This quick and easy vibrant sandwich is the true definition of eating the rainbow! A great healthy sandwich idea for lunch, it comes together quickly and will definitely be something to look forward to!
This sandwich was insipired by my sister, in none other than the Rainbow State, Hawaii. Living in Hawaii, she gets the perk of a lot of beach lunches and as we know, sandwiches are the perfect packable lunch! There’s no need to reheat and this beauty tastes as good as it looks.
So why do often hear to eat the rainbow? In short, each color tends to represent a unique bundle of nutrients – take the Vitamin C in orange and yellow fruit and vegetables, or the Vitamin K in leafy greens. As a dietitian, not only do I love the visual appeal and mindfulness that color brings to a meal, but knowing I’m packing in those energizing nutrients bitre after bite is also super satisfying. Haha
For more info on what I look for when choosing a bread and a ton more healthy sandwich ideas for lunch, check out this post!
In this Sandwich
Made from chickpeas, this creamy spread is packed with protein and fiber, and makes the perfect spread for a power packed sandwich like this!
Pretty much essential as a sandwich ingredient, avocados are packed with healthy fats, antioxidant Vitamin E (bonus- great for skin health), and also pack a good boost of fiber!
With comparable Vitamin C to an orange, sweet, crunchy red peppers are a good boost for the immune system.
Remember when your mom used to tell you to eat carrots for laser vision? You can thank the Vitamin A in carrots that support eye health
Aka summer squash. I only recently discovered how delicious raw zucchini is! I like it as a less watery alternative to cucumbers, plus its a great source of blood sugar balancing soluble fiber
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, in the same family as broccoli, cauliflower, and kale. To mix things up, try quick pickling it for a beautiful color and delicious tang.
Your co workers may not appreciate it (so feel free to leave it out. haha) but this aromatic adds a nice mellow spice and has cell protecting antioxidant powers
This sandwich can really be made using any combo of veggies you have lying around in the fridge, so the next time you forget to do that meal planning and need a quick lunch you can whip this up in no time for a mid day power up!
Other Optional Add ins
For some protein
- Chicken or Turkey Breast
- Canned Tuna
- Edamame dip
Is there anything I missed that you’d throw in here? If you try it out tag me on Instagram @lindsaypleskot so I can see your creations and share it in my stories! I hope you enjoy!Print
Spice up that lunch box with this beautiful, colorful sandwhich! Vegan.
- Sprouted grain bread (I used Silver Hills Little Big Bread)
- Avocado, sliced
- Inspired Greens Butter Lettuce
- Red pepper, sliced
- Carrot, ribboned (I just used a potato peeler!)
- Green and/or yellow zucchini, sliced into rounds
- Purple cabbage, thinly sliced
- Red onion
- Toast your bread.
- Remove bread from the toaster. Spread the hummus on one slice and the avocado on the other. Start layering your veggies onto the hummus side.
- Sprinkle the avocado with salt and pepper if desired. Close up your sandwich and cut in half or leave whole. Enjoy!
- Category: Lunch
- Method: No Bake
- Cuisine: North American
Keywords: School Lunch, Work Lunch