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15 Skinny Sandwich Recipes for a Flex Meal Win

Sometimes you just want a delicious, hearty sandwich. The good news is that you can still enjoy this meal-time must-have when you’re trying to lose weight. You just have to make smart sandwich choices. In the article How to Build a Better Sandwich, we break down the basics of putting together a palate-pleasing sammie that still fits with your diet. Check it out if you want to build your next sandwich from scratch.

Or, take the easy (and delicious!) route, and try one of these skinny sandwich recipes you’re sure to love:

Hint: Just click on the recipe name, image or link in the caption to get the full recipe.

1. Skinny Cheese Steak Sandwich >

Get all the flavor and texture of a classic Philly Cheesesteak without any of the guilt-filled aftermath, thanks to this lighter version of a sandwich staple. Featuring thinly sliced pieces of steak covered in melted cheese with mushrooms, peppers and onions in between a soft roll, this is definitely one of our favorite sandwich recipes of all time. Count one serving as two PowerFuels, one SmartCarb and one Vegetable in your NuMi App. Click here to get the full recipe >

2. Buffalo Chicken Sliders >

Of all of the sandwich recipes on The Leaf, this is definitely one of our customers’ favorites. Featuring shredded chicken smothered in spicy, seasoned buffalo sauce with crunchy lettuce in between two soft buns, it’s really no wonder this staple sandwich is so popular. This recipe makes two servings, and each counts as one SmartCarb, one Powerfuel and one Extra, making this a great foundation for a flex meal. Click here to get the full recipe > Can’t get enough buffalo sauce? You’re going to want to check out this article: Love Buffalo Sauce? 5 Recipes You Won’t Want to Miss >

3. Pulled Pork Tenderloin Sandwich >

This sandwich recipe is bursting with delicious, savory flavor. Tender pulled pork and a mouthwatering combination of seasonings and sauces are slow cooked to perfection, then topped with a vinegar cabbage slaw that adds a crunchy kick of flavor on a soft bun. Click here to get the full recipe > Love pork? Trim the fat with these Four Fabulous Pork Recipes >

4. Chicken Sausage & Peppers >

We keep a classic sandwich lean by replacing regular sausage with chicken sausage in this savory sandwich recipe that’s also packed with sautéed peppers and onions in between a warm, toasted bun. Clocking in at a little more than 300 calories, and counting as two PowerFuels, one SmartCarb and one Vegetable, this popular pick makes a great flex meal option. Click here for the full recipe >

5. Turkey, Apple & Swiss Waffle Sandwich >

If we weren’t so floored by the flavor of this delicious sandwich, we’d be stuck on just how creative it is. Using your Nutrisystem Buttermilk Waffles as a stand in for bread, this top-rated sammie combines turkey, apple, red onion and Swiss cheese with an unbelievable avocado sauce for a delicious dish your taste buds and your waistline will thank you for. Click here to get the full recipe >

6. BBQ Chicken Sandwich >

Have your BBQ and lose weight, too, with this popular pick that’s one of our favorite sandwich recipes. Featuring tender, shredded chicken breast smothered in a smokey BBQ sauce and topped with a flavorful classic coleslaw mix in between a soft bun, this is one healthy recipe the whole family will love. Counting as two SmartCarbs, two PowerFuels, three Extras and half a Vegetable, this sandwich can be enjoyed as a flex meal. Just be sure to check your flex meal guidelines to determine how best to tweak the recipe to fulfill your flex meal requirements. Click here to get the full recipe >

7. Artisanal Grilled Cheese >

This Artisanal Grilled Cheese puts a flavorful spin on a staple sammie. Pair it with a warm cup of soup or a veggie-packed garden salad for a balanced meal that will become a regular on your menu. Click here for the full recipe >

8. Trail Mix Mash-Up Breakfast Sandwich >

Get your mornings off on the right foot with this tasty bagel breakfast sandwich featuring your Nutrisystem Honey Wheat Bagel topped with creamy (or crunchy, if you prefer!) peanut butter, sliced banana and raisins, then sprinkled with cinnamon. The healthy fats from the peanut butter and the fiber from the bagel and raisins will help keep you full, while the complex carbs from the bananas will help boost your energy. So you’ll stay satisfied and strong till lunchtime rolls around. Click here to get the full recipe > Or, if you’re looking for some other tasty ways to enjoy the Nutrisystem bagel, click here for five more delicious recipes using your Nutrisystem Honey Wheat Bagel >

9. Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich >

This delicious Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich is a dieter’s dream: It’s delicious and it takes mere seconds to prepare. Not an avocado fan? Feel free to leave it off. Although we think it definitely adds a little something extra to this popular sandwich recipe. Click here for the full recipe >

10. Turkey and Goat Cheese Wrap >

This delicious Turkey and Goat Cheese Wrap is loaded with vibrant veggies for an extra touch of flavor… and crunch. Click here for the full recipe >

11. Tasty Tuna Salad Wrap >

Tuna is the chicken of the sea, and for good reason. Its white, lean and oh-so-versatile! This healthy take on the Nutrisystem Tuna Salad is ready in under five minutes. Perfect on-the-go or for a lunch spent in, you will check one serving of heart healthy fish off your list for the week. Like most fish, tuna is rich in heart-healthy and waist-friendly omega-3 fats. Each bite is a source of protein. This recipe adds some extra nutrition and counts as a Nutrisystem Lunch, one PowerFuel, one Vegetable and one Extra. Click here for the full recipe >

12. Skinny Egg Salad Sandwich >

This skinny take on a staple sandwich is just as healthy as it is hearty. Just consider this fair warning: You may want to consider doubling the recipe. A sandwich this tasty is likely to draw a hungry crowd. Click here for the full recipe >

13. Mediterranean Tuna Pita >

Add some olives, onions and sun-dried tomatoes to your standard tuna pita for a delicious and healthy Mediterranean twist. Click here for the full recipe >

14. Chicken Pita Pocket >

Need a quick and tasty lunch for a busy workday? Searching for the simplest dinner that still delivers on taste and nutrition? Introducing the Chicken Pita Pocket! It’s easy to prepare, full of nutrition and totally tasty! With characteristics like that, is it really any wonder this is one of our customers’ favorite sandwich recipes? Click here for the full recipe >

15. Light Fruit & Cottage Cheese Sandwich >

We know we say it about all of our sandwich recipes… But this delicious dish really does bring something a little something special to the table. This Light Fruit & Cheese Sandwich is an absolutely delightful combination of sweet, fresh mixed fruit, honey, light cottage cheese and cheddar stuffed into an airy yet filling whole wheat pita pocket. Chopped green onion adds an extra flair that leaves our taste buds wanting more of this fantastic recipe. This ideal flex meal starter is all completely dietitian-approved, and satisfies sandwich cravings in a totally unique and amazing way. Click here for the full recipe >

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