The sandwich has long been a lunchtime staple and for good reason: it’s easy, portable, filling, and endlessly customizable. Yet, its very foundation—bread—can be troublesome for many people, whether they’re gluten-free, following a Paleo diet, or just looking to avoid a food that’s often poor in nutrients and rich in processed ingredients. Luckily, having a sandwich at lunch while remaining bread-free isn’t too tall of an order! There are tons of ways to make healthy, no-fuss sandwiches that are packed with nutrient-dense superfoods and meat-free proteins, with no bread involved!
Here are four of my favorite ingredients to turn to when I’m looking to make a bread-free sandwich, plus recipe ideas for each. Use them as your springboard for making your own unique sandwiches in a pinch, and feel free to tweak these combinations to please your taste buds and your personal time constraints. Enjoy your meat-free, gluten-free lunch!
1. Sweet Potato