The Best Vegetarian Lunch Sandwich

Serves: 2

Total Time: 10 minutes


4 slices whole grain bread (I like Ezekiel’s for GF)

2-4 tsp brown spicy mustard

4 slices organic cheese (swiss & cheddar are my go-to’s)

2-3 medium collard green leaves

1 sliced tomato

1 avocado

1/2 sliced cucumber


  1. Pick a good whole grain bread that will hold the weight of many veggies. Lay out slices.
  2. Smother bread with mustard, about 1 tsp per slice.
  3. Add cheese slices and collard green leaves to each slice.
  4. Stack slices of tomato, avocado, and cucumber as they will fit.
  5. Bring two slices together to make a complete sandwich.
  6. Enjoy!

This has been my go-to lunch for about the last 10 weeks (especially in pregnancy when deli meat is banned!). Even when I’m not pregnant I try to avoid processed meats (did you know processed meats are considered a Type I carcinogen???) See note below from the World Health Organization:

“Processed meat was classified as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), based on sufficient evidence in humans that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer.”1

I guarantee that you’ll love the freshness and crunch this sandwich has over a traditional deli sandwich!

1World Health Organization, (2015). Press Release. Retrieved from


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