Sometimes all I want is a toasted sandwich. Comfort food ya know? But comfort food doesn’t need to be a total nutritional loss. This sandwich has all the melted cheese and golden bread of your dreams, but with a home made hot and spicy chutney filled with vitamins A, C and E to name but a few. Add in that handful of greens for freshness and a side salad and you have yourself a meal you can be proud of.
I don’t think eating well is about denying yourself what you’re craving, because that can lead to dissatisfaction and giving up the idea of eating well all together. Instead, for me at least, it’s about balance and finding the healthiest alternative to what you’re craving whenever you can. Sometimes there’s not one and that’s okay too! Just eat something green that day, haha.
But that’s just my approach. At the end of the day we’re all different. I find it so strange that people are always forcing their own diet restrictions and rules on others, or trying to convince people that they’ve figured out the solutions to what’s best for your body, for everyone. If one species (humans!) can be so gloriously different on the outside just imagine how much variety is going on inside of us?
It’s so important to get to know your own body and to listen to and respect it. If you try different variations of any of my recipes to suit your body, tastes and cravings let me know! Write a comment on the recipe or share your creation on Instagram and tag @thehealthyhunter. I would love, love, love to see what you eat and make at home.
I make my toasted sandwiches in a pan or a waffle maker, using a pan stops everything from getting super squished and thus soggy, the waffle maker provides ultimate crispiness. You can use a sandwich or jaffle maker for this recipe instead though.
Serves 1 (just times by how many sandwiches you’re making)
50 g chicken breast (I used the poached chicken I had left over from this recipe)
20 g finely sliced asiago cheese (if you can’t get asiago an aged cheddar or provolone or mozzarella could also be good actually feta would be delicious too) Or as much cheese as you please.
2 slices seeded sourdough or bread of choice (I got my bread from Loafer)
1 Tbs Chilli Chutney
1/2 cup snow pea shoots, or baby spinach
salt and pepper
1/4 tsp butter or ghee (optional)
Place 1/2 the cheese on one slice of the bread, top with chicken and then the rest of the cheese and a crack of pepper. Spread the chutney on the other slice of bread and place on top of the sandwich. Melt the butter(if using) in a heavy based fry pan on medium heat, put the sandwich in the pan and cook until golden and cheese starts to melt. Flip the sandwich and continue to cook until golden on that side.
Remove from the pan, pry open enough to stuff in the greens, close, slice in half and crack a little salt on top. Enjoy the tastiest chicken sandwich ever. Eat with a side salad and yell health.