Monday, March 18, 2013

Our Healthier St. Patrick's Day Meal

As you all know, My DH and I are on a healthier journey.  Healthier does not mean you have to give up everything.  For St. Patrick's Day I wanted to make Reuben sandwiches and French Fries.  I typically only make the Reuben sandwich on St. Patrick's Day.  I did not want to change this plan, instead I modified it for a healthier version and chose a different veggie for the side.

I made an open face Reuben sandwich and chose my ingredients wiser.  I read labels and picked the best choice.  The Reuben is not healthy for sodium but that is mainly the corn beef's fault.

Open Face Reuben Sandwich
  • 1 slice of Sarah Lee's Jewish Rye with Seeds bread
  • 20 oz of Corn Beef thinly sliced
  • 2 T of Sauerkraut
  • 1 1/2 T Kraft Thousand Island Dressing
  • 1 slice of Kraft Swiss Cheese thinly sliced
  • unsalted butter, to lightly butter one side of the bread
  • pepper to taste.
  1. Toast the bread while pre-heating the broiler on high.
  2. Butter one side of the toast and place butter side down onto cookie sheet.
  3. Spread the Kraft Thousand Island Dressing onto toast and pepper to taste.
  4. Next add the corn beef.
  5. After the corn beef has been added you will want to add the sauerkraut.
  6. Finally top with the Swiss cheese.
  7. Place into the broiler long enough to melt the cheese.
Nutritional Information
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 246.7
  • Total Fat: 16.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 25 mg
  • Sodium: 689.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 7.3 g
Zucchini Strips

 Ingredient listed below is for one serving
  • 1 cup or 8 oz of Zucchini
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray
  • 2 t of shredded Parmesan cheese
  • pepper to taste

  1. Pre-heat Broiler on High.
  2. Cut zucchini into strips.
  3. Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray it with non-cooking spray.
  4. Place the zucchini strips onto the aluminum foil and lightly spray the zucchini strips with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray.
  5. Pepper the zucchini strips.
  6. Top with the shredded Parmesan cheese.
  7. Place into the broiler until cheese is golden color or fully melted.
Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 51.6
  • Total Fat: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.9 mg
  • Sodium: 128.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g



  1. Ooooooo we love reuben sandwiches and zucchini! :D

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