MyPlate-Inspired Healthy Sandwiches

Our favorite MyPlate-inspired healthy sandwiches take on a variety of shapes, unique forms, and combinations of ingredients to help you enjoy eating healthy.

Nutritious Sandwich Options
Photo: Randy Mayor

Nutritious Sandwich Options

Cooking Light is working with the Partnership for a Healthier America and USDA’s MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to thousands of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit Find recipes at

Sandwiches present a great opportunity to combine protein, vegetables, fruits, and grains into one delectable dish in no time at all. So, whether it is a sandwich or wrap, try adding vegetables or fruit, as opposed to heavy, sodium-filled condiments, for an equally-desirable (and often times unexpected) texture and taste.

First up, get salty flavor without going overboard on sodium. One serving of our Chicken and Roquefort Sandwiches contains about one-fourth of your daily sodium allotment. We extend salty Roquefort cheese by mixing it with cream cheese as a spread. A 2-ounce portion size for bread also helps control sodium counts.

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