Healthy Sandwich Recipes

Find healthy, delicious sandwich recipes including steak, French dip, cheese and ham sandwiches. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Cucumber Sandwich

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
This creamy, crunchy cucumber sandwich recipe strikes a lovely balance between decadent and light. The cream cheese-yogurt spread complements the crisp refreshing cucumber while the hearty flavor and texture of the whole-wheat bread holds everything together. Removing the crusts makes it more delicate than your average sandwich.
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By Amanda Stanfield

Veggie & Hummus Sandwich

Rating: 5 stars 16
This mile-high vegetable and hummus sandwich makes the perfect heart-healthy vegetarian lunch to go. Mix it up with different flavors of hummus and different types of vegetables depending on your mood.
By Katie Webster

Loaded Cucumber & Avocado Sandwich

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This loaded cucumber-and-avocado sandwich is filled with creamy avocado and crispy cucumbers. Ricotta cheese mixed with extra-sharp Cheddar adds flavor while sliced red peppers offer a splash of color.
By Carolyn Casner

Green Goddess Sandwich

Rating: 5 stars 1
This green goddess sandwich is a fresh and satisfying sandwich. The dressing packs a flavorful punch with capers and lemon juice. The cucumber and sprouts add nice crunch, and the seasoned avocado brings in the creaminess.
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By Ali Ramee

Avocado-Egg Toast

Rating: 5 stars 10
Try it once and we think you'll agree: Topping avocado toast with an egg is a near-perfect breakfast.

Molletes (Cheesy Mexican Bean Sandwiches)

These hearty open-face sandwiches are ready in no time and can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They're typically made with refried beans; here we use pureed black beans scented with cumin and oregano instead for a similar effect.
By Wendy Lopez

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Rating: 5 stars 1
This vegan chickpea salad sandwich is lemony, bright and surprisingly delicious. It's got all the flavors of a classic tuna salad sandwich—dill, lemon and a bit of garlic—but with chickpeas instead to add a vegan source of protein and a healthy boost of fiber. Celery brings a nice crunch.
By Anna Theoktisto

Whole-Wheat Veggie Wrap

Rating: 5 stars 4
Use whichever veggies you have on hand to fill up this veggie wrap. The avocado and hummus help hold the wrap together--and provide heart-healthy fat and fiber.
By Katie Webster

Cucumber-Chicken Green Goddess Wrap

This quick and easy wrap rolls up and is ready for a casual, stationary lunch or a meal on the go, with protein from chicken to keep you going. The green goddess dressing is creamy with cheese and avocado and bright from lemon and herbs. Cucumber and carrots add color and crunch to this healthy, robust whole-wheat wrap.
By Carolyn Casner

Chicken & Cucumber Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 4
We love the crunch from sliced cucumber and jicama in these savory chicken lettuce wraps. Serve with the simple peanut sauce for an easy dinner recipe that will impress kids and adults alike.

Caprese Sandwich

Rating: 5 stars 1
This caprese sandwich is fresh from the basil and hearty from thick, crusty ciabatta. The sun-dried tomatoes deepen the flavor. Topping the bread with a layer of basil leaves and using toasted bread helps to keep the sandwich from getting soggy if you need to make it a few hours ahead.
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By Liv Dansky

Mushroom French Dip

Rating: 5 stars 1
Meaty portobello mushrooms have just the right amount of earthy, savory flavor and the perfect texture to replace beef in these vegetarian French dip sandwiches.
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By Adam Dolge
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Inspiration and Ideas

Flank Steak Gyros with Quick Pickles
For this fast and healthy gyro recipe, flank steak is brushed with seasoned oil and broiled. Not a pickling pro? No problem.
BLATs (Bacon-Lettuce-Avocado-Tomato)
In this healthy BLT recipe, we use a creamy avocado spread flavored with garlic and basil, and add sprouts.
Peanut Butter-Banana Cinnamon Toast
Rating: 4.5 stars 5

This satisfying peanut butter-banana toast gets a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra flavor boost.