Moments after the creation of bread, humans slapped a piece of meat on it and made it a sandwich.
|Pepper and Portabello Sandwich|
In the US, most sandwiches usually consist of a condiment to help moisten the bread, meat, cheese, and a few crispy veggies, such as lettuce, a tomato, onion, and pickle.
Too often, however, the "meat" of the sandwich is unrecognizable.
Deli meat, which is the most common sandwich meat, is full of nitrates. In addition to raising your cancer risk:
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found that eating processed meat, such as bacon, sausage or processed deli meats, was associated with a 42% higher risk of heart disease and a 19% higher risk of type 2 diabetes.(What else you should know about deli meats, processing, and 15 of the additives commonly in lunchmeats)
To help you (and me) get out of the mindset that sandwiches need lunchmeat, I created three gratifying veggie sandwiches this week.
- Italian Veggie Sandwich--Lots of veggies with pesto mayo and balsamic vinegar
- Pepper and Portabella Sandwich--Made with sauteed mushrooms and onions
- Veggie Supreme Baked Sandwich--Veggies and pizza sauce baked on French bread
What is your favorite sandwich?
- Come back tomorrow for my Italian Veggie Sandwich!