The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich
Are you tired of feeding your kids the same old peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch each day? Wouldn’t you prefer to fill their slices of bread with loads of veggies and actually have them enjoy it? Well I have been experimenting a lot lately with different veggies and I have finally created the ultimate veggie sandwich that even the kids are enjoying! Pay close attention because there are some secret ingredients in this sandwich that you may not have even considered using!
First you are going to take your sandwich slices and lay them flat down on the counter. Place your favorite greens, I used a spring mix of lettuces, as well as some arugula for this sandwich. Those two secret ingredients will now go on top of the lettuce… a vinaigrette dressing and oregano! I used a garlic vinaigrette for this recipe, but feel free to use your favorite kind.
Next you will place some sliced red onions and sliced tomatoes on top of the greens. I personally think red onions are the must have onion for your veggie sandwich, other kinds just aren’t the same!
Take a ripened avocado and slice it up, that will be your next layer in the ultimate veggie sandwich.
Then you will want to thinly slice some cucumbers and place a few on top of the avocados.
Your final layer of veggies will include shredded carrots and sliced cabbage. I took a large carrot and shredded it up in my food processor, they taste so much better than the prepackaged shredded carrots! Spread some vegan mayo on the top slice of your bread and you are good to go!
Seriously… how delicious does that veggie sandwich look? I don’t know about you, but I could eat these for lunch every single day. They are so light a nutritious, you aren’t left feeling bloated or yucky after this meal.
So much beautiful color in this sandwich and an abundance of healthy and nutritious veggies, this is a meal you can feel proud serving to your children for lunch!
For the parent’s of picky eaters, you can always take Finding Dory inspired cookie cutters and make their sandwich into a fish or a seashell. My youngest loves eating her sandwich one layer after the next when I prepare hers this way, it’s quite adorable!
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