6 Sandwiches Made Healthy
By Brandi Goodman
August is National Sandwich Month. Take this time to find some healthy sandwich options that you actually enjoy. Continue consuming these easy meals throughout the remainder of the year for an easy lunch or dinner that is quick to make. A few substitutions to your favorites could also prove beneficial.
Hummus and Avocado Sandwich
Start with a sprouted grain bread and toast the two pieces you need for your sandwich. Spread hummus onto one slice and top it with avocado before adding your second piece. This meal provides a hefty dose of both fiber and protein, making it a great option to fill you up and keep you satisfied for a while.
A breakfast sandwich is a popular option for morning. Keep the eggs but forget about the sausage and cheese that's commonly applied. Instead, pair it with a jalapeno hummus that brings the spice. Place it on an English muffin and add in some spinach if you desire.
Turkey is a lean meat that is better to consume than many of the other choices out there. Don't eat a basic turkey sandwich with mayo though. Spread on some hummus and add avocado for a healthy and filling meal. You'll get lots of protein from this concoction.
Cottage Cheese Sandwich
Most people tend to eat their cottage cheese from a bowl, perhaps with some fruit mixed in. A cottage cheese sandwich, however, can be a great way to enjoy this protein-packed food in a unique way. It adds a creaminess to the sandwich that is unlike anything else. Sliced avocado, cucumber, and tomato go great with it.
Chicken Salad Sandwich
A chicken salad sandwich is a common option. Change it up a bit by adding mangoes to the mix. A mango chicken salad sandwich provides a dose of vitamins and helps to sweeten up the meal. Diced mango, shredded chicken, mayonnaise, green onion, and basil come together to create this concoction.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Don't purchase fake cheese for your grilled cheese sandwich. It has little to offer in way of nutrition. Instead, create a spinach-feta grilled cheese sandwich that tastes delicious and offers plenty of vitamins and minerals.
Sandwiches made with white bread and unhealthy fillings may not be ideal, but you can have healthy options that are safe to consume. Try these recipes or come up with your own solutions for an easy-to-make meal that hits the spot.
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