When you’re on the Monday through Friday work shuffle, lunch can start to get a little monotonous. A sandwich may seem like the most obvious lunch bag choice, but it’s a never-out-of-style classic for good reason. Sandwiches are versatile, customizable, and can be modified to fit any combination of flavours as moods and seasons change. A sandwich on sprouted whole grain bread gives you nutrition and energy to help you power through the day.
Packing a sandwich is convenient and nutritious but that doesn’t mean your sandwich has to be boring, or even worse—soggy.
Here’s an easy hack to pack a perfect sandwich every time and avoid unwrapping a sad, soggy sandwich at your desk. Instead of making and packing the whole sandwich to-go, layer your ingredients into a container in reverse order. Stack your ingredients and pack them separately from your bread. When it’s time for lunch, simply flip the container onto a slice of your favourite Silver Hills Bakery sprouted whole grain bread. Add any spread you like to the other slice and just like that your sandwich is fresh and ready to enjoy.
Now that you’re a sandwich packing pro, here’s your weeks menu. Each plant-based option has healthy ingredients to give you a nutrient dense boost that provides energy to beat the afternoon slump.
Monday: BLT Sandwich
Start Monday on a high note by going for that no-brainer combo of crisped veggie bacon (we used Yves), sliced tomato, and tender butter lettuce with a dollop of vegan mayo on our Sprouted Power™ Mack’s Flax bread. Or try Joyous Health’s Maple Tamari Tempeh, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich.
Tuesday: Eggless Egg Salad Sandwich
There’s a great zip in our version of the eggless salad sandwich thanks to a bit of Dijon mustard and some finely chopped pickle (we recommend dill). The soft crunch of fresh sprouts rounds out this lunchtime staple on our Sprouted Power™ Multigrain bread.
Wednesday: PB&J Sandwich
Halfway through the week feels pretty sweet, and there’s no better way to drive that fact home than with the childhood combo of organic peanut butter and jam with the natural sweetness of banana. We like it on our classic Sprouted Power ™ Squirrelly bread.
Thursday: Crunchy Veggie Sandwich
The difference between a mediocre veggie sandwich and a great one is the freshness of its ingredients. We used a blend of high-water content and beloved ingredients, including bright and crunchy sweet peppers, tomatoes, butter lettuce, cucumber and avocado. Serve it on our Sprouted Power ™ Queen’s Khorasan bread.
Friday: Grape & Walnut Tofu Salad Sandwich
There’s something about the Waldorf sandwich that is unexpectedly delicious. The brain-boosting power of walnuts, fresh crunch of grapes and celery, and a bit of zip from Dijon mustard on our Sprouted Power™ Soft Wheat will have you hooked.