Healthy Sandwiches, Minus the Bread

If you’re all about carb cutting these days, these genius breadless sandwich ideas are the best things since sliced bread.
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Food Network Kitchen's Sandwiches For Bunless/Breadless Sandwiches As seen on Food Network

Photo by: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Whether we're cutting carbs, going gluten-free or scaling back on sodium, fewer loaves of bread are landing in our shopping carts these days. But what does that mean for our favorite hand-held meal, the sandwich? Though you might think that a sandwich, by definition, requires two slabs of bread, these breadless creations prove your sandwich days are far from over. Cutting out the loaves, buns and slices? These ingenious substitutes are the best things since sliced bread:

Food Network Kitchen's Cucumber Tuna Salad Sandwich For Bunless/Breadless Sandwiches As seen on Food Network

Photo by: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Your go-to tuna sandwich may typically come swaddled in slices of bread, but Breadless Cucumber Tuna Salad Sandwiches won’t leave you missing the carbs. Instead, these high-protein tuna sandwiches come with the added juicy crunch of English cucumbers, and they are best assembled and served straight away.

Food Network Kitchen's Breadless Italian Sub Sandwich For Bunless/Breadless Sandwiches As seen on Food Network

Photo by: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Is it a coincidence that two portobello mushroom caps stacked together resemble a bun? We think not! Use low-calorie mushroom caps as a stand-in for bread for a Breadless Italian Sub Sandwich, a gluten-free option that piles on deli-counter favorites like salami and provolone.

Food Network Kitchen's Iceberg BLT For Bunless/Breadless Sandwiches As seen on Food Network

Photo by: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

When it comes to the classic BLT, we’re all about the bacon. After all, the “B” doesn’t stand for "bread." These bread-free Iceberg BLTs have everything you love about the sandwich acronym, with an amped-up bite of crunchy, refreshing lettuce — perfect for the bacon lover who’s trying to be good.

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