Seriously, I think it’s time I focused on lunch.  I often don’t eat lunch and I get very bored with the turkey sandwich routine.  Lunch can’t be work or I just plain won’t bother.  Maybe I’m lazy (totally a possibility) or maybe it’s just that I have a huge to-do list (and nap/lunch time is the only time to work on it).

I am also trying to make better choices about what I eat.  Recently I have discovered that I have small cholesterol problem and am now taking meds for it.  I really don’t like that.  I want to get off those meds ASAP.  So, being heart healthy is a requirement.

I get so confused and frustrated with the don’t eat that, that’s genetically modified, only eat organic advice that sometimes it’s just easier to not eat. (Yeah, I know, back to the lazy part.)

Anyway, my Mom got me a subscription to Whole Living magazine.  It is a wonderful magazine and I really enjoy reading it from cover to cover each time one comes in the mail.  April’s issue has “Build a Better Sandwich” on the cover.  It promised “30 different delicious combos to boost nutrition and drop pounds.”  I skeptically opened to the article thinking that it would, of course, include hard-to-find ingredients or ingredients that I certainly didn’t think were delicious.  I was wrong.

Just look at my lunch today.  Doesn’t it look yummy?

It was oh so tasty and supposedly good for me (is that possible?).  I have never eaten ricotta besides in a dish like lasagna or some other Italian pasta dish.  It seems kind of weird to have it in a sandwich.  Wow! I guess weird can be good.

Ricotta and Strawberry Sandwich

2 tbsp Fresh Ricotta
1 Seeded Whole Grain Roll, halved (I used a Honey Wheat English Muffin)
3 Strawberries, hulled and sliced
2 tsp Honey
Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Spread ricotta on both sides of whole-grain roll.  Top with strawberries.  Drizzle with honey and season with pepper.

I forgot the pepper!!!  I guess I was so hungry watching this come together and taking photos that I forgot to season with pepper.  I will do that next time!  I bet it adds more yummy, if that’s possible.

Here’s a link to the online version of the Whole Living article – Super Sandwich Combinations. There’s 29 more varieties to try out!  I’ll be posting some more soon!