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Happy weekend!! We are still busy over here with getting settled in. I know Ken and I will be utterly happy when we don't have to do anything extra to do...just a normal day-to-day routine plus our dates on the weekends. We will at least be on more of a schedule this coming week, as our kiddos start at their new school! And I've managed to get on a bit of a schedule with work, with just a few extra things on my to-do. I hope you all have a good weekend and enjoy some of my favorite links from the week. Grab a cup of coffee and sit back and relax. Image via Chevrons & Eclairs.

A Healthier Reuben Sandwich

 
Bathing-suit season is right around the corner, ladies. If you've been stuffing your face with green beer and corned beef brisket all weekend, now is not the time to make leftover reuben sandwiches smothered with cheese and salad dressing and fried in butter. Let's lighten things up a bit, shall we?

Start by replacing the rye or pumpernickel bread with low-cal whole grain bread, the thinner the better. Instead of slathering on butter, spray a pan or griddle with non-stick spray. Fill your sandwich with a few slices of leftover corned beef and saurkraut. If you absolutely have to have a spread on your sandwich, skip the Thousand Island dressing and use nonfat Greek yogurt. You can always jazz up the yogurt with lemon juice and spices. You might fight me on this next one, but skip on the cheese. If you absolutely can't control yourself, use lowfat mozerella. Lightly toast the sandwich on both sides until golden brown and crispy.

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  1. I can get into all of the ingredients of a Reuben sandwich, except for the bread. I've never developed an appreciation for rye or pumpernickel.

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  2. Rye is a little hard for me to like, but I'm good with pumpernickel.

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  3. Thanks for this. Reuben sandwiches are my favorites, and if I can save some calories - well, I'll like them even more.

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