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10 Meatless Sandwiches That Make Being A Vegetarian Worth It
Cheesy Baked Falafel Naan-wich
Packed with fiber and protein, this open-faced falafel sandwich is the perfect way to satisfy a craving for something cheesy and keep you full for hours.
Get the recipe: Cheesy Baked Falafel Naan with Sun-Dried Tomato Spread
Spicy Egg, Cucumber, and Avocado Toast
"This simple, nourishing sandwich is ridiculously tasty and equally good for you," says Katie Cavuto, M.S., R.D. "Healthy fats, protein, and whole grains will keep you fueled and satisfied throughout your day." Consider it further proof that avocado toast and all its variations (seriously, here's 30 of 'em) aren't going anywhere.
Get the recipe: Spicy Egg, Cucumber, and Avocado Toast
Natural Girl, Modern World
Greek Collard Green Wraps with Vegan Tzatziki
"Collard greens make for the perfect tortilla substitute in this healthy sandwich," says blogger Brianne B. "They'll stay crisp in the fridge, so you'll have dinner and tomorrow's lunch covered."
Get the recipe: Greek Collard Green Wraps with Vegan Tzatziki
Skinny Strawberry Sandwich
Sandwiches aren't just for lunch—this slimmed-down strawberry "sandwich" is the perfect healthy breakfast to take on the go. Want more? Whip up a second one for a low-calorie, antioxidant-filled snack in the afternoon.
Get the recipe: Skinny Strawberry Sandwich
Nutrition à la Natalie
Chickpea Salad Sandwich with Sweet Apple Slaw
This chickpea salad has a healthy secret—it doesn't contain mayo. Instead, it uses a combo of mashed avocado and cottage cheese for a delicious, creamy texture. And with beans, veggies, dairy, oils, and fruits packed in there, it's a sandwich full of fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats.
Get the recipe: Chickpea Salad Sandwich with Sweet Apple Slaw
Kara Lydon, The Foodie Dietitian
Grilled Cauliflower Hummus Sandwich
"Cauliflower hummus works with virtually any eating pattern you can think of: Vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, low-carb, or gluten-free," says Kara Lydon, R.D., L.D.N., R.Y.T. It's also loaded with vitamin C and is a good source of folate and glucosinolates, as well as sulfur-containing phytochemicals, which have been shown to reduce the risk of some cancers.
Get the recipe: Grilled Cauliflower Hummus Sandwich
The Foodie Physician
Smoky Beet Burgers with Goat Cheese Yogurt Spread
"These hearty vegetarian burgers are nutritious and satisfying thanks to beets, black beans, and whole grains (brown rice and oats)," says Sonali Ruder, M.D. "The smoky burgers are nicely complemented by the tangy goat cheese yogurt spread."
Get the recipe: Smoky Beet Burgers with Goat Cheese Yogurt Spread
The Organic Kitchen
Heirloom Tomato Sandwich with Creamy Herb Dressing
"Colorful tomatoes and heart-healthy avocados on a hearty artisan bread make this sandwich an ideal vegetarian choice," says blogger Linda Spiker. Plus, tomatoes are in season, so they're at the peak of freshness and packed with cancer-fighting lycopene.
360 Family Nutrition
Easy Spinach Egg Sandwich
This spinach and egg sandwich is a great way to eat more veggies. "Spinach packs a nutrient punch, including large amounts of vitamin K to help with blood clotting, and vitamin A for healthy eyesight," says Kristen Smith, M.S., R.D.N., L.D.
Get the recipe: Easy Spinach Egg Sandwich
C It Nutritionally
Black Bean Sweet Potato Burger
"These burgers contain a handful of nutrients that will fuel your body properly and satisfy your taste buds," says nutritionist Chelsey Amer. "Plant-based protein from the black beans, complex carbohydrates from the sweet potatoes, and healthy fats from flax and chia seeds makes this an energizing and healthy lunch or dinner."
Get the recipe: Black Bean Sweet Potato Burger