Healthy Sandwiches When You Want a Handheld Meal
Pulled Pork Gyros with Dilled Radish Tzatziki
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.
Banh Mi Vietnamese Sandwiches
We keep these Vietnamese-inspired baguette sandwiches to a trim 231 calories each by calling for pork tenderloin, plenty of fresh veggies, and reduced-fat sesame ginger salad dressing.
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, we sprinkle on a few crumbled potato chips (baked or kettle-cooked if you like) before adding the second slice of bread.
Sloppy Veggie Sandwiches
Turkey Taco Panini
Score big with fewer calories and lots of flavor with these satisfying taco-style sandwiches. Customize the flavor with your choice of salsa—pick one that is thick and chunky for best results. Use a skillet or grill pan if that's what you have on hand, but for the most professional-looking sandwiches, cook in a panini press.
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.
Italian Veggie Heroes
Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork Sliders
Great for entertaining, these sliders are easy to put together. Pile buttery dinner rolls with the simmered meat and top with crunchy, vitamin-packed coleslaw and pickles. If you’re hosting a get together, make a whole plate of these easy grab-and-go mini sandwiches.
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. Swap out any veggies you find at the farmers market to mix up the flavor. The yogurt dipping sauce really kicks this up a notch.
Coffee-Rubbed Salmon Sandwiches
Is it sweet? Is it savory? Both, actually. The unexpected coffee flavor will have your taste buds asking for more. Its’ decadent and filling in a way that fish sometimes isn’t. The sour cream balances out the espresso powder in a refreshing finish.
Test Kitchen Tip: If you’re not feeling the coffee rub and would like a little spice, try using Cajon seasoning on the salmon.
Ham and Egg Sandwiches
Thai Shrimp and Cucumber Wraps with Rice
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.
Greek Sloppy Joe Pitas
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. Serve it for breakfast, lunch, or as a breakfast-for-dinner idea. Not a fried egg fan? If you prefer scrambled or poached, simply swap them in for the fried eggs in this sandwich recipe.
All Wrapped Up Chef Salad
It’s a wrap, not a salad, and it’s delicious and totally portable. Consider this your salad to-go with all the healthy ingredients of a chef salad. Prewash and do the chopping the ahead of time, so it’s ready to assemble when you are.
Test Kitchen Tip: Squeeze a little lemon juice on the avocado to help it stay fresh for longer.
Muenster, Cabbage, and Apple Sandwiches
Paleo Waldorf Salad Lettuce Wraps
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Garbanzo Bean-Veggie Pitas with Creamy Avocado Dressing
Greek Lamb Wraps
Cheesy Chicken Sloppy Joe Sliders
This is an economical and flavorful hearty sandwich. Using ground chicken, shredded cheese and regular pantry ingredients make this an easy go-to lunch. Using ground turkey and ground beef would change the flavor just enough to keep this healthy sandwich from getting boring once you start making it on repeat.
Tomatillo Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
Pineapple Pesto Chicken Wraps
This recipe takes any pesto dish up a flavor level. With the added sweetness of pineapple, it’s a refreshing lunch (or light dinner). Enclose it all in whole wheat tortillas and you’ve just made a delicious well-balanced meal.
Grilled Turkey Gyros
Avocado and Asparagus Egg Sandwiches
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-inspired recipe will help you watch your waistline without sacrificing any flavor.
Test Kitchen Tip: Did you know that fresh ginger is equipped with phytonutrients that help reduce inflammation? Use it in this recipe's stir-fry sauce.
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.
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?
Avocado BLT Club Sandwiches
The mashed avocado mixture with mayo, lemon juice, and garlic takes this healthy sandwich to another level. If you like toasted bread with your sandwich, this recipe will become a regular in your lunch rotation. It’s great on whole wheat, sourdough, and French rolls.