This blog is dedicated to the best meal of the day.
I do not claim the rights to any of the pictures featured on this blog. But I do claim they are delicious and fun to make~!
Being a person who loves sandwiches but doesn’t love (or can’t eat) lunch meat is hard! It took me a long time to figure out how to create a veggie sandwich that actually has substance and isn’t utterly boring. There are lots of veggie sandwich options out there, but I’m going to share one of my personal favorites!
You can pick and choose which of these you like/have available or you can just pile them all on your sandwich at once. It’s delicious either way:
- Cheese (I use Swiss, but you can use whatever you want or none at all)
- Cucumber slices
- Spinach (or other dark leafy greens)
- Any other veggies you have laying around that seem like they would taste nice with the other ingredients!
A few tips and tricks to go with that daunting list of ingredients:
- Hummus can be a little strong, but bland things like avocado and cucumber balance it out
- If you aren’t using hummus to balance out your bland avocado, try sprinkling on some spices (salt, pepper, and cumin are my go-to avocado spices)
- If you’re using cheese and have access to a toaster oven, I highly recommend toasting your bread with the cheese on it so you can have your sandwich on toasty cheesy-bread
AND now that you’ve had your veggies and protein for the day (you DID include hummus and/or avocado on that sandwich to get yourself some protein/healthy fats, right?), it’s time to treat yourself! This is one of my favorite still-relatively-healthy treats. Wait for it…
Cheesy Apple Dessert Sandwich!
- 2 slices of your favorite bread (I use whole grain gluten free bread)
- 2 slices of your favorite cheese (I recommend Swiss)
- A few slices of your favorite kind of apple (or pear!)
- Cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and//or black pepper (optional)
Step 1: Put a slice of cheese on each of your two slices of bread. (Swiss cheese is super delicious for this recipe, but you can use any cheese, including vegan cheese— it just needs to melt and taste cheesy. I bet you could also spread on some cream cheese or other soft/spreadable cheese, if that’s more your style.)
Step 2: Slice an apple (or a pear!) into thin-ish slices. Put a few slices on your bread. You can put them on both pieces if you want a very apple-y sandwich, or just on one piece if you want to go easy on the apples. You probably have extra slices - you can put them in a ziplock baggie or plastic wrap and save them for later sandwches, or you can just eat them now.
Step 3: Sprinkle some cinnamon on top of your cheesy apple goodness. You can also add some brown sugar, nutmeg, or black pepper - or all of the above! They’re all tasty together. You can add a little or a lot. It’s all up to you!
Step 4: Pop it all in the toaster oven (or the regular oven) until it is the amount of crispy and melty you prefer! 400 degrees for about 5 minutes does the trick for me and my toaster oven, but your appliances and taste buds may be a little different - just experiment around and keep a close eye on it the first time you make it to make sure it doesn’t burn to a crisp when you’re not looking.
Step 5: Pull it out of the oven, let it cool down a bit, then put your bread slices together like a sandwich (or don’t! sometimes I just eat this as an open-faced sandwich) and enjoy!