Salad sandwiches

Who says a great sandwich needs bread? These fun, keto salad sandwiches are proof that lettuce can work just as well. Mix it up with different toppings... So versatile you could eat them for breakfast, lunch, a snack, or dinner!
Who says a great sandwich needs bread? These fun, keto salad sandwiches are proof that lettuce can work just as well. Mix it up with different toppings... So versatile you could eat them for breakfast, lunch, a snack, or dinner!
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1 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. 50 g Romaine lettuce or baby gem lettuce
  • ½ oz. 15 g butter
  • 1 oz. 30 g edam cheese
  • ½ ½ avocadoavocados
  • 1 1 cherry tomatoes

Instructions

Instructions are for 1 serving. Please modify as needed.

  1. Rinse the lettuce thoroughly and use as a base for the toppings.
  2. Smear butter on the lettuce leaves and slice the cheese, avocado and tomato and add on top.

Tip!

Some other yummy toppings to try are tuna salad and egg salad. Try these out on your kids—they will love selecting their own toppings and putting them together.

About the recipe

Here’s a breakfast idea from Fanny Lindkvist, who runs a popular Swedish blog and the Instagram account LessCarbs (now at 12k followers and growing quickly). Her recipes are deliciously simple and this is a good example.

10 Comments

  1. Janknitz
    I was never a big sandwich person to begin with, so I'm happy to eat the filling and not try to have something stand in for the bread. My go to lunch when there are no leftovers to eat is slices of turkey with a mixture of homemade avocado oil mayo and mustard for dipping, slices of avocado, and sauerkraut. No bread needed, I just eat it all with a knife and fork.

    I have a "repertoire" of breakfasts so I can choose each morning depending on mood or hunger level:
    Eggs in many different ways ( veggie omelet, scrambled, soft boiled, over easy are my favorite). I also like them with blueberries and chopped nuts sprinkled on right at the end of cooking (my answer to the blueberry pancake).

    I make homemade coconut milk yogurt (unsweetened) and like that with berries and nuts.

    Egg drop soup using homemade chicken bone broth.

    Puree pumpkin with nuts and coconut--warmed slightly and with a big pat of butter.

    Hot "cereal" made of a mixture of chia, flax, coconut flakes, nuts and seeds.

    A smoothie with a coconut milk base, ripe avocado for thickening, and berries to flavor it.

  2. Jan
    Just love this idea ...

    Never be afraid to explore the great tasting LCHF foods available - and never be without eggs in your larder (unless of course you may have an allergy to eggs!)

    You can swap so many higher carb foods for an alternative lower carb one.

    All the best Jan

  3. Martin
    Any recipes for low carb porridge? I love porridge.

    My standard breakfast is low carb porridge i.e. 50% flax seed, 25% coconut flakes, 25% ground almonds, soaked overnight in light soya milk (0.1 carb), with a sprinkling of blueberries and almonds and double cream. I calculate about 10g carb per serving, probably my highest carb meal of the day, but manageable when aiming for 20 to 30g per day, and really tasty. But I'd be interested in other suggestions, still miss the creaminess of high carb porridge just a little (one of very few things I do miss on LCHF, actually).

  4. Deb
    One issue I have with HFLC, is how to fit in the nutritious veggies and fruits we need. I prefer a more paleo approach with lots of leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, beets, tomatoes, and some berries each day, which tends to put my carb intake a little higher. I'm just not convinced it's healthy to have such a limited intake of fruits and veggies for an extended period of time. 2% of the diet as carbs doesn't seem enough to get in the 10 servings of fruit and veggies I strive for.......I can't even imaging getting 5 or 6 servings in on that plan. Thoughts?
    Reply: #8
  5. Nick Curry
    What on earth is so magical about 10 servings of high-sugar fruit, and veg? Why do you think you need it?? What is so "nutritious" about fruit that spikes your insulin, then causes a drop in blood sugar, causing you to crave more carbs? Or is fruit so wondrously good because it is "natural"????
    After 4 years of eating LCHF, and dropping 126 pounds and my diabetes medication; I can tell you from my experience you don't need that much sugar. I couldn't have lost the weight with that number of carbs per day.....
  6. Patrik Koppanen
    I am back on LCHF and one new item I have bought is a spiralizer, they are great as they strim your courgette, carrots or cucumbers to make them more interesting. I love the spiralized courgette and carrott, steamed, and then with butter, pepper and salt, yum! Together with chicken or pork this is a really nice dish, full of flavour.
    Double cream with blueberries, such a nice treat once in a while.
    A favourite from Caribbean, soft boiled eggs, ham, cheese and some spicy Carribean sauce, great combination, and yes, it wakes you up!
    Good luck people with your future way of living with food, as I find it quite easy, always fill full and have lost weight.
    Reply: #7
  7. Bjarte Bakke Team Diet Doctor
    Patrik, my personal treat is blueberries with cream. I have them nearly every evening and I absolutely love it. I have about 20 grams of blueberries and 100 gram of cream with 38% fat. I shake the cream before during it over the berries. Finally, I add some crushed vanilla on top. Absolutely delicious!
  8. Maria76
    Fruits have a lot of sugar. Fruits sold now are nothing like fruits used to be in past days. How about if you chose forest berries, herbs and veggies instead of fruits? Btw, I have been using official Finnish health government food database to calculate my vitamin and mineral intake during LCHF diet and I was surprised to see, that I get more than 100% of all nutrition (vitamins, minerals etc) recommendations, most often even over 200% of them. I use a bit of veggies like different kind of green leafs, tomatoes, spinach, and a liberal amount of herbs like parsley (cheap) and it seems that that makes all the difference. I sometimes eat a handful of forest berries, but I get my vitamins and minerals without them too.
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  10. Helen
    My weight loss is slow but I don't need to lose much, about 3 more kgs I think. I am having seeds and berries every day and guess that is why. I have still lost 2.2kgs in 4 weeks. I'm trying to get the weight gone by Australian summer so I should be on track. I love feeling full and still losing if weight even if it is slow ?
  11. Laura
    My new way to eat a "sandwich"...take a few leaves out of the middle of a whole head of romaine lettuce. Eat those leaves.
    Rinse the remaining intact head and shake dry. Fill the inside with sandwich filling of choice. Chicken, mayo, bacon etc. Scrunch the leaves back together and eat it! NO fuss, no mess!

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