Breadless? Still enjoy your sandwich!
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 bread less sandwich solutions.
Lunch is saved!
1. Portabello “Sandwich 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 Slider Sandwiches
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. Paleo Sandwich Rounds
With a base of coconut flour and shredded carrot, these paleo sandwich rounds require only five minutes of prep time.
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 Bread Sandwiches
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 Sandwich 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 Sandwich Slices
For a colorful and crunchy bread alternative, try slices of bell pepper. The Primal Parent shows us this creative sandwich solution.
11. Cauliflower Rolls
These Cauliflower Rolls Cauliflower Rolls are very similar to the Cauliflower Wraps but it skips the step of steaming and squeezing the cauliflower. The recipe takes a flavor hint from “Everything Bagels.”
12. Grain Free Hamburger Buns
There are numerous recipes for grain free hamburger buns, which made excellent sandwiches. Try Sesame Hamburger Buns from The Paleo Mom or Coconut Flour Hamburger Buns from SCD Foodie.
13. Butternut Squash or Sweet Potato Sandwich 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 Sandwich Bread
Flourless Oopsie Bread makes a great substitute for bread. The recipe calls for cream cheese. For those on the SCD or GAPS diet, substitute my homemade goat cheese or dripped homemade yogurt.
15. Lettuce Cups
Lettuce cups are another favorite wrap for sandwich innards. Butter lettuce leaves and romaine lettuce leaves make good options. Try these Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Do you use any of these breadless sandwiches? Do you have any other solutions for no bread sandwiches?
I’ve been making sandwiches like this for years because I don’t like bread 🙂 Grilled portobellas are the best, but I also like thinly sliced grilled eggplant, zucchini, or carrot, and sweet potato toast is my newest favourite.
teach me Maggie.
U can also use the USA Today weekend edition as bread substitute . Tear into equal squares 4″ and layer bologna cheese tomato and mustard – top with sports section for variety .
LOL! This cracked me up, I had to read it twice!! 🙂
How do you make grain free butternut flatbread? Can you buy it?