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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    Pulled Pork Gyros with Dilled Radish Tzatziki

    Spice-rubbed lean pork is remarkably tender and ridiculously delicious after slow cooking all day in red wine. Shred and serve in a pita that's slathered with homemade Greek yogurt tzatziki for a lightened-up gyro sandwich.

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    Sweet-Spicy Barbecued Chicken Sliders

    Looking for a skinny spin on a buffalo chicken sandwich? Your search ends here. Since these healthy sliders start with purchased rolls (opt for whole wheat for extra fiber) and feature sauced-up leftover or rotisserie chicken, it's a cinch to make a big batch in a flash, too.

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    Banh Mi Vietnamese Sandwiches

    Banh mi without extra LBs? Yes, please! We keep these Asian baguettes to a trim 231 calories each by calling for pork tenderloin, plenty of fresh veggies, and reduced-fat sesame ginger salad dressing.

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    Pickled Beet Sandwiches

    A bit of prosciutto goes a long way in these toasted sandwiches that highlight peppy watercress and tangy pickled beets. For extra crunch, sprinkle on a few crumbled potato chips (baked or kettle-cooked if you like) before adding the second slice of bread.

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    Sloppy Veggie Sandwiches

    Hearty lentils and brown rice replace all the meat in these slow cooker faux joes. Even picky eaters will have a tough time distinguishing these vegetarian buns from their beefy counterparts.

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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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    Smoked Salmon Flatbread

    Get a taste of a New York deli via this cream cheese, lox, and caper sandwich. We trade the bagel for a flatbread to keep the calorie count at a trim 284 per wrap.

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    Fresh Pea and Ricotta Tartine

    Garden-fresh veggies and creamy whipped ricotta replace all the meat in this light and trendy toast recipe. A splash of champagne vinegar and a pinch of flaky sea salt gives this healthy sandwich recipe a gourmet touch.

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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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    Falafel and Vegetable Pitas

    With whole wheat pitas as the “bun” and whole wheat flour as the falafel binder, these veggie-loaded falafel pockets pack in 8 grams of filling fiber. Keep the nutritious vibes going: Skip the fries and pair this healthy sandwich recipe with a side salad drizzled with extra yogurt sauce instead of dressing.

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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 crust. A light sour cream-based parsley sauce is the ideal cool counterpoint to all that kick.

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    Ham and Egg Sandwiches

    Pump up the protein even more on your ham and cheese sandwich by adding sliced hard-cooked egg and a Greek yogurt dill sauce. Start with preboiled eggs, and this 371-calorie sub only requires a bit of assembly.

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    Make-Ahead Smoked Turkey and Grilled Onion Panini

    Keep your healthy sandwich recipe's carb count in check by stacking fillings atop a multigrain thin sandwich roll (seek out rolls with about 100 calories and 5 grams of fiber). For this grilled goodie, Italian-dressed grilled onions, turkey, and provolone get pressed to perfection in just four minutes.

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    Yellow Squash and Feta Grilled Toast

    Take advantage of a bumper crop of squash to make a spread of open-faced sandwiches for lunch. Grill the veggies and the bread, then layer a garlicky cream cheese mixture in between the two before finishing things off with plenty of fresh arugula. Two slices will only set you back 286 calories!

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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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    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. Not a fried egg fan? If you prefer scrambled or poached, simply swap them in for the fried eggs in this sandwich recipe.

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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! While the chicken might be the star of these wraps, let's give some love to the peppers: just one cup provides more than your daily quota of vitamin C.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 these Mediterranean grilled sandwiches.

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    Avocado and Asparagus Egg Sandwiches

    Egg sandwiches are hearty, healthy, and perfect for any meal of the day. This piled-high creation mashes up the classic egg sammy with avocado toast for a deliciously fresh meal that's sure to become a kitchen classic.

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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. This low-fat Asian recipe will help you watch your waistline without sacrificing any of the flavor.

    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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    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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    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

    These flavor-packed healthy wraps feature homemade peanut sauce that adds just the right amount of flavor to ginger-scented chicken filling. Serve extra sauce on the side for dunking (you'll definitely want to wipe the bowl clean!).

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    Fresh and Light Dinner Recipes

    From salads to pastas to sandwiches, we've compiled a list of our favorite easy and light dinner recipes. We even have ideas for making steak into a light and refreshing meal! Plus, these recipes are filled with fresh ingredients, making them extra tasty and nutritious. These recipes prove that dinner doesn't have to be a covered in mounds of cheese and dripping with butter to be satisfying!
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