Healthy Hot Sandwich Recipes

Find healthy, delicious hot sandwich recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Beef & Bean Sloppy Joes

Rating: Unrated
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This healthy copycat recipe of the comfort food classic trades beans for some of the meat to bump up fiber by 7 grams. We also cut back on the sugar and ketchup in this Sloppy Joe recipe makeover to save you 12 grams of added sugar.

Taco Lettuce Wraps

Rating: Unrated
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Don't limit yourself to lettuce for this low-carb, gluten-free taco lettuce wrap recipe--any fresh green sturdy enough to wrap around 1/2 cup of filling works.

Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

Rating: Unrated
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Two of our favorite comfort-food sandwiches join forces in these family-friendly dinner sandwiches. We found that softer buns make this easier to eat, and it's all the better when wrapped takeout-style in a sheet of foil.

Portobello "Philly Cheese Steak" Sandwich

Rating: Unrated
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Cheese steaks are a Philadelphia tradition: thin slices from a rich and very fatty slab of beef, fried up and topped with a heavy cheese sauce. We've cut down on the fat considerably--but not on the taste. All it needs is a cold beer or a glass of pinot noir on the side.

Cauliflower Grilled Cheese with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

A jar of sun-dried tomatoes does double duty in this healthy sandwich recipe--the oil coats roasted cauliflower florets with flavor, while the chopped bits of tomato add color and bursts of umami. Don't have a panini maker? Cook these grilled cheese sandwiches in a skillet over medium heat. Place another skillet on top, weighted down with four 15-ounce cans, to press them.

Tuna Melt

Rating: Unrated
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In this updated tuna melt recipe, we go light on the mayo and top it with fresh tomato slices and shredded sharp Cheddar. This allows us to use considerably less cheese while ensuring that there's great cheese flavor in each gooey bite of this healthy tuna melt recipe.

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap

Rating: Unrated
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This chicken Caesar salad wrap recipe is elevated by the irresistible smoky flavor of grilled chicken and grilled romaine. Whisk together this easy Caesar salad dressing, toss with the grilled chicken and romaine and wrap it all together for a delicious lunch or dinner.

Zesty Sloppy Joes

This version of the favorite ground beef sandwich is livened up with jalapeño peppers and chili powder.

Tuna Salad Sandwich with Sweet Relish

Rating: Unrated
2
This sweet twist on a classic tuna-salad sandwich is a healthy high-protein lunch that even your kids will love.

Egg-in-a-Hole with Spinach & Bacon

Rating: Unrated
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When you make this cute breakfast-for-dinner recipe, also known as toad-in-a-hole or a one-eyed jack, you can vary it by using kale or even Swiss chard in place of the spinach.

Chicken-Apple Sloppy Joes

A sloppy joe is typically made with ground beef and a spicy tomato sauce, but not this one! This makeover sandwich combines lean ground chicken breast with green peppers, and is topped with sweet apple slices.

Salsa Scrambled Eggs

Rating: Unrated
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Breakfast tacos are a great gluten-free alternative to the classic eggs and toast. Serve this easy scrambled egg recipe with a banana for a boost of potassium.

Inspiration and Ideas

Healthy Grilled Cheese Recipes We Love

Grilled cheese is yummy when it's just bread and cheese but it can also be kicked up a notch with fun toppings. Try cauliflower, collard greens or mushrooms. For kids, let them pick their own cheeses and vegetables, so you know they'll be excited about their sandwich. Get the recipes for our healthier grilled cheeses.

Build-Your-Own Chicken Tacos

Rating: Unrated
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This kid-friendly recipe keeps every element of tacos separate so your child can decide to eat them separately or have fun building their own mini tacos with their favorite toppings. Plus, it's perfect for packing into a bento box for a healthy lunch for school.