Labor Day is a great day for picnics, and sandwiches are a must-have. But, if you’re in the Keto Zone, you may feel like you don’t have many sandwich options that are tasty, and stay low-carb. Today, you’re in luck! Here are 5 options for a Keto Sandwich or wrap with unique bread substitutes.
Unleash your Keto Zone sandwich creativity!
Pickles are delicious. And now, you can use them for bread! Simply take a large pickle and cut it in half or in fourths lengthwise. Use this long pickle for the bread of your new Keto Zone Hoagie! Fill it with delicious meats, cheese, avocados, vegetables, and more.
Portabella mushrooms are likely more useful and versatile than you think. They can be used for pizza crust, grilled veggies, and even sandwich bread!
Simply, choose the portobello mushroom caps that are the right size for your sandwiches, whether large ones or sliders. Next, clean the portobello mushroom caps by cutting off the step and scraping out the “gills” with a small spoon. You’ll be left with a shell perfect to use as bread. Lastly, dry-roast the portabellas and make them crispy. Follow these instructions:
Use the cooled portabellas and build your favorite Keto Zone sandwich!
Lettuce wraps have become a bit cliche, but they are still a great option for whatever sandwich your building whether a burger, a deli sandwich, or otherwise.
The key to a good lettuce wrap is using a large, strong leaf, like romaine. Make sure to wash it well, and dry completely. Then, fill it with your favorite keto sandwich fillings.
Nori wraps are simply dried seaweed. They are what’s used for sushi rolls, and can now be found in most grocery stores. You can use these paper-thin wraps to wrap meats, soft vegetables, smoked salmon, and more. Stuff them with avocados, turkey, and spouts for a delicious option!
What’s more, seaweed and nori are great for your health.
They contain natural iodine that supports thyroid health.
Additionally, seaweed contains fiber, which supports digestive health (3).
As a caution, don’t overdo it with eating seaweed. It is possible to get too much iodine and heavy metals from the ocean, so just keep it in moderation and use a variety of keto sandwich options.
Of course, you could also bake your own keto bread, tortillas, or wraps. Or, if you’ve mastered keto waffles, they make fantastic keto sandwich bread!
To bake your own, try these:
Or you can buy keto products. If buying, just beware of harmful ingredients found in commercial products (whether keto or not). Avoid:
You don’t have to go to a Labor Day picnic sandwich-less. You can make a delicious keto sandwich or wrap with fun ingredients, and stay in the Keto Zone!
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