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Adding extra veggies to sandwiches

Aug 4, 2015

Sandwiches are a great lunch staple, but making them healthier can be a challenge. Today we’ve assembled our favorite Half Your Plate tips to make a healthier yet delicious sandwich!

  1. Avocado egg pitaPile your sandwiches high with fruits and veggies. Here are our favorite combos:
  2. Sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, and dark leafy greens are the perfect addition to a tuna fish sandwich.
  3. Add strips of green or red peppers and arugula to a turkey sandwich. We also love adding apples and lettuce to turkey!
  4. Spread mashed avocado on whole grain bread and add sliced tomatoes. In fact, swap out higher fat spreads for nutrient packed avocado. Try this Avocado Egg Pita for some inspiration.
  5. Chop tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and feta and wrap in pita for Greek salad on the go.
  6. Add veggies to your grilled cheese! Check out this great recipes for Loaded Veggie Grilled Cheese sandwiches via The Dreaming Foodie.
  7. Mix up a quick coleslaw of cabbage, carrots, and broccoli and pile it high on your next pulled pork sandwich. Try this Zucchini Pepper Slaw.
  8. Toss leftover roasted vegetables onto a bun spread with hummus for a delicious and filling sandwich. We love to use our Grilled Chopped Vegetable Salad as inspiration.
  9. Leftover stir fry? Toss it into a wholegrain tortilla wrap for a quick and portable lunch.
  10. If you feel like skipping the bread, try these easy Thai Chicken Salad wraps!Thai Chicken Salad

And if you can’t sneak veggies into your sandwich, make sure you fill Half Your Plate with a delicious salad!

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Carol Harrison

Great ideas here to get ready for back to school!
Carol Harrison, RD

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