Sandwich Tips

  • Crust helps keep the bread fresh and should be trimmed just before serving. Do this neatly for a clean, crisp edge. If you can slice sandwiches just before serving. Experiment with different ways of cutting the bread.
  • When toast is preferred, trim the crust before toasting, and spread the toast with butter and filling the moment it is done.
  • Open Face sandwiches dry out more quickly than those with a second piece of bread, so you should make these last.
  • Hors d'oeuvres and tea sandwiches generally begin with a slice of buttered bread. The butter acts as a sealer, preventing the filling from seeping into the bread and making it soggy. Be generous with the butter, making sure it extends to the edges of the bread.
  • Never make a sandwich with salted butter or cold butter. The butter should always be sweet (unsalted) butter that has been softened to room temperature (never melted).
  • Spreads should be creamy, not soupy, and, like the butter, should extend to the edges of the bread. Keep them well chilled before making sandwiches.
  • Never overwhelm an hors d'oeuvre with too many flavors; one or two main ingredients are enough. Use paper thin slices of  meat, cheese, and vegetables. The only thing worse than a soggy hors d'oeuvre is one that is so loaded with topping that it drips all over you.
  • Keep garnishes as simple as possible - and edible. Avoid those that wilt easily.
  • By using mustard on your sandwiches instead of mayonnaise you'll save about 7.5 grams of fat per sandwich. Other healthy spreads to try include herb pestos or low fat ricotta.
  • To store sandwiches, stack them in a shallow container lined with a damp kitchen towel. Place a piece of wax paper between the layers. Cover with wax paper, then another damp towel. The sandwiches will keep for several hours.

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Did You Know?
If you want to lose weight, you have to cut your total caloric intake which usually means eating less food or food with less calories.

Lower fat products may be lower in fat but not significantly lower in calories. Ingredients such as sugar or starch that are added to replace the removed fat can add extra calories.

You can make a small changes that pay big dividends. For example by switching to 1% milk instead of 2% in your morning cereal, you'll save more than 800 grams of fat in one year.

Instead of using two teaspoons of mayonnaise on your sandwich, use one teaspoon. Better yet, switch to mustard.

The easiest way to get loads of nutrients and disease fighting antioxidants into your diet is to fill your plate with colored foods like dark green vegetables and orange and red fruits.

Drink water few minutes before your meals. Water acts as a lubricant and helps you digest your food.

Monitor your pop intake! A regular 355 mL can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar and about 150 calories.

95% of people who lose weight by dieting end up regaining the lost weight. Follow the 80/20 rule instead. Eighty percent of the time, choose foods that are nutritious, high in fibre and low in fat. Twenty per cent of the time, allow yourself an indulgence. That way, you will never feel deprived. FREE Recipes