I used to be a sandwich girl…I ate packed sandwiches 5 days a week for about 7 years of my life when I was in school, but during 7th grade I put my foot down (boy was I tired of sandwiches) and started buying school lunches instead. Come college life, I went to bringing homemade food and leftovers for lunch. Nowadays I still try to do that, but there isn’t always food to bring, and I haven’t really had the energy to cook lately. Do you know what that means? Yup, back to bringing sandwiches at least 2-3 times a week. That brings me to the question of…how do you spice up a boring sandwich? How to solve the problem of boring sandwiches? Here are some ideas I’ve either tried, or am going to try really soon:

  1. Add sriracha. If you like spicy, it is bomb! It literally spices up your boring sandwich. Of course, you could also go with any other spicy sauce. Maybe sambal-oelek?
  2. Add an egg. I’ve added over-easy and over-medium eggs into my sandwiches before and it makes the sandwich fantastically creamy. It’s like a beautiful breakfast sandwich. (Try it paired with ham and sriracha…so good!) The only thing about the over-easy egg, though, is how unsafe it might be if you’re not going to eat it right away. The next suggestion, then, would be to add an omelette! I threw a sandwich-sized chunk into tupperware, and microwaved it before sticking it into my sandwich. Think of the possibilities! Mushrooms and bell peppers and in your omelette. Mmm.
  3. Add pickles. Pickles or relish can add that crunch to your sandwich and also an extra tasty factor to it. You could change it up with sweet pickles, sour pickles, and even spicy pickles! The pickles can be added directly to the sandwich, or you could just take along one long slice and eat it alongside your ‘wich.
  4. Try different kinds of mustard. Dijon mustard, yellow mustard, honey mustard.
  5. Add pickled jalapenos. Or other pickled peppers like banana peppers.
  6. Add pesto.
  7. Add dressing. Ranch, Italian, etc.
  8. Add humus and roasted bell peppers.
  9. Try themed sandwiches. Make some stovetop stuffing, stovetop gravy, buy some cranberry sauce, turkey slices, and you’ve got a really savory sandwich if you enjoy Thanksgiving food. And you can enjoy it any time of the year.
  10. Avoid soggy bread. Toast your bread ahead of time or if prefer not to since you like the bread fluffy and soft, make sure you add the sauces/condiments between slices of meat or cheese, rather than having them actually touch the bread. You could also bring wet ingredients in separate tupperware but I’d rather avoid more tupperware to wash or trash to throw away.