Quick and Easy Lunches: Sandwiches

Now that it’s back to school, college, and the fall lifestyle more lunches need to be prepared. A lot of the times meals are bought out of the house, but there are many easy and quick lunches that can be made for the brown bag or lunch box. Today I am going to give you a few ideas for sandwiches. The sandwich is a staple in the American diet, and can really provide quite a nutritious lunch packed along side a piece of fruit or veggie sticks. Here are some of my quick and easy sandwich options to provide a delicious noon meal:


For the “outside” of the sandwich you can use:

1) Whole Wheat Bread (look for 100% whole wheat/grain on the label)

2) Whole Wheat Bagel Thins

3) English Muffins

4) Whole Wheat Tortilla

5) Rice Cakes

6) Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins

7) Whole Wheat Hot Dog Bun

8) Pita Pocket

9) Lettuce Leaves

10) Naan


For the “Inside” try:

1) Peanut Butter and Jam (homemade is the best, especially when prepared by Grandma!)

2) Almond Butter and Thin Apple Slices

3) Sunflower Butter and Raisins

4) Low-Sodium Turkey Breast and Avocado Slices

5) Turkey Bacon + Lettuce + Tomato

6) Hummus + Cucumber Slices

7) Hard-boiled Egg + Plain Greek Yogurt + Pepper +Dill

8) Smoked Salmon + Light Cream Cheese

9) Sliced Chicken + Buffalo Sauce + Romaine Lettuce + Light Sour Cream

10) Shredded Chicken + Light Mayo + Dried Cranberries + Almond Slices

11) Canned Tuna Packed In Water + Light Mayo + Yellow Mustard + Garlic Powder

12) Avocado + Tomato Slices + Pepper Jack Cheese

13) Grilled Vegetables (especially roasted red peppers) + Fresh Mozzarella Cheese + Balsamic Vinaigrette

14) Low-Sodium Ham + Swiss Cheese + Mustard

15) Spinach + Hummus + Tomato Slices

16) Sautéed Tempeh + Cheddar Cheese + Jam

17) Turkey Meatloaf + Ketchup

18) Grilled Chicken Breast + Roasted Peppers + Shredded Mozzarella

19) Baked Tofu + Hot Sauce + Spinach + Cheddar Cheese

20) Veggie Burger + Spinach + Tomato Slices + Mustard

These are some sandwich ideas to keep your lunches interesting. More meal suggestions coming soon!

What is your favorite sandwich combo?


One thought on “Quick and Easy Lunches: Sandwiches

  1. I started tracking my calories and nutrients with Yumget (a bit biased here too since i wrote this app). Check it out, it’s a free app on the appstore,


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