March 11, 2016

Who Needs Bread?!

I have been eating healthier and improving my lifestyle and it has it's ups and downs, but slowly but surely, it has been a nice improvement. Personally I am using a low carb diet method.

My mom has adapted beautifully to the low carb style. I only wish I can be half as successful! Speaking of parents, I don't like the New York Times, but there was a study that showed they typical American only lives 18 miles away from their mom. I am sadly not one of those Americans.

But anyway, my mom always told me lunch should be the biggest and best meal of the day. For me and my late night work schedules, lunch being a bigger meal for me makes sense so I don't feel the need to go to sleep on a full stomach. Sandwiches are my favorite lunch food, but are high in carb count. So far I have found that because I am low carb, doesn't mean I can't indulge! Here are four of my favorite ways to have sandwiches...sans bread!


Cucumber Sandwiches:
The are bomb. Cut the cucumber length wise. I personally love using my middles for sandwiches.
Paleo Sandwich Recipe




Lettuce Wraps:

Grab a leaf of lettuce and put in some tuna or my chicken salad mixture. They are like little taco boats of goodness! You could really put lots of stuff in the lettuce leaf. I also like using a leaf with cheese, mayo, a pickle, and turkey and just eating that. The possibilities are endless!


Sandwich Skewers:
For when I am feeling really lazy and want some good presentation.
Seriously just grab wooden skewers and add any meat and any vegetables you please and you are good to go! Dip them in a side of ranch and you got it!

Italian Sub:
I love making these for parties with a big loaf of French Bread, but I can use the meat as the bread! For my version with bread, I use honey ham, salami, sausage, and pepperoni. I then add peperchinis, jalapenos, bell pepper, tomatoes, and lots of melted mozzarella cheese and olive oil/salt/pepper. 


For my version without bread, I use honey, ham, salami, and pepperoni. I layer them then I add spinach, bell pepper, tomatoes, cucumbers, mayo and mustard.

Roll and overlap the meats for the outside and thinly slice your middle stuff and roll that in as tight as you can . Wrap it in parchment or wax paper like a burrito and you are off to go.


What are some of your favorite ways to make your favorite foods healthier?

3 comments:

  1. Lunch sometimes is my biggest meal too especially when I work back to back BC no time to eat!

    I wish bread was never invented...then we all would be good!

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  2. Definitely agree about using lettuce leaves as a bread substitute - that's one of my favourite cheats. I have the oddish habit when I'm on a long drive of stopping and buying a bagful of tomatoes and cucumbers and eating them raw as I go. Mmmm the taste of summer!

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