Love Your Lunch: 5 Healthy Sandwich Recipes

Directions

  1. Heat a large pan, grill pan, or grill over medium-high heat. Spray pan with cooking spray or line grill rack with foil.
  2. Combine the next four ingredients in a bowl and add salt and pepper to taste. Using your hands, toss everything together so that the peppers and beans are evenly coated in the marinade. Remove just the peppers, reserving the beans and the marinade and place them on the hot pan. Cook, about 8 minutes a side until they’re tender. Remove from pan to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, slice the ciabatta loaf in half horizontally, and then vertically into 4 equal top/bottom pieces. Hollow out the bread on the bottom of each of the sections to create a little divit. Fill the hollowed out areas of each of the bottom loaf pieces with 1/4 cup of marinated beans. Reserve remaining vinegar mixture. Finish each sandwich by layering on the basil, the cooled pepper, the arugula and 1/4 of the sliced mozzarella. Drizzle the remaining vinegar mixture over each sandwich and season again with salt and pepper to taste. Cover with top piece of bread.1

    Meatball Parmesan Sub

    Directions

    1. Preheat the broiler on high.
    2. Coat a pan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs, turning occasionally until they’re brown and caramelized all over, about 10 minutes. Add in marinara sauce and turn the heat down to medium-low. Cook for an additional 4 minutes.
    3. To make sandwiches, add 3 meatballs to each of the 4 rolls, pouring remaining marinara sauce evenly over the top of each sandwich. Cover with 1/4 of the parmesan and 1/4 of the mozzarella. Wrap the bottom of the sandwich in tin foil to stabilize, then broil, meatball side up, until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 3 minutes.

    Tip

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    • These sandwiches are great made in advance. Just wrap the whole thing in tinfoil and when you’re ready to eat, reheat in a 350 oven until warm.
    • Greek Salad Pita Pocket

    • Directions

      1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl and gently toss with your hands to combine. In a small bowl, combine the dressing ingredients, whisk together and add salt and pepper to taste. Pour the dressing over the top of the mixed salad and toss again to combine. Cut the pita rounds in half and fill each half with the dressed salad mixture.3

      Tip

      • Make this lunch more hearty by tossing in a handful of canned, drained chickpeas.
      • Manchego, Quince and Toasted Walnut Sandwich

      • Directions

        1. Preheat a pan over medium-high heat and coat with cooking spray.
        2. Spread 1 tablespoon of the quince paste on each of 4 bread slices. Top with 1/4 of the cheese and 1/4 of the toasted walnuts. Cover with remaining bread slice, spray both sides of the sandwich with cooking spray, and toast each of the sandwiches in the pan, flipping once, until both sides are lightly toasted and the cheese is melted, about 8 minutes total.
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        Tip

        • Try this with other favorite cheese plate combos like blue cheese and green apples, or Ricotta Salata and honey.

        Grilled Portobello and Goat Cheese Sandwich

        Directions

        1. Heat grill to medium-high, spray with cooking spray or line rack with foil.
        2. Combine the next seven ingredients (vinegar through portobellos) in a large bowl, season with salt and pepper to taste and toss with hands to coat vegetables evenly. Place vegetables on grill, reserving excess vinegar mixture. Flip zucchini after 3 minutes and cook for another minute. Remove to cool. Flip remaining vegetables after 5 minutes and drizzle with remaining marinade. Cook another 4 minutes or until tender. Remove from grill and cut peppers and zucchini into bite-sized pieces.
        3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine goat cheese and milk and stir until cheese is thinned and smooth. Spread 1/4 of the goat cheese mixture on each of the rolls and then layer on one mushroom, the rest of the vegetables and 1/4 of the herbs.
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        Tip

        • Don’t have exactly these vegetables in the fridge? No matter. This sandwich is great with the portobellos and virtually any other grill-friendly veggies you have on hand (try asparagus, green beans or corn).
        • site:http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipe/sandwiches/grilled-portobello-and-goat-cheese-sandwich/
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