Change up your regular lunch routine by using dinner leftovers to make a tasty sandwich. Not only will it give your colleagues lunch envy, but will also help you get your six to eight grain servings per day, as recommended by Canada's Food Guide.
As a good rule of thumb, half of these servings should come from whole grains and the other half can come from any other grain options, including tasty white bread. Most white bread also contains fibre and essential nutrients, so every slice counts.
Here's a quick and easy sandwich recipe made with leftover barbecue chicken and coleslaw:
|White bread slices||4 (fresh, Dempster's Stays)|
|Sliced cooked chicken||500 Milliliter (2 cups, leftover)|
|Barbecue sauce||50 Milliliter (1/4 cup)|
|Low fat mayonnaise||15 Milliliter (1 tablespoon)|
|Cider vinegar||2 Teaspoon|
|Coleslaw mix||250 Milliliter (1 cup, bagged)|
Toss chicken with barbecue sauce and divide between 2 slices of bread. Whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Toss with coleslaw. Put the coleslaw on top of the chicken. Top with remaining bread slices to make sandwiches. Slice and serve immediately.
Make your own slaw mix by shredding red and green cabbage and carrot.
Substitute chicken with Maple Leaf Prime fully cooked and sliced chicken breasts.
More great recipes are available online at www.dempsters.ca.
Serving size Complete recipe
Calories 972Calories from Fat 145
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15 g23.1%
Saturated Fat 4 g20%
Trans Fat 0 g
Sodium 762 mg31.75%
Total Carbohydrates 89 g29.7%
Dietary Fiber 4 g16%
Sugars 20 g
Protein 112 g224%
Vitamin A % Vitamin C %
Calcium % Iron %
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet