Any way you slice it, the mighty sandwich will always be an interchangeable filling between two slices of bread. Only now, the tried-and-tested sarnie is taking a backseat to some truly inventive swap-outs. Here are some of our favourites.
However you stack or slice it, everyone loves a good sandwich – especially when it includes healthy ingredients. As more of us look for quick solutions on making healthy diet choices, many will be happy to hear that this doesn’t require a whole meal overhaul. Here are some fun twists on sandwich classics that can help you incorporate easy ingredients for guilt-proof lunch solutions.
PB&Js are an American favourite. To cut down on the high fat, calorie and sugar counts in typical peanut butter and jelly (jam), sub in almond butter paired with fibre-full fresh strawberries and bananas. Wrap it all up in a whole wheat tortilla to cut carbs, throw it into a frying pan and make your taste-buds sizzle.
Turkey takes the cake for one of the most popular sandwich fillings – but it can sometimes get a bad rep if it’s piled up with fatty toppings. For a healthy new take on the classic club, ditch the fattening mayonnaise and beef bacon and trade it with almond butter and apple slices instead. This healthy upgrade also lends some crunch and sweetness to your sandwich. And remember: not all meats are created equal. Look for turkey that’s lower in sodium and fat, without sacrificing flavour.
Get your daily dose of greens and dairy with this healthy spin on everyone’s greasy, guilty pleasure. Pack your grilled cheese with avocado, spinach, pesto, and parsley for a substantially more nutritious and flavoursome sandwich. Better yet, substitute your go-to, boring deli cheese with goat cheese, which is extra creamy and surprisingly low-cal. Feel free to experiment with any of your favourite veggies – it’s what’s on the inside that counts, right?
Try out any of these creative transformations with your family or use your imagination to invent a new, unique concoction of your own.