A Reuben Sandwich on a wooden board
The Simple Protein Swap For A Leaner Reuben Sandwich
If you crave the taste of a Rueben but must avoid red meat for dietary reasons, or simply want to implement leaner foods into your diet, swap out the corned beef for turkey.
This swap yields a protein-packed, light version of a Rueben that doesn’t alter its taste, as the turkey’s mild flavor still allows the sauerkraut and dressing to come through.
Three ounces of roasted turkey has 177 calories, 8.4 grams of fat, and 23.7 grams of protein — compared to corned beef's 213 calories, 16.2 grams of fat, and 15.5 grams of protein.
Plus, turkey is very low in sodium, making it a heart-healthy choice. Hence, it’s best to reach for turkey for a wholesome Reuben, although we're not knocking the corned beef ones.