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Avocado Veggie Sandwich

Per Serving

Avocado Veggie Sandwich

Makes: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Calories 220
Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 1.2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 28 g
Fiber 9 g
Sugars 4 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 180 mg
Potassium 500 mg
Protein 8 g
Phosphorus 215 mg
Choices: Starch 1.5, Nonstarchy Vegetable 1, Fat 2
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes


1 avocado, cut in half and pit removed
4 Tbsp. sunflower seeds, divided
1/2 large cucumber, sliced
4 radishes, sliced
2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
4 whole-wheat sandwich thins


  1. Remove the insides of the avocado from the shell. Slice, then place 1/4 of the avocado slices on the bottom piece of a sandwich thin.
  2. Sprinkle the avocado with 1 Tbsp of the sunflower seeds, then top with 4 to 5 cucumber slices, 4 to 5 radish slices, and 3 tomato slices. Place the top piece of the sandwich thin on the sandwich.
  3. Repeat the process for the remaining 3 sandwiches.

Tip: For portable sandwiches, wrap each in parchment paper and stash in a cooler.

Recipe adapted from The Diabetes Cookbook: 300 Recipes for Healthy Living Powered by the Diabetes Food Hub by Lara Rondinelli-Hamilton, RD, CDE, and Jennifer Bucko Lamplough. Available fall 2018 from shopdiabetes.org, 800-232-6733, or bookstores nationwide.


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