Food & Nutrition

10 Secret Ingredients You Haven’t Been Putting on Your Sandwiches

Take your sammies from ho-hum to holy smokes!

Give your sandwiches an upgrade

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Sandwiches have a reputation for being a boring lunch option, but it doesn’t have to be that way! With a few simple additions here and there, your everyday sandwich can be turned into a special meal that you’ll actually look forward to eating. Psst! Want more easy ideas to liven up your work week lunch? Check out these tasty lunch recipes to you can master in a morning.

Glazed Bacon

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Sandwich: BLT

The BLT is unique in that it’s an outstanding sandwich with just its traditional ingredients, yet it readily accepts additions of all kinds—a fried egg (BELT) or avocado (BLAT) are common add-ons. Glazed bacon is a great idea for a tasty twist that will make your sandwich extra sweet and extra special.


Homemade granola with nuts and seeds in glass jar for healthy breakfastOksana Mizina/Shutterstock

Sandwich: PB&J

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches have graced packed lunches for ages, and for good reason—they’re easy, inexpensive, filling, and delicious! To make them even better, try adding some homemade granola between the layers for bonus flavor and a crunch that can’t be topped. Try using this secret ingredient to make the fluffiest pancakes ever

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