Spicing up Sandwiches

Are you bored by the same bland sandwich? Maybe you’ve gotten into a plain turkey sandwich rut lately?  Well, before you decide to go out for pizza or chinese because of this boredom, think about ways you can spice up your sandwich to make it tastier and more exciting!

Here are some of my favorite toppings to add lots of flavor without a ton of calories:

Vegetables add lots of flavor and nutrition:

  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Sundried Tomatoes (drain well if packed in oil)
  • Cucumber
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Raw spinach or Arugula
  • Sprouts
  • Jalapeno Peppers

Here are some healthy spreads

  • Light Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges
  • Low fat goat cheese
  • Jam
  • Pesto (use sparingly!)
  • Hummus
  • Baba Ghanoush
  • Harrisa (hot chili sauce)
  • Avocado or Guacamole
  • Horseradish mustard (or other flavored mustards)

The list is endless, look in your fridge for creativity and you may be surprised at how delicious your sandwich creatino will taste.  Just be mindful of toppings with fat and go easy on the portion size (think cheese, hummus, avocado, pesto, etc).

One of my all time favorite sandwiches is:  Turkey on whole wheat bread with hummus, avocado, roasted peppers and arugula!  It’s so delicious.  I also love grilled chicken with low fat goat cheese, sundried tomatoes, spinach and pesto on a whole wheat wrap – yum!

What is your favorite sandwich combination?

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One Response

  1. If i am in a rush I make am almond butter sandwich with rose or quince jam.. delish!

    If I have time then I make a veggie sandwich with Avocado, Sprouts, cabbage, lettuce, tomato, cucumber and a little mustard… YUM!

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