Lifestyle

Healthy and speedy university sandwich ideas

Treat yourself with speedy and delicious food using these five healthy lunch sandwich ideas

 

 

Who said “fast” food has to stand for greasy, carb, and calorie filled meals?

 

 

Lifestyle now presents to you five simple, healthy, and speedy back-to-university “fast foods” that will not only take you around ten minutes to make, but you will also know exactly what you’re consuming.

 

 

1 – Avocado & chicken sandwich

 

 

Ingredients for 2 sandwiches

  • 1x ripe Avocado
  • Lemon juice according to taste
  • 2x deli chicken/turkey slices or even roast beef
  • 4x cheese slices
  • ½ red onion
  • 4x multigrain/brown bread slices
  • 3tbsp. mayonnaise
  • Pinch of salt and pepper if needed

 

 

Directions

 

Toast the bread and place the deli chicken slices, cheese, mayo, and sliced onions on the bread. Mash the avocado, add in the lemon juice, season with salt and pepper if needed, and place it on top of the onions before topping it with another piece of toasted bread.

 

 

2 – Salmon & cheese sandwich

 

 

Ingredients for 2 sandwiches

  • 2x smoked salmon slices
  • 2x brown pita bread
  • 4tbsp. caesar dressing/mayo
  • Cheese of your choice
  • 1x cucumber

 

 

Directions

 

Spread the cheese on your bread followed by salmon, cucumber, and dressing or mayo. Roll up the pita bread and eat alone, with hummus, or other vegetables.

 

3 – Raisin & carrot sandwich

 

 

Ingredients for 2 sandwiches

  • 4x brown bread/raisin brown bread
  • 2tbsp. cream cheese or hummus
  • 1x medium carrot
  • 1tbsp raisins (you can omit this if you have raisin bread)
  • ¼ tsp. white vinegar
  • ½ tbsp. olive oil
  • Some walnuts (optional)

 

 

Directions

 

Toast the bread, grate the carrot, and mix it with raisins, vinegar, and olive oil. If you want to use cream cheese, you can mix it in as well. Omit the cream cheese if you want to use hummus, and spread your bread with it. Add some walnuts and apply the carrot-raisin mixture on top. Lastly, top it with another slice of toasted bread, and you got yourself a healthy sandwich that will keep you energized throughout the day.

 

 

4 – Low-carb lettuce sandwich wrap

 

 

Ingredients for 2 sandwiches

  • 2x large lettuce leaves
  • 4x slices of deli chicken/turkey/roast beef/tuna
  • 2tsp. mayonnaise
  • 2x boiled eggs, sliced
  • Some mozzarella grated cheese
  • 1x tomato, sliced
  • ½ onion, sliced

 

 

Directions

 

To make this unique, healthy, and speedy “sandwich”, place the deli protein of your choice on an opened lettuce leaf, followed by mayonnaise, eggs, tomatoes, and onions. Grate some mozzarella cheese on top and wrap the lettuce around it.

 

 

5 – Peanut butter, dates, & bananas

 

 

Ingredients for 2 sandwiches

  • 2x brown pita bread/brown bread
  • Some cinnamon (optional)
  • 4tbsp. of no added sugar peanut butter
  • 4x dates (chopped, pitted)
  • 1x ripe mashed banana
  • Honey according to your taste (optional)

 

 

Directions

 

If you have a sweet tooth but would rather choose a healthy alternative to a Nutella sandwich, then toast the pita/brown bread and spread it with peanut butter and honey. Mix the mashed banana, cinnamon, and chopped dates, and place the mixture on the bread.

 

 

While peanut butter may have lots of calories, it is still a healthy option due to its health benefits and high fiber, vitamin, and anti-oxidant content.

 

 

So before heading to your nearest fast food restaurant for lunch, keep in mind that making your own healthy sandwich might not only save you time, but also nourish and energize you more than any unhealthy fast food lunch would!

 

 

By: Luma Kudsiova

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