Dr. Tim Says....
[This article is part of The Dr. Gourmet Diet Plan Coaching Program, an ongoing series on The How and Why of Eating Healthy. Read the whole series to date.]
When I am giving talks I always joke that none of my patients ever eats Oreo cookies. Now, I find this really strange because the aisles in the grocery store are FULL of cookies (but none of my patients are buying them). This always gets a big laugh, but I think folks are laughing at themselves. We aren't always honest with ourselves, and probably even more often are not completely honest with our doctors (shocking, I know). Your New Pantry: Getting Started
When I was growing up this was pretty common in the South, but it didn’t have tomato on it. When I went to New Jersey as a teen was the first time I had a Tuna Melt with tomato, and in spite of my Southern upbringing, this is the way it should be. The tomato adds some moisture and sweetness that just completes the sandwich.
This recipe is safe for Coumadin users and is low in sodium (salt). Those with gluten allergies should use gluten-free bread in this dish. Those who are lactose-intolerant but can tolerate cheeses may be able to enjoy this dish.
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