5 Best Choices for Sandwich Meat

May 21, 2009 by admin  
Filed under AbsJerk Lean Abs Recipes

Whether you are hitting up your favorite sandwich shop or creating
your own sandwich masterpiece at home, not all sandwich meats
are created equal. Remember that all that hard ab work you just
did at the gym, be good to your abs and opt for lean meats if you
ever want to see them and keep em.

Here’s a complete list of the AbsJerk’s top choices for sandwich meats


1) Grilled Chicken Breast – per 48 grams
55 calories
1.5 g fat (0.5 g saturated)
10.5 g protein
285 mg sodium

Your best nutritional bang for your buck, grilled chicken is king.
Avoid the tinned, processed chicken chunks in a can, readily available
at any supermarket. Your best choice is to grill or bbq up your own fresh
grilled chicken at home. Simply add some “Mrs Dash” spice to your boneless,
skinless chicken breasts with a little olive oil, garlic, and dried rosemary.
Cook up a family pack of chicken breasts and keep them in the fridge for
salads throughout the week!

2) Turkey Breast
54 calories
1.5 g fat (0 g saturated)
6.5 g protein
576 mg sodium

Turkey is not just for Thanksgiving or Christmas! Turkey is stacked with a
serotonin-promoting amino acid also known as tryptophan. Tryptophan keeps you from
getting depression and prevents anxiety while controlling appetite and sleep cycles.

3) Roast Beef
(3⁄4 cup)
60 calories
2 g fat (0.5 g saturated)
10 g protein
450 mg sodium

Roast beef doesn’t get enough respect. To be brutally honest, it has the same nutritional
value as turkey or ham. It’s low calorie and very lean. Roast beef contains more protein
than turkey less salt than ham.

4)Smoked Salmon
99 calories
3.5 g fat (1 g saturated)
17 g protein
288 mg sodium

Living in the Pacific Northwest, we have easy access to numerous species of salmon.
It’s commonly known that salmon is your best source of omega-3 fatty acids.
A single salmon fillet contains about 1/3 of your required daily omega-3 intake.
Canned salmon is still a great choice if you’re not as fortunate to have access
to fresh salmon.

5) Ham
63 calories
2 g fat (1 g saturated)
8 g protein
626 mg sodium

Not many people know that ham can be as lean and even sometimes leaner than turkey!
The only danger in selecting ham over other white meats is that it can somtimes be
loaded full of sodium(salt) due to the curing process.

Avoid Tuna Salad and Bacon!



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