Upgrade Your Lunch: 5 Ways to Make Your Sandwich Less Boring

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Upgrade Your Lunch: 5 Ways to Make Your Sandwich Less Boring

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A few simple ways to make lunch something you look forward to

Invest in good bread. Soggy sandwiches really put a damper on anyone’s day. Make sandwiches with crusty Italian bread or French baguettes so they’ll stay sturdy through lunchtime. Plus, you’ll look super fancy doing it.

Baguette

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Go meatless. It sounds blasphemous, but sabich, a pita sandwich stuffed with eggplant, hummus, and hard-boiled eggs, can be just as satisfying as a turkey club.

 

Roasted vegetables. Instead of the standard lettuce and tomatoes, add roasted in-season vegetables to your ‘wich. Make a big batch at the beginning of the week so all you have to do is put the sandwich together before you leave the house.

Roasted vegetables

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Don’t hold the (seasoned) mayo. Mayonnaise is a classic addition to sandwiches, but add in some lemon juice or chopped fresh herbs and you’ve just turned a sandwich into an experience.

Herbed Mayonnaise

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Step up your cheese game. Although cheese is always an amazing addition to sandwiches, try experimenting with different varieties. Smoked Gouda is a classic for mac and cheese, but it also pairs well with roast beef; or, try creamy chevre with thick-sliced turkey.

Roast Beef

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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal and thinks that there's nothing sadder than a sad desk lunch. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.