26 High-Protein Sandwiches That Are Bound to Keep You Full ’Til Dinner

The advantages of a salad for lunch: It's refreshing, healthy and full of vegetables. The cons: You're hungry again at 2pm. It's time to pack something in your lunch box that actually keeps you full between meals. Here are 26 high-protein sandwiches that are both filling and delicious. (With these handhelds by your side, you'll be the envy of the break room in no time.)
RELATED: 35 high-protein vegan recipes that are satisfying and completely plant-based
1. Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwiches (30g protein)
Time commitment: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Why we love it: Moving forward, High protein, Great for special occasions
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Forget chicken salads that rely on apples and dried cranberries for excitement. This is bursting with vinegar-herb taste, thanks to quickly pickled onions and homemade tarragon mayonnaise.
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2. Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich (25g protein)
Time commitment: 25 minutes
Why We Love It: Vegetarian, <30 minutes, one pot, make it faster, high protein
Instead of a plain mayo dressing, this egg salad is made with just a little mayo, Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, vinegar, and lemon juice. Fresh herbs and capers overdo it.
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3. Buffalo Tuna Melt (47g protein)
Time commitment: 15 minutes
Why we love it: <30 minutes, high protein, <10 ingredients
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Canned tuna has saved mealtime more times than we can count, but canned fish deserves better than mayonnaise and a few pinches of pepper. Here it's paired with spicy buffalo sauce and ranch dressing before being topped with mozzarella cheese.
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4. Crispy Tofu Bánh Mì (30g protein)
Time required: 35 minutes (plus cooling time)
Why we love it: Vegetarian, high protein, suitable for special occasions
Are there vegetarians in the house? This herbal version of the Vietnamese classic will change your life. The key is to squeeze out as much of the liquid as possible from the tofu before breading and frying, so it crisps up.
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5. Rainbow Collard Wraps with Peanut Butter Dip (15g protein)
Time commitment: 30 minutes
Why We Love It: Vegan, No Chef, Forward Looking, Dairy Free, Gluten Free
When it comes to vegan meals, this colorful selection is pretty darn filling thanks to high-protein hummus and sweet and tangy peanut butter dip.
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6. Cheesy Roasted Mushroom Melts (21g protein)
Time commitment: 40 minutes
Why We Love It: Vegetarian, <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly, sheet pan recipe
Create the satisfying attributes of this sammy right down to the cheeses embedded within. The bread is spread with cream cheese, ricotta, and mozzarella before being topped with roasted portobello mushrooms and onions.
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7. Mini Chicken Shawarma (22g protein)
Time commitment: 1 hour and 40 minutes
Why we love it: Crowd favorite, high protein, kid friendly
We're replacing the traditional rotisserie shawarma with marinated chicken tenders that cook on the stovetop in just minutes. Let's not even get started on the drool-worthy herb yogurt sauce.
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8. Cuban Reuben (76g protein)
Time commitment: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Why we love it: Great for special occasions, high in protein
This epic handheld is a delicious clash of (sandwich) titans. Instead of standard pastrami, think garlic and orange pork butt topped with a pile of red cabbage and dill pickles on rye bread.
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9. Hummus Grilled Cheese (23g protein)
Time commitment: 15 minutes
Why We Love It: <30 minutes, <10 ingredients, vegetarian, beginner-friendly, high protein
Salty aged cheddar meets roasted garlic hummus for a supremely satisfying 15-minute meal. Aren't chickpeas magical?
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10. Chicken Pesto Focaccia Sandwiches (36g protein)
Time commitment: 30 minutes
Why we love it: High protein, suitable for special occasions, kid-friendly
Light, lemony pesto + crispy chicken breasts + salty feta + sweet sun-dried tomatoes = an uber-balanced crowd pleaser. Bonus points for baking your own focaccia bread.
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11. Chicken and Cheddar Waffle Sandwiches (56g protein)
Time commitment: 1 hour and 50 minutes
Why we love it: Suitable for special occasions, kid-friendly, high in protein
The trick to crispy, crispy fried chicken? Dip the pieces in buttermilk and flour twice before frying.
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12. Thai Salad Wraps (17g protein)
Time commitment: 45 minutes
Why We Love It: High protein, gluten free, dairy free, go ahead
Not all handhelds call for bread. These refreshingly light wraps are loaded with ground chicken (though turkey or beef would work, too), cremini mushrooms, and quick-pickled cukes and herbs (mint! cilantro! basil!).
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13. Salmon BLT (41g Protein)
Time commitment: 45 minutes
Why we love it: <10 ingredients, high protein, one skillet, beginner friendly
A simple BLT (salty bacon, slaw and juicy tomato, for the uninitiated) is delicious. Add a thick lemon salmon fillet and it's simply a revelation.
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14. The Ultimate Grilled Chicken Sandwich (86g protein)
Time commitment: 45 minutes
Why we love it: High protein, kid friendly, great for special occasions
Fact: Fried onions make *everything* better - even the flawless combination of grilled chicken, cucumber, tomato and fresh dill yogurt sauce.
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15. Italian Deli Pinwheel Sandwiches (41g protein)
Time commitment: 25 minutes
Why we love it: <30 minutes, no chef, kid friendly, forthcoming, beginner friendly
Also known as the easiest and most elegant way to serve sammies to a crowd. The meaty trifecta of Genoa salami, pepperoni and prosciutto is topped off with roasted red peppers and sliced ​​provolone.
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16. Buffalo Chicken Wraps with Blue Cheese and Celery (36g protein)
Time commitment: 20 minutes
Why We Love It: <30 minutes, <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly, high protein
How do these sharp handhelds come together in just 20 minutes, you ask? The secret is diced rotisserie chicken from the store.
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17. Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich (14g protein)
Time commitment: 15 minutes
Why we love it: vegetarian, <30 minutes, <10 ingredients, kid-friendly, beginner-friendly
It's not the school lunch for nothing. (That's because PB&J is simply delicious.) If you've never had the classic butter fried until the bread crisps, buckle up.
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18. Oven Baked Chicken Kofta Wraps (32g protein)
Time commitment: 1 hour
Why We Love It: Gluten-free, low-carb, high-protein, crowd-pleaser
BRB dives headfirst into a bowl of lemon-garlic aioli. Substituting lettuce for bread, these wraps are gluten-free and low-carb.
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19. Lamb Shawarma Sandwich (21g protein)
Time commitment: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Why we love it: Crowd pleaser, suitable for special occasions, high protein, dairy free
Shawarma is typically roasted on a large skewer, but this adaptation requires the thinly sliced ​​shoulder of lamb to be seared in a pan instead. Please pass the lemon tahini sauce.
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20. Ham, Swiss and Apple Sandwich (29g protein)
Time required: 5 minutes
Why we love it: no chef, <30 minutes, <10 ingredients, kid friendly
This is an update that even your picky eater can get over with. Thinly sliced ​​red apple and honey mustard not only pair beautifully with brown sugar ham, but the fruit also adds crunch to this otherwise soft sammy.
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21. Grilled Peach, Prosciutto, and Mozzarella Sandwich (61g protein)
Time commitment: 15 minutes
Why We Love It: <30 minutes, <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly, high protein
Lo and behold: The fastest summer dinner ever. Feel free to grill the peaches before placing them on top of the sandwich for a hint of smoke.
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22. The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich (39g protein)
Time commitment: 20 minutes
Why We Love It: <30 minutes, <10 ingredients, kid friendly, beginner friendly, high protein
You've had eggs in a hole (or in a basket, if that's your preferred term) before. But have you ever tried it with a bagel? Plenty of ham and cheese hide under its sunny peak.
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