Last week I had a lunch date with my hubby and I chose the biggest yummy club sandwich on the menu – potato chips and all included – because I was really craving it that day! Some days you’ve just got do indulge in something (other than your usual diet). Overall it’s best to choose foods with a high nutritional value, but a large club sandwich ones in a while won’t harm you and can fit in a varied diet. Due to my recent lovely lunch date I was inspired to make my own vegan version of the club sandwich for the Foodie-ness blog!
I don’t eat bread every day, but I don’t completely avoid it. If you choose the right type of bread, it is a good addition to a healthy diet. Whole wheat and sour dough are good choices. When I’m in the mood for a good and satisfying lunch, a club sandwich is something I can really enjoy. I love experimenting in the kitchen so I wanted to make a different version of this classic recipe too, making it a vegan club sandwich! It’s usually made with chicken and bacon. Plant-based foods have many benefits, think of the unsaturated fatty acids Omega 3 and 6 in plant oils and margarines, which lower your cholesterol. Vegetables and whole wheat grains also consist of a lot of fibers. Plant based food also contain several vitamins, for example vitamin A in carrots are good for your sight.
“Life is like a club sandwich, you have to fill it with the best ingredients”
Therefore, I am incorporating more and more plantbased foods in my diet these days. Even when
you’re not a vegetarianor vegan it’s good to substitute your meat every once in a while. The best diet is balanced and and varied, including multiple sources of protein. Don’t worry, vegan food isn’t less tasty, there is so much to vary with and it’s easier than you might think to make a plantbased dish full of flavors.
This fancy vegan club sandwich is a true treat and you can make it as healthy as you like. Serve with some homemade sweet potato chips to create your ultimate vegan club sandwich experience 😉
That’s all for your vegan club sandwich, now go enjoy your lunchtime!
– 2 slices of whole wheat bread
– 1 slice of tofu, not too thick
– ½ avocado
– 1 tomato
– some iceberg lettuce
– handful of rocket salad
– red union rings to taste (choose the preferred amount according to your own taste)
– 1 tbsp. Becel almond spread (no dairy butter needed!)
– 2 tbsp. soy sauce
– 2 tbsp. maple syrup
– garlic powder
– sea salt
– 1 tspn plant-based baking oil
- Energy: 816,5 kcal
- Protein: 29,7 g
- Carbs: 93,3 g
- Fat: 39,9 g
- Fiber: 14,7 g
- Drain the tofu and dry with a paper towel. Grab a deep plate and add the soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic powder and sea salt. Put in the tofu and let marinate for about 10 minutes.
- When the tofu soaked up the marinade, set up a frying pan on the stove and heat it up with 1 tspn of plant-based oil.
- Bake the tofu for 5 minutes on low fire until golden brown and set aside.
- Start cutting the avocado and tomato into thin slices and the red union into rings.
- Meanwhile toast the bread to give it the significant club sandwich crunch.
- Spread all slices of bread with 100 % plantbased Becel spread to give the sandwich that creamy taste (if you like it extra smooth you can add another tablespoon of the Becel spread).
- Add the avocado, tomato, red union, lettuce and rocket salad. Put the baked tofu on top of this.
- Place the second slice of bread on top, cut diagonally and finish with a wooden skewer to keep everything into place.
Healthy comfort food: a vegan Mexican burrito bowl
Fav combo: sweet potato toast with avocado and egg