A Ham Sandwich with 2 ounces of deli ham and white bread and a tablespoon of low fat mayonnaise only has 200 calories in it. Make the sandwich with whole wheat bread and there are 220 calories. This is based on the average bread and ham calorie counts.
A Ham Sandwich is a common lunch for people of all ages. Sandwiches can go either way in terms of health. Determining the number of calories can be difficult because it depends on how much ham and other toppings and condiments you use. Its important for people to count calories in the food they eat including ham sandwiches.
This is actually a little low to be considered an entire meal. Experts say to go for meals that are between 300-400 calories. To add calories to your sandwich you can add a slice of swish cheese along with some lettuce, sprouts, tomatoes, and half of an apple. Its important to shy away from using a lot of mayonnaise and cheese. These ingredients contain a lot of fat and cholesterol.
Deli meat, especially ham, has a lot of sodium as well. One serving can contain as much as 1/3 of the sodium intake you need for an entire day. Make sure to watch the intake and consider using low sodium lunch meat.
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