Sometimes, you just need a big, hearty sandwich to fill you up midday. In Ayurveda, lunch is supposed to be the largest meal of the day, since you have spent energy already in the morning, and you need plenty of fuel for rest of your day. You midday meal is meant to fuel and replenish you, which means it should be healthy AND taste really good.
Yesterday, I needed one of those meals. I was super hungry (ok, to be honest, this happens most days. I eat a lot of food and hunger strikes quickly for me.) and I was craving veggies, but not quite a salad.
So I threw some of my favorite salad ingredients onto a gluten-free bagel, added some cashew cream, and had a deliciously satisfying lunch. And now you can do the same 😉
Ultimate Veggie Sandwich
Double it up if you want to make one for a loved one!
1 gluten free or sprouted grain bagel (2 slices of your favorite healthy bread would work too)
1 handful organic mixed greens
2 (heirloom) cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked for at least 1 hour
1 tbsp lite coconut milk (the canned kind)
1 lemon, squeezed
1/2 tsp garlic powder
pinch of himalayan sea salt
Add cashews, garlic powder, lemon juice, salt, and coconut milk to a blender. Blend until smooth.
Toast your bagel while you slice your avocado and cut your tomatoes into quarters.
Once toasted, spread 1 tbsp cashew cream on you bagel (you might have extra. It’s ok, save it for another sandwich!). Top one piece with avocado, tomatoes, and the mixed greens. Squeeze a little more lemon juice onto it. Just a few drops will do. Place the other of your bagel on top and enjoy!
What are you favorite healthy sandwiches? Leave a comment below and let me know what other types of lunch recipes you’d like to see!
Tune in tomorrow for a deliciously creamy DIY dinner.
Peace and Love,