Reconsidering the Sandwich: Lunches that Matter

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I've been so busy with the new baby and plans for our spring garden, that my meal planning has gone by the wayside.  I do have some pretty strict guidelines about what makes up a complete and healthy meal, however, and one of them is that there needs to be some kind of whole grain and a vegetable.  Today, after an especially exhausting morning, I realized we had few clean dishes and a messy dining room table (full of homeschool supplies.)  It was definitely a sandwich day.

By piling on a low-fat lunch meat (like turkey breast), some fresh spinach leaves, and a low-fat cheese on a piece of bread, I had one of the healthier meals the kids would get this week.  And, because the weather was nice, they could eat it outside.  Having some Roman Meal bread on hand made it significantly more filling and delicious!

Roman Meal bread is always baked fresh, locally with regional bakeries across the United States that deliver freshly baked bread to your local grocery store.  We have been buying it from our local store ever since I can remember; my husband especially likes the texture of the bread, and the bread's whole grains are a good source for vitamin D, calcium, and fiber!

If you're not up on your whole grain facts, here are a few you might appreciate:
  • whole grains help with digestion and weight management
  • studies have shown whole grain intake may reduce the risk of heart disease
  • my kids have been known to eat fewer pieces of bread when it contains whole grains; they find it more satisfying (which impacts our grocery budget positively!)
To learn more about Roman Meal and their "Baked Fresh, Locally" initiative, visit their website, Facebook, and Twitter!  You can also enter their Baked Fresh Sweepstakes during the month of April and enter to win a prize of $2,500 or free bread coupons.  (Want more news and savings offers? Subscribe to the Roman Meal Newsletter.)

Wanna win?  We are giving one lucky reader Roman Meal bread coupon vouchers! To be entered to win, just comment on this post with with your favorite sandwich!  You have until April 17th at 11:59 pm CST to get your entries in.  Open to U.S. 18+. One entry per person, please.