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Beef and Beet Rye

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.

Beef and Beet Rye


  • 2 tsp. prepared horseradish sauce
  • 1 tsp. reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 slices rye bread
  • 1/4 pound roast beef, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup pickled red beets
  • Leaf lettuce
  • Cooking Directions

    Spread the horseradish sauce and mayonnaise on the bread. Sandwich the beef, beets and lettuce between the slices.

    Per sandwich: 340 calories, 29 grams protein, 40 grams carbohydrates, 7 grams total fat, 5 grams fiber.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: roast beef, horseradish

    Course: Lunch

    More Info: Low Fat

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