Giving up bread is more than a dietary change. It is a lifestyle change. After all, bread is BREAD! No bread means no sandwiches, right? No! You can have your sandwich and eat it, too, with these no-bread sandwich solutions.
Lunch is saved!
1. Portabello “Bread”
Grilled portabello mushrooms provide savory bread substitute for sandwiches. Get the recipe from Food For My Family.
2. Butternut Flatbread
My reliable Grain Free Butternut Flatbread comes together in a flash. These save well in an airtight container in the fridge for a day or two, but they are still best they day they are made. I haven’t tried freezing them but I’m guessing they will freeze well.
3. Tomato Sliders
Brilliantly simple tomato sandwiches. Slice a tomato and stuff with your fillings of choice! The trick is removing the seeds to prevent the juice running out when you bite it. Get the recipe at The Iron You.
4. Cucumber Boats
Hollowed out cucumbers make another one-ingredient shell for sandwich fillings. The picture in the collage above is from Make The Best of Everything. You can also peel the cucumber, if desired.
5. Plantain Tortillas
To satisfy a wrap craving, try rolling up a Plantain Tortilla. (Plantains contain a concentration of starch and they are not suitable for the SCD or GAPS Diet)
6. Cauliflower Wraps
I have already sung the praises of cauliflower in my top 10 uses for the versatile veggie. One of my most popular recipes, Cauliflower Wraps, provides a tasty wrap for lightweight fillings.
7. Tapioca Wraps
My waters just looking at these grain-free Tapioca Wraps stuffed with melted cheese. (The wraps also contain cheese as a binder and the tapioca flour is not suitable for SCD/GAPS diet).
8. Eggplant Slices
Simply slice eggplant lengthwise, grill lightly, and fill with your favorite sandwich fixings. Marathon Momentos gives a quick explanation and offers a really tasty filling combination.
9. Sweet Potato Buns
Sweet potato buns look like a great substitute for hamburger buns and for sandwich bread. This recipe from Paleo Fondue includes coconut and tapioca flour.
10. Bell Pepper Slices
For a colorful and crunchy bread alternative, try slices of bell pepper. The Primal Parent shows us this creative sandwich solution.
11. Cauliflower Sandwich Thins
These Cauliflower Sandwich Thins are very similar to the Cauliflower Wraps but it skips the step of steaming and squeezing the cauliflower. I found that step was important to creating a flexible, dry texture in the wraps. These thins may be simpler to prepare but I don’t think they will be as pliable.
12. Grain Free Hamburger Buns
13. Butternut Squash or Sweet Potato Rounds
Simply slice peeled sweet potatoes or a butternut squash (the stem end) into 1/4 inch thick rounds. Toss with coconut oil and roast at 400 degrees F. Bake for about 30 minutes, until tender but firm. The baked squash/sweet potato rounds make a sandwich bread substitute. You can see step-by-step instructions in my Butternut Squash Pizza Crust recipe.
14. Oopsie Bread
15. Lettuce Cups
Lettuce cups are another favorite wrap for sandwich innards. Butter lettuce leaves and romaine lettuce leaves make good options. The picture above is from Nom Nom Paleo and comes with a delicious filling idea.
Do you use any of these no-bread sandwiches? Do you have any other solutions for breadless sandwiches?