When I was pregnant, I ate a #6 sandwich from Jimmy John’s at least three times a week. The #6 is a vegetarian bite that in my mind was sent from the Gods. Crusty “french” bread, provolone cheese, tomato, guacamole, lettuce, and sprouts. Three times a week! It was probably one of the strongest food cravings I had my entire pregnancy.
I had my daughter and didn’t eat it again for almost a year.
Now, I look back and think about how much money I spent on this quite simple sandwich and sigh. My husband just shook his head the entire time, but knew not to get in the way of a pregnant lady’s craving. Smart man.
I really had a taste for a #6 last night. I was tired, stressed, and wanted to take comfort in eating something tasty. “Hello, my name is Erin. I am a comfort eater and I don’t really care.”
I couldn’t justify, however, that I would go buy a sandwich when I had almost all of the ingredients in my home.
In my last Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks box delivered to me, I received some wonderful organic avocados that just needed a little TLC to help them ripen. A few days in the window and they were ready to go. Perfect for my at home attempt at sandwich perfection. I made a pact with myself that I would now try to use avocado as a replacement for mayonnaise whenever I could. Better fats for the heart.
In good health I used the 9-grain bread we have here at home. I love it flavor, so I didn’t miss the crusty white too much. It may sound as if this is not turning out to be like the #6 at all, and you are right. But, I this is still my favorite at home sandwich that is easy, delicious, and healthy. And most of all, it fulfills my craving. So how can I complain, right?
My Favorite Sandwich
2 pieces 9-grain bread
1 Tb hummus
1/2 avocado, smashed
1 leaf of green or red leaf lettuce
1 small tomato, sliced
1 piece provolone cheese
I’ll give you credit and assume that you know how to assemble a sandwich.