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Why you should embrace the sandwich

I think it had been a good solid 10 years since I had a sandwich.

Ironically, when I was growing up, my mother sent me off to school every morning with a sandwich for lunch. I loved it. Peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat bread. I stopped eating the sandwich in the late 90’s when an iridologist  told me that I should avoid wheat and dairy due to intolerance. It seemed a natural progression to eliminate the sandwich and then, quite honestly – my avoidance evolved into a fear.

embrace the sandwich

embrace the sandwich

Fear of a sandwich? That’s absurd! The sandwich never did anything to me?

Exactly – its so silly actually when you think of it like that. Isn’t it?

When we eliminate whole food groups, or groupings like grains, sugar, carbs or all the sudden become vegan because we think we should – our minds start to play funny little tricks on us and equate the food group with BAD. We (as a society) LOVE rules and trends. It makes us feel like we are doing something – but quite honestly – rules and food don’t go together. Food is nourishment and meant for enjoyment.

Yes – we all have likes, dislikes, and of course at times food allergies or intolerance’s.

I have been diligently working on a new workshop launching this fall called Eat Like A French Girl. The core of the program is learning to tune into your food desires and eat with pleasure and instinct. For some reason, that got me started to thinking about the sandwich. I used to love them, why have I avoided them for so long?

I had already made a salad for lunch, so I toasted some Ezekiel bread, spread avocado on it and made myself the most delightful toasted salad sandwich. With all of my fear tossed aside, I munched on my sandwich in heaven.

avocado for my perfect sandwich

avocado for my perfect sandwich

Avocado and Tossed Salad Sandwich

Ingredients

2 slices Ezekiel sprouted bread

A small handful of arugula

1 endive, sliced

Sprinkling of shredded carrots

¼ sliced fennel

½-whole avocado, sliced

Process

Toast the Ezekiel bread

Toss the salad ingredients in a small bowl with 1 Tablespoon olive oil and a splash of apple cider vinegar. Season well with sea salt and black pepper.

Spread the sliced avocado on the toasted Ezekiel bread while it is still warm so it melts.

Top the toast with the salad to make the sandwich.

Slice in half and serve.

Remember to sit when you eat and savor each and every bite…

 

If you have favorite sandwich, I would LOVE to hear what it is. Please share it in the comments below…

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