8 Next-Level Sandwiches that Leave Bread Behind

Whether you kicked carbs to lose weight or you just like to keep it fresh and fun with meals, these breadless sandwiches will make you wonder why you ever needed a bun in the first place!

1. Applewiches

Robyn at Add a Pinch has the right idea: pairing peanut butter and real cheddar cheese between slices of tart, crisp Granny Smith apples to make Applewiches. For an afternoon snack, or even for breakfast, an applewich a day is sure to keep food boredom away!

2. Collard Wraps

Giant, leafy collard greens make the best wrap for just about any filling you can imagine. Of course, the beet chickpea spread from Honest Fare is hard to beat on aesthetics and flavor. We may never go back to bread!

3. Grilled Strawberry-Tomato-Chicken Wraps

If you haven't tried adding seasonal berries to your sandwich, it's time to rethink lunch! These Grilled Strawberry, Tomato, and Chicken Wraps take the sandwich from ordinary to spectacular with grilled chicken, berries, and the added (healthy) crunch of almonds, served in an edible package. Try these for your next grilling get-together!

4. Turkey Swiss Chard Wraps with Apples

These Turkey Swiss Chard Wraps with Apples boast a sweet-peppery vinaigrette that definitely adds some variety to your lunchtime lineup. Crisp, fresh Swiss chard leaves stand in for bread in these flavor-packed wraps that will keep you satisfied for hours without weighing you down.

5. Barbecue Chicken and Ramen Wafflewiches

Barbecue Chicken and Ramen Waffles will make you want to put open-face sandwiches on the dinner menu ASAP! Combining ramen noodles with a few standard pantry ingredients makes a crisp, flavorful base to top with barbecue chicken and tangy slaw for a complete meal. If you're gluten-free, make sure the ramen is GF and substitute gluten-free all-purpose flour for the regular flour.

6. Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps bring far-away flavors to your plate easily with convenience products like precooked chicken strips (or rotisserie chicken) and shredded cabbage. Mildly sweet butter lettuce cups are the perfect backdrop for the classic Asian flavors of sesame, soy sauce, and red pepper. (For gluten-free, be sure to use gluten-free soy sauce.)

7. Shrimp and Pineapple Lettuce Cups

Take an exotic, no-cook culinary getaway right at your own table with five-ingredient Shrimp and Pineapple Lettuce Cups. This recipe is a great example of how you can still eat healthy even when time is short!

8. Eggplant Stacks with Pomegranate, Mint, and Yogurt Sauce

Gorgeous eggplant stacks layered with a sweet potato-feta mixture and served with a yogurt sauce on the side could work as a vegetarian main course or a side dish. Either way, Rachel of Apronless makes Eggplant Stacks with Pomegranate, Mint, and Yogurt Sauce look as good as they taste!

Bonus! Snack Sandwich: Crunchy Peanut Butter-Coconut Bananas

Call them mini sandwiches: These Crunchy Peanut Butter-Coconut Bananas are the cutest mini sandwiches ever! You can whip up a batch in no time and serve them as a satisfying afternoon snack or a healthy after-dinner dessert.


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