Bread & Co.

For quite some time many of my meals were made to avoid bread. Why, you might ask yourself. Good question, let’s just say it was my own misconception and my life was one bit sadder before. Now I got back to the supreme good life and bread is often found (in many forms) on my plate. Also probably because I have changed my objectives.

I really need to show you how serious I was about avoiding bread. Two examples from many, many more.

First one has sweet potato instead of a bread (and it is really tasty, but today I’d put it on a bread loaf).

And this one… See it for yourself please.

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I mean, at least it’s colourful! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Me trying to be creative. Don’t judge πŸ˜›

Lately I’ve been playing with basic ingredients and trying to simplify my meal prep so it takes me less time, but it gives me a good balance of food macros.

Before I continue, I want to clarify one thing. I am no nutritionist, just a foodie who likes to read and learn about nutrition. This is why, every time before writing something in the food section, I want to make clear that all information is experiential and I have little education to fall back on with this topic. This confession comes after witnessing a lot of intrusion cases in fields of psychology, nutrition, fitness, etc. I strongly support all those who take a longer way to success, one that allows you to have building blocks before rising to the top. Or just, being realistic, reaching a position where you feel comfortable, useful, but at the same time constantly progressing because of the knowledge you possess.

This being said, my knowledge is limited and I’d love to hear back from you with your ideas and recipes. Today I want to share with you simple lunch ideas, which in this case are connected with bread in many forms: toasts, bread loafs, tortilla wraps, etc.

The rule of the tumb is choosing your fav ingredients and layering them to your prefered bread-form. I always make sure to have a protein source, some veggies & salad and sometimes legumes or even fruit, as you will see.

Layering

1. Guacamole/hummus/creamed cheese

2. Veggies from a pan

3. Egg (so I can break it and see it cry, omg satisfaction xD)

4. Salad

Sandwich examples

This one has hummus, zuchinni, bell peppers, mushrooms and lamb’s lettuce.

Tortilla wrap sandwich with salmon, egg, cheese and hidden veggies & lamb’s lettuce. And an olive on the top. Important. Hey.

This two floors sandwich (was impossible to eat like that xD) ings were hummus, tomatoes, smoked salmon, red cabbage, lettucce and bean sprouts.

Next up: guacamole, veggie patty, hummus x 2 πŸ˜€ and a salad on the side.

This was my own sandwich party where I could not decide which combination to have so I just made it all. Why not hehe. Here the middle toast can be made only in the figs season (which I cannot wait to come…) and it is the most delicious combination, trust me: fresh cheese, fresh figs and some rosemary sprigs. Heaven…

From other ingredients I choose: tofu, seitan, cheese, beetroot, onion, mushroom, lettuce, kale, corn, olives, …

Final tips

  • Add olive oil on the first layer and spread it with a fork
  • Oregano gives a tasty touch to add it on a first layer
  • Dill goes great with smoked salmon
  • You don’t need to make a poached egg to have the effect of a ‘crying egg’, just put it on a pan until the egg white is done
  • Add crunch, be it in a form of lettuce or some seeds
  • Toast your bread, it makes a difference
  • Use lemon instead of salt
  • Sometimes more is less! (Goat’s cheese with onion and salad…)

My bread always has a colourful company. Find your favourite and let me know so I can enjoy more of these bread-forms packed with all kind of goodies. πŸ™‚

 

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