Let's Celebrate National Bread Month with Grain Foods Foundation

Did you know November is National Bread Month? My children are bread eaters, for sure! They love eating bread with each meal and sandwiches are eaten often at our house. Josiah's favorite would have to be a turkey sandwich, though Liam prefers a banana sandwich. My favorite sandwich is definitely tomato! It's delicious!

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the sandwich and the Grain Foods Foundation is helping us celebrate! Can you believe people have been enjoying sandwiches for so long? They date back to 1762 in England when Sir John Montagu did not want to stop his card game and, instead, opted to have his dinner served between two pieces of bread! There is a reason people love them so much. Besides the fact that they are so easy to make and delicious, they are also very healthy, containing grains, vitamins, folic acid, iron and more! Sandwiches make a great healthy meal any time of the day because the bread contains grains that are essential for your diet.  The grains can help your body fight against diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, some cancers and more. The complex carbohydrates contained in the bread, which are naturally low in fat, also provide lasting energy. Plus, I have to say that, for a family on a budget, sandwiches are inexpensive, too. I love buying wheat bread over white for more nutrition and my husband loves the thicker loaves of bread with many different grains.
One of my famous tomato sandwiches! Yummy!
When I was in school, my mom often packed lunches for me. I loved eating sandwiches, so each day I was surprised with a different type of sandwich. Now that Josiah is older, I have packed sandwiches for him, too. When he was not homeschooled, I packed them in his lunch each day. Now, when we go on weekend road trips, I pack a picnic for us, too.

Do you have any recipes for sandwiches or for which you use bread? We will be making stuffing for Thanksgiving using bread! For Liam, he loves a good banana sandwich, which includes peanut butter spread on the bread and slices on bananas (or "nanners" as Liam calls them) spread out. That is one thing I always know he will eat and it's a great way for him to get some grains, fruit and nuts.

making our pizza sandwich this week!
Sometimes we use wraps for our sandwiches, too.  Have you ever heard of a pizza sandwich? Well, my kids have and they love it. You just use a wrap, spread on sauce, low-fat mozzarella cheese and can add any veggies you would like. I prefer using a chunky garden vegetable sauce as the pizza sauce. After putting together the pizza and baking for about 5-8 minutes in the oven, gently fold it over like a sandwich and voila, pizza sandwich time!
My famous tomato sandwich is a southern favorite and also very easy to make. I spread some low-fat mayonnaise on bread, add sliced tomatoes to the bread and add salt/pepper to taste! So simple and even my kids love this one. It's a great way to get them eating tomatoes, something they wouldn't normally eat. Sometimes we add some lettuce and cheese, too. Josiah likes eating his turkey sandwiches with lettuce, tomato and cheese.

To help celebrate National Bread Month and the 250th anniversary of the sandwich, celebrity chef, Bryan Votaggio has teamed up with the Grain Foods Foundation to bring you some awesome sandwich recipes sure to please, including the Avocado CLT featured in the picture. Doesn't that look delicious??

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Grain Foods Foundation. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.


newmama2010 said...

I had no idea it was National Bread Month or that there was a National Bread Month! The Grilled Chicken Club Sandwiches sound pretty tasty!

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