Play Dress Up!

20 Jan

I read a book recently about running and weight loss and it gave me some awesome, simple ideas on how to dress up sandwiches! I tried it for lunch today and was amazed at hoe delicious the substitutions were. Yes, the typical mustard and light or fat free mayo is always a good spread to add flavor to a sandwich but why not take it up a notch?

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I added Sabra hummus for a nice kick of spice to my sandwich. The hummus is about $3 which is kind of pricy for me but it is so versatile that it is worth it! As well as a spread, I use a tablespoon of it on  the side as a dip for baby carrots. If you’ve never had hummus you are missing out!! The texture is like dip and the taste depends on the flavor you choose. I LOVE the spicy flavor but they have several to choose from.

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The other spread I added was… ready for this???… BLACK BEANS! With my handy new food processor I poured a can of drained black beans into the chopper and watched my new spread come to life. Black beans are so much more healthier than mayo! I added about a tablespoon of black bean to my bread and VOALA! Tasty support for the digestive tract! Once again… very versatile. Spread and dip for carrots or whole wheat pita chips.

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There is nothing more that I hate than homework and wasting food so I used an empty, cleaned pickle jar as a storage container for future uses of my black bean spread. Smile

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