Sometimes the struggle is real when it comes to rallying the energy to cook a proper meal. We’ve already taken you through a guided tour of what we cook when we don’t want to cook anything. Tacking onto our problem-solving think tank on how to keep it real simple in the kitchen, today we’re counting down our very favorite sandwich recipes. From veggie-filled healthy eats to the undeniable appeal of a classic grilled cheese, quick and easy sandwiches never fail to bring their A game to the table.
Kick back. Relax. Whip up a round of these tried-and-true recipes and take them to go on your way to soak up the great outdoors this holiday. With their flavorful, grown-up combination of nutritious ingredients and inventive twists, these delicious combinations promise to satisfy any palette—even the kiddie table. Give your kitchen the day off. It’s adventure time.
Full of good fats and omega-3s, this avocado toast adaptation is the perfect brain fuel for any meal of the day. The gluten-free bread recipe that accompanies it is high in fiber and protein, making the combination perfect for anyone looking to avoid the post-lunch carb crash.
We love mouthwatering, ridiculously easy recipes that make use of fresh seasonal fare. Get the most out of the bounty of seasonal tomatoes at your local farmers market with this simple heirloom tomato and mayo classic.
Sprouts and avocados both make top billing in of our list of the best fat-burning foods. This herbed goat cheese combination plays up one of our most deciding factors in sandwich goals—texture. With smooth avocado, crisp greens, and crunchy cucumber it is one delectable medley.
Mastery of the classic grilled cheese is a must for anyone with a stovetop, in our book. This ingenious apple and gouda pairing is the perfect combination of smoky and sweet. It has us seriously craving all things fall.
This large-batch tuna sandwich recipe is perfect for group picnics to outdoor concert hangs. If you’re entertaining or simply making meals for the week, take notes from this one-loaf stop approach. The savory blend of sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, and basil mayo is light and delicious.
The Monte Cristo is essentially the best ham and cheese sandwich you’ve ever had. With a savory pairing of french toast–style crust and melted cheese, mastering the hot sandwich classic makes for a task you’ll want to master before colder months set in.
Getting a full day’s worth of veggies can be tough. Nothing makes the endeavor more turnkey than layering fresh produce galore between two slices of toast. This fully loaded edition packs all the vitamins and nutrients your body needs on one highly portable, delicious package.
Have strong opinions on what the mark of a truly great sandwich is? Let’s hear your notes in the comments. In the meantime, shop sandwich-centric reads below.
Don’t be deceived by the title. You’ll find this insanely awesome sandwich guide to be anything but upsetting. We’re not even mad.
Learn from the best via this cookbook from NYC’s world-famous sandwich eatery.
Want the easiest way to get your vegetables ever? Look no further than this über-healthy roundup.
For those whose favorite sandwiches run in the genre of sweets, we’ve got you covered. Master your ice cream sandwich two-in-ones with this recipe book.