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Packing Sandwiches for Lunch

We all want to be healty, so let's start with our sandwich. Everyone today is becoming more aware of the health problems caused by our bad eating habits. In fact, New York City has begun setting standards for food sold in all city agencies and public schools. Here are some great sandwich ideas to help you pack your lunches.

Pita Sandwich

Packing Sandwiches for Lunch

Garden Pita

With this sandwich you have your salad inside your bread, no fork or knife required. It is a great way to eat your greens in the middle of your day.

1 cup fresh vegetables of choice, chopped or sliced (like squash, spinach, tomato, broccoli, pepper, sprouts)

2 teaspoon salad dressing (Italian, balsamic vinaigrette)

2 pitas, halved

Cut the pita in half and fill each half with your vegetables. Sprinkle with dressing. Serves 1-2

Veggie Sandwich

If you visit any submarine sandwich shop, you’ll learn that hoagies don’t have to be filled with meats and cheeses to be delicious.

1 cup vegetables of choice, sliced (like tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, peppers, onions, black or green olives, pickles, lettuce, cabbage, carrots, radishes)

½ cup guacamole or ½ cup of hummus or ½ cup of salad dressing of choice

2 small, hoagie buns

Halve hoagie buns and spread with guacamole or salad dressing, then layer with your vegetable mixture. Serves 2

Tomato or Cucumber Sandwich


These simple sandwiches remind me of my childhood. Spread vegan mayo or mustard or hummus on two slices of whole wheat or rye bread. Add either slices from a fresh, organic tomato or cucumber. Voila! Slice and wrap.

Nut Butter and Fruit Sandwich

Here’s an old favorite with a new twist. The freshest way for you to serve this is by making your own nut butter from raw nuts in a food processor, then using fruit, mashed fruit, raw honey or homemade jam as your sweet spread.

2 tablespoons nut butter (cashew, almond, peanut)

2 tablespoons fruit spread (or sliced bananas or strawberries, mashed blueberries or unsweetened apple butter)

4 slices of bread

Spread nut butter and fruit spread onto two slices of bread and top with remaining bread slices to make sandwiches. Serves 2


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Sophia Angelique 5 years ago

MMM, I could live with those sandwiches! If only I could eat bread!!!!


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Journey * 2 years ago from USA

All of these ideas are great & I think the veggie hoagie photo looks most enticing. Thanks for sharing!

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