Jul 26, 2011

Roast Beef, Arugula and Shaved Parmesan on a Baguette



Crusty bread, peppery arugula and fresh shaved Parmesan cheese makes an everyday cold cut like roast beef taste like a gourmet sandwich. Perfect for lunch on the go, pack along some veggies and fruit on the side and you have yourself a meal.

When I make a sandwich, I like using good crusty bread like a baguette or French bread, which is a perfect fat free bread option. A trick I like to do when I make a sandwich is to scoop out some of the inside of the bread, which allows me to make a larger sandwich, and it leaves room for the meat and lettuce. I personally enjoyed most  of my sandwiches dry but if you prefer adding mayo or dressing, you'll have to adjust the points. I bet horseradish mayo would be lovely on this!

I've been getting lots of emails from working folks who need help preparing quick and easy lunches on the go that don't require heating up the kitchen. I am dedicating the rest of the week to healthy sandwiches. If you have a sandwich you would like to share with everyone feel free to comment and maybe I'll post your recipe!



Roast Beef, Arugula and Shaved Parmesan on a Baguette
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 1 • Size: 1 sandwich • Old Points: 6 pts • Points+: 7 pts
Calories: 283.8 • Fat: 4.5 g • Protein: 21.6 g • Carb: 36.1 g • Fiber: 1.5 g • Sugar: 0.2 g
Sodium:  147.7 mg
 

Ingredients:
  • 2.75 oz baguette or French bread
  • 2 oz lean roast beef
  • 1//2 cup baby arugula (aka rocket)
  • .25 oz shaved Parmesan
  • fresh cracked pepper

Directions:

Slice bread in half and layer with roast beef, arugula, shaved Parmesan and fresh cracked pepper.

38 comments :

  1. I just found dinner thank you!!!Looks delish!

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  2. Thanks for sharing the fat free bread options! Learn something new everyday!

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  3. This looks great! One of my favorite cold sandwiches is tomato, fresh basil, and Brie cheese on a baguette. It makes a nice summer lunch :)

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  4. oh this looks delicious!

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  5. I like a sammy with turkey, smoked gouda, sliced apples, and honey mustard. Another favorite is grilled chicken, taboulleh, and hummus on a wrap, I like Josephs lavash bread its really high in fiber.

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  6. Gina, what is your roast beef of choice?

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  7. Thanks Gina, what an a-mazing idea!! I'd love to know what kind of roast beef this is as well! It looks perfect!

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  8. Scooping out some of the insides is a GREAT idea. Thanks! Then I could always save the insides to make croutons or bread crumbs. :)

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  9. Yum! Our favorite warm (but not in the heat your house kid of way) sandwich is to take a high quality bun or kaiser roll and stack it with some deli sliced roast beef and sliced swiss cheese. then take a half a brick or reduced fat or fat free cream cheese and stir it together with a small can of mild roasted green chilies. Spread some of the sauce mixture on one side of the bun and microwave (yes...I promise it is delicious!) each sandwich for a minute. The cheeses get gooey and the whole sandwich is delicious. We call it Philly and Swiss at our house.

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  10. Love all your sandwich ideas! I buy Boar's Head ROast Beef.

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  11. How are these breads fat free?

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  12. Looks great. See my latest post of chicken salad. Any tips on making it a skinny recipe?
    Mary

    http://www.marysbites.com/2011/07/chicken-salad.html

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  13. I should say it's usually fat free but check your labels. Once in a while I see some made with fat but 9 times out of 10 it's fat free.

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  14. anon, french baguettes contain flour, water, salt, and yeast. Nothing else.

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  15. I love you blog Gina. We cook dinner off it every week! :) Thanks for providing fresh, healthy and easy meals for my family and I! :) My favorite sandwiches are grilled cheeses - I love finding new and unique ways to make them and stuff them (with vegetables - esp with like sprouts and tomatoes)!

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  16. I am not a lunch meat fan, but I think this sandwich would be FANTASTIC with some thin sliced flank steak! Thanks!

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  17. I found my dinner for tomorrow, Thanks to a friend!! looks delish!!!

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  18. Gina - one of our favorites is a BLTAB (bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, basil) on a baguette. I frequently cook a ton of bacon (in the oven) on Sunday mornings and use leftovers during the week for offspring breakfasts and sandwiches. The avocado is mashed with garlic, chili powder and cayenne and mixed with pico de gallo and spread on a toasted (or not) baguette, then basil leaves, bacon warmed in microwave, tomato, and lettuce. I'm not sure what the point count would be, but I examine each and every package of bacon until I find one that actually has meat in it, cook it until it is almost crisp, draining the drippings off when I bring it out to turn it. Six slices (usually) covers the baguette pretty well. One avocado will make two baguettes so it is really spread thin. Lots of tomatoes, lettuce and basil. Deborah

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  19. jenn- steak sandwiches are my weakness!!

    deborah, yum!!!!

    mary - I have a few lightened up chicken salad recipes. Light mayo and some fat free yogurt would work perfectly!

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  20. Wheat wrap
    Hummus as spread
    Felafel
    Lettuce
    Tomato
    Sprinkle salt and pepper as needed

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  21. Last night my husband was just going on an on about how he wanted a roast beef sandwich and a pickle for dinner and low and behold today this is your blog post. Coincidence? I think not.

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  22. I USED TO EAT THIS SAME SANDWICH ALMOST EVERYDAY FROM A PLACE CALLED PRET I LOVE IT BUT BEING MIDTOWN MANHATTAN IT GOT REALLY EXPENSIVE I NEVER THOUGHT TO MAKE MY OWN AT HOME AND BRING IT IN.

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  23. Falafal, yum!!

    Gina- hmm!! Isn't that something!

    Anon- I did too!! It was always my favorite sandwich there and then I started making them myself. So easy!

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  24. This looks so tasty! A fave of mine is chicken salad made with mango salsa, low-fat mayo (could also use yogurt), chicken breast and green onions.

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  25. I made this last night for when I went to work today. I couldn't wait to get to work just so I could go on break and eat this scrumptious look sandwich. All of my co-workers kept asking me what was on and said "I want one!" It was soooo good and hit the spot. Definitely filled me up and can't wait to eat the other half tomorrow! This is definitely one of the best sandwiches ever!

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  26. Made this tonight... it was AWESOME! Very quick and easy, but still yummy and filling. I added some light mayo mixed with chopped basil. We'll be making this one again and again!

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  27. About how many inches of these types of bread do you suppose 2.75 oz baguette or French bread is?

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  28. My husband and I just made this for dinner and it was awesome!! I did use a little of the Kraft Horseradish/Dijon Mayo and I loved that little bit of spiciness it added to it.

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  29. Can we print these recipes?

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  30. I love this sandwich!! I add a little greek yogurt (0% fat plain)for a little moisture and tang (not a fan of Mayo, and love the perks of greek yogurt).

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  31. I just made this for lunch today!! Wow--it was amazing. I added a little dijon! I will definitely be making this every week!

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  32. Just made this for lunch for the hubby and me. Well almost just like this, I didn't have roast beef so I traded it for turkey! But it was extremely delicious

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  33. I made this for lunch today. I just added a teaspoon of white balsamic vinegar to it (didn't add any points but gave it that awesome balsamic kick I love oh so much)! It was delicious and so satisfying. I actually toasted my baguette in the oven for three min, and it added a great crunch for more textures. Awesome recipe! Thanks again. :)
    Just another keeper to add to my list of WW friendly recipes!

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  34. Looks great. Definitely worth a try.

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  35. I added up the macros for all of these ingredients and a couple of things struck me:
    My count for sodium is 403 mg, not 148.
    My count for protein is 9 g, not 22.
    It was also fewer calories that what's listed here, but you won't hear me complaining about that.

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