This is a sponsored post with Sandwich Bros and BraVoMark. All opinions are mine.
We are nine days into 2018! How are your New Year’s Resolutions going? I always like to set health and fitness goals in the New Year – there’s always room to improve, whether you want to run a 10k race or just eat a little better. I feel like I could always use a reset after the never-ending parade of candy and treats over Christmas! I always find that the biggest challenge to eating a balanced diet is a lack of time. When you’re working long days and exhausted, it’s hard to pluck up extra motivation to cook a healthy meal at the end of the day. I try to head this off by planning in advance, but when this isn’t possible, I need something easy I can grab that won’t blow my diet totally out of the water. That’s why I’ve been delighted to discover Sandwich Bros. of Wisconsin®!
Sandwich Bros. are the sister brand of Kangaroo Pocket Bread® and are one of the fastest-growing retail sandwich brands in the USA. I wasn’t familiar with Sandwich Bros. until they reached out with some coupons to sample their offerings, and I knew this must be an up-and-coming brand when I did a quick search with their store locator and found that every store in my area carries them. This small town is usually the last place to get new products, so I was already impressed by how easy these were to find!
Sandwich Bros. frozen sandwiches pack local Wisconsin meats and cheese into flatbread pockets for a meal on the go that only clocks in at 160 calories. Each sandwich is ready to eat in 40 seconds or less in the microwave – it doesn’t get much faster than that! I had the chance to try their Gyro Sliders made with 100% Angus Beef and their Chicken Melts made with all-white meat chicken, and now I understand why their taglines is that they’re “Really….Really Tasty!®”
These sandwiches were a huge hit in my house – my husband and I thought they were absolutely delicious! Even our pet bunnies were begging us for a bite when we walked by their hutches, so I had to remind them that rabbits are herbivores. 😉 But even more important to me than the tasty flavor was how satisfying they are. The sandwiches are fairly small, so I assumed we would devour the box and still want more. I was surprised to notice that one sandwich was actually quite filling, and I felt satiated. I think the lower carb ratio and protein in the sandwiches is what makes them feel more satisfying to me. Did I go back for seconds just because they tasted so good? Well, that’s another story altogether. 😉
Sandwich Bros. have presented the perfect solution for what to eat when I travel. Since I live on the coast, it’s very common for me to leave at 2 or 3 AM in order to get to the Portland airport in time. And when my alarm is set for 1 AM, you can bet I’m not going to set it an extra half an hour early to just to cook breakfast! This is when pre-packaged healthy options fail me, because trail mix and granola bars are not enough to fuel my tired brain during a long day of travel. This is when I typically stop at the drive-through for a breakfast biscuit or grab a bagel and cheese at the airport. I have to have some form of carbs and protein to function in these situations, and those are usually the best options. But now that I know about these sandwiches, I have a lower-calorie, less expensive option! I could microwave an entire 4-count box and toss them into a brown bag for the road in less than 5 minutes, and have a satisfying breakfast for both Jai and I to eat in the car en route to the airport. That’s faster than a drive-through!
And to help get your New Year off to a strong start, I wanted to share this quick and easy low-cal weeknight dinner recipe for those days when you have no gas left in the tank!
Gyro Sliders & Rice
4 ct. box Sandwich Bros. Gyro Sliders
2 C brown rice
4 C water
1/2 chopped onion
Garlic & herb seasoning (To taste)
4 Campari Tomatoes
Add the rice, water, onion and seasoning to rice cooker; cook until done. Slice the tomatoes and arrange on each plate. Microwave the sliders, dish out the rice, and enjoy!
The rice comes to approximately 349 calories per serving; each slider is 160 calories, while the tomato should add 10 calories.
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How are your New Year’s Resolutions going so far?