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Veggie Sandwich

Meatless Eating

Hey readers! I hope you had a nice weekend. My husband and I were fortunate enough to go to a beautiful destination wedding over the weekend. It was amazing.

So in high school, I decided that I was going to become a “modified vegetarian”. I came about this decision after an intense biology class that included way too much dissecting. I continued to eat poultry (chicken and turkey). I also continued eating pork. The only thing that I stopped eating was red meat. Once I went away to college, this changed. I stopped being a “modified vegetarian”.

Now, many years later I have once again decided to stop eating meat. I decided to do this for ethical and nutritional reasons. This time around, I will no longer be eating any red meat, chicken, pork, or turkey. I will still be eating eggs (for now), cheese, milk, and seafood. This will be a learning experience for me. I hope you enjoy following me and this new journey.

I came up with a new meatless lunch idea today and it was delicious. This will definitely be a frequent lunch of mine.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for 1 veggie sandwich:DSCN1290DSCN1291

  • 1 (100) Calorie Arnold Sandwich Thin
  • 1 slice cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices of cucumber
  • 1/2 of a small pepper (I used an orange bell pepper for this)
  • 1/2 of a small tomato
  • 1 tbsp. Newman’s Own Light Balsamic Dressing
  • 6 banana pepper rings (give a great added flavor)

Break the slice of cheese in half, place on bread, and melt in a toaster.DSCN1293

Slice veggies. DSCN1292

Put veggies on bread and drizzle with dressing. DSCN1294



Nutrition information: This veggie sandwich has 222 calories and a delicious flavor. It is also high in vitamin C and calcium.

If you’re a vegetarian reader, I’d love to hear your story and how you made the change.


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  1. Thank you so much for posting this. This sandwich looks amazing =)
    I am happy to say I’ve been meatless for one week. I too will no longer be eating any red meat, chicken, pork, or turkey. As you said I will still be eating eggs (for now), cheese, milk, and seafood. I feel very strong about the decision I made due to the animal cruelty that happens every day in this world. The thought of eating meat makes my tummy turn upside down and the more I think about it the more I get sick. Not only for the animals we eat but also for the animals that are our test dummies for the many products we use everyday. I am taking my new found change oneday at a time in baby steps because as you know it can be overwhelming. I would love to see more vegetarian/vegan recipes on here. I need all the help I can get going through this transition.

    • admin

      July 13, 2011 at 5:17 pm

      Thank you Crissy! Congratulations on being meatfree too! I will continue posting vegetarian recipes here! 🙂

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