When you think about sandwiches, there’s not really much you can do to change the classic formula of a couple of pieces of bread with whatever ingredients you can find stuffed in between them. Sure you can change the bread and the ingredients, but I thought that was it.
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Until now that is as apparently the hot new food trend is stuffing your sandwich ingredients between two slices of a pepper. I suppose it makes sense as you can slice a pepper in half and it looks kind of like a sandwich and it has zero carbs in it so is probably a bit healthier if you’re trying to lose weight, but I’m just not sure if it will taste that nice or be that easy to eat considering how difficult it might be to get your mouth around the whole thing?
The creator of the dish Rachel Paul – known as CollegeNutritionist on Instagram – told Metro.co.uk all about the dish:
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You can cut down the size of the bell peppers by cutting off bits of the sides – so the “pieces of bread” become more flat.
Save the extra pepper pieces for a snack to dip in guac or salsa later in the day, or at the same meal.
The water in veggies is actually very hydrating.
Many people think you need to drink water to keep yourself hydrated – but water from non-starchy vegetables is very beneficial as well.
Also, the pepper is much lower in carbs and calories than bread, so you can save calories while staying full and satisfied, which makes it easier to manage your weight.
You really could use a variety of vegetables – cucumbers cut long-ways in half, portobello mushrooms, even big tomatoes.
The peppers don’t have to be green either. Choose yellow, red or orange if you prefer.
Yeah the thought of a cucumber sandwich even with bread is pretty horrifying so I don’t think I’ll be trying that one out anytime soon. Mushrooms could work though.
All things considered, the pepper/vegetable sandwich does sound like a pretty good idea. It’s just whether or not you can really stomach exchanging two pieces of bread for some kind of vegetable though really isn’t it? I mean everyone loves bread and it does leave you feeling full and satisfied – is one of these vegetables going to do that as well? Probably not, but it might be worth a try once a week or something.
For more of the same, check out the hottest chilli pepper of all time. Don’t wanna be using that on your sandwiches.