What makes a good sandwich?

by DanicasDaily on February 12, 2011

Happy Saturday all!  I totally LOVE that you all share the same addiction to The Food Network that I do….It’s good to know I am not alone in my ability to be completely content watching people cook all day long.  It just never gets old..maybe that is just another reason I write about food for you all too LOL.

If you thought last weekend was busy, this weekend is even crazier. I honestly do not think we have ANY down time scheduled.

Breakfast was a quick Eggwich on the go ~ 2 slices of TJ’s FF Multi-Grain Bread, 1 “fried” egg and 1 tsp whipped butter (6 points+)


Plus a nectarine for good measure.


After breakfast, we headed to Starbuck’s for his “Big Gulp” and my Venti Dirty Iced Latte to sip on for our road trip. (4 points+)


We actually made good time getting to my parents house and spent the entire day cleaning up their property.  I USED to LOVE Pine Trees until I had to pick up about 50 billion pine needles and branches.  I might LOVE them again some day when I am not doing yard work 😉

I refueled at noon with a banana and lots of water.


Then, we finally sat down for another AMAZING lunch.  My mom always has the BEST sandwich makings on hand.


* 2 slices 100% Stone Ground Wheat

* Mustard

* 2 oz Brown Sugar Ham

* 2% Swiss Cheese

* Lettuce, tomato, pickle, pepperoncini’s

8 Points+ and it totally hit to spot with some Lay’s Mesquite BBQ chips (4 points+)  I may have had a few more than I needed but I earned it with hours of manual labor 😉


Is it funny that my mom puts a big knife on the table so I can cut my sandwich diagonally? 😀


After working our booties off, we headed home where I only had a few minutes to grab a quick dinner.  My dinner was pretty random but it totally hit the spot and I think was better for me than picking up take out somewhere.

Leftover grilled veggies on top of Cilantro Lime Rice (7 points+)


Plus Corn (2 points+)


Dessert!  I am actually kinda sad this is the last of the melon….


After gobbling up dinner, I headed over to help out with my nieces slumber party.  I seriously want to have as much energy as all these 10 year old girls.  MOVIE TIME!




What makes a good sandwich?

I LOVE any sandwich that has AVOCADO and CHEESE, but, I am a big fan of good bread and crunchy veggies too.

Night all!

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

kay February 13, 2011 at 6:01 am

AVOCADO!! i will do anything to get it on a sandwich.

i’m new here and just start WW 2 weeks ago. i love going back thru all your old post and seeing your recipes! thanks for sharing and i’ll be back!


Lisa G. February 13, 2011 at 6:09 am

A sandwich is not a sandwich without……..hot sauce! :)


Sarah February 13, 2011 at 7:44 am

You have such a giving spirit about you, Danica, spending your entire day on other people.


Ruby W. February 13, 2011 at 7:46 am

I love avocado, hummus and cheese, but usual only use 1 high calorie item to make my sandwiches. Happy V-day weekend.


tina February 13, 2011 at 7:55 am

I recently found your blog, and I’ve recently started WW. I enjoy reading, and have even tried some of your finds from Trader Joe’s. I love avacado and green leaf lettuce on sandwiches.


J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 13, 2011 at 7:57 am

Gosh, I LOVE all sandwiches, lol. There’s so many combinations, I don’t think I can even begin to choose a favorite. Although, I love cheese sandwiches–any kind of cheese.

Your lunch sandwich looks YUMMY!


Roz February 13, 2011 at 8:04 am

Your day SURE was busy!!!!! My favorite sandwich, turkey with thin sliced pear. Sounds weird, but its really, really good! Have a great rest of the weekend.


StorageLady February 13, 2011 at 9:33 am

Red onions, arugula and alfalfa sprouts (make up for not getting to slather on Hellman’s)


Lindy February 13, 2011 at 10:18 am

My sandwiches always have to have yummy bread (wholegrain) and some kind of cheese,often it is laughing cow wedges with 35 calories. Those grilled veggies look so so good!


Denise February 13, 2011 at 10:28 am

First of all, gotta tell you I got a huge box delivered the other day with dry ice inside and my yummy mini chocolate icecream bars :-) Thank you again so much for doing the giveaway.

Now, I’m so happy to say my hubby has decided to get on board with me and do WW, BUT I can’t find anywhere how to calculate how many pts+ he should have? I’ve posted on the WW boards and someone said I can use the new calculator, I have that but can’t find the instructions and its already got my pts plugged in to it? not sure if I can change it. Do you have any way of knowing how I can calculate his pts?


DanicasDaily February 13, 2011 at 11:04 am

Hi Denise,

Yeah!! I am so glad you got your ice cream and that your husband wants to join in….two is always better than one.

Yes, I can definitely help in two ways. One I have the calc instructions scanned and will email when I get home. Two to calc his daily points+ target on your calculator do this.

Hit the 7 symbol then hit the down arrow. It will ask you if its a new week. Hit enter then hit enter to lose. I need to check how you can change it o say male and his age but that might get him started.

Good luck,



janetha @ meals and moves February 13, 2011 at 11:20 am

haha. i am watching food network as i read this. it’s addicting!


Cynthia February 13, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Whatever kind of sandwich you make, I think it tastes better if you make it a panini! I use my George Foreman grill — perfect!


BroccoliHut February 13, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Any sandwich of mine has got to have hummus!


Mo February 13, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Like some of the others, I am a HUGE garlic hummus fan. I haven’t used mayo in months. I don’t even think I have an open jar in the fridge. I also like to slice up some onion and tomato. Most of the time, it’s a red onion. Lately, I’ve been using La Tortilla Factory tortillas which are either 1 or 2 points plus. I used to use the 1 point thin breads before the WW plan change. I also used to use an ALDI Fit & Active wrap, but they aren’t making them anymore. As for meat, any low point cold cut is good for me.

Danica, I tried the egg salad with hummus and veggie idea, using real eggs that we already had hard boiled in the fridge. The hummus flavor didn’t come through like I had hoped. I’ll try again with the egg substitute.


Mo February 13, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Anyone watch the new Cooking Channel? Hungry Girl has a new show on there. All of her recipes from the show are on the show website with the WW points plus figured out.


Carlee February 13, 2011 at 4:25 pm

I love pepperoncinis on sandwiches too. And I love mustard. I have like 6-8 types in my fridge. I also like to sprinkle oregano on my sandwich.


Renee February 13, 2011 at 5:08 pm

My favorite sandwich is a turkey pepperoni and turkey reuban with laughing cow cheese. I pile on the saurkraut and dig in! You definately half to cut this sandwich diagonally!


jen February 13, 2011 at 6:56 pm

i love putting claussen garlic pickles, tomato, garlic hummus on my sandwiches! thanks for the giveaway


Christin@purplebirdblog February 13, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Hummus and avocado make a sandwich for me!!


Manxgirl10 February 13, 2011 at 7:31 pm

What makes a good sandwich for me is when someone else makes it : ) But I’m not a fan of mayo (lucky I guess) and I don’t like cheese on things (like sandwiches and burgers–again, lucky I guess) so I would have to go with avocado. If I’m making paninis it’s got to have pesto. And if it’s a sandwich from Specialty’s Bakery I splurge with my favorite–chunky peanut butter, bananas, sliced apple and cranberry sauce on fresh wheat bread.

Roz, that doesn’t sound weird at all, sounds delicious.


Linda February 14, 2011 at 9:13 am

The best sandwich- 1 seving lean ground meat (3 pp)-fry on the george foreman grill, place on warmed tortilla(3pp) with ff thousand island dressing -(1pp) top with pickles and lettuce-total 7-PP
This is a low fat low cal big mac snack wrap-the best if you have a fast food craving


Judy February 14, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Could you please tell me where to find T J’s FF Multi Grain Bread? What does T J stand for? Also, what brand of 100% Stone Ground Wheat bread are you referring to? Thanks, I like your site!


DanicasDaily February 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Hi Judi,

TJ stands for Trader Joe’s. Here is a link to what the loaf looks like for their bread – it’s my favorite.


The Stone Ground Wheat bread I used was the store brand. I am pretty sure it was made by Orowheat as the wrapper is similar.



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