I woke up today feeling “blah” and “blarg.” You know what I mean. Just one of those days where I want to stay in bed all day and feel bad and regretful later. I know how these days end. I did not want to waste this beautiful day of summer inside.
I got up, dressed myself for a run, and walked out the door without even stopping to question if I really want to go for a run today. It seems impossible to get out of the house and go for a run most days, but once I am outside, I am very happy with my decision.
I ran for an hour and a half today. I know I’m crazy, no worries. ;P I was definitely hungry afterwards, so I pulled open my fridge to see what delicious meal would greet me. I went with one of my favorite meal ideas ever: a sandwich.
Sandwiches are the best! You can make them quick, pack them to go, and construct them anyway you want! You can go savory or you can go sweet; you can go hot or you can go cold! The options are endless.
I like to make sandwiches at home. I’ll pick up a sandwich at a deli if I’m in a hurry or out to lunch, but making them at home is so much better and much cheaper too.
I made a pretty simple sandwich today. It wasn’t as elaborate as a.. hmm…lime grilled chicken breast sandwich with mango-pineapple salsa and avocado (even though this off-the-top-of-my-head sandwich sounds delicious), but also not as simple as a basic PB and J. I think it was nicely in the middle. Easy and quick to make, but more fancy than your basic grilled cheese.
I took two slices of 100% Whole Wheat bread (my favorite)
And spread a thin layer of classic hummus on both sides. You can use any flavor of hummus that you would like. If roasted red pepper hummus is more your thing, go for it!
Then I took two slices of turkey and layered them on top.
And finished by adding a lettuce leaf that I tore in half.
I paired this sandwich with a side of baby carrots and one of my absolute favorite fruits — cherries! My other top favorite is mango. Mmm.
For those of you who don’t know, I am 100% Syrian. While I was born here, both of my parents were born in Syria. I think it is awesome! I love growing up immersed in a culture different than the one of the country I am in. I’m basically a hummus hipster. I ate it before it was cool. 😉 Bahahaha.
I eat it homemade, but any store bought hummus will do, or hummus bought at a local Middle Eastern store. I put it in salads, on sandwiches, eat it with vegetables, and plain with pita bread. It is a much healthier option instead of using mayonnaise. It has healthy fats, fiber, and protein!
If I wanted to make this sandwich more elaborate, which I will do when I go grocery shopping, I would add more vegetables like tomatoes, avocado, peppers, and spinach.
Really all you have to do is toast (optional) a couple slices of bread, spread hummus over the toast, and top with your choice of vegetable slices or meats! It doesn’t get much easier than that!
What is your favorite sandwich combo?
On a side related note, I will be blogging about running soon (sort of like a Running 101/FAQ), and I want to answer any questions you may have about running or my running regime, whether you are an experienced or inexperienced runner. So comment down below with any questions you may have so I can include the answers in my upcoming post! I mean, haven’t you always wondered how long distance runners go to the bathroom?! Hahahaha.
Have a great night y’all. 🙂