1. Portobello, Goat Cheese, and Red Pepper
Portobello tastes meaty and earthy, but is actually very healthy for you. Added with creamy but distinct goat cheese and tender red pepper, if you throw in some slightly spicy arugula, four ingredients will taste like twenty in this simple but carefully curated sandwich. Marinate the portobello in balsamic vinegar so you can really savor every bite, and grill them on the stovetop for an extra meaty bite.
2. Caprese Sandwich With A Kick
We all know the ooey gooeyness of a mozzarella and tomato panini is unbeatable. But if you don’t have access to a microwave at work, slap on some salt and peppered mozzarella with basil and sun-dried tomato. The sun-dried tomatoes won’t make the bread soggy and really pack a punch with flavor. Mozzarella still tastes awesome served cold, and the basil will make it sophisticated and add perfect balance to the sandwich. Serve it on a focaccia.
3. Roasted Vegetable And Feta
Roasted veggies are a great way to load your sandwich with tastiness and nutrition. This Mediterranean inspired meal consists of pesto, a light and whipped feta spread, and veggies of whatever choice, loaded in. Add meat if you’re looking for something a bit heartier, whatever you do, make sure it’s on a good crunchy bread.
4. A Cold Alternative To Grilled Cheese
Add sliced gouda to a nice thick multigrain with butternut squash mash and caramelized onions. A sweet and indulgent sandwich. Mix it up by adding touches like fruit jam or a tiny bit of honey.
5. Peanut Butter, Banana, Bacon and Dark Chocolate
Surprisingly, this lunch that tastes like a dessert is still pretty healthy. The bacon or vegan bacon (for those veggies out there) adds a salty kick to it. Melt a little dark chocolate on both sides of the bread so it’s like a homemade dark chocolate Nutella. Then pile on the peanut butter, and the sliced bananas.
6. Black Bean Burgers
On a multigrain bun, slap on some greens, tomato, and a slice of cheddar and you have a healthy and filling lunch that’s full of flavor. Add some sliced jalapenos to these buns for a little more heat on these mouthwatering southwestern flavors.
7. California Sandwich
With fresh avocado, tomato, alfalfa sprouts, a light chive spread, and pepper jack cheese. Loaded with fresh West Coast inspired veggies, it’s light and won’t weight you down. The sprout makes a good bed for the veggies to retain their moisture and not make your bed soggy.
8. Sweet Potato And Back Bean Wrap
A healthy twist on a normal burrito. These ingredients travel well and pack a lot of flavor – add a little cheese and guacamole and you have a homemade Mexican feast that will make you look forward to what’s usually your mid-day slump.
9. Shrimp And Mango Wrap
Add micro greens to give them a spicy tang, as well as a small amount of jalapeno or chili pepper sauce. Shred some cucumbers to add freshness and volume, with a little bit of garlic. Wrap them in a clear rice paper roll, the way spring rolls are served in restaurants, or with a normal wrap, whatever you prefer.