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Love Your Lunch: 10 Healthy Sandwich Recipes

Bored with the usual ham and cheese or PB&J? Look forward to eating your packed lunch again with these healthy, delicious, and unique sandwich recipes.

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Scott Little
Blaine Moats
Colleen Duffley
Andy Lyons
Tina Rupp
Jay Wilde
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White Bean and Mozzarella Sandwich

The white beans add good-for-you fiber and make this lunch more filling than your average veggie sandwich.

Yields: 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

414 calories
4g fat

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Meatball Parmesan Sub

Swapping turkey meatballs for beef is a great way to cut calories without sacrificing flavor -- the secret is browning them in a pan first.

Tip: These sandwiches are great made in advance. Just wrap the whole thing in aluminum foil and when you're ready to eat, reheat in a 350-degree oven until warm.

Yields: 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

503 calories
17g fat

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Greek Salad Pita Pocket

The perfect light lunch -- make extra to eat as a side salad throughout the week.

Tip: Make this lunch more hearty by tossing in a handful of canned, drained chickpeas.

Yields: 4 servings (serving size: 2 pita halves)

286 calories
6g fat

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Manchego, Quince, and Toasted Walnut Sandwich

When you're in the mood for something different, this grilled cheese with a twist makes the perfect sweet bite.

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

Yields: 4 servings (serving size = 1 sandwich)

473 calories
20g fat

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Grilled Portobello and Goat Cheese Sandwich

Don't have exactly these exact 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).

Yields: 4 sandwiches (serving size = 1 sandwich)

342 calories
8g fat

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Flank Steak Sandwich with Creamy Blue Cheese Sauce

This decadent sandwich will become an instant favorite -- and it's fancy enough for company.

Tip: These sandwiches are delicious right off the grill or at room temperature.

Yields: 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

479 calories
19g fat

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Asian Chicken Salad Sandwich

Buy a precooked grocery store rotisserie chicken at the beginning of the week and make quick and easy sandwiches from it all week long.

Tip: Make this sandwich even lighter by only using white meat.

Yields: 4 sandwiches (serving size: 1 sandwich)

531 calories
22g fat

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Tangy Roast Beef Sandwich

Perfect for a packed lunch! Try something different with your usual deli cold cuts by slathering on a deliciously tangy horseradish mayo.

Yields: 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

409 calories
16g fat

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Grilled Chicken Pesto Wraps with Sun-Dried Tomato

Use provolone cheese or experiment by swapping in different cheeses, like parmesan or cheddar.

459 calories
18g fat

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Turkey, Green Apple, and Brie Sandwich

You won't believe how much delicious brie cheese we packed into each of these sandwiches while still keeping the calories low!

Tip: Make extra honey mustard sauce and use it on sandwiches throughout the week, or stir in some olive oil and use as a deliciously spicy salad dressing.

Yields: 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

494 calories
20g fat

Originally published on FitnessMagazine.com, April 2009.

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ya_kemal wrote:

It's all great super tasty recipes without a doubt!!! ...Im guessing that with eating that, one should be working out every day for atleast 40-60 mins...as calories dont seem very low--and neither does the fat percentage...? Regardless Kudos to innovative recipes!!!!

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