Healthy Sandwich Recipes!

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    Aug 24, 2010 6:57 PM GMT
    Hi guys. I need some healthy (high protein/low carb/low fat) recipes for quick sandwiches to make to take to school/work with me. I have low carb flat bread, but I need some ideas on what to actually make that will be healthy, filling, and delicious!

    Thanks!
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    Aug 25, 2010 1:31 AM GMT
    I loved Grilled Chicken and Hummus...icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 25, 2010 1:31 AM GMT
    Try low carb wraps... if you have a previously cooked breast of chicken, cut into pieces, then you can add all your favorites veggies:

    I like to add-

    Tomatoes
    Onions
    lettuce
    green peppers, etc. you get the idea...

    then I add a bit of mustard or balsamic vinagrette...then close the wrap with all ingredients and cut it in half...presto lunch to go.
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    Aug 25, 2010 2:13 AM GMT
    I'm fond of hummus, spinach and sprouts with red onion.

    If you mix up uombroca's chicken and veggies and put it in a tub or plastic bag you can dispense with the bread and have salad.

    Actually the same sort of thing with a handful of greens, some veggies and some meat or fish or cheese can be good and still have lots of variety. Add nuts?
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    Aug 25, 2010 5:05 AM GMT
    uombroca saidTry low carb wraps... if you have a previously cooked breast of chicken, cut into pieces, then you can add all your favorites veggies:

    I like to add-

    Tomatoes
    Onions
    lettuce
    green peppers, etc. you get the idea...

    then I add a bit of mustard or balsamic vinagrette...then close the wrap with all ingredients and cut it in half...presto lunch to go.


    Haha just saw this thread after making pretty much the exact same sandwich! Thank you guys.

    Also, is hummus "healthy" as far as carbs/fat goes?
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    Oct 03, 2010 11:15 AM GMT
    Sandwiches by definition involve bread. Bread is carbs. Live with it. I normally make very thick sandwiches so that I only use two bits of bread. If a recipe has a sort of leaf then put that directly onto the bread: it will often stop it going soggy. Thus always dry lettuce well before using. As a general rule don´t use butter or any spread unless it´s really going to be an important part of the taste: it´s just extra fat otherwise.

    Cheese. The most obvious sandwich, but if you are going to do it, do it well

    (1) Gruyere on real pumpernickel bread, with radishes as a side. Very slightly buttered.
    (2) Goat´s cheese with sundried tomatoes, rocket and toasted almonds on a baguette. Dig out the flesh and fill the crust with the filling. No butter

    What not to eat: american cheese. Don´t have cheese as a default food: it´s high fat, eat it, but only occasionally.

    Fish

    (1) Tuna and mayo, only use low fat natural yoghurt and low fat mayo in a 50/50 mix. Works on most bread, but it´s nice with something with a crunchy texture. No butter
    (2) tuna and salsa. Mix the drained tuna with tomato salsa. Make sure that the salsa is healthy before buying. Take it as hot as you like. Lettuce, any bread, no butter
    (3) Crawfish, advocado and spinach on brown. No butter: mash the avocado instead
    (4) butter and smoked salmon on good brown.


    Chicken

    (1) curried chicken: either make a thai curry with meat only then put it on lettuce in a bagutte or use yohurt
    (2) sliced roast chicken breast, lettuce, low fat mayo and lemon peel (take off a real lemon with a veg peeler).
    (3) thin slice a chicken breast, cover with cumin and chargrill or dry fry. Serve with mint, green leaves and a little yoghurt.

    Maybe more ideas another day
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    Oct 14, 2010 10:56 PM GMT
    I love sandwiches.

    My strategy:

    Any bread I eat is whole wheat. Depending on what you put in the sandwhich, you can get sandwich bread, pita, hamburger buns, wraps etc.

    Things I put in sandwiches:

    turkey sliced or turkey burgers
    roast beef
    hummus
    tuna salad made with low fat mayo, dijon mustard, avocado and minced celery and carrots.

    grilled/fried (in olive oil) veggies.

    fish filletts with lettuce and tarter sauce. In the supermarket you can buy a large bag of frozen fish fillets and each fillett is individually vacumn packed. Fry, boil or grill a bunch of em, refrigerate and use them up within a few days.

    Grilled steak sliced . don't forget the ketchup.icon_biggrin.gif
    Sliced cheeze.
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    Oct 14, 2010 11:07 PM GMT
    @Lostboy
    great ideas
    thanks
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    Oct 14, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    My go to is turkey and avocado. Low fat protein from the turkey and healthy fat and fiber from the avocado.