3 Actually Healthy Sandwich Ideas
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Sandwiches are such a versatile meal – they can be topped with a wide variety of protein, spreads, veggies and more. But what they have in common is bread – the sandwich component many people fear because of its mostly carbohydrate makeup. The truth is, not all breads are made the same and there are many healthy options to choose from. The key is to choose those high in fiber from whole wheat grains, nuts and seeds. These heart-healthy ingredients should be at the top of the ingredient list. Bread can be a healthy part of any diet and provides needed hearty carbohydrates to fuel us through a productive day. It’s also a great vehicle to pack in protein, healthy fats, delicious spreads and veggies to make up a balanced meal.
Here’re a few curated sandwich ideas that will elevate any lunch:
This vegan sandwich features a creamy spread of hummus for protein contrasted with peppery and crisp arugula. Simply toast the bread, spread on the hummus and top with the nutritious additions of roasted red pepper, arugula and sprinkle of lemon juice and oregano.
This omega-3-loaded sandwich features whole wheat bread and an array of veggies. The flavor combination of the salmon burger and the tangy Greek yogurt sauce with dill and lemon perfectly complement each other.
This recipe is perfect for when you have leftover grilled tenders. The romaine adds a needed crunch while the whipped feta spread takes the sandwich to the next level.
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