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These 15 Healthy Sandwiches Get Lunchtime Back on Track


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Let's look at the scenario of the black hole of unhealthy lunches: It's time for your lunch break. Waiting in the break room fridge is a pathetic sandwich you managed to muster together in a rush that is not only unappealing, but it won't leave you satisfied. You look at what you're about to consume, stomach grumbling, and decide that if you leave now, you can hit the drive-thru and be back for your next meeting.

We've all been there.

If you find yourself winding up in an unhealthy lunch rut, what you need is a healthy sandwich so delicious that your co-workers will be trying to claim they "didn't see your name on it" when they accidentally mistook it for their own. And before you know it, all those healthy sandwiches will get you back on track.

After you try on of these 15 deliciously healthy sandwiches, you won't need the drive-thru - or a deli for that matter.

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1. Veggie and Hummus Sandwich

Like a salad on a sandwich - only better - the Veggie and Hummus Sandwich is piled high with fresh veggies and smooth hummus.

Find the recipe here.

2. Smashed Chickpea, Avocado, and Pesto Salad Sandwich

Don't let your lunchtime sandwich get old - and I don't mean the bread. Mix things up a bit with this Smashed Chickpea, Avocado, and Pesto Salad Sandwich.

3. Chicken Pesto Sandwich

Trying to go healthy? Ditch the mayo and sub in Greek yogurt. The combination of creamy greek yogurt with fresh basil pesto elevates the chicken sandwich to the next level.

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Get the recipe here.

4. Healthy Turkey Sandwich Recipe with a Black Bean Spread

If you're not convinced there is a good replacement for mayo, then let this black bean spread do all the talking. Adding an extra spicy protein boost to your sandwich, you may never go back to mayo again.

Get the recipe here.

5. Prosciutto Sandwich with Fig, Pesto, and Arugula

Like the combination of turkey and cranberry? Then try this Prosciutto Sandwich with Fig, Pesto and Arugula.

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The saltiness of thinly sliced prosciutto in contrast to the sweet fig chutney is a mouthwatering combination.

6. Italian Grilled Chicken Bruschetta

Have chicken leftover from last night's dinner? Perfect, this Italian Grilled Chicken Bruschetta is precisely what you should do with it.

7. Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini Sandwich with Oven Dried Tomatoes

Next time you grill some veggies, put some aside for tomorrow's lunch because you will want to eat this Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini Sandwich.

8. Roasted Red Pepper and Carrot Hummus Sandwich

Don't have time to roast your peppers? That's okay, because Trader Joe's has you covered. Grab a jar of roasted red peppers, some fresh carrots, and protein packed hummus for a killer lunch.

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Get the recipe here.

9. Seared Tofu Bahn Mi

In a sandwich rut? Then you need a Seared Tofu Bahn Mi in your life. Pickled veggies with a jalapeño kick and spicy Sriracha never had a vegetarian sandwich tasting so good.

10. The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich

If you really want to go healthy, then go veggie with this Ultimate Veggie Sandwich. Stacked high with nature's goodness, this really is the ultimate veggie.

But beware of your surroundings, because the guy in the next cubicle has been eyeing this sucker.

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11. Smoked Salmon Pita Sandwiches

The pocket pita is perfect for a busy day at the office. Stuff it with salty smoked salmon, sliced tomatoes, and fresh arugula for a tasty lunch you won't want to miss.

Get the recipe here.

12. Hummus Avocado Turkey Club

This fresh and easy Hummus Avocado Turkey Club will fill you up without weighing you down.

13. The Green Thumb

Creamy avocado, crispy cucumber, herbed goats cheese, and crunchy sprouts smashed between two slices of whole wheat bread - do you have The Green Thumb?

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14. Sweet Potato Sandwich with Vegan Tzatziki Sauce

Who said being on a health cleanse had to be boring?

Get the recipe here.

15. California Rainbow Veggie Sub with Goddess Dressing and BBQ Kale Chips

Saving the best for last, the name says it all - California Rainbow Veggie Sub with Goddess Dressing and BBQ Kale Chips.

This one is best not left in the break room fridge.

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