A â€œdietâ€ sandwich need not be boring nor difficult to make. I occasionally feel like eating a sandwich together with salad or soup for lunch and hereâ€™s one that I devised recently that meets the Marketman Diet criteria for less calories but great tasteâ€¦ Shred some leftover chicken from a baked or boiled chicken. Instead of mayonnaise which is packed with fat and calories, I added some chopped bottled artichokes to the chicken and some of the marinating olive oil. Some oil is the key, not a lot. Season with salt and pepperâ€¦.
Slice a whole wheat ciabatta in half. I realize this still constitutes serious carbohydrates but far healthier than say white bread. Liberally spread the sides of the ciabatta with whole grain or other mustard. Fill with the chicken and artichoke mixture and if you happen to have some Jamon Serrano add a few slices of thatâ€¦ Delicious. The substantial and hefty ciabatta, combined with the grainy and intense mustard and chicken filling tasted with salty notes of jamon was bold and filling enough to get me to the next full meal. Served with a bowl of low-sodium tomato soup this is a a rather â€œbehavedâ€ diet lunchâ€¦