5 Sandwiches to Lighten Your Lunchbox

Looking to keep things healthy but still craving something hearty? Try any of these good-for-you sandwiches (two hands required). 

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Lunch Gets a Makeover

Save yourself from salad boredom with these better things between sliced bread. Sandwiches become lighter when prepared with good-for-you carbs, slimmer sauces, loads of veggies and lean proteins. Read on for five recipes that will fill your lunchbox and keep you sated till dinner without weighing you down.

Rolled Chicken Sandwich with Arugula and Parsley Aioli

Parsley adds fresh flavor to the aioli in this shredded chicken sandwich, which has a satisfying salty kick thanks to one anchovy fillet. Yogurt steps in for mayo, keeping this wrap extra light.

Get the Recipe: Rolled Chicken Sandwich with Arugula and Parsley Aioli

Grilled Vegetable Panini with Herbed Feta Spread

The salty, herby feta spread (made with cream cheese and sour cream) almost overshadows all the fresh veggies in this fiber- and vitamin-packed sandwich.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Vegetable Panini with Herbed Feta Spread

Waldorf Chicken Wrap

Rumored to have been created at the storied New York City hotel, this textured salad is loaded with apples, walnuts and a creamy mayonnaise dressing. Here it is transformed into a wrap with cubes of skinless chicken breast and grapes, and made lighter with the addition of nonfat yogurt.

Get the Recipe: Waldorf Chicken Wraps

Lighter and Leaner Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

Low-fat mozzarella, Greek yogurt and whole-wheat bread help Bobby Deen trim down classic pimento cheese sandwiches without sacrificing any of the flavor.

Get the Recipe: Lighter and Leaner Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

Mediterranean Tuna Wrap

Kalamata olives and fresh tomatoes infuse this meal with classic Mediterranean flavors. A simple dressing of oil and vinegar brings all the ingredients together and mellows the flavor of the tuna.

Get the Recipe: Mediterranean Tuna Wrap