8 Cleverly Bread-Free Sandwiches

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iceberg BLT

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

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Whether you're dialing down refined carbs, giving up gluten or watching your sodium intake (bread adds up on that front), these loaf-free sandwiches -- most of which sub in vegetables in place of the usual buns, baguettes, wraps and rolls -- all have one thing in common: They'll satisfy any sandwich craving.

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Bun-less BLT? You heard that right -- almost. Instead of playing its usual supporting role, iceberg lettuce steps up its game by sandwiching together this otherwise classic combo of crisp bacon, sliced tomatoes and zesty mayo.

Sandwiched between two hollowed-out English-cucumber halves, this protein-packed lunch delivers a whole lot of crunch.

cucumber and tuna sandwich

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

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Hold the hoagie roll, but pack the heat in this classic Italian sub piled high with the usual suspects, including ham, salami, provolone and pepperoncini. This sandwich may be light on carbs, but it's more than meaty, thanks to broiled portobello mushroom caps standing in for bread.

Italian sub

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

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Switch up your next ham and cheese sandwich with a crunchy twist. Sliced sweet jicama will hold everything together.

ham and cheese

Food Network Kitchen's Curried Chicken Salad on Apple Rounds For Bunless/Breadless Sandwiches As seen on Food Network

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Why fill up on a flour tortilla when you can wrap up your next burrito with quick-steamed collard greens? This naturally healthified stand-in makes for an instant veggie wrap while giving you a dose of antioxidant-rich vitamin K.

collard burrito

Food Network Kitchen's Collard Wrapped Bean Burritos For Bunless/Breadless Sandwiches As seen on Food Network

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Step aside sub sandwich. Sausage and peppers are moving into the bread-free zone with this trimmed-down version. Translation: You won't miss a thing, except for maybe some unwanted calories.

sausage and pepper

Food Network Kitchen's Sausage In A Pepper For Bunless/Breadless Sandwiches As seen on Food Network

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This inside-out spin on curried chicken salad shifts characteristically crisp apples from the salad to a sandwich bread stand-in.

chicken and apple sandwich

Food Network Kitchen's Curried Chicken Salad on Apple Rounds For Bunless/Breadless Sandwiches As seen on Food Network

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

Slathered with tangy mango chutney and topped with crunchy coleslaw, fiber-rich grilled sweet potato rounds add a nutritional punch to these already lean turkey burgers.

sweet potato turkey burger

Food Network Kitchen's Turkey Burger on Sweet Potato Rounds For Bunless/Breadless Sandwiches As seen on Food Network

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