I’m here to get you out of your lunch rut with my delicious and nourishing-to-the core sandwich recipes. I love a good “sammie” (as we call them at home) because they are just so easy to put together and flavour-packed. Your child will thank you when they open their lunchbox to a beautiful sammie and not a stinky hard-boiled egg! And if you’re a grown-up reading this post, well I hope this brings some inspo to your lunch box too!
The common ingredient in all of my sandwich recipes is Silver Hills sprouted bread products. We’ve been buying their breads for years for years because they are delicious, fluffy and I love the fact they are sprouted! This is my preference when making a sammie for Walker or our daughter, Vienna because when wheat is sprouted it is easier to digest–the gluten is pre-digested and the starches are broken down. It’s also higher in gut-levin’ microbiome nourishing, fibre! Sprouted bread never gives anyone in my family the tummy troubles. You can learn more about why sprouting is good for the gut here.
Let’s talk about this bagel!! of course, I used Silver Hills sprouted bagels which makes me feel good as a mom knowing I’m giving something to Vienna that is wholesome, easy to digest and I know she’ll love it. We also love their Cinnamon Raisin bagels too.
This final sammie is pretty straightforward and it works for quick lunches or snacks or even breakfasts too. I used a sunflower-based butter because nuts are not allowed in schools due to allergies, but it actually tastes like peanut butter, so everyone wins! The addition of hemp hearts provides more protein and fibre, and the strawberries add a nice touch of sweetness.
Joy McCarthy is a Holistic Nutritionist and founder of Joyous Health, an award-winning blog and healthy lifestyle brand focused on healthy living. She is a two-time bestselling author of Joyous Health and Joyous Detox, and a World Gourmand Cookbook Award recipient. Her third book, The Joyous Cookbook, came out late 2019.