Diabetes-Friendly Sandwiches & Wraps
Barbecued Pork Sandwiches
Making your own barbecue sauce, rather than using a commercial sauce, reduces the sodium content in this recipe. If you're short on time, make the sauce ahead and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Beef and Black Bean Wraps
Whole wheat tortillas and black beans make this sandwich a filling, high-fiber meal with a snappy, south-of-the-border appeal. It safeguards against diabetes, strengthens the immune system, and protects against some cancers.
Open-Face Barbecue Tilapia Sandwiches
Grilled fish nestled on a bed of crunchy coleslaw and capped off with a drizzle of barbecue sauce makes these diabetic-friendly sandwiches sure to please.
Bacon and Edamame Wraps
This hearty wrap offers all the wonderful flavors of a BLT with extra protein from the soybeans and extra kick from the jalapeno pepper.
Grilled Vegetable Pitas
Perfect for outdoor dining, these pitas pockets filled with grilled vegetables and tangy feta cheese make for easy no-utensil noshing.
Grilled Jamaican Jerk Fish Wraps
The colorful combo of fresh spinach, tomato, and mango complements the jerk-seasoned fish.
Grilled Chicken, Spinach, and Pear Pitas
Warm pita bread is a delicious way to corral a sophisticated combination of spinach, pear, chicken, and a goat cheese sauce.
Roasted Tofu and Veggie Pockets
A splash of balsamic vinaigrette enhances the tantalizing roasted flavor of this colorful tofu, zucchini, onion, and sweet pepper combination.
Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches
If you want to make your own chicken salad but don't have any cooked chicken on hand, pick up a package of refrigerated or frozen chopped cooked chicken at the supermarket.
Curried Chicken Salad Wraps
Give traditional chicken salad a healthful twist with this yummy wrap. If you prefer, serve the creamy medley in hollowed-out tomato shells.
Chopped Salad in a Pocket
Enjoy any extra Spicy Hummus as a snack with vegetable dippers. Each 2 tablespoon-serving of dip has 50 calories and 9 grams of carbohydrates.
This light version of the reuben uses reduced-calorie Thousand Island salad dressing and swaps turkey and lightly dressed coleslaw for corned beef and sauerkraut -- all in the interest of better health and great taste.
Egg-Vegetable Salad Wrap
This wrap is a delicious source of protein and healthful carbs. It's packed with textures, from the soft eggs to the crunchy, colorful vegetables.
Chicken Focaccia Sandwiches
Skip going to the expensive restaurant for a delicious sandwich -- you can grab all of these ingredients at the store, throw them together, and enjoy. No cooking involved! Opt for a different bread to cut back on the carbs.
Tuna Salad Pockets
This updated version of tuna salad works well with or without the pita bread. As a healthful choice for your workday lunch, pack the greens and tuna mixture separately. Keep the mix cold until you're ready to eat.
Thai Turkey Burgers
Thai seasoning is a blend reminiscent of the classic flavors of Thai cooking. The ingredients vary widely by brand but often include garlic, coriander, onion, cilantro, and pepper. Look for it at food specialty stores or larger supermarkets.
Salmon and Asparagus Wraps
For hearty wraps, start with a thick piece of smoked salmon and coarsely flake it; don't use lox-style.
Shredded Pork Sandwiches
Top the slow-cooked pork with a spoonful of the broccoli slaw mixture instead of barbecue sauce to save a few extra grams of carbohydrate.
Chicken and Slaw Tostadas
You can easily transform this tostada into a warm wrap: Encase the tortillas in foil and bake them for about 10 minutes or until warm. Then wrap each tortilla around some of the slaw and chicken mixture.
Plum-Sauced Chicken in Tortillas
Hoisin sauce adds a sweet-and-spicy flavor to the chicken. The reddish-brown sauce is a Chinese condiment that can usually be found in the Asian section of the supermarket.
Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
Give this chicken sandwich a twist by adding a lively bite to the lime dressing -- stir in 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper before chilling.
Sesame-Ginger Turkey Wraps
This recipe is a sure crowd-pleaser. Refrigerate any leftover filling for second meal. For something different, slip it into a whole wheat bun.
Roasted Veggie Pitas
Though the recipe calls for zucchini, summer squash, and mushrooms -- pick the vegetables you like best. It's easy to whip together and takes less than 15 minutes!
Southwestern Shredded Beef Sandwiches
With chili powder, chopped green chilies, and jalapenos, this Southwestern sandwich is sure to spice up your meal.
Champion Chicken Pockets
Low-fat yogurt and ranch salad dressing top cold chicken salad tucked in a pita half. This sandwich is a surefire brown-bag winner.
Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes
Sloppy Joes or other types of loose-meat sandwiches are the stock-in-trade of many local cafes. We've given the popular meal-in-a-bun a twist by using ground chicken or turkey breast instead of the typical ground beef.