Go Breadless With These 16 Sandwich Substitutions

Food: Nutrition

By: // July 27, 2015


Go breadless with these 16 sandwich substitutions!

“I will have the Un-Wich,” or “Hold the Bread!” If you use these sayings daily, or maybe you just need a fresh low-carb lunch idea to bring to work, these 16 sandwich substitution recipes are perfect for you. Going breadless is now a trend because people discovered that there are so many other options to sub for bread.

Some people see many benefits to putting bread on the backburner. Whole-grain and refined flour, as well as gluten, can sometimes upset the digestive system and irritate the gut. We adore bread and always will, but once in awhile it is rewarding to mix it up with these cleaver renditions of the sandwich.

1) Sweet Potato Turkey Burger Sliders

Go breadless with these 16 sandwich substitutions!

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Using sweet potatoes to substitute for a bun? Genius. Less carbs and loaded with nutrients like vitamin D, vitamin B6, and iron, sweet potatoes simply rock! Talk about a whole lot more wholesome than a hamburger bun!

2) Perfect Egg Salad

Go breadless with these 16 sandwich substitutions!

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Get a protein boost without the added calories of bread. Use romaine or collard greens to wrap up your egg salad for a quick recipe that you can refrigerate and eat daily!

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3) Avocado Latkes Grilled Cheese

Go breadless with these 16 sandwich substitutions!

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A recipe that you probably have never heard of before, these Avocado Latkes Grilled Cheese are heavenly. Not completely fried in butter like a regular grilled cheese, these are guilt-free and something you need to make as soon as possible.

4) Cabbage Breakfast Burrito with Sweet Potato Noodles

Go breadless with these 16 sandwich substitutions!

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Cabbage savoy leaves are one of the best foods you can put into your body. These greens can lower cholesterol and are cancer-preventive, so incorporating these into your breakfasts with this wrap is vital for your diet.

5) Protein Style Ahi Tuna Sandwich

Go breadless with these 16 sandwich substitutions!

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One of the leading omega-3 power packed foods, tuna is a great lunch additive. This wrap is free from all the grains and will give you the energy and strength to conquer your day.

6) Paleo Ham and Cucumber Rollup

Go breadless with these 16 sandwich substitutions!

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Ideal for appetizers or sides at your next get together, these roll-ups are addicting. Cucumbers contain little to no calories and are completely unprocessed.

7) Portabella and Halloumi “Burgers”

Go breadless with these 16 sandwich substitutions!

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Another genius substitute for bread. Use grilled Portabella Mushrooms to hold your burger in place! Mushrooms assist in digestion, rather than upset it like some grains do. This sandwich looks and tastes so appetizing.

8) Cranberry Chicken Salad Lettuce Roll

Go breadless with these 16 sandwich substitutions!

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Spice up your classic chicken salad with this recipe. Lettuce wraps are so fresh, and adding them into cranberries gives your sandwich some added antioxidants.

9) Red Pepper Apple Tuna Sandwich

Use red pepper instead of bread for this great Tuna Sandwich!

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Red peppers are a delicious substitute for your next sandwich! You may be used to seeing red pepper inside a sandwich, but now make it the star of your plate. This sandwich is colorful, and by using tuna, you are giving your body a high dosage of omega-3 fatty acids. (A tomato cut in half horizontally would work too!)

10) Mushroom and Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

Go breadless with these 16 sandwich substitutions!

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Another wrap, another day. This Mushroom and Quinoa Lettuce Wrap is low-calorie, high in protein,and will fill you up in all the right ways.

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11) Collard Wraps with Carrot Hummus

Go breadless with these 16 sandwich substitutions!

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This vegetarian wrap is perfect for someone who wants to go breadless and meatless. The creamy spread is a carrot hummus which is tasty in itself! Chickpeas attend to weight loss needs, lower cholesterol, and are a healthy addition to any diet.

12) Tofu Sandwich

Go breadless with these 16 sandwich substitutions!

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If you are a tofu fan, you need to make this for your next meal. Tofu is naturally gluten-free, so if you have a sensitivity, this sandwich is first-class. It will also contain an ideal amount of protein with the tofu and whatever meat you decide to incorporate into the “sandwich.”

13) Thai Stuffed Avocados

Go breadless with these 16 sandwich substitutions!

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More and more, we are seeing an avocado being used as a shell for tasty cuisine. This Thai Stuffed Avocado is unbelievable, and something that you will want to experiment with and make for everyone you know!

14) Cauliflower BLTS

Go breadless with these 16 sandwich substitutions!

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We have all heard or used cauliflowers for a flour substitute to make pizza crust, but how about to make bagels? Bagel sandwiches are everybody’s guilty pleasure, so remove the calories with this recipe. You will be hooked on cauliflower after this!

15) Chicken Avocado and Mango Rolls

Go breadless with these 16 sandwich substitutions!

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A summer recipe that all will fall in love with, these rolls incorporate some of the healthiest foods for your body. Chicken for lean protein, mangos for an essential B vitamin, and avocados for every vitamin and mineral you could think of. These are a great no gluten appetizer option!

16) Raw Vegetable Nori Wraps with Sunflower Seeds 

Go breadless with these 16 sandwich substitutions!

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Do not be intimidated by this, it is not difficult to make! It is crunchy, full-flavored, and seaweed is key to getting enough fiber and protein into your daily diet.

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6 Comments


Emily on January 5, 2017 at 7:55 PMReply

...that's a bell pepper


    Chris Freytag on January 6, 2017 at 8:40 AMReply

    You're right, Emily! Haha - all fixed :)


Natalya on December 16, 2016 at 1:21 PMReply

There r some great ideas here


Robin on September 13, 2016 at 11:53 AMReply

My mom and dad live to be in their 80s, they ate bread


odette on January 28, 2016 at 4:26 PMReply

It looks delicious and healthy. I would love to give it a try.


Rutherford Gordon on August 2, 2015 at 6:49 PMReply

I love bread but read where neither the brown nor white is good so the substitute here is great. I will have to give it a try. These are some great ideas.



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