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Very Veggie Sandwiches

A family favorite that is great for an easy lunch or a quick dinner when you don't want to heat up the stove and you have lots of fresh garden veggies that need to be used!  Mix and match use whatever you like.  Can be great even daily because you can change up the veggies and toppings and have it taste different!

Very Veggie Sandwiches
Sandwich fillings:
Tomatoes, thick slices
Cucumbers, thinly sliced
Red pepper rings
Green pepper rings
Onion slices
Sprouts, any kind (we like alfalfa or sunflower seed sprouts)
Green or red leaf lettuce
Avocado, sliced
Mushrooms, sliced
Zucchini slices
Olives, sliced

To add flavor:
Vinegar and olive oil, sprinkled on vegetables
salt and pepper
favorite herbs and spices
Artichoke Hearts chopped
Sandwich spreads:

We have taken whole wheat bread and spread coconut oil on both sides and toasted it in a frying pan and then made our sandwiches. They are really good that way or on an Ezekiel bun or how ever you like it. We have found with all these yummy toppings we wouldn’t have room for the meat and cheese if we wanted them.

A lot of times when I have leftover Fajita filling or Taco Sunday stuff I can make a really good veggie sandwich for lunch without much effort. Also using pita bread or a tortilla and making a wrap instead of a sandwich is also really good and gives some variety to the same easy thing.


Anonymous said...

I am interested in learning how to make sprouts. Also I saw a recipe for lentil sprouts that said they had B12, which can be a problem vitamin for Vegetarians and Vegans. Is that accurate? Because then I could stop buying supplements for it. What do you do to get enough B12? A different site said that B12 was the only vitamin that is not supplied by a Vegetarian or Vegan diet, since the source is meat, fish, and eggs. Thanks! By the way, this sandwich looks delicious!

Tammie said...

Anonymous: I have heard that sprouts, fresh organic produce, and raw fermented foods like sauerkraut will help provide the right flora in your gut so that B12 can be made. I don't think they contain a lot of B12 themselves if any but the enzymes and friendly flora help to create it in the gut.

We were pretty strict Vegetarian for a while (like 7 years) and because I hadn't yet done a lot with sprouting or fermenting I found it a bit lacking. We were even doing lots of Nutritional yeast at the time.

This is what I do to be sure to get enough B12. I now do plenty of sprouts including lots of lentil sprouts. I ferment things like sauerkraut, rejuvelac, a little homemade raw goats milk kefir in the fall. A few eggs from my friends chickens (like maybe 2 a month) Some fermented cod liver oil and a little wild Alaskan Salmon in the winter. And of course we still use plenty of Nutritional Yeast and try to get as much organic produce as possible especially our own garden!

From what I understand your body can store B12 for a long time. Some people that eat mainly plant based just find if they eat a steak once every 4 years or something like that they don't have any problem. I struggle with just the little bit of egg. I really don't care for them anymore so I can't see me eating a steak unless I was starving and then I probably eat grass first! ;)Anyway this seems to work for us pretty good we still eat mostly plant based. Some would rather take the supplement then have a few animal products. I personally think we absorb things better coming from a whole food then a supplement. Some supplements are better then others.