You don't necessarily have to deprive yourself of your favorite foods when you are on a heart-healthy diet -- all you really need to do is update them to fit into your lifestyle. This healthy version of the classic Philly Cheesesteak adds more whole grains and vegetables while using leaner cuts of meat.
Time: 1 hour
Lean Rib-eye or Top-round, sliced thin
Tbsp yellow onion, julienned
Tbsp green pepper, cleaned, trimmed, and julienned
Tbsp mushrooms, sliced thin
tsp olive oil
tsp ground black pepper
Whole Wheat Steak Roll (6inch)
Tbsp Shredded Reduced Fat Provolone
Directions: Place the rib-eye in the
freezer for 30-45 minutes. Remove rib-eye and slice thin. Spray skillet with
cooking spray. Add onions, green peppers, and mushrooms. Sauté until onions are
golden brown and peppers and mushrooms are tender. In a separate skillet, brown
the sliced rib-eye in 1 tsp olive oil and pepper. Toast Steak Roll. Put a layer
of rib-eye on the bottom of the steak roll, top with provolone, onions,
peppers, and mushrooms.
Nutritional Analysis: Calories 450, Protein 35g, Fat 18g, Saturated Fat 5g,
Cholesterol 60mg, Carbohydrates 37g, Fiber 6g, Sodium 500mg, Vitamin A 2%,
Vitamin C 35%, Calcium 20%, Iron 20%
variations to consider include the chicken cheesesteak (replace beef with
chicken to lower fat and sodium content), the pizza steak (a cheesesteak topped
with pizza sauce and mozzarella – note that this will add calories, fat, sodium, and
cholesterol), the cheesesteak hoagie (cheesesteak with lettuce and tomato), and the portobello cheesesteak (substitute grilled portobello mushroom slices for the steak).
photo courtesy of Eating Well.