Let”s face it: Many of us are too busy to make big, complete meals every day. In our fast-paced world, sometimes sandwiches are all we have time for. That doesn”t mean we can”t eat well, though. There are plenty of ways to make a sandwich into a unique and satisfying meal. Since these sandwiches are rich in protein, they can either stand alone or make a great compliment to a salad.
Jelly and Cream Cheese Sandwiches
This mix may sound a bit surprising, but it”s a good one. It”s also very rich in protein and can keep you going through a long day. In addition, this is probably the easiest of the high-protein sandwiches. All you have to do is spread jelly on one slice of bread, butter another and put them together. Spread a little cream cheese on the top of the slice you spread the jelly on and place another slice of buttered bread (butter side down) on top of it and you”re good to go!
Ryeand Cheese Sandwiches
If you”re looking for a high-protein snack you can improvise on, a Rye and Cheese is a good choice. It can be made with either Swiss or American cheese and is easy to make. All you have to do is butter one side of two slices of rye bread, place cheese on each one and put them together. In you”re in the mood to add some extra taste, mustard goes pretty well with these.
Making Cheese Sandwiches
When you hear cheese sandwiches, most might think of the sandwich described above or grilled cheese. The following recipe goes beyond that to make a high-protein snack with some kick. It”s also a good choice for any picnic. Here”s what you will need:
Kicked-Up Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches
- 1 cup pimiento cheese
- 2 sweet pickles
- 1/4 cup English walnut meats
- 1/2 dozen olives, pits removed.
- If the cheese is not soft enough to mash, put it through a food processor.
- Chop the pickles, nuts and olives into a fine mix and add it to the cheese.
- Stir it all together before spreading on one slice of bread.
- Butter the other slice and put them together, trimming the crust if you want to.
Cream Cheese and Nut Sandwiches
There”s another high-protein recipe that combines two earlier ones. It”s called a Cheese and Nut Sandwich and uses cream cheese as its main ingredient. You don”t have to use cream cheese, though. It will work with almost any cheese. It also goes well with vegetable salads. The following recipe shows you everything you need to make it.
- 1 package cream cheese
- 4 Tbsp mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup English walnut meats.
- Mash the cheese with a spoon, mixing it with the mayonnaise.
- Chop the nut meats into a fine mix, adding them to the rest just before you”re going to serve the sandwiches. Adding them too soon will cause the filling to darken.
- Butter one slice of bread, while spreading the mixture on the other one. Put them together and cut off the crusts if you prefer it that way.
Peanut-Butter Sandwiches: A Favorite
Peanut-butter sandwiches are a staple of most kid”s lunches. Sadly, many of us grow out of these protein-rich treats as we get older. For the adults out there, there”s a little twist you might want to try.
Adding some mayonnaise to your peanut butter before spreading it on your bread can moisten it and make the sandwich go down a bit easier. Adding a bit of salt to the mixture will add some nice flavoring. As with most sandwiches, butter one slice of bread before spreading the peanut butter on the other one.
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Another great way to get plenty of protein in your sandwich is to make chicken salad filling. This is a great option for any leftover holiday chicken or chicken that can”t be sliced properly. You don”t have to stick with chicken, either. Veal or pork can be substituted. Here is what you will need:
- 1 cup cold meat
- 1 hard-cooked egg
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1 small onion
- Chop all the ingredients into a fine mix and mix them together.
- Season the mixture with salt and pepper.
- Add enough mayonnaise to the filling to moisten it, but not too much.
- Butter one slice of bread and spread the mixture on another. Place a lettuce leaf on top of the filling and put the slices together.