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25 Healthy Sandwiches That Will Make Your Mouth Water

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Healthy Sandwiches

Enjoy 25 healthy sandwiches for dinner or as a quick snack.

Simple to prepare, take to school or work for a healthy lunch.

A healthy sandwich is an all time favourite meal. It’s easy to pack, fits most budgets as its cheap to prepare.

Sandwich Making Tips

1) Use condiments such as vinaigrettes, pestos, BBQ sauces, chutneys, mayo, butter, cream cheese and salsas.

2) Spread the condiment to the edges of the sandwich to create a seal against wet ingredients.

Add wet ingredients such as lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and cucumbers to the sandwich when you are ready to eat.

3) For toppings most people go with lettuce or tomato that can cause the bread to get soggy. To maintain crunchiness for your sandwich go for the following toppings:

  • Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Sliced peppers

4) Use the right bread. The moister the filling, the drier and denser the bread should be.

5) Use a good thick crust or large tortillas, for moist fillings. This type of bread will keep ingredients where they need to be.

What Is The Healthiest Sandwich Filling?

  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Fish
  • Fruit
  • Pesto
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Smoked salmon

Are Sandwiches Healthy For Losing Weight?

Sandwiches are filled with lean protein, complex carbs, healthy fats and fiber packed veggies.

Despite some sandwiches filled with grilled cheeses, sandwiches can absolutely help you work toward your weight loss goals. A salad sandwich with whole grain bread instead of white bread can help you have a full tummy without compromising taste.

For healthy weight loss sandwiches make it easy to add more whole foods to your diet.

Types Of Sandwiches

  • Vegan sandwiches
  • Meat sandwiches
  • Seafood sandwiches
  • Vegetable sandwich
  • Grilled sandwich
  • Fried sandwich
  • Egg sandwich
  • Sloppy joe
  • French dip
  • Cheesesteak
  • Two slices of bread with ingredients in between
  • Two halves of a baguette or roll with ingredients in between
  • Triple decker sandwich
  • Club sandwich
  • Monte cristo sandwich
  • Hero, hoagie, or submarine sandwich
  • Open-faced sandwich
  • Pocket sandwich
  • Pinwheel
  • Tea – mini sandwich
  • Tramezino
  • Pan bagnat
  • Ribbon
  • Mosaic
  • Panini
  • Muffuletta
  • Cheese sandwich
  • Reuben sandwich
  • Roast beef sandwich
  • Hot dog
  • Torta
  • BLT

Types Of Bread Used

  • Bagels
  • Batard
  • Baguette
  • Rye
  • Pita
  • Buns
  • English Muffins
  • Focaccia
  • Croissant
  • Ciabatta

Bread Sandwich Recipe Alternatives

What’s A Good Replacement For Wheat Bread?

1) Oopsie bread a popular low carb bread.

2) Ezekiel bread is one of the healthiest breads.

3) Rye bread is mush higher in fiber than wheat bread.

4) Corn tortillas is totally wheat free.

5) Lettuce wraps such as our popular posts

6) Use slices of sweet potato as a substitute for bread, especially with burgers.

7) Vegetables can be used as a substitute for bread such as sweet potato, eggplant, bell peppers, butternut squash, cucumbers and large portobello .


9) Fried egg is a delicious option to use to replace bread.

10) Sourdough bread is made from fermented grains. Get the recipe here.

11) Buckwheat flatbread is very low carb, wheat and gluten free and high in protein.

12) Chickpea flatbread – chickpea also known as garbanzo bean is gluten free.

13) Rice wraps such as a salad roll.

14) Nori wraps is made from nori seaweed. Its traditionally used for sushi by rolling vegetables and fish into a roll with rice.

However,  you can also use nori as a wrap with avocado, cucumber, brown rice, quinoa, carrot sticks etc. Use your imagination.

Which Cheese Is Best For Sandwiches?

  • Goat cheese
  • Havarti
  • Swiss.
  • Sharp cheddar
  • Blue cheese
  • Muenster
  • Provolone
  • Pepper Jack
  • American
  • Feta

Types of Cold Sandwiches

  • Basic sandwich with vegetarian ingredients for vegans or cold meat
  • Cold sandwich wraps filled with ingredients in a healthy wrap
  • Cold sandwich rolls rolled in a flat bread i.e. Tortilla
  • Triple decker cold sandwich with cold meats, vegetables, and condiments

Types Of Hot Sandwiches

  • Closed sandwich that contains a hot filling between two slices of bread i.e. Panini
  • Fried sandwich that is dipped in egg batter then fried i.e. Monte Crisco
  • Hot triple decker with more than two sandwiches decked on top of each other
  • Hot open faced sandwich i.e. Pizza with hot meats or roasted vegetables

How To Prepare Hot Sandwiches

Hot sandwiches can be a delightful treat, offering warmth and comfort in every bit. Here’s how you can whip up some delicious, hot sandwiches at home:

Start With A Quality Bread

For a sturdy foundation, choose whole wheat bread with thick slices. Not only is it a healthier option, but it also stands up well to various fillings, ensuring your sandwich doesn’t fall apart as you savor it.

Protein-Packed Fillings

For those looking for healthy sandwich ideas, cooked chicken and canned tuna are excellent choices. Tuna salad, made with Greek yogurt instead of mayo, gives you a creamy texture without the added fats. You can also consider egg salad made with boiled eggs, another protein-rich option that can be heated to perfection.

Cheesy Goodness

Nothing says ‘hot sandwich’ like melty cheese. Layer your favorite cheese, whether it’s cheddar, mozzarella, or swiss, for that irresistible gooey touch. For a healthier twist, opt for low-fat versions to add flavor without the guilt.

Add Some Greens

Before you place your sandwich on the heat, layer in some leafy greens. Spinach, arugula, or kale can add a crunchy texture and nutritional boost.

The Sweet Touch

For those with a sweet tooth, a jelly sandwich, when heated, provides a warm, gooey center that’s simply hard to resist. Pair it with some nut butter for added protein and flavor.

Cooking Techniques

Whether you are using a pan, oven, or sandwich press, ensure both sides of your sandwich are evenly toasted. This not only heats the ingredients inside but also gives your bread a crispy exterior.

Serve With Sides

Hot sandwiches can be paired with a variety of sides. Consider serving them with a side salad, some baked chips, or even a refreshing dip made from Greek yogurt and lemon juice. You can even go savory with mashed chickpeas, kalamata olives or even hummus for nutritious but healthy sandwich recipes.

Tips for Storing and Packing Sandwiches for Freshness

Keeping sandwiches fresh can be the difference between a delightful, healthy lunch and a soggy disappointment. Proper storage and packing techniques ensure the healthier versions of your sandwich remain as tasty as when it was first made.

But how do you keep them fresh?

Toasted Bread Advantage

Starting with toasted bread, especially whole grain bread, not only adds a crunch to your sandwich but also acts as a barrier, preventing moist fillings like chicken salad from making the bread soggy. The toasting process reduces the moisture content in the bread, giving you longer-lasting crispy texture.

Choosing Ingredients Wisely

Ingredients like red onion, which can release moisture over time, should be placed between other ingredients, like lettuce or cheese, to prevent the bread from absorbing moisture. This trick helps maintain the freshness of your sandwich and keeps those calories in check.

Pack Smart for Easy Lunch

If you are packing a sandwich for an easy lunch on the go, consider deconstructing it. Pack the fillings, like your fresh veggies, sour cream, and creamy avocado, and assemble your sandwich just before eating. This method ensures all the components retain their distinct textures, making for a healthier lunch that has fewer calories and maximum flavor.

Wrap It Right

Once your sandwich is assembled, wrapping it tightly in parchment paper or foil can help keep everything together. It protects the sandwic from external moisture and other contaminants.

Refrigerate If Necessary

If you are using perishable ingredients like chicken salad, ensure you store your sandwich in a cool environment. If you are headed to work or school, use an insulated lunch bag with an ice pack.

Other Lunch Ideas

Sandwich Recipes

Enjoy your sandwich with a salad, appetizer or side dish. Get the recipes below.

Italian Melt

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Loaded Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich

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Healthy Turkey Sandwich With Black Bean Spread

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Greek Salad Hummus Sandwich

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Rainbow Roast Vegetable Sandwich

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Vegan BLT (…minus that egg) With Chipotle Tahini “Mayo”

Read full details on: Half Baked Harvest

Turkey Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese

Read full details on: Tidy Mom

Chipotle Hummus Avocado Sandwich

Read full details on: Two Peas & Their Pod

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwich

Read full details on: Damn Delicious

Buffalo Chickpea Veggie Burger

Read full details on: Peas & Crayons

Spinach Basil Pesto & Tomato Grilled Cheese

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Leftover Turkey Salad Sandwich

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Rainbow Vegetable Sandwich

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Spicy Maple Grilled Chicken Sandwich With Smoky Bacon Corn

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Chickpea Sunflower Sandwich

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Grilled Steak Tacos with Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce

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The Ultimate Salad Sandwich

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BLT Pimento Cheese Sandwich

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Crispy Eggplant Sandwiches

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California Rainbow Veggie Sub

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Sweet Potato Sandwich with Vegan Tzatziki Sauce

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Green Goddess Sandwiches

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Vegan Sloppy Joes With Roasted Portobello Mushrooms

Read full details on: Abbey’s Kitchen

Steak Sandwich With Coleslaw And Tomato Chilli Relish

Read full details on: Good Food

Cucumber And Avocado Sandwich

Read full details on: Two Peas & Their Pod

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