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
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.
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.
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.