Most people enjoy a good sandwich, but if you’re trying to be healthy, loading up on deli meats isn’t exactly the best way to go. Luckily, a sandwich doesn’t need to contain meat to be both delicious and filling. Not only will skipping the meat be healthier, but it can also help you save a great deal of money.
Here are eight vegetarian sandwiches that are so tasty, you won’t even miss the meat.
1. Smashed Chickpea Sandwich
This vegetarian-friendly sandwich is filled with smashed chickpeas (aka a chunky version of hummus), avocado, arugula and cranberries.
Recipe: Ambitious Kitchen
2. Sun-Dried Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Kick your grilled cheese up a notch by adding in some sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and pesto.
Recipe: Eat Good 4 Life
3. Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich
If you’re a fan of buffalo chicken, you’ll enjoy this spicy sandwich, which uses cauliflower instead.
Recipe: Hot For Good Blog
4. Pulled Sweet Potato Sandwich
If pulled pork sandwiches are more of your thing, this sandwich—which uses pulled sweet potato instead of pork—is for you.
Recipe: Yup It’s Vegan
5. Pickled Carrot And Hummus Sandwich
Hummus is a great go-to for a vegetarian sandwich, and this one with pickled carrots, sprouts and feta doesn’t disappoint.
Recipe: Naturally Ella
6. Roasted Eggplant Banh Mi
This Vietnamese-inspired sandwich is loaded with eggplant, jalapeño and other crunchy vegetables.
Recipe: Chocolate for Basil
7. Quinoa Meatball Sandwich
No need to feel guilty about this meatball sub — it’s made with quinoa instead of beef.
Recipe: Simple Healthy Kitchen
8. Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Black Bean Burgers
Healthy definitely doesn’t mean boring. These black bean burgers are stuffed with jalapeño and cream cheese for intense flavor.
Recipe: Domestic Superhero