When eating low-carb, it may seem like sandwiches are out of the question, but they don’t have to be! With the right ingredients and delicious no-carb bread, you can keep making this your lunchtime favorite a thing with one of the epic recipe ideas below!
There’s no denying that a good sandwich hits the spot for a quick, portable midday meal. In this post, I’m sharing both recipes and tips to pack low-carb sandwiches in a lunch for a quick, portable midday meal.
Whether you are watching carbs or not, you’re going to love these sandwiches inside homemade cloud bread or your favorite storebought low-carb bread.
Low-Carb Sandwich Bread
Each slice of my low-carb sandwich bread has less than 1 total gram of carbs and only 38 calories per slice. Most storebought low-carb bread has under 2 net carbs per slice. Both are an easy option and super delicious with any sandwich ingredients.
When it comes to low-carb lunches, using no-carb bread is a total game-changer. For these recipes below, I’ve used my homemade cloud bread because it is also gluten-free, and in just a couple of minutes, I can whip up a batch.
How to Pack a Low-Carb Sandwich for Later
Because the rounds of cloud bread are light and spongy, they easily absorb moisture. One tip to keep in mind is to go easy on condiments and wet ingredients, like tomatoes, pickles, etc.
You can also separate the wet ingredients with another ingredient. Keep reading to find out how to properly layer ingredients in a sandwich and pack it, so it isn’t soggy when lunch rolls around.
Epic Low-Carb Sandwiches
These low-carb sandwiches are anything but boring and can be made with no-carb bread for you and with traditional sandwich bread (or your family’s favorite) for a school lunch.
Low Carb BLT
The classic bacon, lettuce, and tomato sammy in a low-carb option. Go ahead, add some avocado.
Low Carb Italian Sandwich
This sandwich has the works with sliced ham, salami, Provolone cheese, and tomato. It’s packed with protein and Italian deli flavors.
B-L-A-T stands for: bacon, lettuce, avocado, and turkey- and who can resist this perfect combination? I also like to add a few slices of fresh tomatoes.
More Low Carb Sandwich Ideas
Need more low-carb sandwich ideas to use with your favorite bread? Jazz up your lunch with one of these mouthwatering sandwich ideas below, or check out my master list of sandwich fillings here.
- Ham & Swiss: a combination that will never go out of style
- Breakfast: fried egg, bacon, and avocado
- Cuban: ham, roasted pork, swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard
- Roast Beef: roast beef, swiss, lettuce, pickles, and Provolone cheese
- Tomato & Mayo: sliced tomatoes and mayonnaise, it’s a Southern thing
- Chicken Salad: layer between 2 lettuce leaves
- Egg Salad: layer between 2 lettuce leaves
- Avocado Egg Salad: Just like the classic, but better
- Tomato Sandwich: Mayonnaise, tomatoes & black pepper
How to Pack a Low Carb Sandwich for an Office Lunch
If you find that the sandwiches you pack in the morning are soggy by lunchtime, you could be layering the ingredients out of order. Watch me make these sandwiches here & then read up on my best tips to keep office lunches from getting soggy, below.
Yes, there is a way to layer a sandwich, whether low-carb or not, so it won’t get soggy. The key is to keep the wet ingredients like pickles and tomatoes from touching the bread.
Here’s how to properly build a low-carb sandwich:
- Place a large piece of lettuce onto one slice of bread.
- Layer with tomato or other wet ingredients and finish with the sliced deli meat.
- Place the cheese or an additional piece of lettuce over the deli meat and assemble the sandwich.
- Pack in a lunch container with a compartment that fits the sandwich, these are perfect. The close fit keeps the sandwich from moving around and unassembling in the lunchbox.
The lettuce and cheese act as barriers against moisture, so the bread stays dry, and your sandwich stays intact in the lunchbox and mid-bite.
*If you are using cloud bread, keep in mind that condiments like mustard and mayonnaise can quickly make the bread soggy so either keep them light or pack them on a small lidded container and spread them later before eating.
More Low-Carb “Sandwich” Options
While you’re on the lookout for low-carb sandwich options, why not add a few low-carb wraps and sandwich ingredients to your list of findings? The recipes below make satisfying and healthy lunches for the entire family and can be served as is or in whole grain wraps and bread.
- BLT Lettuce Wraps
- Cobb Salad Wraps
- Asian Chicken Salad Wraps
- Greek Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps
- Grain-Free Blender Bread
- Everything Bagel Cloud Bread
When you are done with sandwiches, try all my favorite low carb lunches here.Print