Ever since I retired, I have filled my time with cooking for me and my family. However, from time to time, I am in the mood for a quick snack that is filling and filled with everything the body needs. I am here today to talk to you about my favorite lazy meals: sandwiches. Who doesn’t love sandwiches? They are easy to make, they are tasty and you can put together a few with just several ingredients that you have in the fridge.
I must confess. I do not eat sandwiches only at lunchtime. Many people do so, but I am not one of them. Personally, I find sandwiches to be a good option for any meal of the day. Do you have to wake up and be out the door in minutes? There is nothing simpler than to throw together a sandwich and start eating while you are heading for your destination. At lunchtime, there is no other more logical choice than sandwiches. At dinner, again, if I am not in the mood to make something more elaborate, I just grab a sandwich and I am done.
You may think that I am choosing the lazy way out of making real food. But the thing with sandwiches is that they offer you the best option for eating protein, veggies and carbs, in a small, convenient package, so they are really good. Even if you are vegan, you can make sandwiches and have them as quick meals or snacks. You can add anything you like, be it tomatoes or mayo. Plus, you are making yourself a favor by not having to head to the local fast food and eat their sugar filled recipes.
I found a way to make this lazy meal even lazier, if that is possible. I got myself a sandwich maker. But being lazy about cooking is not what convinced me to get one of these. It is the fact that I can enjoy a warm (or even hot) sandwich instead of a cold one, made with ingredients just taken out from the fridge. For some reason, hot sandwiches are much tastier than cold ones, and for health reasons, I recommend them. Warm ingredients are easier to digest than cold ones, so you will do your stomach a favor and help it digest what you are stuffing it with.
What I like about my sandwich maker is that it is really quick. I just have to assemble the sandwich and let the machine work its magic. What I get is a really tasty sandwich, with cheese that is melted just right and all the ingredients combined that it feels like I never want to eat anything else. I also got myself a book with sandwich recipes, so I never get bored. My family is very happy with my new found hobby, too. When they come over, they always ask me to make them some of my famous sandwiches. And I never say ‘no’. After all, sandwiches are so filling and tasty, and since I know exactly what I put in them, I know they are much healthier than anything else you may find at your local fast food.