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Apr 12, 2007 06:12 PM

Looking for good (healthy) sandwich ideas

I am getting bored with my usual homemade salads for lunch and am thinking of going the sandwich route. Any healthy but filling ideas would be appreciated!

As for breads, I usually keep a good loaf in the freezer and just use slices as needed. Any other tips for keeping bread fresh? I'd love to use baguettes but they go stale on me too quickly.

Thanks everyone!

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  1. you could fill a baguette with fresh roma tomato slices, fresh mozerella slices and basil. mix some mayo with pesto for a spread.

    1. Hummos, cucumbers, red onion.

      Avocado, cheddar, sprouts.

      Peanut butter (natural), bananas, raisins

      1. Sauteed spinach w/olive oil & slices of brie cheese
        Sauteed escarole with thin slices of prosciutto
        Tuna salad (easy on the mayo) with mango or apricot chutney
        Asparagus frittata (cook asparagus, add breadcrumbs & eggs and fry into patties)

        As for the breads, I keep my baguettes in the freezer too. Just cut it into a sandwich size then wrap in foil and freeze. You can quickly defrost it in the oven or microwave when you need it.

        3 Replies
        1. re: ktm

          when I make tuna fish sandwiches I use yogurt instead of mayo.

          1. re: luniz

            if you are taking the sandwiches to work you don't have to defrost the bread beforehand. my mom used to make our sandwiches on frozen bread the night before and store them in the fridge. during the day at school the bread would fully defrost, meanwhile keeping the ingredients cool and fresh. i know it sounds kind of gross, but it really works!

            as for tuna, i've stopped using mayo and add red onion, capers, and olives, with any fresh herbs i have on hand. i don't miss the mayo at all and with a little juice from the olives the tuna stays moist!

            1. re: Candy

              Bread isn't unhealthy. Anything can be unhealthy in the wrong quantities of course, even water.

        2. This week I've been eating meatloaf sandwiches with ketchup. I make my meatloaf with a combo of ground turkey and pork sausage, and cook it freeform so it's not too greasy, and very filling.

          1. I like wasa flatbread for sandwiches - stays good forever

            I like the rye and multigrain ones with mustard, smoked herring, sliced onion, cucumbers, and pickles