All I can think about today is banana peppers. The way their vinegary goodness prickles my tongue makes me swoon. Banana peppers, I must consume you immeds. Solution: a turkey sandwich stacked with layers of vegetabley goodness (and plenty of bp’s, of course.)

I am always on the lookout for bakery bread with the fewest number of ingredients. After all, who wants a paragraph full of preservatives and other shenanigans in their bread? I made this sammy on delicious, soy- and preservative-free six-grain bread with pumpkin seeds, which gives my meal a nice boost of fiber and iron and adds to the turkey’s protein. Avocado laces this lunchtime delight with oleic acid, an omega-9 fat that has been found to lower cholesterol. Avocados, especially those from California, are very high in lutein, an antioxidant that’s great for your eyes, skin and heart. A little spinach and some tomato slices for a burst of vitamins A, C & K polish off this delish & nutrish treat.

Satisfy my Craving Sammich

2 slices toasted wholegrain bread

3 slices natural turkey

1/3 avocado, sliced thin

1/2 heirloom or vine-ripened tomato

a smear of dijon mustard, honey mustard or low-fat mayo (if you must; ew)

banana peppers, pickles or jalepenos-whatever garnishes please your ‘buds!