10 Deli Meat Sandwich Alternatives

I’m sure many of you might have heard the word “deli meat”, doing the rounds over the internet, but do not know what it means and why it needs to be substituted with other healthier alternatives.

10 Deli Meat Sandwich Alternatives

Well, the word “deli meats”, is short for delicatessen meats, which are ready-to-eat processed meats like bacon, sausages, bologna, pastrami, luncheon meat, corned beef, including cold cuts like salami, ham, turkey and chicken slices etc.

Deli meats aren’t considered healthy options for meals, even though they are easy to make and can make for quite a delicious and wholesome meal.

Thus, instead of deli meat sandwiches, there are many healthier alternatives you can have and here are some of them!

10 Deli Meat Sandwich Alternatives

1. Hummus and Avocado Sandwich

For this sandwich you will need to take a couple of slices of bread, spread a generous layer of hummus (store-bought or homemade) over one side and top it up with a layer of mashed avocado or thinly slices avocado slices. Close with another slice of bread.

You can season it with salt, pepper, chilli flakes, a drizzle of lemon juice, herbs or any other seasonings of your choice.

2. Nut Butter and Berry Sandwich

On a slice of plain bread or lightly toasted bread, spread a thick layer of nut butter of your choice (like peanut butter, cashewnut butter, almond butter etc). Then, chop up some fresh berries and top it up over the layer of nut butter before placing over a slice of bread to close.

3. Veggies and Cheese Sandwich

On a slice of bread, place a slice of cheese or grate some cheese over it. then, slice/julienne some carrots and cucumber and place it over the cheese and close with another slice of bread.

4. Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

Generously spread some peanut butter over a slice of bread. Thereafter, cut circles of a banana and place it over the peanut butter bread slice and cover with another slice of bread.

5. Chocolate Spread and Strawberry Sandwich

For this sandwich, you can use any chocolate spread of your choice. Apply a layer of chocolate spread (like hazelnut spread, Hershey’s or Nutella) and then, top it up with chopped strawberries and close with another slice of bread.

6. Cream Cheese and Berry Sandwich

Apply a generous layer of cream cheese over a slice of bread. Then, top it up with chopped berries of your choice. You could even use freshly chopped mixed berries. Close with another slice of bread.

7. Cheese Spread and Tomato-Cucumber Sandwich

On a slice of bread, apply some cheese spread (plain or flavoured will do). Then, slice some tomato and cucumber and place it over the cheese spread slice of bread and close with another.

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8. Veggies and Hummus Sandwich

Take a slice of bread and apply a thick layer of hummus (store-bought or homemade). Then, top it up with chopped or julienned veggies like cucumber, carrots, tomatoes etc., and close with another slice of bread.

9. Sour Cream, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich

Apply some sour cream on a slice of bread and season with pepper, salt, herbs and any other seasoning of your choice. Then, place a few chopped leaves of lettuce over it, along with a few slices of tomato. Close with another slice of bread.

10. Avocado and Black Bean Sandwich

On a slice of bread, spread out some mashed avocado (preferably) or thinly sliced pieces of avocado. Then, spread out some canned black beans over it (you could also use homemade boiled, with salt and strained black beans as well) and close with another slice of bread.

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