National Vegetarian Week is a week where people can challenge themselves to cut meat out of their diet and be a vegetarian for this specific week. National Vegetarian Week also creates awareness of the importance of vegetarianism and the benefits that it can have to your diet and the benefits that it has to the planet.
So far this week we have looked at various meals that you can eat for National Vegetarian Week and for Day 4 we are looking at all of the different vegetarian fillings that there are for sandwiches, to make having a meat free lunch even easier. For those with little time of their hands you can always buy ready made sandwiches from supermarkets and other food stores. Supermarkets also sell ready made sandwich fillings, such as cheese and onion, which all you have to do is spread onto sliced bread to then make up your sandwich.
Sandwiches can be made up of whatever ingredients you like and that is the great thing about sandwiches, they can be unique to each person. Get your favourite vegetarian fillings together and see what you can come up with. Be creative and have some fun.
Egg and Cress
Egg and Cucumber
Egg and cucumber is a nice alternative to have to egg and cress and does in fact have a completely different taste to egg and cress. To make the perfect egg and cucumber sandwich, slice your egg and cucumber up then layer the egg and cucumber onto some fresh bread. Finish this sandwich off by adding some salad cream, try it and see what you think.
A ploughman’s sandwich is another popular vegetarian sandwich that is sold in many supermarkets, food stores and even pubs. A ploughman’s sandwich traditionally contains cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayonnaise. This sandwich is full of flavour and can also be very filling.
A simple cheese sandwich can be very tasty and very easy to make. There are so many different cheese varieties to choose from that this sandwich can be different every time that you make it or purchase it. A cheese sandwich is a perfect sandwich to toast as the cheese melts nicely and can be nice to eat on those colder days.
Cheese and Coleslaw
Cheese and coleslaw is a nice and refreshing sandwich to eat. The best cheese to use for a cheese and coleslaw sandwich is a mature cheddar cheese. Slice some cheese and place this onto your sandwich then add a suitable amount of coleslaw to your sandwich for a tasty vegetarian lunchtime meal.
Cheese and Tomato
Cheese and Onion
Cheese and onion sandwiches can be very tasty and can vary wherever you go. Some places will use different types of onion so may use either white onion, red onion or spring onion. You can also buy ready made cheese and onion sandwich fillers in supermarkets which make sandwich making even easier. Cheese and onion is a nice sandwich filling that can be toasted as a panini.
Choose one of these fillings and try one out this week for National Vegetarian Week. You may find that you like the tastes of vegetarian fillings and can stop eating meat sandwiches for lunch. Experiment with various fillings and come up with one to suit your tastes and enjoy a nice vegetarian lunch.