Diabetic Sandwich Recipes

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

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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

10-Minute Tuna Melt

Rating: 5 stars 1
This variation of a classic sandwich uses mayonnaise, but not where you think! Mayo is brushed on the outside of the sandwich in place of butter to make the sandwich golden and crispy as it heats in a skillet. Plain Greek yogurt takes mayo's place in the salad—along with crunchy celery, roasted red bell peppers and scallions—for a satisfying lunch with less saturated fat.
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By Joy Howard

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

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

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

Chicken & Cucumber Pita Sandwiches with Yogurt Sauce

Cucumbers do double duty in this healthy Greek-inspired chicken pita recipe—they're grated to lend a refreshing flavor to the quick cucumber-yogurt sauce and sliced to provide cool crunch tucked into the pita. Serve these sandwiches for a healthy dinner or light lunch.
By Lauren Grant

Chickpea & Roasted Red Pepper Lettuce Wraps with Tahini Dressing

Rating: 5 stars 1
A tangy, nutty tahini dressing brings together no-cook ingredients like canned chickpeas and roasted red peppers for these easy meal-prep lettuce wraps. Make these wraps ahead of time for a grab-and-go lunch or dinner. A few wedges of warm pita finish off the meal perfectly.
By Robin Bashinsky

Chicken Shawarma with Yogurt Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 5
The key to cooking juicy chicken without a spit in this healthy recipe is high heat and dark meat. The yogurt in the marinade gives the chicken both its tender texture and its alluring char. More yogurt in the sauce, along with crunchy cucumbers and herbs, keeps the flavors bright.
By JJ Goode

Salmon Pita Sandwich

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
This quick lunch recipe is loaded with heart-healthy omega-3s thanks to the canned sockeye salmon. If you're bringing this sandwich for lunch, keep the salmon salad separate and stuff the pita just before eating.
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By Sara Haas, RDN

Open-Face Goat Cheese Sandwich with Tomato & Avocado Salad

Rating: 5 stars 4
This simple lunch comes together in just 10 minutes, making it a great option for busy days.
By Jackie Newgent, RDN

Spicy Tuna Salad English Muffin Sandwich

This quick lunch idea has a delicious balance of flavors. A slightly spicy Sriracha-mayonnaise mixture adds heat to the tuna salad, while the quick-pickled cucumbers provide brightness. Be sure to toast the English muffin so the sandwich doesn't get soggy.
By Sara Haas, RDN
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Inspiration and Ideas

Egg Salad English-Muffin Sandwich
When you boil eggs ahead of time, it's easy to create a lickety-split and delightful lunchtime egg salad. And using the flavorful leafy carrot tops in it is like getting herbs for free.
Cucumber Sandwich
The English cucumber sandwich gets a healthy fiber bump with sprouted whole-grain bread. This easy open-face sandwich recipe is a great healthy snack or packable lunch idea.
Mediterranean Veggie Wrap with Cilantro Hummus

These healthy multi-grain wraps are filled with mixed greens, chopped cucumber, tomato and red onion, as well as feta cheese and a homemade cilantro hummus. As a time saver, the hummus can be prepared up to 3 days ahead, and chilled until you're ready to make the wraps.