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

This veggie sandwich recipe is perfect for busy days, having your kids making lunch, or when you’re simply looking for something that is healthy, easy, and FULL of VEGGIES!!

This recipe was originally published May 4th, 2020.

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Rainbow veggie sandwich sitting on a cutting board.

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 this recipe is for you

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.

But, 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! 

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 thousand 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)
All of the ingredients for making a veggie sandwich on a baking sheet.

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 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.

Then, you get to start adding the veggies.

Start with the lettuce.

Next, add the spinach.

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

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

Next, add the red onion.

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

4 image collage for making a veggie sandwich.


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

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Pouring green goddess dressing onto the veggie sandwich.
Hands holding a veggie sandwich.

Veggie Sandwich Recipe

Shawna Clapper
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!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving


  • toaster


  • 1 hamburger bun toasted
  • 1 small handful lettuce (romaine and/or iceberg) washed, chopped
  • 1 small handful spinach washed
  • 4-5 slices cucumber
  • 2 full slices bell peppers
  • 4-5 slices tomato
  • 1 small handful red onion sliced and quartered
  • dressing (optional)


  • Toast the hamburger bun and get all veggies ready to be added.
  • Add veggies on top of the bottom bun in the order listed above.
  • Add dressing of preference if desired.
  • Place top of bun on top and press down. Enjoy!



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