This is the fastest sandwich and it is very healthy and so filling for lunch! I have been really watching what I eat the past two weeks and this sandwich has been a staple for me. I love sandwiches but they are a little tricky for me because I am a vegetarian so it can get challenging to keep them interesting.
This couldn’t be easier to make- I like to toast whole wheat bread and I actually prefer this sandwich open faced.
So I toast one slice of bread and then add three simple layers on top.
First I like to add a slice of cheddar cheese- the one in the picture is Organic Gold Rush Creamery Medium Cheddar from Costco and it is delicious. If I can’t find that I also really like Tillamook Medium Cheddar but any cheese you like should work nicely.
Next I add about 1/4 to 1/2 of an avocado- if you have a little time you can smoosh your avocado up. If I am really pressed for time I just slice it directly on top of the cheddar cheese.
This is a great time to season your avocado with salt and pepper. You can also add a bit of red pepper flakes (those are supposed to amp up your metabolism) or a dash of hot sauce. I am a purist and I like salt and pepper only.
Next spread this on top of the cheese and then I like to top with shredded carrots. These are very inexpensive to buy and they make these sandwiches so fast to put together. You can also just shred a regular carrot and add that right to the top.
If I am serving open faced I cut it in half, push the carrots down just a little bit into the avocado and take a big bite!
You can also add a little turkey to this sandwich or sprouts or red peppers would be very good too. I like whole wheat toast but this would work perfectly as a wrap with a whole wheat tortilla.
If you decide to try this simple sandwich out please let me know what you think! I love it and I get a serving of veggies in which is always a plus.
Oh and PS: I am down 4 lbs since starting my diet. Please let me know if you are interested in more healthy real food ideas because I am happy to share some of the things that have worked for me so far.
And if you are wondering what to do with the remaining Avocado, try this Avocado Lime Spread recipe at dinner! It is perfect for tacos, as a veggie dip or I love it on top of burgers!
Here is another idea- this Cilantro Lime Guacamole Dip recipe.
I could eat a whole bowl of this stuff- just delicious!