wholemeal breadCarly is a qualified personal trainer, nutritionist, published fitness author, ambassador for South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association.

She says,

“When it comes to choosing bread, my advice is to look for 100% whole grains with a short ingredients list. The first ingredient listed on the label will indicate how healthy it is. If it contains wheat flour or enriched bleached flour, this would imply that white flour was used. This should be avoided. If it contains whole wheat flour, you know it’s the healthiest choice.

We ultimately use spreads to add moisture – so why not try homemade guacamole, hummus or greek yoghurt instead? All much healthier options.”

Stuck for sandwich ideas? Try Carly’s Mexican fuel booster


  • Whole wheat bread
  • A mix of veggies (cucumber, onion, tomato, peppers etc.)
  • Cooked black beans
  • Greek yoghurt
  • Avocado

The health benefits: Black beans are an under-appreciated food. Not only are they full of protein and fibre, they’re also said to ward off diseases such as cancer. Avocado is a great source of those healthy fats you’ve heard so much about.