Meatball subs are notorious for being high in fat. There are healthy alternatives you can make to enjoy this dish. Whole-wheat subs are rich in fiber, which aids digestion. Choose lean ground turkey for a meat that has less saturated fat. Top with fat-free shredded cheese and still get the flavor and the calcium.


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6 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)


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  • Cut an oval piece out of top of each loaf. Reserve oval pieces for another use.

  • Combine meat and next 5 ingredients. Shape into 36 (1-inch) balls. Cook meatballs in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until browned on all sides. Remove from heat, and pat dry.

  • Preheat oven to 400°.

  • Return meatballs to pan; add pasta sauce. Cook over medium-low heat 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

  • Place loaves on a baking sheet; top each with 6 meatballs. Spoon sauce evenly over meatballs. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes or until cheese melts.


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Nutrition Facts

269 calories; fat 7.6g; saturated fat 2.4g; protein 25.8g; carbohydrates 23.4g; fiber 1.2g; cholesterol 60mg; sodium 621mg.