3 OPEN-FACED SUMMER SANDWICHES healthy & perfect for picnics

Who is excited for picnics, bike rides, hanging by the lake, and spending every waking moment of their weekend outdoors?! With warmer weather here to stay (fingers crossed!) we’re ready to spend every moment of daylight outside soaking up the sun & going on adventures. If you are anything like me, you a) don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen preparing meals and b) try to be a little more conscious of what you eat in the summertime. Well friends, I am here to share the gospel of open-faced sandwiches. Perfect for picnics, snacks, on the porch with friends – basically anywhere – these sandwiches are my go-to summertime meal and it’s easy to see why. The key is the bread. No one wants gross soggy bread or this chemically-engineered nonsense. You (and the rest of the world) want bread that is flavorful, totally free of weird stuff, and is good for you. Meet our latest obsessed – eureka!® Organic Bread, specifically their SEEDS THE DAY® loaves. Um, yum. Packed full of seeds & really fluffy, this bread is our jam 😉 Okay, okay, now it’s time for the good stuff – scroll down to see our 3 go-to open-faced summer sandwiches!

ONE: The Sassy Radish

I have not always been the biggest fan of radishes, but their crisp texture and mild flavor is perfect in the summertime when you are looking for a little crunch. Pair it with a few slices of avocado over a lightly toasted, never boring, always delicious SEEDS THE DAY® toast & you are well on your way to a delicious & healthy treat!

INGREDIENTS:

  • A few radishes, thinly sliced
  • Olive Oil
  • Micro greens (or spinach, arugula, whatever you like best)
  • SEEDS THE DAY® eureka!® Organic Bread 
  • Half an avocado, sliced
  • Optional: salt & pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Toast up your SEEDS THE DAY® slice of bread & add a handful of greens on top. Slice up your avocado & radishes and place over the bed of greens. Drizzle with a little olive oil, sprinkle with some salt & pepper & voila!

TWO: The Californian

Dreaming of sunny skies, winding vineyards, and California beaches? This baby is for you! Meet my go-to open-faced sandwich on days when I am feeling a little extra gourmet. Between the sun-dried tomatoes, the avocado, and the delicious texture of the seeds baked into the bread, this sandwich can’t help but be a staple in a summer diet.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Greens (micro greens, spinach, kale, whatever you like best)
  • Half an avocado, sliced
  • Sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
  • SEEDS THE DAY® eureka!® Organic Bread
  • Optional: salt, pepper, & olive oil to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

Side note: I prefer this sandwich un-toasted, but to each his own! 1. Grab a slice of your bread & pile on those greens! Slice your avocado & sun dried tomatoes to your preferred thickness & width & place on top. If it gets a little bulky, gently press down with the back of your knife. 2. Top off with a few extra micro greens, a pinch of salt, and, if you want, a little drizzle of olive oil. And your perfectly delicious sandwich is served!

THREE: Sunny Side Up

For those days when you just have a hankering for breakfast for every meal, the Sunny Side Up sandwich can’t be beat. Wonderfully toasted & topped with fresh greens, farm fresh tomatoes, and a perfect egg – hubba hubba!

INGREDIENTS:

  • SEEDS THE DAY® eureka!® Organic Bread, toasted
  • 1 egg
  • Fresh cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Micro greens

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. While you are toasting up a piece of your new favorite bread, crack your egg & fix it sunny side up. 2. Gently place egg on your toast & top with micro greens, sliced cherry tomatoes, salt & pepper to the taste and a sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese. 3. Dig in & enjoy!


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