Research has shown that colon cancer risk increases as processed meat consumption increases. Processed meats include deli/luncheon meats, sausages, bacon and smoked meats.
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Try to minimize these in your diet and substitute with fresh meats, fish, seafood and poultry. Also, try adding a vegetarian meal to your menu, such as this quick, crisp sandwich, at least once a week. It’s an easy-to-pull-together, light meal for warm summer evenings.
3 cups broccoli slaw
1/2 carrot, shredded
¼ cup light mayonnaise
1 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
1/8 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
18 ounces meat from a rotisserie chicken
6 whole wheat tortillas
30 leaves of baby spinach
- Mix broccoli slaw and carrots together in large bowl. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, olive oil, sugar and pepper. Pour this mixture over the broccoli slaw and carrots and toss to coat thoroughly. Refrigerate until you are ready to make your flatbread fold.
- When ready, add 1/2 cup of the broccoli slaw mixture to center of the flatbread. Top with 3 ounces of rotisserie chicken and finish by adding baby spinach leaves.
Nutrition information per serving
Makes 6 servings
Total fat 10.5 g
Saturated fat 1.3 g
Fiber 6.3 g
Sugar 0.5 g
Protein 25 g
Sodium 596 mg
Calcium 7.7 mg
Magnesium 15.7 mg
Potassium 616.7 mg