Meat Free is Fine By Me

When I was growing up, one of my very best friends would eat a lettuce and mayonnaise sandwich for lunch. Yep, that’s it. Just lettuce and mayo.

At the time I thought it was missing something. No meat? How is that a sandwich without some sliced turkey or ham?

Today I find myself loving veggie-only sandwiches. Adding cheese or hummus for some protein does the trick!

Today my sandwich was another meat-free creation.

Tomato

Goat Cheese

I toasted a Nature’s Own whole wheat sandwich round and topped it with a sliced juicy tomato and melted goat cheese.

On the side I had cauliflower which I roasted last night after tossing it in a bit of olive oil and sprinkling it with garlic salt.

Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

I swear when I roast cauliflower this way it reminds me of popcorn. Call me crazy, but it does!

Lunch Time!

I also munched on a cool, crisp apple.

An Apple a Day...

I didn’t even miss the meat! πŸ˜€

Of Possible Interest

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Happy blog birthday to MegaNerd Runs!

24 Responses

  1. Yep– I love my meat-free sammies! Although I’d want a little more than just lettuce and mayo πŸ™‚

  2. Awww thanks for the blog bday shout out!!! πŸ™‚

  3. I love veggie/cheese sandwiches and of course, I’m a huge fan of PB & J.

  4. I think we were on the same wavelength today with the veggie-filled, meat free lunch! πŸ™‚
    Growing up, I used to have a friend who would eat a miracle whip & cheese sandwich every single day!

  5. All of my sandwiches are meat-free, but when it comes to packing them to take to work/school, I tend to stick with plain almond butter or plain cheese. I ALWAYS get weird reactions when people find out that all that is on my sandwich is a couple of slices of swiss cheese but I enjoy it so much! πŸ™‚

  6. My bff still eats tomatoes and salt as you would apples. Not me though!

    However, you’ve got me craving something with goat cheese for dinner! I’ll have to see what I can whip up!

  7. I can’t lie…I usually feel like if I don’t have some form of meat with lunch and dinner then I am missing something. I don’t need it at breakfast but I have to have it at lunch and dinner. Even if it is a meat substitute (like boca or morningstar) I still need that “meat” idea! haha!

  8. mmmm i love me some veggie sammies! goat cheese and tomato is such a delicious combo πŸ™‚ thanks for those links girl!

  9. I rarely eat meat, so I never really miss it! πŸ™‚

  10. I love veggies sandwiches, but I would also need a little more than just lettuce and mayo.

  11. roasted cauliflower DOES taste like popcorn…only better πŸ™‚

  12. I love sliced tomato with goat cheese! Great combo. I go meat free without even thinking about it sometimes but I could never give it up completely.

  13. Since becoming a vegetarian, I’ve dealt with a lot of people asking where the meat is, but I don’t miss it at all! I love hummus in my sammies πŸ™‚

  14. I love veggie sandwiches. I’m plenty happy with avocado on them instead of meat. πŸ™‚

  15. OK, I can do meat-free (lots of times I prefer it), but the thought of a lettuce and mayo sandwich made me nauseous. Ick. I have a thing with mayo (as in it makes me want to gag) but even if I liked it that’s a gross sandwich. Yours looks so, so good though!

  16. I love veggie and cheese sandwiches, especially since I’m not a huge meat eater. That combo looks great!! πŸ™‚

  17. Even though I’m a meat eater, I definitely appreciate a good veggie sandwich…especially when there’s cheese involved! I do need a decent amount of fat & protein to stay full, so double cheese might be necessary πŸ˜‰

  18. love your meat free sandwich… yum!

    i was totally telling someone at work today that my favorite sandwich growing up with mayo with tomatoes on bread… they found it disgusting.

  19. I think it tastes like popcorn too!

  20. Haha, lettuce and mayo. Here in mozambique, a lot of the locals love ketchup (well its really just runny tomato flavored sauce) and mayo sandwiches. thatΒ΄s it. to make it even better, the one brand available is called Tangy Mayo. Really makes you hungry, right?

  21. Hey you are referencing my sandwich from grade school! It sounds a little nasty now! Do you know whenever I bring that sandwich up to my parents, they claim to have”forgotten” all memories of me having sandwiches like that? I’m glad you can attest to that! Anyways, funny!

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