We all love a good sandwich, right? The biggest thing though, is making a *healthy* sandwich! Well, at least for me.
Obviously, one of the most unhealthy parts of a sandwich is the spread we use. Whether it be mayonnaise or a “salad spread” they are full of calories, fat, and sodium, and they lack any nutritional value.
So, what is a girl to do when she is looking to eat healthier but still wants a sandwich now and then? She gets creative! :)
I decided to make a sandwich spread using avocado, and let me tell you, it turned out fantastic! It added a wonderful flavor to the sandwich, and didn’t leave that greasy feeling in my mouth like mayo used to. Here is my simple (but very tasty!) recipe. I hope you enjoy it!
Avocado Sandwich Spread:
- 2 large avocados
- 10-15 cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 lime
- 1 Tbsp. Kirkland Organic No-Salt Seasoning
Pit avocados and scoop out of skin and into a bowl. Using the tines of a fork, mash the avocado to a creamy consistency. (slightly lumpy is ok!)
Using a sharp paring knife, chop cherry tomatoes into small pieces. Add to avocados.
Take half of a lime, and squeeze the juice into your avocado/tomato mixture.
Add the organic seasoning, and mix all ingredients thoroughly. Spread onto your bread just as you would mayonnaise. Yummmm!
*Note* You can use any seasonings you like, but I love the Kirkland Organic No Salt Seasoning. It has the rich flavor of fresh herbs, without the added salt. Incredibly nummy!
When I made my sandwich, I used flax seed whole grain bread (which I toasted) and then layered it with the avocado spread, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and a couple of extra slices of avocado. I topped it with a quick sprinkling of freshly ground pepper. I would have added onion and some sprouts, but I was out. lol
It was so good that my hubby (who doesn’t like avocado) said it was pretty tasty! Just goes to show that when you get creative with your food, you can still eat healthy and have a very flavorful meal.
Pour yourself a glass of organic 1% milk to go with your sandwich, and lunch is served! :)
Loving my healthy lifestyle,