Even if your school days are long behind you, there’s something about autumn that screams back to school—and back to bagged lunches. But if you tend to favor veggies over meat, figuring out something healthy and filling to pack week after week can be a tough task. That’s why we’ve rounded up 10 creative veggie-filled sandwich recipes from bloggers we love. So give your peanut butter and jelly habit a rest and get packing! [Tweet these recipes!]
BBQ Tempeh Sandwich
Pack a napkin: Barbecue is never neat and this sandwich (above) is no exception. But when you’re biting into tempeh slathered in a sriracha-spiked sauce, you’ll be too happy to notice.
Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Scoop this salad—which tastes like hummus—between two slices of wheat bread, for a vegetarian take on tuna- and egg-salad sandwiches…without the fishy or eggy smell. (Your cubemates will thank you!)
Veggie Caprese with Olive Pesto
An olive and almond pesto elevates this sandwich (below) from a simple stack of veggies and cheese between two slices of bread to a restaurant-worthy creation. Adapt the recipe with your favorite in-season vegetables for a sandwich that works all year round.
Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Sandwiches
If anyone can think of two foods that go together better than goat cheese and beets, we’d love to try them. Buy pre-roasted beets to cut the cook time for this recipe to practically nothing.
Vegetarian Banh Mi
This Vietnamese sandwich (below), filled with spiced tofu and doused with flavorful condiments, packs as much or as little heat as you’d like. And the tofu and eggs combo is high in protein to keep you full through the afternoon.
Greek Salad Sandwich
This handheld version of a classic Greek salad is under 300 calories. Pair it with a piece of fruit and you’ve got a tasty, waistline-friendly lunch.
Roasted Sweet Potato and Cilantro Cashew Cream Sandwich
This gluten-free, vegan sandwich (below) gets a major flavor boost from a dairy-free and super-creamy spread made of—get this—cashews. Hearty sweet potatoes make this super filling, while a handful of baby spinach gets your greens in.
Butternut Squash and Balsamic Onion Sandwich
Hearty butternut squash and tangy balsamic onions make a sandwich filling that is savory and sweet at the same time. Leave off the cheese to make it vegan.
Crispy Tofu Sandwiches With Peanut Ginger Sauce
These Thai-inspired wraps are way healthier than last night’s leftover Pad Thai. Plus, the creamy peanut-ginger sauce is a great recipe to have in your back pocket for salads, dipping, and more.
Edamame Avocado Salad Sandwich
A cross between avocado toast and edamame hummus, the creamy filling to this sandwich (below) is packed with protein and healthy fats. Wasabi gives it a nice kick—balance it out with a few slices of cucumber.