Low-Calorie Sandwich Recipes

Find healthy, delicious low-calorie sandwich recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Butternut Squash Soup with Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
Layering apple slices into grilled cheese sandwiches adds a little crunch to a favorite soup dipper. And creamy butternut squash soup with ginger, cumin and turmeric is a nice change of pace from grilled cheese's usual tomato soup partner. If you have a sensitive palate, you can cut back on the spices. Be sure to use seasonal squash for the best squash flavor. Serve the duo for a comforting and easy weeknight dinner for the family. The soup keeps well in the fridge, so save leftovers for lunch or dinner later in the week.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

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.
By Ellen Davis

Beef & Bean Sloppy Joes

Rating: 5 stars 8
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.
By Liz Mervosh

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.
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By Katie Webster

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.
By Lauren Grant

Egg Salad Avocado Toast

Rating: 5 stars 1
It's like egg salad and avocado toast had a baby in this 5-minute healthy breakfast.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

White Bean & Avocado Toast

Rating: 5 stars 9
Mashed avocado and white beans make for a fiber-rich and creamy topping, the perfect partner for a crispy slice of toast. Try it for a quick breakfast or snack.
By Victoria Seaver, M.S., R.D.

Avocado, Tomato & Chicken Sandwich

Rating: 5 stars 1
In this healthy chicken sandwich recipe, the avocado is mashed to create a healthy creamy spread.
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By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Mascarpone & Berries Toast

Rating: 3.5 stars 2
Creamy mascarpone is delightful when topped with mixed berries and mint for this bright-tasting, easy and healthy breakfast toast.
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By Joyce Hendley, M.S.

Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
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.
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By Katie Webster

Peanut Butter-Banana English Muffin

Rating: 5 stars 1
Peanut butter and banana are the original power couple. Top a simple toasted English muffin with the duo, then sprinkle everything with a hit of ground cinnamon for a healthy breakfast of champions.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches

Rating: 4 stars 6
Lighten up classic egg salad by swapping in creamy avocado instead of using mayonnaise. Sandwich it between toasted whole-wheat bread and you've got an easy, packable lunch ready for work or school.
By Carolyn Casner
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Inspiration and Ideas

Veggie Sandwich
Rating: Unrated 2
There's no chance of getting the afternoon munchies when you fuel up with this vegan veggie sandwich filled with fiber and healthy fats, plus fruit on the side. It'll keep you energized until dinner. Feel free to swap in your other favorite sandwich vegetables, sprouts or greens.
Apple & Peanut Butter Toast
Rating: Unrated 1
A pinch of ground cardamom punches up the flavor in this classic combo of apples and peanut butter on toast.
Rainbow Veggie Wraps
Rating: 4.5 stars 3

There's definitely a sushi vibe to these kid-friendly wraps, which are stuffed with vegetables, cheese and hummus and then rolled and sliced. Serve them with store-bought green goddess, a creamy herb-filled dressing, to take it up a notch with ease. They look impressive but they're easy enough for kids to assemble themselves for an easy lunch or dinner.