Avocado open-faced sandwich

Packing a healthy lunch can be challenging, especially if you’re like me and having a salad every day gets boring. This creative open-faced sandwich is just the type of recipe I look for in a healthy lunch alternative. The avocados are a great source of protein and fiber and tomatoes have plenty of vitamins A and C.

Avocado open-faced sandwich

French bread
2 avocados
½ teaspoon salt
8 fresh tomato slices
2 cups arugula
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Cut four 2-ounce slices of French bread. Toast the slices on a hot griddle or grill. In a bowl, mash the avocados and season with half the salt. Spread onto toasted bread slices and top each one with two tomato slices. Toss arugula with lemon juice and remaining salt and pile about ½ cup onto each sandwich.

Note: Try mashed avocado in place of mayonnaise on sandwiches for a healthier alternative.

Yield: Two sandwiches (two slices of bread per serving)

Nutrition information (per serving)
Calories: 296.2
Protein: 8.9 grams
Carbohydrates: 41.2 grams
Total fat: 12.1 grams
Saturated fat: 1.9 grams
Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Sodium: 596.2 milligrams
Dietary fiber: 7.2 grams