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POWER UP your LUNCHTIME SARNIE

Forgo the meal deal for home-made sarnies and you can upgrade your diet while you save money. Nutrition editor Amanda Ursell shows how to pack more nutrients into the UK’s most popular pairings

CHICKEN, FISH AND MEAT AND VEGETABLES have been served up between two slices of bread for centuries, but it wasn’t until the 1800s that John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, had this tasty and convenient combination of ingredients named after him. The story goes that he asked his valet to put meat between bread to avoid interrupting his card games with a sit-down meal. When his friends were inspired to follow suit, they ordered ‘the same as Sandwich’.

Faves through the decades

Our love affair with a traditional British sandwich continues. A recent survey of 2,000 Brits revealed that more than 80% of us still consider it our lunchtime favourite. The popularity of fillings, on the other hand, waxes and wanes. In 2019, vegan or vegetarian options are top of the list, but top choices in previous decades have included…

1 970s HAM

1 980s CHICKEN CLUB

1 990s BLT

2000s SMOKED SALMON AND CREAM CHEESE

So what about our current top 10?

How can you ensure your favourite is a healthy choice? Here are the flavour combinations the nation is enjoying right now – and how they could shape up if you go for Amanda’s homemade versions…

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