5 Hearty Sandwich Recipes You Need to BookmarkArticle posted in: Diet & Nutrition
Thanks to John Montagu, fourth Earl of Sandwich, an 18th century English aristocrat who is credited with making the concept of the “sandwich” popular, we have been enjoying delicious creations for centuries. Of course, it always seems that someone is coming up with a new and creative spin on healthy sandwich recipes, and that’s what makes them so perfect. It’s hard to tire of a food that you can constantly switch up.
In this round-up, we’ve taken some of the most traditionally popular sandwich recipes and made them healthier. With some easy changes and some extra usage of veggies, you can still have some of your favorite sandwich recipes of all time while sticking to your healthy eating plan.
Here are five of the heartiest healthy sandwich recipes that you need to bookmark ASAP:
1. Chicken Sausage and Peppers Sandwich >
If you love sausage and pepper sandwiches but haven’t found a way to fit them into your healthy lifestyle, then you must give one of our favorite sandwich recipes a shot. Given the fact that chicken sausage typically has half the calories of traditional pork sausage, it’s a much healthier alternative—and delicious, too. This recipe combines Italian seasoned chickened sausage with sautéed peppers and onions on a toasted whole wheat bun. It’s hearty and filling while only setting you back a mere 310 calories.
2. Skinny Cheese Steak Sandwich >
Cheesesteak on a healthy eating regimen? Absolutely! If you’re smart about how you prepare it. This recipe uses thinly sliced pieces of flank steak, with the visible fat removed, to keep it lean while still being tasty. Combined with a whole cup of mushrooms, half an onion and a red and green bell pepper, it’s also packed with filling veggies. Topped off with some reduced fat provolone cheese, it will satisfy your cheesesteak fix without wreaking havoc on your diet. The whole sandwich is less than 300 calories! It just goes to show that you can have what you love and still eat healthy with some simple changes to the way you cook.
3. BBQ Chicken Sandwich >
There’s nothing quite like the taste of barbecue and with this recipe, you can create a healthier version of a traditional barbecue sandwich. Typically, traditional barbecue goes awry with the use of fat-laden pork and a ton of sugar-packed barbecue sauce. But our version uses chicken breast with just the right amount of sauce. Complete with a healthy coleslaw that packs in the carrots and cabbage, this recipe even gets in some veggie power. Served atop of a whole wheat bun, it’ll satisfy your cravings in a much healthier way than hitting the local BBQ joint.
4. Pulled Pork Tenderloin Sandwich with Vinegar Slaw >
If you really love your pulled pork and our chicken version just isn’t cutting it for you, have no fear—we’ve got you covered there, too. This healthier version of a pulled pork sandwich uses a tenderloin cut instead of the traditionally fatty shoulder or butt that most recipes call for. After trimming away any visible fat, the pork is slow cooked in a delicious combination of seasonings and sauces and then topped with a vinegar cabbage slaw that gives it a crunchy kick. Served atop of a toasted whole wheat roll, it’s both delicious and filling.
5. Turkey, Apple & Swiss Waffle Sandwich >
Did we have you at “waffle?” Yes, you heard that one right. This sandwich is made using Nutrisystem Buttermilk waffles in place of bread. It’s an easy and delicious breakfast sandwich that will get your day started on the right foot. Oven roasted deli turkey is made even more flavorful with the addition of some avocado, Swiss cheese, red onion, apple and a handful of spinach leaves. There are so many amazing flavors packed into this single sandwich that it just may become your go-to breakfast food.
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