1. Roasted eggplant sandwich: Roasting vegetables like eggplant and red onion with a small amount of olive oil is a great way to concentrate their flavors and keep the calorie count down. (Find out how many calories you should eat to lose weight). Add these roasted veggies to whole wheat bread with 2 tablespoons of white bean spread or hummus, and you have a great healthy vegetarian meal. 298 calories
2.Grilled mushroom melt:Grilled cheese may not have the reputation of a healthy sandwich, but add sautéed mushrooms and two slices of low-fat cheddar cheese, and you can enjoy your childhood favorite without guilt. Better yet, use whole wheat bread and cook your sandwich on an indoor grill pan instead of a buttery skillet. 271 calories
3.Tuna burgers: Using fish instead of hamburger is a great trick to make tasty low calorie burgers. Pack together 1/4 pound minced yellowfin tuna lemon juice , and Dijon mustard. Sear your burgers in a nonstick skillet with cooking spray, and enjoy on half of a whole-wheat bun (use an English muffin to cut even more calories). Top your patty with extra mustard and a handful of arugula. 293 calories
4.Spinach quesadillas: Fresh baby spinach is the "meat" of this low-calorie quesadilla. Sauté a large handful of spinach with a teaspoon of olive oil until wilted (about 3 minutes), then add 3 egg whites , and a tablespoon of feta cheese. Quickly fold the mixture together and transfer to a whole-wheat tortilla. Fold the quesadilla in half and lightly toast both sides in the skillet. 289 calories
5. Chicken Banh Mi: Using chicken instead of pork cuts the fat in this traditional Vietnamese sandwich recipe. Marinate one skinless, boneless chicken breast in lime juice , Dijon mustard, and siracha, and grill until nicely charred (about 5-7 minutes per side). Put the grilled chicken inside a fresh baguette with cilantro stems and shredded carrots. Squeeze extra lime juice over the top for more flavor. 275 calories
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