What do you get when you put a salad on your sandwich? You guessed it! A huge mess. I love avocados, tomatoes, and lettuce, but I do not want that much of it on my sandwich. I think people are just too lazy to make their own sandwich. This article has some great ideas for putting together a more balanced lunch.
Why you should stop putting so much lettuce on your sandwich
If you’re like most people, you probably think that more lettuce = a healthier sandwich. But the truth is, you’re probably eating way too much lettuce (and other greens) than you need to. Here’s why you should stop putting so much lettuce on your sandwich:
- You’re not getting as many nutrients as you think.
While greens are packed with nutrients, they’re mostly water. So if you’re eating a lot of lettuce, you’re not getting as many vitamins and minerals as you think.
- You’re wasting calories.
A big pile of lettuce has very few calories, so if you’re filling up on greens, you’re not leaving room for more calorie-dense (and nutrient-rich) ingredients like avocado or cheese.
- You’re missing out on flavor.
Let’s face it, lettuce is pretty bland. If you’re filling your sandwich with greens, you’re not going to taste the more flavorful ingredients. So why not use greens as a base and add other colorful and flavorful toppings? Your sandwich will be more satisfying – and nutritious!
Benefits of using less lettuce on your sandwich
If you’re someone who tends to put a lot of lettuce on your sandwich, you may want to consider using less. Here’s why:
- It can make your sandwich soggy.
Too much lettuce can make your sandwich soggy and difficult to eat. Lettuce is mostly water, so if you pack on too much, it’ll start to leak out and make things messy.
- It can overpower the other flavors.
Lettuce has a fairly mild flavor, so if you use too much of it, it can easily overwhelm the other ingredients in your sandwich. This is especially true if you’re using more delicate ingredients like smoked salmon or goat cheese.
- You’re not getting as much nutrition as you think.
While lettuce does have some nutritional value, it’s not as packed with nutrients as other vegetables. So if you’re loading up your sandwich with lettuce in hopes of getting a nutrient boost, you might want to reconsider.
- It can be hard to chew.
If you have sensitive teeth or gums, eating a lot of lettuce can be tough on them. The crisp texture of lettuce can be difficult to chew,
Other options for adding greens, other than lettuce
If you’re looking to add some greens to your sandwich without using lettuce, there are plenty of other options. Try spinach, arugula, or even kale. These greens will add some flavor and nutrition to your sandwich without making it soggy.
So, in conclusion, you should really stop putting so much lettuce on your sandwich. Lettuce is not healthy for you and it doesn’t taste that great either. Just use a little bit of lettuce or none at all. Your sandwich will be much better off without all that extra lettuce.