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Middle Eastern falafel pittas on a plate

6 healthy sandwiches

Published: February 22, 2022 at 9:54 am

Get inspired by our healthy sandwich recipes, from pittas to protein-rich sushi sandwiches. Remember to use wholemeal or sourdough bread to boost the nutritional value

Looking for healthy sandwich recipes? Want a midday meal that's fully loaded with the good stuff? Check out our healthy sandwich recipes below, then take a look at our healthy lunch ideas, healthy soup recipes, healthy lunch recipes, low-calorie lunch recipes and healthy lunch box ideas.


All too often, shop-bought sandwiches are laden with calories, as they normally come packed with cheese, mayonnaise or added sugars. Making your own healthier alternative not only reduces the calories, but packs in a lot more flavour, fibre and protein that will keep you fuller for longer.

1. Mighty medina falafel sandwich

The combination of crispy falafel, creamy condiments, crunchy salad and tangy pickles takes this spiced vegan sandwich to the next level.

Middle Eastern Falafel Recipe

2. Onigirazu (sushi sandwich)

Switch up your usual sarnie for onigirazu filled with soft tuna sashimi, pickled ginger and crunchy veg. Lighter than your usual sandwich and high in protein, this Japanese-inspired recipe is a great healthy lunch option.

Onigirazu Sushi Sandwich Recipe

3. Open steak sandwich with balsamic shallots

Serve this quick and easy idea for lunch or a starter. This open steak sandwich is dressed with peppery rocket and sweet caramelised shallots. Creamed horseradish adds a flavour punch.

open steak sandwich balsamic shallots

4. Stuffed mushroom and halloumi pittas

Ready in just 15 minutes, this quick idea for a vegetarian sandwich sees pittas stuffed with grilled halloumi, hummus, mushrooms, peppers and rocket.

Stuffed mushroom and halloumi pittas

5. Salmon sushi sandwiches

Fill nori wraps with sushi-grade salmon, red pepper, cucumber and sushi rice, then dip in soy sauce for deliciously nourishing, protein-rich results.

Salmon sushi sandwiches

6. Beetroot, goat’s cheese and walnut pittas

These little veggie pockets are a really healthy way to enjoy beetroot, goat's cheese and walnuts. They're easy to make and ready in just 15 minutes.

Pita Bread Recipe With Beetroot, Goat's Cheese and Walnuts

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