August is National Sandwich Month

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Photo courtesy of wholeliving.com

Tips for Building a Healthy Sandwich…

  • Go for whole grain– choose the whole grain bread or wrap over the refined grain version for more fiber (ex- 100% whole wheat bread, sandwich thin, pita bread, Flat Out wrap, whole grain tortilla)
  • For a lower carb option– use lettuce leaves in place of bread or use your favorite sandwich fillings to top a salad. For tuna, chicken, or egg salad, try using a hollowed out cucumber or bell pepper to hold your fillings.
  • Choose lean proteins lean deli ham, turkey, chicken or roast beef, canned tuna or chicken, grilled or roasted chicken or turkey, smoked salmon, tuna or egg salad, low-fat cheese
  • Go vegetarian hummus, bean spreads, babaganoush (eggplant spread), marinated tofu or tempeh, natural peanut butter or other nut butter
  • Opt for healthy spreads instead of regular mayonnaise choose light mayonnaise, mustard, avocado, hummus, olive tapenade, pesto, or low-sugar jam or sliced fresh fruit for a PBJ
  • Add Veggies!Fill up that sandwich or wrap with vegetables such as spinach, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, radishes, onions, mushrooms and more

Black Bean Wrap

Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad Sandwich

Tomatoes Stuffed with Chicken Salad

Turkey and Apple Flatbread

Veggie Hummus and Feta Wrap 

Turkey and Veggie Sandwich 

Healthy Easy Sandwiches

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