* This is a sponsored post for the Flour Advisory Bureau *
Pesto and chicken are a delicious combination and this Pesto Chicken Sandwich is super easy to make and perfect for a packed lunch.
Sandwiches are a staple for many people’s lunch, but they can get so boring (and unhealthy), so I am making an effort to post more healthy sandwich recipes to help all of you that pack a lunch to take to work. Remember the days of boring, dry and bland ham sandwiches? Well, those days are gone and delicious sandwiches like this have replaced them.
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So, you all know how much I love carbs right? I have joined up with the Federation of Bakers and the Flour Advisory Bureau to promote the nutritional benefits of a balanced diet that doesn’t cut out carbs. There are so many fad diets out there that are ridiculously restrictive and the media are always promoting some kind of new no carb diet. Well, I am here to tell you that you don’t need to cut out carbs to be healthy or lose weight.
Bread gets a seriously bad rep, and I have no idea why. I am not suggesting that you eat a whole loaf a day (but wouldn’t that be amazing?), but there is no need to give it up totally. I have tried that before, it made me sad and I ended up having a bread binge. Here are a few facts on bread/carbs for you:
- Carbohydrates help you to feel fuller for longer, making you less likely to snack on the unhealthy things and providing a great source of fuel before or after a workout
- Bread is low fat, low sugar and around 80 calories a slice, so if you’re watching your weight you can fit it easily to your health plan
- White bread is a good source of non-dairy calcium as white bread is fortified with calcium
- There is no singular dietary cause of bloating; low stress, eating a well-balanced diet containing fibre & drinking enough water can help
Whenever I post anything with carbs or even mention my love of carbs, so many people say “can you eat carbs when losing weight?” YES! Yes you can. Sure, most people need to cut down, as the majority of unhealthy people do have a diet that is too high in carbs, but it is just about making smarter choices, there is no need to cut them out completely.
So what makes this sandwich healthier? Well, it also uses Greek yoghurt instead of mayo, the chicken is grilled and it is packed full of vegetables too. This got a huge thumb up from Mr HHH too.
How to make this Pesto Chicken Sandwich – Serves 2:
Pesto Chicken Sandwich
- 2 ciabattas
- 1 large chicken breast grilled and sliced
- 2 tbsp pesto
- 2 tbsp 0% Greek yoghurt
- 2 tbsp mayo
- 30 g rocket (arugula) lettuce
- 1 ball mozzarella thinly sliced
- 4 sun-dried tomatoes
- 1 beef tomato
- Mix the pesto with the Greek yoghurt and mayo.
- Spread it on the halved ciabattas
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the ciabattas and serve