Food & Drink Friday Recipe

Avocado Sandwiches – Lunch Ideas

September 16, 2017
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Avocado Sandwiches

 

Today we aren’t really sharing a specific recipe, but we are pointing out that eating vegan can be really easy and still healthy. There are days where you want to create gourmet meals and other days where you just want something easy to throw together. Avocado sandwiches, fit the latter.

Besides acting as a natural moisturizer, avocados are associated with anti-aging due to xanthophyll, an antioxidant and carotenoid with DNA damage protection. Avocados are also a primary source of vitamin E, which stimulates collagen production and benefits skin elasticity. Despite our diligence in applying sunscreen during the sunny summer months, it is about time to start thinking about repairing our skin and prepping it for the colder, drier season we are about to embark upon.

 

8 REASONS TO EAT MORE AVOCADOS

  1. High in omega-3.
    Avocados are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and while they also contain omega-6 fats.
  2. Rich in oleic acid.
    This is another fatty acid:omega-9 that is good for memory and brain activity.
  3. Part of the Environmental Working Group or EWG “Clean Fifteen.”
    Only 1 percent of avocados tested had any pesticide residue, which means you can purchase avocados without fear of pesticide residue on your food.
  4. Good fats lower bad cholesterol.
    The fats in avocados can also lower bad cholesterol rates.
  5. High in nutrients
    They contain 20 vitamins and minerals including potassium, lutein, folate, and vitamins B, C and E.
  6. Full of fiber.
    Avocados contain both soluble and insoluble fiber.
  7. Low in sugar.
    They contain only 0.2 grams of sugar…lower than most fruits.
  8. Loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients.
    Avocados are also rich in phytonutrients and may prevent disease and keep your body functioning properly.

 

Avocado Sandwich open faced

Avocado and Sprouts

Sandwich Spreads

Avocado Sandwiches 1

 

AVOCADO CUCUMBER SANDWICH

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 slices of rye bread (or bread of choice)
  • Daiya Cream Cheese with onion and chives
  • 1/2 of a large cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • ½-1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup sprouts (we used broccoli sprouts)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

METHOD

Spread herbed vegan cream cheese on the rye bread. Then, layer cucumbers, avocado, and broccoli sprouts.. Season sandwich with a squeeze of lemon and salt and pepper.

 

AVOCADO & TOMATO SANDWICH

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 slices of rye bread (or bread of choice)
  • Tomato Pesto
  • 1 tomato
  • ½ – 1 avocado

METHOD

Slice the tomato and avocado. Spread the Tomato pesto on the rye bread then place on the sliced tomato and sliced avocado. Then take another piece of rye bread and spread on some more pesto.

 

Enjoy!

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