Bored of the same old fillings? Turn your humble sarnie into a nutritious meal of champions
Best for: mineral replacement
Dried figs contain calcium, iron, and potassium. The latter "works with sodium to maintain the body's water balance," says sports dietitian Barbara Lewin. Prosciutto is high in sodium, making it ideal after a sweaty run, when you need electrolytes. Red peppers are brimming with vitamin C, which Harvard researchers have found may keep upper respiratory tract infections, such as earaches and the common cold, at bay.
Take: a baguette
Combine: ½ teaspoon of honey + squeeze of lemon juice + sprinkle of cinnamon
Stack with: roasted red pepper strips; spinach leaves; 1 fresh fig torn into pieces; 2 prosciutto slices
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