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Ham and Cheese Sandwich

305 replies

PinkOnWednesday · 03/09/2020 17:13

Would you agree a ham and cheese sandwich is a healthy lunch?

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MsWonderful · 03/09/2020 17:15

No I would disagree

KetoPenguin · 03/09/2020 17:16

Not on keto, throw out the bread!

QuestionableMouse · 03/09/2020 17:18

It depends.

It's not deep fried or sugar laden. Probably higher in fat and salt but balanced over the day it isn't terrible.

But this is mn and it's filled with competitive under eaters who live on an apple and sunlight. Or over eaters who think eating a trolley load of food is fine.

HilaryBriss · 03/09/2020 17:18

Well it's healthier than a Big Mac I guess but I wouldn't call it a particularly healthy lunch, no. Cheese is loaded with fat and calories.

CrunchyNutNC · 03/09/2020 17:20

Yes. Cheese is good for you and the fat will make you feel full (fat is not the enemy).

Howmanysleepsnow · 03/09/2020 17:21

Everything in moderation... it’s fine. Unless it’s daily, with a bacon sandwich for breakfast and pizza for dinner.

Gingernaut · 03/09/2020 17:21

The salt alone is not healthy.

Greysparkles · 03/09/2020 17:22

I don't know, but it's a crime not to have pickle in there!

Scarby9 · 03/09/2020 17:23

Compared with what? And how does it fit with the rest of the day's food?

wishcaptainbarnaclewasmyboss · 03/09/2020 17:26

I'd say it is ok - with a side salad, ideally, and maybe piece of fruit for after or snack later for the vitamins and fibre, it's fine if you are not on a weight loss regime and are active enough for whatever your calorific requirements are. Just like any food really.

I had bone density issues from trying to follow a low fat diet in my teens though and have resolved them with sensible eating and cheese/other dairy, though, so I have a different perspective on fat to some on here!! Btw, not that this matters, but I am still slim (BMI19-20 ish) now, so I haven't (as my teenage self feared) become hugely overweight for following a less restricted diet!

QueenieMum · 03/09/2020 17:27

It depends who's eating it. Moderately healthy for anyone in my family. Downright unhealthy for someone with a dairy or gluten intolerance.

BasiliskStare · 03/09/2020 17:27

Brown bread ham and cheese perfectly OK - depends what is being eaten the rest of the day but I would say yes - perfectly healthy in the context of a balanced diet. ( agreeing with other posters here ) why would it not be ? ( dietary requirements aside - & generally brown bread healthier than white ( sugar ) again dietary requirements aside. )

IHaveBrilloHair · 03/09/2020 17:29

It's a perfectly decent lunch.

Ihopeyourcakeisshit · 03/09/2020 17:29

You can't really answer until you know the rest of the day's menu.
It's all about balance innit?

vanillandhoney · 03/09/2020 17:29


What kind of bread and ham? How much cheese? What else is being eaten?

Sexnotgender · 03/09/2020 17:30

No. Though depends on the rest of the days food.

Thatbliddywoman · 03/09/2020 17:30

No. Refined carbs. Saturatef fat, depends on meat quality I guess but I don't think ham is renowned for its health qualities.

Puffinhead · 03/09/2020 17:31


FusionChefGeoff · 03/09/2020 17:32

Totally depends who is eating it and what else they have that day.

Veterinari · 03/09/2020 17:34

Limited nutrients, very processed, high salt, little fibre. No fruit/veg
It's not great.

SleepingStandingUp · 03/09/2020 17:34

Well four rounds of thick white bread with thick butter, a decent wedge of cheese and a couple of slices of ham doused in mayo or salad cream is quite different to two thin slices of wholemeal bread, already with a thin layer of homemade hummed, low fat cheese and a slice of ham.

But now I want the former

jomaIone · 03/09/2020 17:34

With a salad, then yeah on a normal day, eating a normal diet and not trying to lose weight, absolutely fine!

Trying to lose weight, nah probably not!

anon5000 · 03/09/2020 17:34

Sounds ok to me.

ThroughThickAndThin01 · 03/09/2020 17:35


CorianderLord · 03/09/2020 17:36

No, but I don't eat meat or much cheese.

For kids it's probably fine every so often and is def an easy average lunch. But, I wouldn't say it's healthy as in really good for you.

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