Green Sandwich

healthy green sandwich idea

I love sandwiches. When I was little, warm, fresh rye bread with butter, tomato and a little bit of salt was my favorite thing to eat. I don’t really eat butter anymore, but I found something better: avocado.

For one sandwich I use:

two slices of Ezekiel bread (or three, depending on how hungry I am ☺ )
½ ripe avocado
handful of pea sprouts
one medium kumato tomato
sprinkle of sea salt

Healthy breakfast idea

I first toast the Ezekiel bread until it becomes very crunchy, then I spread the avocado on each slice and sprinkle some sea salt on top. I prefer to soften my avocado with a fork in a bowl and use it on the bread like a spread, rather than slicing it. I then take a generous amount of the sprouts (they are high in calcium, vitamin B, Vitamin C, and beta-carotene), put it on top of the avocado and finish it off with a slice of kumato tomato. Kumato tomato comes from a special tomato plant that naturally produces dark fruits. I once had a friend over and while I was making her something to eat she said “Ew, your tomatoes are so ugly, aren’t they rotten?” [Who calls a tomato “ugly”?] No, kumato tomatoes have a much darker color and taste so much sweater than regular tomatoes-that’s why I love them.

kumato tomato

Ever since I decided to get healthy and eat only things that are “good for me” I eat avocados pretty much every single day. Avocados provide 20 essential nutrients, as well vitamins C, E, K, fiber, and are also an excellent source of potassium. Even though avocados are high in fat (which is why a lot of people are afraid to eat them), most of it is monosaturated fat, also referred to as “good fat” that helps to reduce bad cholesterol levels in blood and lowers risk of stroke and heart disease.

pea sprouts sandwich

Ezekiel brad is actually one of my recent discoveries (thank you Gabby) and is actually considered to be the healthiest bread you can eat. It’s made from organic, sprouted whole grains, contains no added sugar and is a great source of fiber.

I love having this for breakfast with a glass of hot water and lemon, or for lunch, with green tea and honey. Spinach with a bit of feta cheese or some arugula and poached egg also goes great with avocado.

PS. I just started using a different camera today, are the pictures any better? I’d love to get some feedback :) .

Paula

  • I loveee avacados haha. it’s so delicious and it can go with anything! this meal looks super healthy :D

    • Thank you, I love them too :D

  • This is such a nutritious, healthy & delicious looking sandwich! I must try Kumato tomatoes; the bittery taste of regular ones put me off, so these sound much more appealing :D Really must follow a better eating plan, and you’ve proved healthy can be just as (if not more) appetising!

    The pictures are so bright Paula, very beautiful!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend hon xox

    Sophie <3

    • Oh yes, I was convinced that eating healthy was horrible and all you can eat is plain lettuce. My sister is the pickiest eater on Earth and even she loves my healthy dinners that I make for her sometimes :D

      Thank you so much, it took me hours to figure out how to use that camera:)

      Hope you have a great weekend as well girl! <3

  • Ray

    Looks so yummy! I love food like this.

  • Lamey

    This looks so tasty, and healthy too! I’m going to have to try this soon – thanks for the recipe!<3

    lameyy.blogspot.co.uk

  • I never tried eating avocado…but this sounds so yummy I might give it a try!

    xoRosie
    Rosie’s Life

    • It’s a great substitute for butter, mayo or whatever else you use on your sandwiches :)

  • Dunia

    This looks so yummy, and looks like it takes no time. I will definetly make this next time i’m on the go :)

    Love,
    http://cherrydunia.blogspot.dk/

  • What kind of camera are you using? The photos are really good! This sandwich looks delicious! I have to try it! Following you now on Facebook. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

    • I just started using Nikon D200, thank you so much :)

  • The pictures are great and the sandwich looks super yummy! Avo’s are amazing!
    xoxo,

    BerryBloomXO.blogspot.co.uk 

    • Yay, thank you :D

  • Looks very yummy! I’ve never heard of this bread! I wonder if they even sell that here in Berlin. I have a new bread crush anyways, but i don’t really know how its called, i just know its super healthy with all its seeds in it ;D. I think the pics look very nice with your new cam, very sharp! Also the background looks cool when it’s blurry like that.

    x Marjaana

    • I had a hard time finding that bread too. I saw it on amazon for $15.00! I said, no way I’m paying that much for bread, but then I found it at a local healthy food store for only $3.00.

      Thanks so much Marjaana, that’s the look I was going for with the pictures :D So happy you like them!

  • This looks very delicious and easy to make! I never heard of kumato tomatoes before, I really love tomatoes and avocado together so these tomatoes must taste great as well. Btw, the pictures are looking great :)

    christelpaola.blogspot.com

    • Thanks so much Christel! I love tomatoes with avocados too, could live on that stuff!