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6 Healthy Sandwiches That Are Better Than Any Wrap

Tehrene Firman

Tehrene FirmanFebruary 13, 2019

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Back in the day, sandwiches were everything. Just think about your school lunches. All the good stuff packed up in your lunch box could be found between two slices of extra-fluffy white bread. Unfortunately, the cool-factor of sandwiches declined as fancy wraps made with spinach tortillas rose among the ranks. Well, here’s some good news: Healthy sandwiches are making a comeback.

Instead of the bologna and cheese sandwiches of yesteryear, these healthy sandwiches are actually good for you. You don’t need packaged goods from the deli aisle of the supermarket (which, BTW, is not that great for you) to fill the space between your bread. And many food bloggers are jumping on the chance to give sandwiches a serious upgrade, creating creamy plant-based spreads and piling the wholesome ingredients high.

The next time you’re planning your lunches for the week, give sandwiches another chance. With the right ingredients, you can reintroduce healthy sandwiches to the mix and kiss wraps goodbye.

Here are 6 healthy sandwiches to inspire your next lunch

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🥪🌈BIG SANDWICH🌈🥪 anyone? You know Elaine’s “big salad” in Seinfeld (if you’ve seen that episode😁)? Well, this is my BIG crispy, creamy, juicy healthy and nourishing sandwich and let me tell you all about those 9 yummy layers🌈👇🏼: ⁣ – Hummus (recipe in my feed)⁣ – Avocado⁣ – Tomatoes⁣ – Red onion⁣ – Alfalfa sprouts ⁣ – Black olives⁣ – Quick pickled red cabbage (just finely slice and massage it with a drizzle of apple cider vinegar and flaky sea salt)⁣ – Cucumbers; and⁣ – Mustard.⁣ Go ahead and stack them high!🥪😋😍⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #plantbased #vegan #wfpbdiet #swedishvegan #växtbaserat #veganskt #veganfoodrecipes #veganfoodsharing #cleaneatsnocheats #cleaneatsmealprep #veganlicious #plantbasedfoods #plantbasedlifestyle #fitvegans #plantbasedrecipes #healthyveganfood #foodphotoshoot #sandwich #thrivemags #veganfoodblog #healthyfoodblogger #veganfoodspace #veganfoodofficial #thevegansclub #fitvegan #veganfitfood #sandwichporn #vegansandwich #hummus #avocadotoasts

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1. Hummus and veggies

This sandwich is filled with a flavorful combination of hummus, avocado, alfalfa sprouts, black olives, and pickled red cabbage.

2. Roasted carrot hummus

Instead of spreading regular hummus on your sandwich—which is delicious in itself!—switch things up with an option made from vitamin-packed carrots.

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Which sandwich would you pick? 💜💚💛❤️⁣ ⁣ 🌈 RAINBOW SANDWICHES 🌈⁣ ⁣ 💜 Purple:⁣ Beetroot hummus⁣ Purple cabbage⁣ Purple kale⁣ Purple kale sprouts⁣ Purple basil⁣ ⁣ 💚 Green:⁣ Avocado cilantro lime mayo⁣ Green cabbage⁣ Baby spinach⁣ Cucumber⁣ Green pepper⁣ ⁣ 💛 Yellow-orange:⁣ Roasted red pepper hummus⁣ Orange pepper⁣ Carrot⁣ Endive⁣ Yellow heirloom tomato⁣ Corn⁣ Yellow pepper⁣ ⁣ ❤️ Red:⁣ Sun-dried tomato pesto⁣ Radicchio⁣ Beet⁣ Red heirloom tomato⁣ Red pepper⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Make sandwiches on bread of choice. ⁣ Repost @scecco_food.for.thought⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #veggiesandwich #eatyourcolors⁣ #healthysandwich #plantbasedlunch #vegansandwich #vegansandwiches #vegancomfortfood #vegannoms #veganlunch #veganlunchideas #plantbasedeating #plantbasedrecipe #easyvegan #plantbasedmeals #plantbasedprotein #crueltyfreefood #sacramentovegan #eatbetternotless #megunprocessed #veganmoms #plantbasedfamily #meatlessmeals #meatlessmeal #anythingyoucaneaticaneatvegan ⁣ #veganfoods #veganfoodideas #veganinspiration #justvegan #veganmealideas #plantbasedrecipes

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3. Rainbow sandwiches

Whether you’re in the mood for a purple mix of beetroot and purple cabbage or a red mix of sun-dried tomato paste and red peppers, these colorful combos are sure to please.

4. Roasted sweet potatoes

Who knew avocados, roasted sweet potatoes, and beets made such a winning combination?

5. Smashed chickpeas

All you need is some smashed avocado and chickpeas, red onion, cucumber, and broccoli sprouts for a melt-in-your-mouth lunch.

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How do you like to dress up your bananas? Typically i eat mine freshly peeled or blended into my daily smoothie, but lately we’ve been making a childhood favourite: toasted banana sandwiches! I layered thickly sliced banana with natural peanut butter, dried black currents, fresh strawberries and a thick chocolate tahini spread. And yeah, it tasted as good as it looked 😉😉. What is your favourite fruit to snack on? Marketing can easily have you believe that the quickest/healthiest snack comes in a convenient little packet but what is more convenient that an @australianbanana ? It comes with its own (biodegradable) packet, it has the easiest flavour to love, and it has to be the most versatile piece of fruit ever. Bananas are the original fast food, with all the benenfits and none of the rubbish #peelgoodfeelgood #makeyourbodysing #ad #australianbananas @australianbananas 🍌🍌❣️❣️

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6. Banana and chocolate tahini

If you want a true blast from the past, try this healthy sandwich made with sliced bananas, peanut butter, dried black currants, strawberries, and chocolate tahini.

Here’s why to embrace the chic adult lunch bag even if you’re not going back to school. Or, check out some more on-the-go lunch ideas that will fuel you all week long.

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