3 Healthy Sandwich Ideas for Your Summer Lunch

Summer meals are all about being fresh, fast and nutritious. And a sandwich with the right ingredients can be a perfect choice to give you a boost of energy throughout the day, and also fuel you with loads of vitamins, fiber, protein and healthy carbs.

Here you will find 3 of our favorite combinations for a healthy sandwich. They are ideally balanced between a lot of fresh veggies and the needed proteins. They are easy to prepare and perfect to take in a lunch box at the office.

Ready for your much needed lunch break?

1. Avocado and Cucumber Sandwich

The fresh sandwich is great for those hot summer days. And it’s perfect served cold, as it has a lot of green veggies combined with cheese and yogurt. Yum!

What do you need? One avocado cut in slices, 4 slices of whole-grain bread, some spinach, parsley, a cucumber cut in slices, 3–4 tablespoons of Greek yogurt, Himalaya salt, 1–2 tablespoons of lemon juice, a few leaves of fresh basil, 2 slices of goat cheese.

How to make it? In a small bowl, mix the yogurt with the lemon juice, chopped basil and salt. If you want, you can add some garlic powder and fresh ground pepper or chili flakes. This will be your dressing. On 2 slices of bread, arrange your ingredients starting with the goat cheese. Add the spinach and chopped parsley, and then the cucumbers. You can now add the dressing, and after that the avocado slices. Wrap up with the other bread slices and you’re ready to enjoy a healthy lunch!

2. Veggie Hummus Wrap

This wrap is ideal if you want to include various veggies in your meal, but don’t know where to start from. It’s a colorful and healthy mix between a lot of vegetables and hummus.

What do you need? One tortilla wrap (it can be a graham one), one small carrot, half small zucchini, half red onion,a small cucumber, 2–3 tablespoons of corn from a can, half red pepper, 3–4 tablespoons of hummus, a handful of valerian leaves.

How to make it? Cut the onion in slices and the rest of the vegetables into small sticks. Spread the hummus on the tortilla wrap and then arrange the vegetables. Add the salad and the corn and then fold the wrap. Cut in half and enjoy!

3. Salmon and Tomatoes Toast

You’ll love the simple and yet appetizing sandwich, which will give you some important nutrients from the fish, together with vitamins and minerals from the vegetables.

What do you need? 2 slices of whole-grain bread, 50 g smoked salmon, 3–4 cherry tomatoes, 1–2 spring onions, 1 tablespoon of corn from a can, a few spinach leaves.

How to make it? Toast the bread slices in a pan or a toaster. Arrange the ingredients starting with the spinach, then continue with the salmon, onion, tomatoes and corn. Finish with the second slice of bread, cut in half and enjoy!

Originally published at Urban Active Sports.