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Italian Heroes

Categories: Quick to fix
Type: Sandwiches

This version of Italian heroes tastes better than anything you'll find at any restaurant -- and it's so much healthier!

Serves: 4 servings


  • 4 whole wheat or Italian submarine-sandwich rolls, each 6 inches long
  • 1/4 cup nonfat or reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced ham, at least 97% lean
  • 24 slices turkey pepperoni
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced nonfat or reduced-fat mozzarella or provolone cheese
  • 12 thin slices plum tomato
  • 4 thin slices red onion, separated into rings
  • 8 thin slices green bell pepper
  • 1 1/3 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 cup bottled nonfat or reduced-fat Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives (optional)

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  1. Place the bottom half of each roll on a flat surface, and spread with 1 1/2 teaspoons of mayonnaise. Top with a quarter of the ham, pepperoni, and cheese, followed by 3 tomato slices, some of the onion rings, 2 rings of green pepper, and 1/3 cup of lettuce. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of Italian dressing over each sandwich, and sprinkle with a few olives, if desired.
  2. Spread the top half of each roll with 1 1/2 teaspoons of mayonnaise. Place each top on a sandwich, cut each sandwich in half, and serve.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. Copyright � 2000 by Sandra Woodruff.

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