Wednesday, 28 August 2013 - , , , , , , , 0 comments

RECIPE : Megatastic Triple-Decker Club Sarnie

Don't let anyone ever tell you that if you follow a healthy eating plan it's a cycle of deprivation and a long life sentence!
When I tried to lose weight on my own for many years, I would cut out bread, carbs and many of my favourite foods because I thought I knew how to do it.
How wrong I was!
WeightWatchers has taught me how to eat and enjoy all the foods I love, just tailor-make them to fit in with the plan.
It works, it really does!


Sometimes, a big chompy sandwich is all that's needed to satisfy a deli-style craving. My toasted, triple-decker, filling-laden, mouth-watering stack of deliciousness will answer all your prayers!

A typical club sandwich seems to range from 19pp/approx.800kcal up to a tremendous 35pp/approx.1500kcal in some restaurants!
My megatastic low fat version contains meat, cheese, mustard, mayo, salad, pickles etc., and comes in at an amazingly low 7pp/approx.300kcal!

This works for a Filling & Healthy day if you charge 1pp for the mayo, or replace with Quark.


YOU WILL NEED : (Per portion)

3 slices WeightWatchers white Danish sliced bread (or equivalent adding up to 4pp/200kcal)
40g wafer thin ham/chicken/pastrami/Quorn equivalent
1 slice reduced fat cheese
(I used the WeightWatchers brand at 1pp/45kcal per slice
2 tablespoons Lighter than Light mayo
(I used Hellmans at 1pp/20kcal for 2 tablespoons)
1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
1/2 a fresh tomato
1 pickled gherkin/sliced cucumber
A few salad leaves
Black pepper

2 slices jalepĂȘno pepper


Start by lightly toasting the three slices of bread. Lay the first one on your chopping board.

Add a squiggle of mayo from the 2 tablespoon allowance.

Layer up the whole amount of wafer thin meat/Quorn of your choice. I fold mine like this so that it bulks up the layer of the sandwich.

Spread the wholegrain mustard onto the next piece of toast. Place it mustard-side-down onto the meat layer.

Squiggle some more mayo onto the second side of the toast.

Add the sliced cheese.

Arrange slices of tomato and pickled cucumber/gherkin on top of the cheese. Add jalĂȘpinos if you want a hot kick.

Layer some salad leaves on top. This covers the wetness of the tomato and cucumber preventing any sogginess onto the top layer of toast.

Squiggle the final 1/3 of the mayo onto the third piece of toast.

Season with black pepper, then place the final piece of toast, mayo-side-down, onto the top.

To serve in spectacular, Scooby-snack-style splendour, slice through the sarnie diagonally. Pop onto the serving plate. Use a cocktail stick to secure the layers.

Thread the second half onto the cocktail stick so that it holds together as a high stack.
Secure the top sandwich with a second cocktail stick.

If you're feeling really showy, make a couple of flags out of washi tape and cocktail sticks to pop in the top.

Finally, tuck into this succulent, tasty, toasty stack of joy!





For an extra 1pp/30kcal, griddle one slice of Parma ham until crisp and brittle. Cut into two halves then pop on top of the meat/Quorn. It will add another tasty flavour and texture dimension to this already spectacular sandwich.


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