There are plenty of ideas for tasty low carb and no-bread sandwiches and quick food. You can substitute bread with lettuce or napa or Chinese cabbage and wrap anything that fits into your diet – cheese, bacon, smoked tofu, tuna, avocado, etc. Serve with low carb mustard or mayonnaise.
You can make wraps as a substitute for sandwiches, and there are different recipes to try. You can have avocado and chicken wrap, Thai chicken wrap, or chicken salad wrap. If you are on the Mediterranean Diet or are vegetarian, you can prepare Mediterranean vegetable wraps. To make Mediterranean-style wraps, you will need tomatoes, red paper, lettuce, spinach, garlic, and eggplant. Use low-carb tortillas. You can make herb mustard to dip the wraps. Combine black pepper, basil, thyme, rosemary, shallots, and Dijon mustard. You can use Romaine lettuce when you prepare wraps for work. Lettuce leaves wrap up tightly which is great when you are on the go.
You may also be interested in:
Low Carb Diet Menu: http://www.lowcarbfoods.org/sample-low-carb-diet-menu.php
Low Carb Bread Recipes: http://authoritynutrition.com/15-low-carb-bread-recipes/
Other Low Carb and No-bread Options
There are many alternatives to wraps, for example, cheese and ham pinwheels and open-faced sandwiches. Use low carb bread to make open-faced sandwiches. Another option is to use corn tortillas and wrap the ingredients. Top with scrambled eggs, avocado slices, cucumbers, lettuce leaves, cheese, or anything else you like. Cheese and ham pinwheels are a good no-bread alternative to sandwiches. Just roll slices of ham with cream or soft cheese, herbs, and lettuce. Of course, if you have a high-protein main fare, you can add some whole grain bread to your breakfast or lunch menu. Protein-rich foods include beef, sausages, salmon, fish, eggs, pork, and tofu. Seeds and nuts such as almonds, peanuts, watermelon seeds, and pumpkin seeds are also rich in protein.
Tofu can be used as a substitute for bread. Koya tofu is a good choice if you want to prepare no-bread sandwiches. You will find it in many Asian supermarkets and specialty stores. This is a type of tofu that is freeze dried and is also known as shimidofu. It is a great choice for persons with gluten intolerance. Koya tofu contains minerals and vitamins such as iron, calcium, potassium, and vitamin A, as well as protein and dietary fiber. It is very low in polyunsaturated and saturated fat. To prepare tofu sandwiches, you will need butter or oil, dashi or vegetable stock, and koya tofu squares. Pour cold water in a bowl and soak the tofu squares to prepare mini sandwiches. Soak for about 5 – 8 minutes or until soft. Prepare vegetable stock or use granules or cubes and bring to boil. Simmer the tofu squares for 3 – 4 minutes and then drain. The next step is to heat butter or oil in a pan and fry the tofu squares until crispy and golden brown. You can prepare a tofu sandwich with cucumber, lettuce, ham, soft cheese, or anything else you like.
If you use flat or low carb bread, you can prepare grilled sandwiches. You will need butter sprouts, spinach leaves, tomato slices, mushrooms, and cheddar or American cheese. Butter the bread and add cheese on top. Grill for several minutes or until the cheese melts. Then add the mushrooms, tomato slices, spinach, and sprouts and top with a slice of bread. There are tasty versions of the grilled veggie sandwich. For example, you can make grilled cheese sandwich, grilled turkey sandwich, or grilled ham and turkey sandwich. The choice of ingredients is up to you. To make a grilled turkey sandwich, you will need butter, spinach, sliced turkey, cheddar cheese, and cream cheese. You are free to modify the recipe to suit your diet of choice. Just make sure you grill on both sides until the cheese is melted and bread browned. Serve with a side dish or salad.