In No Mood To Cook
The other day, I was rummaging around in my refrigerator, trying to decide what to eat. I had mostly leftovers available. I didn't feel like cooking anything from scratch, and I don't really eat frozen or processed foods. Not only did I not feel like cooking from scratch, but I didn't feel like even warming up the leftovers.
I thought about a lite sandwich snack I used to eat. "Darn! No alfalfa sprouts." I didn't have any avocado either. Since I wasn't interested in cooking, a BLT wasn't going to work either.
The Original Veggie Sandwich
Now, despite the fact that I won't buy boxed processed foods for my house, I do occasionally indulge in fast food; a habit I am working on eliminating. That being the case, I had to come up with some quick and easy substitutes for those on the street moments or hunger, or for times when I just don't have time to spend on the kitchen either cooking or doing heavy cleanup.
I used to make a nice veggie sandwich for those occasions when I was doing proper food combining and was being a lot more conscious about my diet. These were the ingredients for the original sandwich.
- 2 slices of bread, (preferably multigrain)
- Mayo, (My fav: Helmann's)
- Romaine lettuce, (actually, any lettuce except iceberg, which has no nutritional value)
- Several slices of Tomato
- Several slices of Avocado
- A handful of Alfalfa Sprouts
The Missing Ingredient
However, I was missing the later two ingredients. What I did have, which is now a favorite veggie to use in most everything is a sweet white onion. This is not your average onion. I thought the purple onions were good, but this sweet white onion is so good, you could almost eat it solo.
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A New Discovery
So now I start thinking. This sweet white onion could be the "star" of the sandwich. So I tried it. This time I used escarole lettuce. I made sure the onion was evenly spread out, and enough of it on the sandwich to taste it. Upon biting into it, I was surprised. My sandwich tasted like a Whopper!
Of course, if you are like me, you like your Whopper with no pickles, heavy tomatoes, with the usual dosing of lettuce and onion, but until I bit this meatless Whopper, I never realized how much the onions flavored the sandwich! Here I was having the sandwich without the meat, and it tasted the same to me. The only difference was in the type of onion, and the lack of ketchup mixed with the mayo, but I'm willing to bet that if I mixed in ketchup with the mayo on the bread, it'd be even better!
Veggie Sandwiches Nutrition Facts
|Serving size: 1 Sandwich|
|Calories from Fat||54|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 6 g||9%|
|Carbohydrates 36 g||12%|
|Protein 11 g||22%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|