Why have we stopped making sandwiches at home? Or is that just me? Either way it’s true that when we think of healthy eating, sandwiches rarely pop into our minds; smoothies, salmon and veggies maybe, but not sandwiches. Yet, of course a sandwich can be healthy - easy, simple, fast, tasty and healthy. What’s not to love.
Here are my top tips for healthy sarnies;
1. Choose healthy bread like pitta bread, rye bread, gluten free, brown bread with cereals and wholegrains - something that will add fibre and nutrition to your diet and not just bloat your belly (goodbye beautiful crusty white baguettes.)
2. On Yoga Retreat I often overhear people saying, “Why do the fruit and vegetables here in Spain taste so much better than at home”, and while that’s not true of all fruit and veggies, my granddads home grown tomatoes in South Yorkshire being the best I’ve ever eaten, it’s generally because we are surrounded by farms, mountains and vineyards and are lucky enough to bypass the big supermarkets and buy it directly fresh from the source. Hence, my second tip is just to buy the freshest, organic if possible, produce on offer. There’s nothing quite like fresh lettuce, crisp onions and juicy tomatoes as great sandwich building blocks.
3. There are no rules when it comes to making sandwiches, eat what you enjoy that makes your body happy. I sometimes love to spread guacamole over my pitta bread and fill with olives and feta cheese or what about cucumber and salad cream? I use to live off them when I was younger.
Whatever fillings you go for, another pro of the faithful sandwich is its absolute desire to work as takeaway food, meaning you can wave goodbye to salad dressing leaking all over your bag on the way to work.