Healthy Sandwich Recipes

We've lightened up your favorite sandwich recipes and stacked them high with fresh produce, succulent meats, and homemade spreads. With wraps, pitas, melts, and more satisfying healthy sandwiches under 400 calories, the only choice you'll have to make is which 'wich to try first.

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    Turkey Taco Panini

    Score big with fewer calories and lots of taste with these satisfying taco-style sandwiches. Customize the flavor with your choice of salsa -- pick one that is thick and chunky for best results.

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    Cal-Ital Roasted Veggie Melts

    Spread red pepper hummus on high-fiber pumpernickel bread, then top with a garlicky mixture of roasted veggies and tofu. Open-face vegetarian sandwiches are low on carbohydrates!

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    Coffee-Rubbed Salmon Sandwiches

    Get your coffee fix at lunchtime: espresso powder and dried ancho chili powder give these salmon sandwiches a spicy-sweet kick.

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    Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork Sliders

    Pulled pork sandwiches are a proven crowd-pleaser, so we've amped up the classic recipe with a sweet and tangy balsamic barbecue sauce. Pile up buttery dinner rolls and top with crunchy, vitamin-packed coleslaw and pickles.


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    Succulent Slow Cooker Pork

    Make delicious pulled pork sandwiches, melts, and wraps with the help of your slow cooker. Watch as we show you how to select, season, and sauce your pork before slow cooking to perfection.


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    Fried Egg, Bacon, and Avocado Sandwiches

    Melt-in-your mouth bacon and fried eggs combine with avocado and cheddar cheese in this can't-be-beat comfort food recipe. 

    Healthy Sandwich Tip: Not a fried-egg fan? If you prefer scrambled or poached eggs, simply substitute them for the fried eggs in this sandwich recipe.



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    Turkey Meatball Grinders

    Give grinders a skinny makeover with ground turkey breast, a no-salt-added marinara sauce, and whole grain hot dog buns. Three juicy meatballs and melty mozzarella pack each saucy sandwich.


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    Crispy Cauliflower Steak Sandwiches

    Calling all cauliflower! Crispy, hearty cauliflower stands in for sodium-packed lunch meat in this healthy sandwich recipe.

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    Egg, Spinach, and Bacon Chutney Tartines

    Tartines, better know as open-face sandwiches, make a wholesome breakfast, lunch, or dinner thanks to layers of luscious ingredients. Keep this fried-egg sandwich in check by using lower-sodium, less-fat bacon and adding vitamin-rich wilted spinach.



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    Muenster, Cabbage, and Apple Sandwiches

    Cutting down on meat can slash calories and still be delicious -- proven by this gooey grilled cheese recipe. Stuffed with sweet apple slices, crunchy cabbage, and tangy Muenster cheese, this meatless meal is ready to serve in just 30 minutes.

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    Garbanzo Bean-Veggie Pitas with Creamy Avocado Dressing

    High-fiber garbanzo beans get a fresh update in this easy brown-bag lunch idea. Slow-cook beans with onion and garlic, then pair with crisp, colorful veggies in a pita for a fast and fresh meal.


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    Greek Lamb Wraps

    Lamb makes for a tender sandwich filling when slow cooked and shredded to perfection. Combine it with a light mayo spread, fresh veggies, and reduced-fat feta cheese for a sensational Greek sandwich wrap.


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    Caprese Panini

    Whole wheat bread and a panini grill are all it takes to transform classic Caprese salad into a melty sandwich that's ready in 25 minutes. Dip the fresh trio of tomato, basil, and mozzarella in balsamic vinegar for added Italian flavor.


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    Gluten Free Cloud Bread

    This grain-free, gluten-free, no carb bread is soft, fluffy, and the perfect way to satisfy cravings. Try it as a sandwich or all on its own!

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    Prosciutto and Grape Grilled Cheese

    Freshen up classic grilled cheese with red grapes and thinly sliced ham or prosciutto for the sweet and salty sandwich you've been craving.


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    Zesty Fajita Wraps

    This good-for-you slow cooker recipe is chock-full of delicious and nutritious chicken, peppers, and onion -- for only 220 calories!

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    Strawberries and Cream Cheese Waffle Sandwiches

    Check out the sweeter side of breakfast sandwiches with this strawberry, cream cheese, and honey stuffed masterpiece. Toasted until golden brown, sticky-sweet whole wheat sandwiches get crunch from granola and vitamin-rich sunflower seeds.


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    Tomatillo Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

    Make purchased roast chicken impressive with our homemade tomatillo-garlic sauce. These tailgate-ready ciabatta sandwiches rival restaurant offerings and fuel you with 18 grams of protein per serving.


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    Greek Sloppy Joe Pitas

    Quick lunch sandwiches don't have to be boring! Luxurious red wine tomato sauce transforms lean ground lamb into a light and tasty sandwich filler. Mediterranean toppers like feta cheese and Kalamata olives make the healthy pita pockets complete.

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    Trendy Mexican Sandwiches

    Watch to learn more about tortas, a south-of-the-border cousin to the American sandwich. The toasty sandwiches can be filled with beans, guacamole, peppers, and more!


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    Chicken Enchilada Wraps

    A silky mix of sour cream, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese complements zesty chile-spiced chicken in this healthy handheld enchilada remix. Packed with fresh ingredients, the lean and mean chicken sandwich recipe is guaranteed to spice up mealtime.


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    Grilled Turkey Gyros

    Lighten up an indulgent gyro recipe with lean ground turkey and a cool fat-free cucumber-yogurt sauce instead of traditional tzatziki. Bright diced tomatoes and crunchy cucumbers fill the Mediterranean grilled sandwiches.


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    Avocado Ranch Tuna Melts

    By keeping your sandwich open-face and making smart ingredient swaps, such as light mayonnaise and ultra-thin cheese slices, you can enjoy all the comfort of creamy tuna melts with half the fat. We added avocado and broccoli slaw mix to the classic sandwich for nutrition and depth of flavor.


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    Avocado and Asparagus Egg Sandwiches

    They're hearty, healthy, and perfect for any meal of the day. A deliciously fresh sandwich that's sure to become a kitchen classic.

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    Mediterranean Breakfast Sandwiches

    Think thin with multigrain slim sandwich rolls. You can save up to 100 calories per serving compared with traditional breads, plus they allow you to enjoy the delicate Mediterranean flavors of these rosemary-seasoned egg-and-cheese sandwiches.



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    Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    Lettuce wraps are a tasty way to save on carbs and calories in your favorite sandwich recipes. Fill butterhead lettuce with Asian-spiced chicken and vegetables for a fix-and-forget slow cooker favorite.


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    Sesame-Ginger Turkey Wraps

    Skip takeout and create worldy wraps with slow-cooked turkey and crisp slaw coated in a sesame-ginger stir-fry sauce. The low-fat Asian recipe will help you watch your waistline while freeing up your hands to do other things.

    Healthy Sandwich Tip: Did you know that fresh ginger is equipped with phytonutrients that help reduce inflammation? Use it in this recipe's stir-fry sauce.



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    Open-Face Ratatouille Sandwiches

    Get your veggie fix with ratatouille! Eggplant, zucchini, and squash are all high in nutrients that fill you up, but are low in calories, making them ideal for a lunch recipe.

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    Hot Turkey and Gravy Sandwiches

    Indulge in all your favorite Thanksgiving offerings in one unbelievably delicious sandwich recipe. This hot turkey tenderloin sandwich stays under 400 calories per serving thanks to mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes and low-fat cream cheese. Oh, and did we mention it's drenched in white gravy?


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    Thai Chicken Broccoli Wraps

    Flavor-packed wraps feature homemade peanut sauce that adds just the right amount of flavor to ginger-scented chicken filling.

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    30 Minute Pork Sandwich

    Watch as we turn pork tenderloin into a delicious pork sandwich with a tangy apple slaw in just five easy steps.

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    Curried Tuna Sandwich

    Tuna salad can be made ahead and refrigerated until you're ready to assemble and eat. Deli coleslaw adds a fresh and flavorful crunch.

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    Fresh and Light Dinner Recipes

    From salads to pasta dishes, we've compiled a list of our favorite easy and light dinner recipes. These fresh recipes all make for a delicious dinner that the whole family will love.
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