Supercharge your meal with this all natural ultimate low-calorie sandwich. Take these tips to enjoy your sandwich the healthy way. You don’t have to sacrifice taste or richness, just because it is all-natural, vegetarian and gluten-free. Fill half your plate fruits and vegetables and feel good about what you eat. You can make this all-natural, homemade vegetarian sandwich vegan. Remove yogurt or replace with a few cashews.
Don’t worry about how to start a healthy all natural sandwich. I am here to help you pick best ingredients from scratch and give you recipes for making quick and easy sandwiches.
How to make an all-natural healthy sandwich?
Whole grain bread: Pick a whole grain bread. Watch for few signs. I don’t pick bread with added fiber. If bread is very soft that means they add corn syrup. Preferably if you can afford, find whole-grain, all natural bread which is non-GMO (genetically modified organisms).
Protein: An all natural healthy sandwich choices don’t include prepackaged, processed meats. Cook your own protein by simply cooking chicken, turkey, beans in spices. For westerners, the sandwich is always made of processed turkey, ham slices. Break this habit. Go into clean and natural eating habits.
Vegetables: Veggies add a great crunch, nutrients, and flavor. Tomatoes, fresh greens, red onion, and peppers are good choices.
Dressing/spread: Make your own dressing. Condiments aren’t very hard to make. Make once a week, store in the fridge. Keep yourself active. Before you start making your own dressings or spread, make up your mind that homemade doesn’t taste same as store-bought. Store bought carry lot of fat, salt, freshness chemicals. These ingredients make our brain crave for more as soon as you put a small amount on the tongue. There are so many low-fat, healthful choices that can give your sandwich a flavor blast. Here is one of the best spread for your healthy sandwich or burger.
Making an all-natural, healthy, vegetarian sandwich isn’t as hard as you think. You just need to choose right vegetables, fat, and flavor. As long as you have these 3, you do not need mayonnaise or dressing or cheese. Pick crunchy vegetables as onion, bell peppers, radish, cucumber, asparagus, lettuce, kale. Flavorful veggies as onion, radish, tomatillo. Add smooth texture with avocado. Add healthy fat with avocado, kick with radish, crunch with onion, radish, and tomatillo.
- Whole wheat bread, preferably with nuts n flax seeds
- 1 - red onion
- 1 - radish
- 1 - cucumber
- 2 - Lettuce leaf whole leaves
- Yogurt. Preferably homemade - 3 tbsp
- 1 avocado
- Olive oil - 1 tbsp
- pinch of salt, pepper
- Remove avocado skin and seed.
- Pulse dressing ingredients in a blender slightly.
- Slice onion, radish, cucumber enough for the number of sandwiches you are making.
- Cut lettuce leaves into bread-sized pieces.
- Spread dressing on bread slice.
- Stack veggie slices on the bread slice.
- Spread dressing on another bread slice.
- Top the second bread slice.
- Place sandwich on the panini grill. Close and grill until browned.
- Serve immediately