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Easy and Healthy Veggie Sandwich Recipe (Have Your Kids Make Lunch)

Easy and Healthy Veggie Sandwich Recipe (Have Your Kids Make Lunch)

Looking for a sandwich recipe that’s super healthy and easy enough for your kids to make by themselves? Then scroll down (or Jump to Recipe) to find the best easy and healthy veggie sandwich recipe!

It’s packed full of vitamins and nutrients with all the different veggies, and is lacking in cholesterol, saturated fats, and cancer causing processed cheeses and meats.

Plus, it’s still juicy.


And hits the spot for something delicious in sandwich form!

It’s like eating a salad surrounded in bread and carbs. Perfect for that bread craving, yet still wanting to eat a salad! 



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How do you make the best sandwich ever?

How you make the best sandwich ever is dependent mostly on personal preference, and your preference for the time making the sandwich.

Sometimes a simple pb&j will be the perfect sandwich, whereas other times you need something a bit heartier, like a full vegan veggie sandwich, heavy on the veggies!


What do vegetarians eat on sandwiches?

Vegetarians eat the same thing on sandwiches as anyone else, except no meat.

Vegans, on the other hand don’t include any animal products.

Some things that either vegans or vegetarians enjoy on sandwiches may include (but is not limited to):

  • peanut butter
  • jam
  • red onion
  • tomatoes
  • peppers
  • cucumbers
  • bean burger
  • lettuce
  • salad dressing
  • ketchup
  • and about a hundred other ingredients!


What vegetables do you put on a sandwich?

Technically, any vegetable that can be sliced thin enough to go in a sandwich, can be put on a sandwich. But, some of the more common ones are:

  • any type of lettuce
  • bell pepper (or other peppers)
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • onion (any kind)
  • kale (and other leafy greens)


What kind of sandwiches do vegans eat?

Vegans eat many type of sandwiches, from veggie sandwiches, down below, to pb&j’s and even vegan ‘cheese’ burgers!

Really, any sandwich that doesn’t include any meat or animal products is fair game for vegans. I’ve even seen recipes for chickpea ‘egg salad’ sandwiches. There are so many creative vegan food bloggers, that you’d have a hard time not finding a vegan alternative to a meat sandwich, especially with the vegan meat alternative products available in stores.


Is a vegetable sandwich healthy?

Whether or not a vegetable sandwich is healthy or not depends on what you put in it and what your definition of healthy is.

However, having a sandwich full of veggies is much healthier than having it full of cheese or deli meat. 


How to Make This Veggie Sandwich Recipe

This recipe is super simple, but does have a lot of steps. So, let’s begin!

First, put some buns, or two pieces of bread, down in a toaster, and get all of the other ingredients out and ready.

This recipe goes pretty quickly, so it’s best to have all the veggies washed and cut before even starting.

Once your buns pop up from the toaster, take only one out.

toasted bun for veggie sandwich


Then, you get to start adding the veggies.

Start with the lettuce.

toasted bun for veggie sandwich


Next, add the spinach.

toasted bun for veggie sandwich

Then, the cucumbers. Try to flatten down the leafy greens when adding the cucumbers.

cucumber spinach lettuce on toasted bun


Next, add the red onion.

red onion cucumber spinach lettuce on toasted bun


Add the tomatoes. The tomatoes need to be next to the red onion for best results.

tomato red onion cucumber spinach lettuce on toasted bun


Finally, add any dressing you’d like and the top bun.

dressing tomato red onion cucumber spinach lettuce on toasted buns




Veggie Sandwich Recipe

A delicious and healthy sandwich that is super simple to make and can be versatile enough for anyone to like it, even your pickiest of children!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy pasta salad recipe, sandwich, vegetables, veggie sandwich, veggies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Author Shawna Clapper


  • 1 hamburger buns toasted
  • 1 small handful lettuce (romaine and/or iceberg) washed, chopped
  • 1 small handful spinach washed
  • cucumber sliced
  • red onion sliced and quartered
  • tomato sliced
  • dressing (optional)


  1. Toast the hamburger bun and get all veggies ready to be added.

  2. Add veggies on top of the bottom bun in the order listed above.

  3. Add dressing of preference if desired.

  4. Place top of bun on top and press down. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Feel free to add in other veggies or omit the ones you're not a fan of.

What’s your favorite healthy vegan sandwich recipe? Leave a comment below and let us know!


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