8 Healthy Sandwiches That Will Actually Fill You Up

Stuck in a sandwich rut? If you just cannot with that same-old, roast beef, turkey, and ham with cheese anymore, it’s time to give your lunchbox a much-needed update. Different meats, cheeses, veggies, and breads can give your go-to lunch new life, and with the right combination of ingredients, sandwiches can be a healthy, balanced option that’ll satisfy you till dinner.

Take some inspiration from these eight creative, protein-packed sandwiches. They’re versatile, flavorful, and easy to bring to work (or wherever your day takes you). Buh-bye, PB and J—these options bring any brown-bagged lunch to the next level.

1. Garlic Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwich from Running To The Kitchen

This garlic yogurt chicken salad sandwich is topped with a flavorful sun dried tomato spread on ciabatta bread. That is sure to add a twist to the basic chicken salad sandwich. Get the recipe here.

2. Prosciutto And Pear Sandwich With Herbed Parmesan Mayo from Foxes Love Lemons

Prosciutto-Pear-SandwichThis Italian-inspired combo on savory pumpernickel bread is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. Get the recipe here.

3. Hummus Veggie Club Sandwich from Laura Fuentes

hummus-club-horizontalA classic club sandwich gets a vegetarian update with protein-packed hummus and flavorful pesto. Feel free to add some roasted chicken or turkey for bonus protein, too. Get the recipe here.

4. Brooklyn Avenue Pastrami And Cole Slaw Sandwich from Boulder Locavore

Brooklyn-Avenue-SandwichCraving a hearty deli-style sandwich? Top some pastrami with veggie-packed cole slaw and add a little Russian dressing for a filling lunch. Get the recipe here.

5. Smashed Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich from Two Peas And Their Pod

Try this twist on the traditional tuna salad sandwich. There is no Mayonnaise involved, so avocado will bring all the creaminess, which makes it perfect for vegans. Those Chickpeas bring some serious protein power to this vegetarian/vegan-friendly sandwich. The healthy fat from the avocados will help you stay satiated, too. Get the recipe here.

6. Chicken Caesar Sandwich With Bacon from Well Plated

Chicken-Caesar-SandwichesTry this, because it’s always fun to eat a chicken ceaser salad on a sandwich. Bacon will add the perfect amount of flavor and saltiness, while everything else add flavor and freshness.  Get the recipe here.

7. Mediterranean Tuna Salad Sandwich from The Lemon Bowl

Mediterranean-Tuna-Salad-Sandwich-Tuna salad, the lunchtime classic, gets a Mediterranean upgrade in this tasty version made with kalamata olives, roasted red peppers and fresh basil. Get the recipe here.

8. Beet And Goat-Cheese Turkey Sandwiches from Design Love Fest

turkey-beetHealthy beets add a pretty pop of color to this turkey, arugula, and goat-cheese creation. It’s perfect if you have leftover turkey. You can still grill the bread ahead of time and eat it cold, if you like your bread crispy. Get the recipe here.

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