Who doesn’t love a simple sandwich? Satisfying sandwiches are a quick, easy way to layer flavours and stave off afternoon slump when you’re on the go. But it’s all too tempting to default to the same old, boring toppings. We can help with a few healthy sandwich ideas that will make you look forward to lunch again.
Want to know the one secret ingredient these sandwiches have in common? It’s sprouted whole grain bread of course! Sprouted bread is an excellent source of protein, fibre, and whole grains—all the nutrients you need to conquer your day! Scroll down to see how much nutritional punch these sandwiches pack!
How to Make a Healthy Sandwich
When done right, a sandwich can be a satisfying, nutrient dense solution for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. All you need to do is stuff it with healthy, hearty, plant-based fillings! Look for ways to add plant-based proteins, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates.
You can make any sandwich healthy by including at least one choice from each of these three secret nutritious ingredient categories:
- Protein: tofu, nut or seed butters, beans (legumes, chickpeas, or sprouts), nut-based cheeses, and tempeh.
- Healthy Fats: avocado, nut or seed butters, and olives or olive oil.
- Good Carbs: vegetables (cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes), and leafy greens (spinach, lettuce, sprouts).
Although we tend to focus on the macronutrients we get from healthy foods, all of these plant-based ingredients and sprouted whole grains serve up a treasure trove of micronutrients too! Including essential vitamins and minerals, and antioxidant compounds, too.
Mediterranean Veggie Panini
Take your taste buds on a heart-healthy holiday with this deliciously easy Mediterranean Veggie Panini on Sprouted Multigrain Bread. Boasting 22 grams of whole grains per 2 slices, this incredibly simple sandwich is hearty, healthy, and satisfying! It also serves as a great source of complex carbs and fibre thanks to the bounty of veggies included.
Eggless Salad Sandwich
This healthy alternative to egg salad is no substitute—it’s a stand-alone star. Made using Hemptation sprouted wheat bread, this sandwich packs 12 grams of protein in just 2 slices of bread—not to mention the protein you get from the tofu, too! Superfood turmeric brightens this tasty, plant-based combo of creamy, calcium-rich tofu and crunchy veggies that comes together in mere minutes. Bring on the plant-based protein!
Green Goodness Sandwich
A deliciously easy way to get your greens—with more substance than a salad—the Green Goodness sandwich is packed with healthy leafy greens, loads of nutrients, and fresh flavour. This tasty sandwich is made using Little Big Bread. Which means it’s perfect for those with smaller appetites, or as a light lunch for growing kids!
Savoury Peanut Butter Sandwich
This Savoury Peanut Butter Sandwich on sprouted bread is a fun and healthy way to enjoy PB without the J. Crisp lettuce and crunchy cucumber add a little textural complexity to this savoury sandwich—without overpowering the peanut butter flavour. It’s packed full of plant-based protein from the peanut butter and chickpeas, and the Wheat & Greet bread provides 8 grams of fibre in every 2 slices!
Love the idea of sneaking extra nutrition from sprouted whole grain bread onto your family’s menu?