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Eat Your Veggies

Many of us have heard the saying “eat your veggies.”

And, if making better eating choices is one of your New Year’s resolutions, salads packed with veggies may have become a staple in your diet the past two weeks.

Although salads packed with veggies are great - we can’t forget about important nutrients such as whole grains!

According to the Dietary Guidelines, it is recommended that adults eat at least 3 to 5 servings of whole grains per day.

To get the whole grains you need, trying tossing a nutritious sandwich into your eating routine like this Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Black Bean Hummus.

This sandwich uses our Brownberry Healthfull® Flax and Sunflower variety, which provides 27g of whole grains in two slices, and is filled with vegetables and a delicious hummus spread.

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Black Bean Hummus
Black Bean Hummus
• 2 cans blacks beans, rinsed well
• Juice from 1 lime
• 2 tbsp. oil
• 2 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tsp cayenne pepper
• 2 tsp cumin
• 1/2 fresh tomato

• 4 slices of Brownberry Healthfull® Flax and Sunflower bread
• 1 large red bell pepper, cut into large pieces
• 1/2 onion, sliced
• Olive oil
• Monterrey jack cheese slices
• Pickled jalapenos
• Green olives
• Baby spinach
• Sliced tomatoes

Makes: 2 sandwiches + lots of hummus

1. For the black bean hummus, blend all ingredients together well.
2. Drizzle red pepper and onion in a bit of olive oil and grill vegetables.
3. Meanwhile, assemble sandwiches with a heavy spread of hummus, cheese, jalapenos, olives, spinach and tomatoes.
4. Once pepper and onions are cooked, add to the sandwich.
5. Cook sandwich either on a panini grill or on a pan until toasted.