I’m normally not someone who follows the 8 million randomly proclaimed “holidays” like “National Let’s Laugh Day” or “National Find A Rainbow Day” because who has time BUT when national Sandwich day falls on a Sunday – you knooooow I have to dish out some of my faves.
I gotta be honest. I love a sandwich. They don’t appear in my life these days as often as I’d like them to, especially compared to my life growing up.
No joke, I used to make mac-n-cheese sandwiches. Ever had one? No? That’s weird…
It was 2 pieces of wonder bread topped with butter, and held together by a fresh made batch of warm kraft mac-n-cheese hahah. MMMMMM. I did the same thing with spaghetti.
I made tuna sandwiches, roast beef sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches, you name it. My junior year of high school I had a Pb&J for lunch MONDAY – FRIDAY while I watched Ellen and wondered how I was going to pass calculus.
I thought that was better than having a foot long every day which I accomplished my sophomore year.
You could say I had an unhealthy relationship with sandwiches, or you could say I was living my best life. Who knows. All I know is that these days, a sandwich is a delicacy.
To make sure I don’t go overboard though like the good ol’ days, I make sure that I do a bomb homemade sandwich that actually compare to my 8 year old self invented ones.
Here’s my top 3 healthy sandwiches for National Sandwich Day:
Chickpea Salad Sandwich – by Purely Elizabeth
Wow. Just reading that makes me feel like I’ve come a long way haha. This is like a healthy chicken salad recipe, but vegetarian. This is bomb for when you’re craving a cold deli sandwich vibe. It packs a lot of protein and fiber and is actually great for meal prepping. You can eat it on it’s own also if you want to.
1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained.
2 tbsp vegan mayonnaise.
1 tbsp dijon mustard.
1 tsp Himalayan sea salt.
1/2 cup celery, chopped.
1/2 cup dried currants.
1/2 cup of walnuts, chopped.
1 Tomato, sliced.
gluten free bread.
In a food processor, combine chickpeas, vegan mayo, mustard and seat salt. Pulse 3-4 times so that consistency is somewhat chunky. Pour into a bowl and mix in celery, currants, and walnuts. Serve on gluten free bread with lettuce and tomato.
2. Tuna Sandwich by – Chelsey Rose Health
I’m now going as far as quoting my own blog in my blog because I have issues and still think my sandwiches are effing bomb. This tuna salad though – like you can’t go wrong. I can promise you’ll love it, if you love tuna. I put it on a fiber cracker in this post but slap this in between two pieces of bread and have yourself a sunday sandwich.
3. Bánh Mì Sandiwiches – By Chrissy Teigen
Bruhhhhhhhh. I can’t deal with all the flavor in this thing. It’s definitely more of the sandwich you make when you’re having like a dinner party and want to get creative and dare I say fancy…? But it is SO. DAMN. GOOD. Just trust me, especially if you like asian food. We’re talkin toasted baguettes, sliced pork, pickled vegetables, with a spicy sweet glaze.
Happy NATIONAL SANDWICH DAY BITCHES. Find me on insta and show me how you’re enjoying today.