Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Boar's Head heart-healthy deli meats & best sandwich ever

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I recently had the opportunity to try some of the Boar's Head heart-healthy deli meats, and because I love trying new things, when I saw the Boar's Head Horseradish Cheddar, well...I had to try that too. ohmigaaaa...so good!  As a matter of fact, I had two of the best sandwiches I have had in a long time - and they both had one thing in common.  Boar's Head.  It's official, I'm a fan!

The first sandwich I tried was actually from the deli I bought the Boar's Head meat and cheese.  They had a variety of Panini sandwiches, using the Boar's Head products.  I tried one called 'The Beamer'. It was on wheat rye,  had a couple of different cajun and spicy meats and cheeses, red onions, banana peppers, and I don't even know what else. It was ahhh-mazing.

One item I purchased is this. the EverRoast® Oven Roasted Chicken Breast. It is one of their certified heart healthy deli meats.  Since my mom has recently been in the hospital for dangerously high blood pressure, has high cholesterol, and heart disease has deep roots in my family tree, I realize how important it is to follow a heart healthy diet.  It is also nice to know that I don't have to give up some of my favorite foods.  

I love a good sandwich, but a lot of deli meats have very high sodium contents.  It's nice to know that Boar's Head offers choices that are low in fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and meet specified limits for sodium.  Not only are they great for sammies, but there are all kinds of recipes you can create!  For example, I've also been incorporating more quinoa into my diet, so this EverRoast® Chicken Quinoa Pilaf  sounds good.  I think I will use cranberries in the place of the raisins. Check out Boar's Head for more information on a heart healthy diet, and for more recipes!

My sandwich had the oven roasted chicken breast, horseradish cheddar, spring mix salad, red onion, and an avocado ranch spread. It was delish.  Wheat or other whole grain bread would have been a healthier choice, but I happened to have this thick sliced bread so I used that.  What can I say, I'm a work in progress.

What about you? Are you taking steps to prevent heart disease and other chronic diseases that plague so many of us?  Are you like me, and genetically predisposed to have high blood pressure and cholesterol?  I know I need to work harder to fight these things, and I'm trying!  I'm also trying to instill the knowledge of making healthier choices into my children, b/c they are swimming in the same genetic pool!

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6 comments:

  1. Kim, they also sell a buffalo cheddar that is amazeballs!

    I had no idea how much sodium was in lunch meat until I was helping a friend keep her sodium under 1500 mg a day. I entered all the food I had, dill pickles, deli ham, cheese, chicken noodle soup - that particular day I was at 5000 mg of sodium!

    And you are correct, a good sammie is something to behold!

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    1. Buffalo cheddar?! I'm so looking for that next time! And yeah, I've really started looking at sodium since my mom's "hypertensive crisis" and it is amazing how much is in everything!

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  2. Mmmm horseradish cheddar...that sounds amazing!

    My mom always buys boars head...she swears by it!

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  3. Ingles (I don't know if you guys have those down there) has the best Boar's Head deli sandwiches. They are amazing.

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    1. We don't have Ingles, I got mine from Farm Fresh...it was sooo good! I love a good deli sandwich.

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