National Sandwich Day
This week, we celebrate National Sandwich Day on 3 November.
For many of us, the sandwich is a lunchtime favourite. It is affordable, easy to make and designed to satisfy us all the way through the day until dinnertime. In addition, we can get all our food groups in one convenient meal – carbohydrates, healthy fats, veggies and lean protein.
Create your own special sandwich
Why not create an extra special sandwich to celebrate? Unleash your creativity with your choice of bread and fillings.
We have so many options when it comes to bread: sourdough, pitta, focaccia, wraps, ciabatta, challah, and brioche. Alternatively, swap for a more fibre-rich bread such as wholegrain, buckwheat, rye, spelt, pumpernickel or wholemeal.
Fibre is essential for normal gut function as it helps with digestion and prevents constipation. It can also help lower blood cholesterol, reduce high blood pressure, and decrease the risk of type two diabetes, heart disease, and bowel cancer.1,2 Eating one of these more fibre rich breads is an easy way to increase your fibre intake.
Love Your Gut – bread recipe
Try baking your own bread. Check out our- see what you think of our Love Your Gut gluten free bread recipe.
Be as creative as you like – it’s your celebratory sandwich!
Maybe you’ll go for a traditional cheese and tomato or ‘eat the rainbow’ with a veggie packed extravaganza!
You could also consider lean protein sources like grilled chicken, turkey, or tofu. Load up on a variety of colourful vegetables like leafy greens, tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. These not only provide essential vitamins and minerals but also contribute to the dietary fibre content, promoting gut health. For enhanced flavour, opt for spreads like hummus or Greek yogurt over mayonnaise.
Love Your Gut – pâté recipes
However you decide to celebrate National Sandwich Day make sure you enjoy your sandwich creations!
- British Dietetic Association (2019). Available from: https://www.bda.uk.com/resource/fibre.html
- NHS (2018). Available from: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/how-to-get-more-fibre-into-your-diet/