A Better Burger
Using lean beef in your burger pumps up the protein and a small bun keeps carbs in check. Plus, forgoing bottled sauce and making your own reduces sodium by 25 percent.
Instead of mayo, swap in olive oil to cut cholesterol. Amp up fiber by adding white beans to the tuna salad, and slash sodium by using sprouted whole grain bread instead of white and shredded swiss cheese instead of processed.
Sausage and Pepper Sub
By making your own sausage from lean pork, you can slash calories by 40 percent. Plus, serve your sausage on a whole wheat roll and you'll add fiber. Preserve the peppers' vitamin C by grilling them instead of frying.
Blackened Shrimp Po'Boy
Grill shrimp instead of deep-frying to help cut calories by 80 percent. Make a sauce of light mayo and mustard to reduce fat, and hollow out the baguette to trash empty carbs.
Roll up a whole wheat wrap with a mix of colorful, flavorful, filling veggies like zucchini, eggplant and tomato with a sprinkling of creamy goat cheese.