We are a big sandwich eating family- and for good reason! They’re easy to make, easy to eat on the go, and filled with the right stuff they’re healthy for you! You can pile lots of delicious, healthy toppings between two slices of bread and call it a sandwich. If your turkey on rye needs a transformation, change up your weekly routine with these 5 healthy sandwich swaps.
1. Toast the bread! This is a great tip if you’re using a heartier, whole grain or whole wheat bread, which I find more appealing when warmed. You could use a Panini press to warm up all of your sandwich ingredients or simply put the bread in a toaster before you build your sandwich.
2. Change up the spread. Think beyond mayo and mustard and try some different spreads for extra flavor. I love using hummus when I have a hankering for extra protein or avocado for some healthy fats!
3. Toss out the turkey. Well not really, but consider a deli meat beyond turkey. Or better yet, try one of the pre-seasoned deli meats for extra flavor. Boar’s Head has some great options! I also make sure I have canned tuna on hand and plenty of eggs on hand each week. Scrambled egg sandwiches are satisfying for breakfast, lunch, or dinner in my opinion!
4. Add a little crunch! Lettuce and tomato are the usual suspects here, but I like adding additional toppings such as coleslaw mix, cucumber, red onion, apple slices for some extra bite!
5. Update a classic. If you’re a fan of the tuna melt like me, opt for making the tuna salad with Greek yogurt vs. mayo. Or try making your sandwich on various grains, such as tortillas, English muffins, or mini-bagels [which are great for portion control].
Whether you’re eating a sandwich at breakfast, lunch, or dinner, I hope you’ll consider transforming your sandwich standby with these simple healthy sandwich swaps!
Hungry for more? These are some healthier sandwich options I’m currently digging!
Curried Tuna Salad with Apples from the Lean Green Bean
Heavenly Hummus Wrap from The Pioneer Woman
Peanut Butter Sandwich Variations from Mom to Mom Nutrition
Turkey Wraps from Rachel Cooks