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Healthy Philly Cheesesteak

Who doesn’t love a good cheesesteak sandwich? They’re flat out the yummiest thing since chocolate. That said, they can get up their in caloric value. Let’s take that down a bit and up the ante on the quality of the ingredients. Now you’re cookin’.

Directions:

Garlic Aoli

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the yolks with the lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and garlic paste. 
  2.  Add in a drop of olive oil and whisk. 
  3.  Continue to add in a little olive oil at a time (i.e. 1 tsp) while whisking until you reach a desired aioli consistency.

Assemble Sandwich

  1. COMBINE meat and Worcestershire sauce in a Ziploc bag and shake bag so sauce coats the meat.
  2. SPREAD your garlic aioli evenly on the insides of the roll.
  3. SAUTE onions and all other vegetables until caramelized.  You can either grill or sauté the steak until it’s cooked to your liking (I prefer medium rare).
  4. PLACE the cheese over the meat until slightly melted.
  5. PLACE the roll over the cheese and meat and scoop into the sandwich.
  6. TOP sandwich with sautéed vegetables and serve.
Healthier Tip
*While cheese is indeed a decent source of protein, it’s also a source of saturated fat. 10-12% of the fat you consume daily should come from saturated fat. That said, to make this a healthier version of a Philly cheesesteak, it’s important to select healthy, good quality cheese. Do not buy Velveeta or Kraft! It’s not real 100% cheese. You’re eating milk protein concentrate! Yuck. The best choice you can make in selecting a cheese for this cheesesteak is to go with a raw cheese from grass-fed cows such as Jerseys, Guernseys, or other traditional cattle breeds (not newer Holsteins). I actually prefer staying away from cow’s milk entirely and shopping for cheese made from goat’s milk, sheep’s milk, or even yak’s milk.
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