Avocado-Basil Sandwich

I was looking for a healthy, filling snack when I saw a lonely avocado, a tub of fresh basil, and a container of leftover tomato slices. Then it struck me: avocado-basil sandwich!

I cut one avocado in half — covering and storing one half for another use –, washed five fresh basil leaves, cut one tomato slice in half, toasted a slice of Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Bread, grabbed the salt and pepper shakers, and snagged the nutritional yeast from the pantry.

Once the bread was toasted, I cut it in half lengthwise. I spread the avocado of one side of each bread half. Then, I placed the basil leaves on top of the avocado on one of the bread pieces. I put the tomato on top of the basil, then dusted on salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast. Finally, I closed the sandwich, placing the bread with just the avocado on it avocado side down onto the tomatoes. Ta-da!

Avocado-Basil Sandwich

Avocado-Basil Sandwich

AVOCADO-BASIL SANDWICH 

Ingredients

– 1/2 avocado

– 1 tomato slice (cut in half, so as to create 2 half-circles)

– 1 slice of Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Bread (toasted)

– 5 fresh basil leaves

– Salt, pepper and nutritional yeast  (to taste)

Instructions

– Cut the piece of toast in half lengthwise.

– Smear avocado on one side of each of the two toast halves.

– Arrange the basil leaves on top of the avocado on one of the toast halves.

– Place tomato slice halves on top of the basil.

– Sprinkle the tomato with salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast.

– Close the sandwich by placing the toast half that has only avocado on it on top of the tomato slices, avocado side down.

– Enjoy!

Dairy-free Anytime Sandwich

I’ll eat sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack. I love sandwiches! They’re particularly helpful when you’re a breastfeeding mom who, as a result, has an appetite that would rival a competitive eater’s and must be able to eat with one hand.

My Anytime Sandwich is healthy and versatile. It starts with your favorite bread (rye is generally dairy-free but always check the ingredients to be certain, and Food For Life Sprouted Whole Grain Bread is a tasty vegan option: http://m.foodforlife.com/product/breads/ezekiel-49-sprouted-whole-grain-bread). Slather your favorite hummus on two pieces of bread. Top one of the hummus-smeared bread pieces with tomato slices and sprinkle with salt and pepper to enhance the tomato flavor. Pile your favorite sprouts (I like clover and alfalfa sprout, but broccoli sprouts are also tasty and radish sprouts add a spicy zing) on top of the tomato, close the sandwich, and enjoy.

You can boost the lactogenic (milk supply boosting) qualities of the sandwich by sprinkling on some flax meal, chia seeds, nutrional yeast, and/or brewer’s yeast. You can easily customize this sandwich for breakfast by adding scrambled or fried egg and avocado. You can make it meatier for lunch or dinner with avocado and poached chicken. You could toss on some dairy-free cheese (Creamy Original Chao Original slices are my favorite: https://store.veganessentials.com/mobile/vegan-chao-cheese-slices-by-field-roast-p4350.aspx) or bacon. Amp up the veggie quotient with shredded carrots and thinly sliced cucumber and radish.

Make it suit you!

ANYTIME SANDWICH

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Ingredients:

– 2 slices of dairy-free bread

– 4 slices of tomato

– 3-4Tbl hummus

– 1/4 cup sprouts

– salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

– Spread hummus on one side of both pieces of bread.

– On one bread slice, place the tomato slices on top of the hummus.

– Sprinkle the tomato slices with salt and pepper.

– Pile the sprouts on top of the tomato slices.

– Place the second bread slice, hummus side down, on top of the sandwich fillings.

– Enjoy!