Veggie-Packed Sandwich

Good afternoon!

How is your Monday going? I am having a little trouble getting into the swing of things today, but sometimes Mondays are like that, right?

I took today off from the gym after yesterday’s marathon relay and my alarm went off at 6:30 a.m. Time to blog before work!

I typed up this morning’s blog post before working through the morning. Eventually I headed home for a brief lunch break with Sadie.

Lunch

Lunch today was delicious thanks to avocado. I made myself a veggie-packed sandwich.

Ezekiel Veggie Sandwich

Cheese + Hummus + Spinach + Sprouts on one slice of Ezekiel toast

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Stone ground Dijon mustard + Tomato + Avocado on the other

Plus an apple on the side for some sweetness!

I don’t know why, but for some reason, placing sprouts on my sandwich makes me feel all fancy. I think it’s because it’s something I see restaurants or little cafés do to their sandwiches and I’m not sure why I don’t buy them more often. I think they jazz up a boring sandwich a little bit!

I’ve also been making a bigger effort to drink lots of water today.

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I don’t think I drank nearly enough after yesterday’s race and I’m trying to go through three 32-ounce bottles of water today. So far, so good!

Back to work!

Comments

  1. Renee @ Bendiful Blog says

    That Sandwich looks delicious. I always tell my classes if there is one thing you can do for your body outside of the gym it’s HYDRATE!

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  2. says

    Nice! It sounds like time out of the gym was well deserved today, Julie! And I neeeeeeed my veggies for lunch errrrrrday or else I don’t feel….satisfied. Yep, the fiber and scrumptious crunch from the veggies really makes my lunch! If you love to include them then I highly suggest you try sauteed or stir fry veggies! I just use sesame oil, little soy sauce, garlic, purple cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes, and voila! It’s such a hearty and healthy combo. Sometimes I add a little cheese and ham or egg even though it sounds funky. :P

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  3. says

    I get the sprouts thing! When I buy them they make me so happy, but for some reason I always forget to buy them! Thanks for reminding me I need them in my life again!

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  4. Amelia says

    That is one incredible looking sandwich. I love eating all of my sandwiches open face. So much more to savor, especially when avocado is involved.

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  5. says

    Mmmmm, your sandwich looks lovely! I love sandwiches – they belong in a food group all by themselves :-) I drink 3 of those water bottles a day and I am so glad I do! Staying hydrated is so key!

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  6. says

    OMG I love sprouts on sandwiches!!!! I haven’t tried Ezekiel toast yet…. I think I need to though, I have heard it’s super healthy! Way to go drinking lots of water! I drink at least 3 big nalgene water bottles every day! If I don’t drink at least 3 a day I feel dehydrated and get headaches very easily.

    ALSO!!! I just started a home care nursing job and my patient has TWO Vizslas! I immediately thought of you and sadie when I say their dogs. They even have a cute sign that says A Spoiled Rotten Vizsla Lives Here! So cute. They really are great dogs.

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  7. says

    I always ask for extra sprouts when I order this sandwich our our local bagel shop!! Sprouts are my favorite! I’m going to have to try that sandwich out – I feel like I never see sprouts in the store when I do my grocery shopping, so I’ve never bought them for myself!

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  8. says

    So I’m in the same boat as you as far as water today. I ran 10 yesterday for a training run, then went out with my sister and had way, way too many mimosas. Today I woke up feeling so dehydrated, so I am desperately trying to replace all that fluid that I (very stupidly) lost :)

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  9. says

    I’m not a fan of sprouts, don’t know why… I even ask them to leave them off my pad thai! Also, definitely trying to up my water intake, I’ve been negligent recently

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  10. Lori says

    When I was living in San Francisco there was this place in the Ferry Building called Frog Hollow Farm. They take a warm piece of fancy delicious bread, toast, drizzle it with their own pressed olive oil and top it the fresh avocado and black cracked pepper. TO DIE FOR!! So I remake it at home and I love it. NICE BREAKFAST SWITCH UP :D

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  11. Katie says

    Hi! I recently found your blog and have been really enjoying it! I wondered if you have ever thought about using bigger font? I find it really hard to read your site on my phone. If I zoom in enough to be able to read the text, then the page is so wide that I have to scroll back and forth as I read each line. Just some food for thought!

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