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07/07/2016

How to Make Healthy and Delicious Summer Sandwiches

When thinking about what to feed your family, it can be difficult to keep coming up with original and healthy ideas, especially when you’re on the go over the summer vacations. A delicious sandwich is a great option as there are so many varieties of fillings to choose from, and they can be transported easily without the need for constant refrigeration. In this week’s blog, your local bakery, Great Harvest of Newtonville has put together some great ideas for healthy, nutritious summer sandwich options that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

Mexican Breakfast Sandwich

For an exciting, new, and spicy flavor, this fantastic Mexican breakfast sandwich is sure to please. Begin by taking two slices of Great Harvest 100% whole grain bread. Add a generous dollop of chipotle mayonnaise to each slice to give that quintessentially Mexican flavor. You can buy this at the supermarket, or make your own at home by blending regular mayonnaise with chipotle chilis from a can. Try using light mayonnaise for an even healthier option. Next, slice up a nice ripe avocado and layer this onto one of the slices of bread. Top with a fried egg, and finish with slices of fresh, ripe tomato. A mouth-watering way to start the day right, with protein and complex carbohydrates that will keep your family satisfied until lunchtime. Your local bakeryGreat Harvest of Newtonville provides a wide selection of 100% whole grain bread products, as well as cookies, cakes, and sandwiches. Call us today at 617-928-1162 to find out more about our range of freshly baked products.

Smoked Mackerel and Cream Cheese

We’re all familiar with the classic tuna salad, but this can be high in saturated fat due to its mayonnaise content. Our mackerel alternative is high in Omega 3 fatty acids that nutritionists recommend eating at least twice a week. You can also reduce the saturated fat content by opting for a low-fat cream cheese. Start by finely chopping scallions and peeling the skin off the smoked mackerel fillets. Add the fish, the scallions, and the cream cheese to a bowl and mix to form a paste. Add freshly ground black pepper to taste. Spread onto two slices of toasted Great Harvest bread, and add cucumber for crunch. A delicious, super healthy alternative to the classic tuna salad.

Tofu and Veggies

For a satisfying, vegan alternative, try this great tofu sandwich recipe. You can buy marinated tofu from most good supermarkets, or make it yourself at home by lightly frying firm tofu with spices of your choice. Slice up some bell peppers and roast them for around twenty minutes with a garlic clove to add flavor. Finally, grate up a carrot. Take two slices of Great Harvest bread and layer the ingredients in between. This recipe is a perfect combination of soft roasted bell peppers, firm tofu, and crunchy carrot. This sandwich is so delicious that even carnivores will love it!

Healthy Club

The club sandwich is an American classic, but it can sometimes be high in fat and calories due to its meat and cheese content. You can improve this favorite and make it healthier by opting for 100% whole grain Great Harvest bread. Replace fatty meats with lean turkey breast and freshly sliced roast beef from your local butcher. Fresh meats such as these contain fewer preservatives and are made from higher quality, leaner cuts than supermarket counterparts. Add a little low-fat cheese to taste and fill up with lettuce, sliced tomato and cucumber. Your family will love this new take on the classic recipe.

Home-Made Hummus and Crunchy Vegetables

Hummus is a delicious sandwich filling that is easy to make at home. Simply whizz up some chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, salt and olive oil in the blender until you have a thick paste. Spread this onto thickly sliced 100% whole grain bread and top with a selection of raw, crunchy vegetables. The combination of smooth hummus and fresh, crunchy veggies is absolutely unbeatable. A bonus to this recipe is that you can use the hummus as an appetizer by spreading in on a single slice of bread.

A Good Sandwich Starts with a Visit to Your Local Bakery in Newton Centre

Visit your local bakeryGreat Harvest of Newtonville to browse the range of freshly-made high-quality loaves, rolls, and other bread products. We also freshly prepare a great selection of sandwiches in store, as well as providing sweet treats such as muffins and cookies. Call Great Harvest of Newtonville today at 617-928-1162 to place an order for delivery.
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