Happy Monday, friends! Hope you had a wonderful weekend, ate lots of good food, played outside, and spent time with loved ones. That’s what I did anyway and it was the best!
Speaking of eating lots of good food… it seems I’ve fallen off the healthy eating wagon for a couple of weeks and my bod is just not having it. I ramped up my carb intake in the weeks leading up to the 20 Mile Drop and afterward I neglected to swap carbs for more fibrous, leafy greens. My body is rebelling, folks. I haven’t felt well in weeks. I’m getting better, for sure, but I’m still not quite 100% yet. It’s time to change that.
In an effort to clean up my eating, I’ve been choosing salads over sandwiches, adding vegetables when and where I can, and drinking a fruit-and-spinach smoothie over other refined foods after a workout. So far, so good. It’s only been a couple days since I’ve made a conscious effort in this direction but I think with a little more work I’ll be back to feeling well in no time.
One of the simplest ways to get in more veggies is by making a veggie sandwich. My recipe today is so simple — literally anyone can make it. It tastes great, it’s filling, and it’s an easy way to eat more veggies.
Everything Bagel Veggie Sandwich
- 1 Everything bagel, sliced in half
- 1 stalk kale, rinsed and torn
- small handful of baby spinach
- pinch of sprouts
- 3 slices of tomato
- 2-3 rings of red onion
- 5-6 slices of zucchini, cucumber, or yellow squash
- +whatever other veggies you can/want to add!
- 1-2 Tbsp of your favorite sauce (I used Dave’s Cosmic Sauce)
Create your sandwich: Layer ingredients in whatever order your heart desires. I usually start with the zucchini/cucumbers as the base, then add tomatoes, onions, and kale. Top your veggies with your sauce! Eat and enjoy. 🙂
You can truly make this sandwich into anything your heart desires. The toppings listed are just some of my all-time favorites that I use for most veggie sandwiches time and again. Hopefully by adding more veggies in my diet I’ll be feeling strong and happy in no time. I highly recommend more fruits and veggies over any other food groups. I feel so much better — physically and mentally — when I eat those foods instead of refined garbage and things like cheese, meats, and yogurt. There’s just something rejuvenating about fresh fruits and vegetables.
I’m confident you’ll find this sandwich to be delicious and satiating. If you’re not already a veggie sandwich eater, this one will quickly change your habits — in a good way!
Have a fantastic week, friends. Eat well and be well.
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What’s your favorite veggie topping?
What’s your favorite bagel flavor?
Linking up with Confessions of a Mother Runner and The Fit Foodie Mama for Meatless Monday.