Lightened up Turkey Reuben Sandwich.


My husband mentioned reuben sammies to me the other day. Grilled with butter on tasty rye bread, thick slices of corned beef, tangy sauerkraut, sweet thousand island, and oozy gooey swiss cheese. Yum. These sandwiches can have anywhere up to 500 calories and 25 grams of fat. Uhm. No thank you!

I started searching around and found this healthy turkey reuben sandwich-

Looks great! Except I didn’t wanna fry it with canola oil! Here is how I made mine-

I simply baked it instead of frying it with oil. Win. I also decided to use “gasp” FULL fat swiss! Also, there was no way I was going to use fat free thousand island dressing– do you know how many chemicals are in that crap?– so I picked up a bottle of yogurt based dressing.

Here are my ingredients-

  • 4 slices of turkey (low sodium and as organic as possible)
  • 1 tbsp of yogurt based thousand island dressing (I am using Marie C)
  • 2 slices of unseeded rye bread
  • 1 oz of sauerkraut
  • 1 slice of swiss
  • 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard

I took the bread and split the cheese into two pieces. Layer on bread. Added turkey on both halves, and baked at 350 for a few minutes. Once the cheese and bread were toasty I pulled it out and spread on the mustard, thousand island, and sauerkraut. So delish.

My version has 365 calories, 11 grams of fat, and 33 grams of protein. Take that traditional rueben sandwich!

Husband was very satisfied with this sandwich, and I will be keeping it in rotation for sure!






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