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Back to School Sandwiches

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I’m here to get you out of your lunch rut with my delicious and nourishing-to-the core sandwich recipes. I love a good “sammie” (as we call them at home) because they are just so easy to put together and flavour-packed. Your child will thank you when they open their lunchbox to a beautiful sammie and not a stinky hard-boiled egg! And if you’re a grown-up reading this post, well I hope this brings some inspo to your lunch box too!

Silver Hills Tempeh BLT

The common ingredient in all of my sandwich recipes is Silver Hills sprouted bread products. We’ve been buying their bread for years because they are delicious, fluffy and I love the fact they are sprouted!

This is my preference when making a sammie for Walker or our daughter, Vienna, because when wheat is sprouted, it is easier to digest; the gluten is pre-digested and the starches are broken down. It’s also higher in gut-lovin’ microbiome nourishing , fibre! Sprouted bread never gives anyone in my family the tummy troubles. You can learn more about why sprouting is good for the gut here and get my three delicious recipes using Silver Hills' sprouted bread below!

Chickpea Apple Slaw Sandwich


Silver Hills Apple Chickpea Sandwich

This Chickpea Apple Slaw Sandwich is so yummy you’ll want to eat it as your making it! And you can because it’s totally raw – there’s no baking or cooking required, just some toasting of Silver Hills bread. The chickpeas add protein, fibre, minerals such as iron and potassium. And all that fibre will keep a belly fuller longer too.

Silver Hills Apple Chickpea Sandwich

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Ingredients
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 14 oz can of organic chickpeas or navy beans, drained and slightly mashed with a fork
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 slices of Silver Hills Sprouted Power Bread
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine grated apple, chickpeas, grated carrot and dried cranberries
  2. In a small bowl mix together apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil and salt. Pour this into mixture and combine.
  3. Toast bread and place chickpea slaw on top. If you don’t plan on using all the slaw right away, place in a container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Notes

Makes 2 sandwiches

Glazed Maple Tamari Tempeh Sandwich

My next recipe is with delicious and hearty tempeh which is a great source of protein and because it’s fermented, it’s very easy to digest. Tempeh on its own does not have a lot of flavour, so you’ll find making it with this marinade makes it oh so yummy as it soaks up all that deliciousness! I would recommend baking the tempeh on the weekend, so you have it in a pinch during the week.

Silver Hills Tempeh BLT


Silver Hills Tempeh BLT

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Marinade
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 3-4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Sandwich
  • 1 package (250g) tempeh
  • 4 slices of Silver Hills Sprouted Power Bread
  • 2 romaine lettuce leaves
  • Half an avocado
  • 2 slices tomato
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 350F (180C).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine tamari, maple syrup and extra-virgin olive oil. Place tempeh strips into marinade and make sure they are nicely coated with the marinade. Let marinate for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and flip tempeh and bake for another 10 minutes, for a total of 20 minutes. The tempeh should be crispy but not burned.
  4. To assemble sammie, place a few strips on toasted bread with tomato, sliced avocado and lettuce.

Notes

Makes 2 sandwiches.

By the way, you’ll likely have leftover tempeh but you can just save it for another sammie on another day!

Sunflower Butter Strawberry Bagels

Silver Hills Sunflower Strawberry Bagel

This final sammie is pretty straightforward and it works for quick lunches or snacks or even breakfasts too. I used a sunflower based butter because nuts are not allowed in schools due to allergies, but it actually tastes like peanut butter, so everyone wins! The addition of hemp hearts provides some more protein and fibre, and the strawberries add a nice touch of sweetness.

But let’s talk about this bagel!! Of course, I used Silver Hills sprouted bagels which makes me feel good as a mom knowing I’m giving something to Vienna that is wholesome, easy to digest and I know she’ll love it. We also love their Cinnamon Raisin bagels too.

Silver Hills Sunflower Strawberry Bagels

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Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp sunflower butter
  • 10-15 strawberries, halved
  • 2-4 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 2 Silver Hills Organic Everything Bagels
Instructions
  1. Slice the bagel in half and place in toaster.
  2. Slather with sunflower butter and place strawberries on top and then sprinkle with hemp hearts.

Notes

Makes 2 bagels.

There you have it! Three different back-to-school sandwiches that I hope get out of your lunch rut, and if you weren’t in one then I hope these give you new lunch inspiration.

Happy back to school!

Joy

2 Comments
Marc G   •   September 24, 2019

Curious...what kind of apple would be best? Sweet or tart?

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Joy McCarthy   •   September 24, 2019

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