The simple sandwich
They’re easy to make and always a popular choice with the kids, but the simple sandwich seems to be demonised nowadays. That’s because most bread contains carbohydrates, which are an important source of energy for humans. But, as we all know, consuming too many carbohydrates can cause you to gain weight. That’s why it’s important to make good choices when it comes to your simple sandwich.
Better bread choices
Every great building has a good foundation, and the same can be said for your sandwich. Choosing whole-grain bread over refined grain bread is the first trick in making your sandwich that much healthier. Whole wheat, wholemeal, rye, or oat bread, are some of your best choices when it comes to making your sandwich.
Best filling choices
What you put between your two slices of bread matters most. Whenever possible, try to include vegetable or salad fillings, including cucumber, tomato, lettuce, avocado, and similar. Rather than just sticking to spreads, liven up your sandwiches with something crunchy, some lean meat, and a moderate serving of cheese.
Make your own
There’s nothing better than warm, fresh out of the oven, bread - and it’s even better when you’ve made it yourself! Get yourself a bread maker, or learn more about baking bread at home, so you can be assured that your sandwich slices are the healthiest around. To get your sandwich brain inspired, we’ve rounded up our top 5 bread recipes below:
- Whole wheat quick bread
- Gluten-free cornbread
- Oatmeal brown bread
- Flax and sunflower seed bread
- Golden sweet cornbread
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