Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sandwich of the Sea! Powerful nutrition in every bite.

 I'm doing this thing where I'm challenging myself to eat meals that support my overall health goals.  Since Uni's gluten free bread came into my life, I'm finally able to enjoy sandwiches again.  Honestly, I thought I would never be able to eat another sandwich but now that I can, I'm choosing to maximize the nutritional power of something so simple as a sandwich.

One of the variations of this healthy snack is a simple sandwich where I use avocado in lieu of mayonnaise.  I read online that avocados increase the absorption of the antioxidants found in leafy greens by 200-400%.  That's why they are perfect for adding to salads and anytime you are enjoying healthy greens.


Speaking of greens, my favorite thing to do, whenever I'm eating any sandwich, is load it with organic greens.  Sometimes it's spinach and arugula, sometimes a spring mix, sometimes baby kale.  Whatever the choice, I make sure that my greens are capable of delivering powerful nutrients and iceberg lettuce just doesn't cut it for me.  Although I don't have it pictured here, I've also started adding alfalfa sprouts to create a little flavor kick and an extra boost of nutrition.


Finally, I add the "piece de resistance," in the form of omega 3 fats and protein.  The salmon makes the meal just a bit heartier.  There's also another variation of this sandwich I make includes using King Oscar sardines. Along with the omega 3s, the sardines also elevate the amount of calcium I'm getting in this meal. Believe it or not, I actually prefer to enjoy sandwich with sardines. It just seems to taste better but isn't as visually appealing which is why I opted to display the salmon sandwich instead.


 I try to remain intentional when I eat this sandwich taking in small bites and enjoying every bit of it.  This isn't just a simple snack. It's a nutritional powerhouse!  Just looking at these pictures is making me hungry. So what are you having for lunch today?  Is it possible for your to tweak the recipe just a little bit to make it a tad more nutritious?  What if you did this to all of your meals, every day? What difference could it make for you long-term?


  1. This looks yummy! I'm trying to eat more healthier too.

    Did you always enjoy eating these healthy greens? Or did you get used to the taste and then eventually find yourself enjoying them?

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  2. Roslyn K. ChavdaJuly 17, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    This looks delicious!

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  3. @Shareen, It happened once I started eating spinach. I realized that they had no taste but packed loads of nutrition. From there, it was just a matter of mixing in other greens. Also I noticed that when I eliminated some junk foods, I enjoyed the tasted of fruits/veggies even more.

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  4. That looks so delicious, I need to try it!!!!

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