Healthy Sandwich With Chicken & Avocado
This is a tasty healthy sandwich to pack for your lunch. Very quick and easy to make too.
Serves 2 people
- 2 slices of bread (preferably spelt, rice or sprouted grain bread)
- butter to spread the bread (just enough to thinly cover the slices)
- cooked chicken breast pieces (just enough to satisfy you)
- 1 avocado (roughly sliced)
- a handful of salad leaves (preferably organic)
- Butter the slices of bread.
- Put the pieces of chicken, slices of avocado and salad leaves on the bottom slice.
- Press the other slice firmly on top of the pile.
- Cut the sandwich across the middle.
- Enjoy half of it and give the other half to someone you love.
You see, each person has only one slice of bread and plenty of nutritious filling. If you’re making this for just one person, use only one slice of bread. One slice of bread and a bit more filling than you’re used to will make it delicious and nutritious.
Tips For Choosing The Ingredients
- Try your best to use spelt or rice or sprouted grain bread. I personally use spelt bread, because I like the taste and I can make it myself at home very easily. No longer do I need to put up with a blank stare from supermarket staff whenever I ask if they’ve got any spelt bread, rice bread etc. (They seem to think I’m from another planet.)
- If possible, use leftover meat from a home roasted chicken. Failing that, use a roast chicken from a supermarket. If you’re buying cooked chicken breast in a package from a supermarket, check that it hasn’t got any other ingredients such as sugar, barbecue sauce or preservative added.
- Use any salad leaves that are handy. But I’ve heard a lot of nutritionists say iceberg lettuce has little or no nutritional value. So, I’d avoid that.
- Adjust the amount of filling according to your taste.
Nutritional Tidbits For This Healthy Sandwich Recipe
Chicken gives you protein. Avocado gives you good fats. Salad leaves and bread give you carbohydrates. It’s a healthy, delicious and nutrient-dense meal that’ll help your body function in an optimum state.
Most of the time, when you eat, try to give your body the most bang for the buck. That is, try to give it the most nutrient-dense food that you can. Don’t give it junk. Your body will reward you by letting go of all that extra flab it’s holding on to.
If you’ve learnt to eat this way and you exercise regularly the rest of your life, I trust that you’ll never ever have a weight problem again.
Just one more thing …
I can’t tell you how many calories this sandwich has. I know some people will disagree with me on this, but I just don’t believe in counting calories. I do believe in eating when I’m hungry, and eating the most natural, tasty and nutritious food until I’m full. Period.
If you’re still wondering how you’ll be able to lose weight without counting calories, see this article written by a nutritionist who has helped thousands of people lose weight. She explains why you’ll lose weight without counting calories when you eat the right food.
So, are calorie-counters wrong?
No, they’re not.
I know a lot of people have managed to lose weight by counting calories and measuring their food intake every time they eat. If it works for them, that’s great.
In fact, some people probably do need to count calories. They’re the ones who’ve been eating high-calorie low-nutrient food for so long. They don’t know how to pay attention to what they’re eating any more. Or how much they’re eating! In that case, counting calories will help them form sensible eating habits.
So, it’s your call.
Whichever way you choose to approach your nutrition, I hope you enjoy this sandwich.
And let me know if you discover a different or better twist to add to this healthy sandwich recipe. If it’s great, I’ll share it with all my readers – with full credits to you, of course. :-)
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