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Diet Tip: Go Open Face

If you're trying to cut down on calories, one way to do this is to make open-faced sandwiches. Using just one piece of bread means fewer calories and a less spreadable surface for fattening condiments like mayo. I am by no means saying that carbs are bad, but one piece of multigrain bread has anywhere from 50 to 90 calories. While that might not seem like a lot, over the course of the week, it can add up, so why not cut out one slice a day?

At a loss of what to make with just one piece of bread? Here are two recipes from my buddy Yum. First a vegetarian option — Open-Face Portobello Sandwiches. Or if you are more in the mood for some red meat, try the Open-Face Roast Beef Sandwich. Even the folks over at Gaiam, makers of great yoga mats and fitness gear, believe in going open face. Check out their recipe for a Turkey and Veggie Open-Face Sandwich.


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