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Volume 16 No. 5 • May 2013


Quick Nutritious Lunch: The Reuben Halfwich

Finding you have less time for cooking? Next time you have only a few minutes available and want to eat something tastier than scrambled eggs or (gasp) a frozen meal, try this:

The halfwich is basically a toasted piece of bread topped by meat, cheese, mustard, pickles, sauerkraut, a slice of avocado, and a slice or two of onion, then heated in a microwave until the cheese melts. The whole thing takes just a few minutes. The “secret” ingredient is: CORNED BEEF.

You can get lean corned beef in a convenient refrigerated serving size for 2 or 3 at most supermarkets.

You’ll need: 1 piece of bread, preferably high fiber, toasted corned beef, prepared in microwave, two slices of Swiss cheese, about ½ cup of sauerkraut, your favorite mustard, pickles, sliced so the pieces lie flat on the bread, a slice of avocado, and a slice or two of onion.

Cook corned beef as instructed (4–6 minutes in a microwave). Layer on a microwave-safe ceramic plate: toasted bread, slice of Swiss cheese topped by mustard, sauerkraut, sliced pickles, corned beef cut into thin slices, and slice or two of onion. Top the whole thing with another slice of Swiss cheese, then microwave for a minute or so until the cheese is melted.

That’s all there is to it for a great hot lunch!

Optional: Sprinkle ground caraway seed on sauerkraut.

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