It's all too easy to get stuck in a lunchtime rut and as much as everyone is loving zero noodles, lettuce wraps, spiralized salads and anything else fashionable and/or low carb, I think the good old sandwich has fallen out of favour. I understand about the bloat so rather than double up on bread, I love an open-topped sandwich, and I've got a couple of 'recipes' (with massive quotation marks as they're really too easy to be called recipes) that should get you inspired!
Avocado & chia seeds, Goats cheese, honey & fig, Tomato, garlic & pesto.
Firstly, slice up some sourdough or any crusty loaf of your fancy and get it grilling. After that, it's just an assembly job.
Tomato and pesto. Quarter some cherry or small plum toms and mix with 2 tsps pesto (good quality shop bought is completely fine). When your designated toast slice comes out of the grill, rub gently with the cut side of a garlic clove. If you think it won't make a difference, smell it after: deliciousss. Top with your tomato-pesto mix, drizzle on some extra EVOO and a sprinkle of sea salt.
Goats cheese and figs. Slice up some tart goats cheese and do the same to a fresh fig. Top your bread with the cheese and pop under the grill (broiler) for a couple of minutes to get the cheese melt slightly. Lay on your fig slices and drizzle with honey. The sourness of the cheese and bread work unimaginably well with the sweet sticky figs and honey, I could eat this all day. The 'Beautiful Juxtaposition' sandwich.
Avocado and chia. Scoop out half an avocado and slice. Top a toasted slice and sprinkle generously with chia seeds. The 'Imma-get-allll-my-omegas-this-lunchtime' sandwich.
I love all the different flavours and it's so easy to whip up something delicious with some good bread as a base. Maybe salmon and cream cheese tomorrow. Or houmous and roast veggies. The possibilities are endless!