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3 Easy Sandwiches to Help With Weight Loss

On days when you need a quick lunch that satisfies, let these sandwich recipes come to the rescue. All three of these tasty combinations are recommended by dietician Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health, since they offer the ideal combination of ingredients to fill you up and help you lose weight.

Number One: Turkey and Apple Pita Pocket

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  • 1 small whole wheat pita or 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 80 grams turkey breast
  • 2 pieces leaf lettuce
  • 4 pieces thinly sliced apple (save remainder of the apple for a side snack)
  • 1/2 ounce gruyère cheese

Serve sandwich with one 2.15 gram container of Greek yoghurt and the remainder of the apple.

Number Two: Tuna Salad Sandwich

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  • 1 small whole wheat pita or 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 85 grams canned light tuna in water
  • 55 grams celery, chopped
  • 55 grams cup green onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons light mayo (or 1 tablespoon regular mayo)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 slices leaf lettuce

Serve with one piece fresh fruit or one cup chopped fruit.

Number Three: Cobb Salad Pocket

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  • 1 small whole wheat pita or 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 85 grams romaine or mixed greens
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, sliced
  • 50 grams cooked chicken breast
  • 37 grams cherry tomatoes
  • 25 grams sliced cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons vinaigrette

Tuck some of your salad into your pita pocket, or simply serve the pita or bread on the side.

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