Sticker shock; thin doesn’t mean skinny!

I love flatbreads and also have a tendency to think that a thinner bread is a lower calorie option.

Imagine my shock when, munching an Indian paratha filled with peanut butter and banana for breakfast, I checked the calorie count on the package. (The parathas, which I purchased at the Indian Grocery, are sold frozen and cook up delightfully in 2 minutes in a hot frying pan with a spritz of cooking spray.) The parathas are 250 calories EACH! That’s compared to 120 calories for a regular slice of part whole wheat bread or 100 calories for my new fave, Orowheat Sandwich Thins.

Be not confused by appearances.

Off to lunch with friends, the Friends of the Library book sale where I’m the food schlepper. Next week, I’m making sandwiches for the volunteers: planning tuna or chicken salad one day, perhaps a grilled veggie (with or without cheese) on baguette, ham and cheese (BORING). Anybody got a good and not too complex sandwich idea that travels well? We could do a make-your-own sandwich buffet with various ingredients if you’ve got ideas in that direction. (And maybe I’ll buy some new cookbooks, though I shouldn’t.)

1 Comment

  1. Joanie Matsumoto

    June 18, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Hi Wanda! I love hosting tea parties and one of my favorite sandwiches comes from the Barefoot Contessa. Turkey sandwich on raisin bread. Spread cream cheese that’s been mixed with sweetened dried cranberries and chopped green onions on both slices of bread. Layer with turkey slices and basil. Trim the edges and slice in triangles for a pretty and tasty tea sandwich. The ladies will love it!

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