheap. Consider those sandwich favorites to be are pit stops on the road to a beer belly, or worse, obesity.

Even single-decker sandwiches can pack as much as 25 grams of fat, accounting for 50 percent of their total calories. It's not the cold cuts that make a sandwich fatty. It's the cheeses, sauces, and bacon strips that often get added to these lean meats.

As Good Morning America continues its Summer Weight Loss Challenge, through a partnership with Men's Health magazine, we took a look at how to make classic sandwiches healthy by adding flavorful, and healthy, ingredients.

Spicy Philly Cheesesteak


  • Roast Beef
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2/3 cup salsa (medium or hot)
  • 4 multi-grain hoagie buns
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • Cooking Directions

    Cook the onion and bell peppers in a nonstick skillet until tender.

    Add the salsa and heat until warm.

    Construct the sandwiches with the buns, roast beef, onion, peppers and cheese, then warm them in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes on high, or until the cheese starts to melt.

    Per sandwich, 353 calories, 26 grams protein, 44 grams carbohydrates, 7 g total fat, 3 grams fiber.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: onions, peppers, roast beef

    Course: Lunch

    More Info: Low Fat

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