When you think of sandwiches, you might imagine lunchtime at your local fast food joint or bologna and cheese between two slices of bread. But the truth is that you can make plenty of tasty treats with just one piece of bread. From mouthwatering grilled cheese to decadent PB&J, check out these sandwiches that will leave you drooling. You’ll be surprised by how much variety you can achieve with this simple meal concept.
Why Eat Sandwiches At Lunch?
If you’re looking for a lunch idea that is delicious and easy to prepare, sandwiches are an excellent choice. All you need is a hunk of bread, some filling (protein, veggies, and fiber-rich foods are all good), and some sauce or dressing to hold it all together. Making your sandwich for lunch at home is much less expensive than heading out to eat somewhere. What’s more, there are so many different types of sandwich fillings that if you get bored with one, switch it up.
The Ultimate Chicken Sandwich starts with a flavorful pan-fried chicken breast, sliced thick. Layered on your choice of a toasted bun or roll, it’s dressed up with homemade mayonnaise and dill pickles. Add lettuce and tomato for even more flavor, as well as crisp bacon for extra oomph. It’s served warm and melty in all of its epicurean glory. Serve it alongside coleslaw and potato salad for an authentic Southern-style lunch!
The secret to an extra tasty egg sandwich is cooking your eggs to perfection in bacon grease. Then top it off with some spicy mustard and enjoy. Add even more protein by adding crumbled meat or cheese if you like vegetables; add some avocado, tomatoes, or lettuce for added flavor and nutritional value. You can also make these tasty egg sandwiches using any leftovers from dinner. How about leftover steak? Or turkey breast? Whatever leftover meal item you have in mind can be used to make an incredibly delicious breakfast or lunch.
Whether it’s packed into a pita, on a baguette, or in a wrap, there’s something about turkey sandwiches that we can’t get enough of. This is an easy recipe for a classic turkey sandwich with cucumber and cheese. Start with some freshly-baked white bread, some sliced cheese (we recommend provolone), cucumber slices, and cooked turkey breast meat. Then add mayonnaise or mustard to make it even more delicious! Assemble your sandwich and serve cold; enjoy.
This avocado sandwich is packed with nutrients and fiber, and it’s easy to make. Just take a slice of whole-wheat bread, add some slices of avocado, then sprinkle salt and pepper on top for a lunchtime hit. If you have a baguette or similar long loaf of bread lying around, take out your favorite filling ingredients and layer them up as if you were making a banh mi sandwich—it’s simple to do at home without making too much mess. You can also throw together these delicious combos in no time flat.
Whether it’s a sandwich or soup recipe, these are sure to fill up your stomach without emptying your wallet. Next time you need a lunch idea, try one of these and let us know what you think in the comments!