A sandwich to please your buds & bod!

Hummus Veggie SandwichHummus & Veggie Sandwich: Try this yummy and invigorating vegetable-stacked sandwich. It’s a great way to start the day, or as a pick-me-up brunch, or even lunch or dinner. Any time of day is a good time to treat yourself and your body to this healthy meal. Creamy hummus, fresh sliced English cucumber, tomato, and curly lettuce on toasted pumpernickel bread make up this quick and easy recipe.

Ingredients:

2-Slices Pumpernickel bread
1/3 Cup Hummus
6-thick slices of English Cucumber (or more)
4-thich slices of red ripe tomatoes ( I love Roma toms for this, but use your favorite)
4-broad leaves of curly lettuce (or more)
OPTIONAL: Drizzle with Olive Oil, Season to taste (I love pepper)

And it’s as easy as it looks! Stack on top of your toasted bread, and serve open-faced.

Benefits of Your Hummus & Veggie Sandwich:

  • Your plant-based protein source providing 7.9 grams per 3.5 oz serving and packed with variety of vitamins and minerals, to boot!
  • Chickpeas, olive oil, and sesame seeds (tahini) are all anti-inflammatory ingredients contained within hummus.
  • Chickpeas are a great source of fiber, and this fiber may promote the growth of healthy gut bacteria, too.
  • If you choose to drizzle your sandwich with Olive Oil, the two components, together or apart, Hummus and Olive Oil have been proven to have anti-inflammatory properties

Plus:

Tomatoes are a nutrient-dense superfood that can help a variety of biological systems. Its nutritional value promotes glowing skin, weight loss, and cardiovascular health. Important note: Tomatoes are among the top ten fruits and vegetables for pesticide residue levels. Be sure to wash them first!

Cucumbers are a healthy, adaptable, and refreshing addition to any plate or palate!  Low in calories and high in water, and a variety of vital vitamins and minerals come packed inside. Cucumbers may help with weight loss, hydration, digestion, and blood sugar control, among other things.(Oh, and it’s healthier not to peel them! – Fiber!)

You might want to serve this with a Non-alcoholic Lemonade Spritzer >