Article Make Over Summer Sandwiches
May 30, 2017
Who isn’t looking forward to summer’s longer days, warmer temps, and alfresco dining at parks and concerts? If you want to move away from mayo and its unhealthy fats, sugar, preservatives, and excess calories, slather sandwiches with our healthy spreads instead. Elevate your picnic fare with these simple spreads that are bursting with fresh flavour from just-picked summer veggies and herbs.
Creamy hummus subs in deliciously for mayo on sandwiches and dishes out just a quarter of the calories. Bonus: This nutty Mediterranean spread comes with a solid dose of protein, fibre, and other nutrients. Pick some fresh herbs from your garden, and try our Lemon Cucumber Toast With Dill Hummus.
Go for the avocado.
Our zesty, basil-filled Avocado Pesto can create the creaminess you crave from a mayo-slathered sandwich. Even easier: Mash an avocado with a squeeze of lime and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Top toast with the smashed deliciousness and a ripe heirloom tomato. Avocado also delivers an impressive lineup of nutrients, from healthy monounsaturated fats to an abundance of fibre, folate, vitamin K, and potassium.
Let veggies shine in your sandwiches.
Veggies whip up to a velvety texture that makes it easy to forget mayo—and lighten up on calories while doubling nutrition and flavour. Take your veggie burgers to the next level with a layer of our 10 Superfoods Spread that’s loaded with sweet potatoes and protein-packed white beans, English Pea Spread with a hint of fresh mint and cilantro, or the bright beauty of Creamy Roasted Beet Hummus.