Health Nut Avocado Sandwiches

Way back in the late 70’s I fell in love and lived in the quaint little town in the Colorado Rockies, Georgetown. Young and single with a new adventure every day, I really did have the time of my life. Hiking, backpacking and biking all summer, skiing all winter, I could pretty much eat anything I wanted, and I often wanted these delicious sandwiches! Healthy, fresh, filling and best of all, cheap!

Health Nut Avocado Sandwiches
Health Nut Avocado Sandwiches

I made these this weekend for myself, and when my son dropped by (you know, the kid who will eat anything and does) he turned up his nose. When his girl friend showed up, of course, number 2 had to have some of hers…and raved about them. Go figure! Then I had to show him how to make them when we pulled everything back out so he could have one!

I used to make these with sunflower seeds though more recently I’ve switched to almond or pine nuts (better Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio.) I just happened to use the pretty little almond “slivers” in the photo just because I had some left over from a baking project but honestly, it’s a bit less expensive to just roughly chop or slice whole almonds.

Health Nut Avocado Sandwiches
Health Nut Avocado Sandwiches

Cheese is optional, but delicious, and if you’re so inclined, a slice or two of bacon really does take these over the top! The cream cheese helps hold all the ingredients together – and tastes delicious with the creamy avocado. Alfalfa sprouts help to keep this from being too heavy; spinach or lettuce is good, too, and either are a less expensive option. Wraps or lower carb breads are great options.

One sandwich will cost about $1.25 or so, so plan on inexpensive sides to keep this a Bargain Meal. I usually have a small salad, perhaps a few pickled vegetables. Luckily I have plenty of pickled veggies left over from my Overnight Bloody Marys!

Health Nut Avocado Sandwiches
Health Nut Avocado Sandwiches

Health Nut Avocado Sandwiches

  • Servings: 1
  • Time: 10 min
  • Difficulty: easy
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Just multiply out the ingredients for as many as you’d like.

  • 2 slices of good whole grain or 7-grain bread
  • about 1 1/2 tablespoons cream cheese, light is fine, softened is easiest to work with
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 1 slice Swiss or Muenster cheese
  • 1 ounce almonds or other nut of your choice
  • 1/4 cup or so of alfalfa sprouts

Toast bread, if you’d like. Spread cream cheese on each slice of bread. Layer with the rest of the ingredients. It holds together best if the avocado is placed on top of the cream cheese on one slice, and the nuts and then the sprouts are placed on the cream cheese on the second slice. Cheese and/or bacon in the middle, if using.

from the kitchen of http://www.frugalhausfrau.com

Health Nut Avocado Sandwich - Layer like this so it holds together.
Health Nut Avocado Sandwich – Layer like this so it holds together.

Let’s talk about how to save money/time on this recipe:

  • Use a coupon matching site! One of my favorites in my area is Pocket Your Dollars, but every store has a group of enthusiastic Coupon Matchers. Do not discount the savings! I check their site every week, even if I don’t “need” to go to the store and often find bargains I can’t pass up.
  • Follow my 12 Strategies – You’ll see them on the upper drop down menu of every page and how I apply them, below.
  • Don’t get discouraged if your prices don’t match mine! Keep shopping at the best prices and your fridge/freezer and pantry will be stocked with sales priced ingredients.
  • Read {Strategies Applied} for additional tips as well as throughout the recipe, for saving time and managing food.

Nutrition:

Calories 562; Total Fat 37 g 57 %; Saturated Fat 12 g 58 %; Monounsaturated Fat 17 g; Polyunsaturated Fat 5 g; Trans Fat 0 g; Cholesterol 50 mg 17 %; Sodium 461 mg 19 %; Potassium 422 mg 12 %; Total Carbohydrate 47 g 16 %; Dietary Fiber 12 g 48 %; Sugars 8 g; Protein 24 g 48 %; Vitamin A 11 %; Vitamin C 6 %; Calcium 62 %; Iron 40 %

Kitchen and Cooking Hack

While many people may know how to slice or dice an avocado, my son sure didn’t. So if you don’t, here’s how!

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17 thoughts on “Health Nut Avocado Sandwiches”

  1. Definitely sounds like a tasty sandwich. Alfalfa sprouts are unknown in my fridge but I’m willing to give them a try … I just have to use them up before they go bad. A common failing at my house with most fresh greens and herbs. Even avocados get forgotten until they’re past their prime and I hate the waste but I get distracted so easily. 😦

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