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Make the best of everything!: Cucumber Subs

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cucumber Subs

I am always experimenting with new low carb recipes.  Please "like" Make the best of everything on Facebook for new low carb updates!!

Here is another installment in my " eating lighter" campaign.  And I should just state that I am NOT anti bread!  I LOVE bread!  I am just trying to be pro vegetable!

Do you peel your cucumbers?  I sometimes do.  If the skin tastes bitter I will defiantly peel it.  If the cucumber is organic, I will always leave it on.  There is so much nutrients in the skin, that I like to keep the skin on if possible.



And I must say, that after a hard morning workout during this hot summer season, this was an extremely refreshing lunch.  I have always loved cucumbers.  They are so crisp and refreshing.  Have you ever had a cucumber slice on a Triscut cracker?  Now THATS something!


These are the ingredients I chose to use in my cucumber subs.  These are the items I prefer on a sandwich.  Guess what? you don't have to follow my recipe.  Make something you will enjoy!  I happen to be a HUGE fan of both dijon mustard and laughing cow cheese.

Cut your cucumber to make it appropriate for a sub sandwich and scoop out the seeds.  The sandwich fillings will go there!


This was a great lunch.  However, I am not sure I will make them exactly like this next time.  I will either cut the sandwich into smaller pieces before eating it, or I will make this open faced.

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40 Comments:

At July 12, 2012 at 6:49 AM , Blogger GURU said...

Great idea!!!!

 
At July 12, 2012 at 9:47 AM , Blogger Terry said...

Cucumbers are so cooling in the summer - fabulous idea. I think the open-faced idea is better too,...easier to eat. Thanks for sharing at our party this week. (pssst,...do you know that you have word verification on? just in case you don't I thought I'd mention it).

 
At July 12, 2012 at 10:15 AM , Blogger Becca Acker said...

Just found you via the Live Laugh Linky Thursday. Couldn't help but visit your blog when I saw that pic. What a totally cool idea! I've never seen anything like that, but it looks delish and healthy! Care to link-up on my Healthy Tuesday post I still have up? http://ahumblebumble.blogspot.com/2012/07/healthy-tuesday-hop-vitamins.html

 
At July 12, 2012 at 6:22 PM , Blogger Michelles Tasty Creations said...

Wow, these look delish! I like the idea of using more veggies and less bread, especially in the summer when it's super hot. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great weekend.

Michelle

 
At July 13, 2012 at 1:15 PM , Blogger Heidi Fowler said...

I bet that's yummy! I'm hosting a linky party "One Creative Weekend" at OneCreativeMommy.com. I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you'd like to share.

 
At July 13, 2012 at 9:23 PM , Blogger Brooke Arellano said...

OMG this is great!! Thank you for this share!! I am a bread lover, but I often cut out carbs to be healthier. I am SO sick of using lettuce as bread, I can't believe I never thought of this. Stopping by from the blog hop and I'm SO glad I did. I am now your newest follower:) Hope you can come check out Crazy Mama Drama !
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At July 14, 2012 at 11:37 AM , Blogger Full Circle Creations said...

Great idea. Never would have though of this. So healthy. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

Holly

 
At July 14, 2012 at 1:47 PM , Blogger Rogene Robbins said...

Love that idea.

 
At July 15, 2012 at 7:24 PM , Blogger Peevish McSnark said...

I put tuna salad in mine - the extra crunch from the cucumber is a big bonus! I like your lunchmeat version. Have you thought of also using a green bell pepper, like if you were going to go Italian Hoagie (capacola, salami, american cheese, onion, tomato, sweet peppers, lettuce)?

 
At July 16, 2012 at 9:07 AM , Blogger the cape on the corner said...

well i have to say i have never seen this idea, although i think it is a great one. good for you!

 
At July 16, 2012 at 11:55 AM , Blogger totalpraisecd said...

Yay, another lunch idea for work...

 
At July 16, 2012 at 11:58 AM , Blogger Kristen said...

Tuna salad sounds great! Also I think your on to something with the peppers!

 
At July 16, 2012 at 12:47 PM , Blogger Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

Ha! What a great idea to lighten up a sandwich. Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

 
At July 16, 2012 at 10:17 PM , Blogger luvGodncountry said...

AWESOME!!! I sooo love cucumbers too! I followed you over from Busy Monday on Pinch of Joy. I am pinning this and am going to hit the follow button next. Have a blessed week.

 
At July 17, 2012 at 2:07 PM , Blogger Tequila said...

I make something similar all the time. I make mine a little inside out. I spread Laughing Cow cheese on a slice of turkey and wrap spears of cucumber with the turkey. They are a great lunch and my kids love them too!

 
At July 18, 2012 at 10:08 PM , Blogger Audra @ Once a Mom Always a Cook said...

Love this idea! Now following your blog :) You are welcome to stop by my blog anytime. Have a wonderful week.

 
At July 19, 2012 at 6:55 AM , Blogger Kristen said...

That sounds really good!

 
At July 19, 2012 at 1:50 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

Thanks Audra!! I love your blog:)

 
At July 19, 2012 at 5:18 PM , Blogger shopannies said...

my mother will love this she often uses lettuce leaf instead of bread on her sandwiches

 
At July 20, 2012 at 11:37 AM , OpenID youngwifey said...

Awesome idea! I'm having cucumber week on my blog, Ill have to include this in the post week roundup!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 2:13 PM , Blogger Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

This is such a clever idea! Who needs bread? Please link up to Foodie Friday

 
At July 20, 2012 at 7:26 PM , Blogger Smallgood said...

I'm loving this idea more and more as I'm reading your post.

 
At July 20, 2012 at 8:26 PM , Blogger Jenny@NorthwestLovelies said...

Um, yum!! I'm totally doing this!! Thanks for sharing!

 
At July 23, 2012 at 10:24 AM , Blogger Julie Yates said...

Hi! I just shared your picture of cucumber subs on my FB page Oranges and Almonds. I couldn't resist! Great idea - I'm going to make them for lunch right now!

 
At July 23, 2012 at 5:19 PM , OpenID foodfordissertating said...

This is such a neat idea! I'd make them with cream cheese and cut them into slices, I think. Perfect for my lunch box.

 
At July 23, 2012 at 5:27 PM , Blogger Julie said...

Oh how I LOVE this idea! I am trying to cut back on wheat products and here's a perfect recipe to add to my list of foods to make! I'd love for you to share this on my Marvelous Mondays party. http://www.jamscorner.com/2012/07/marvelous-mondays-link-party-4.html

Newest follower via GFC. I'd love for you to check out my blog and follow back if you like what you see. :)

Julie
www.jamscorner.com

 
At July 24, 2012 at 7:07 AM , Blogger Emil Sandern said...

Fantastic idea and perfect for me with my loq carb thing....

 
At July 26, 2012 at 10:32 PM , Blogger kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor said...

So awesome!! I've been doing low carb for months and this would be FANTASTIC!!

 
At August 11, 2012 at 12:36 PM , Blogger JoJo said...

Just tried it w/o the mayo/disonaise and it was definitely missing something. But overall not too bad. I'll have to tweak it a bit for some more flavour.

 
At August 20, 2012 at 2:19 PM , Blogger Dahlia said...

Great idea! Next time use Boars Head meat it is healthier.

 
At August 23, 2012 at 6:45 AM , Blogger Abby Swass said...

These look GREAT!!!

 
At September 2, 2012 at 5:09 PM , Blogger Christine said...

I substituted the cheese with cream cheese (cannot get Laughing Cow cheese where I live), and added mashed avocado...better than a regular sandwich! Thanks for the inspiration!

 
At September 3, 2012 at 1:52 AM , Blogger unBELLElivable said...

I'm loving these! I first found this on pinterest...and now that I am starting my own blog,I'm already following you to keep me updated if you have more food ideas like this one. :)

 
At September 12, 2012 at 7:13 PM , Blogger ADIXON said...

English cucumbers great to use!! You NEVER have to peel them!

 
At September 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM , Blogger My Thoughts said...

So glad I came across this recipe. Made one tonight with all the above but used sandwich pepperoni and spinach leaves and it was amazing. So looking forward to what I can come up with next! Thanks for sharing!!

 
At September 17, 2012 at 9:35 PM , Blogger My Thoughts said...

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At September 22, 2012 at 10:11 AM , Blogger weightloss said...

I love this recipe a Cucumber Sub. It looks so refreshing and healthy. It is a great alternative to the typical high calorie carbs like processed breads. It is the perfect sandwich to reduce your calorie intake and incorporate into a healthy diet. Here are some more diet snack options that you will enjoy.

 
At October 7, 2012 at 11:52 PM , Blogger amy craft said...

Mix srirachi with mayo for kick and to stretch the mayo out. You could use crab and carrots with this to make it a sort of sushi, since srirachi and mayo is what makes the "spicy" in Spicy California Rolls.

 
At October 14, 2012 at 7:31 PM , Blogger city said...

thanks for sharing...

 
At October 14, 2012 at 7:31 PM , Blogger city said...

thanks for sharing...

 

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