4 Healthy Alternatives To Bread When Making Your Next Sandwich

4 Healthy Alternatives To Bread When Making Your Next Sandwich


By: Annie Morgan

So you’ve officially made the switch to a carb-reduced lifestyle – congrats on embracing a new healthy way of living!

But now you may wonder how you can still enjoy your favorite foods without bread.

The good news is – you can still eat all of the things you once did before – with just a few modified twists!

If you’re the type of person who packs a sandwich each day or can’t imagine never eating a hamburger bun again, check out our recommended bread swaps.

Lettuce Wraps

Perhaps the most popular of all options – the classic lettuce wrap is an inexpensive and healthy alternative to bread.

You can put all your sandwich ingredients into a romaine lettuce wrap – and even eat a few without feeling guilty.

This low-carb option has become so popular, many restaurants are offering it as an alternative to hamburger buns with their meals.

And not only can you make sandwich lettuce wraps – you can get creative and even substitute these taco shells for lettuce wraps on your next taco night!

Avocado Bun

An avocado is one of the healthiest things you can eat.  In fact, we recommend eating one avocado every single day if possible!

And what better way to eat an avocado than using it to sandwich together all your favorite ingredients!

Sure, you’ll need to eat it with a knife and fork, but an avocado sandwich with healthy turkey, tomato, onion, and other ingredients is perfection with a little bit of sea salt and olive oil sprinkled on top!

Portobello Mushrooms

If you are mushroom lover – there is nothing better than grilled portobello mushrooms seasoned with olive oil and your favorite spices.

Perfect for a burger, this bread substitution has substance and won’t make you feel like you are “missing out” by only eating lettuce.

Cauliflower Bread

For those who simply want something that resembles bread as closely as possible – cauliflower bread is an option.

Simply make your sandwich as you normally would, and use the cauliflower bread as a substitute.

Cauliflower can also be used as a tasty pizza crust or rice alternative.

And if you are feeling really domestic, you can even make your own from scratch!

Get Creative!

Everyone has different tastes and will appreciate different things.  Look around your kitchen and get creative with your next sandwich!

Some people still allow for a little bit of carbs and are content with a rice or coconut wrap.

Others are strict and eliminate all carbs.

And the no-bread lifestyle can include breakfast too – as there are many healthy ways to use eggs as your “bun” when making your next breakfast “sandwich”.

So don’t be discouraged – you can still enjoy your favorite foods – without all the carbs and excess sugar.

Have you adopted a bread-free lifestyle?

If so, what is your favorite bread substitute?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments below and be sure to share this article with your friends and family to let them know the 4 healthy alternatives to bread when making your next sandwich!