Sandwiches are part of our everyday lives, and they provide many important nutrients—all while accounting for very little of our daily carb intake.

The Grain Foods Foundation offers a list of five ways you can make healthy living part of your everyday routine, starting with:

1. Build a healthy base.

Choose a variety of nutritious foods. Aim to include foods from each food group into all your meals. For example, include fruits and vegetables, low-fat milk and dairy products, beans and lean meats as well as whole and enriched grain foods like breads and cereals (knowing from time to time it’s okay surprise your family with a treat!). Eating a variety of foods (of different colors) is the easiest way to ensure a well-balanced diet.

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