Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches only fill you up for so long. It’s time to stop making the same, boring, blah sandwiches for lunch everyday and get creative with new and exciting recipes. These bean sandwich recipes are flavorful, but won’t leave you feeling hungry again around 2 o’clock. Stop sacrificing taste for convenience and take the extra time in the morning to become a true sandwich artist. Here are some of the best bean sandwich recipes.

Smashed White Bean and Avocado Sandwich

It’s time to put down that Philly cheese steak and get your healthy eating habits back on track. If you’re looking for a healthier sandwich alternative that is still super flavorful, then this recipe is worth a try. Not only is it bursting with colorful vegetables with crisp and creamy textures, it’s actually really tasty.The white beans, olive oil and lemon juice make a delicious spread that’s great on its own or with extra toppings. Did we mention this sandwich is packed with veggies? Spinach, cucumber, avocado, red onion, arugula and sprouts are all piled on top of that yummy bean spread to give you a sandwich that won’t leave you feeling guilty after you’re done eating.

Mushroom and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich with Garlicky White Bean Spread

The name really says it all, doesn’t it? The garlic flavor of the white bean spread mixed with sauteed mushrooms, roasted red peppers and arugula makes for the perfect lunchtime meal. This sandwich is decadent, delicious and definitely better than plain old peanut butter and jelly. Once you have whipped up your bean spread, saute your mushrooms until they are nice and crispy. Layer the arugula, roasted red pepper and some mozzarella cheese over your bean spread before tossing on the mushrooms. You can also use the garlic white bean spread as a dip for snacking. Who doesn’t love that?

Hot Chile Grilled Cheese with Pinto Beans

Throw your basic grilled cheese recipe in the trash and try something new. A Mexican style grilled cheese is a great recipe to use to spice up your lunchtime routine. Think of this as a quesadilla and a panini mixed together to create one amazing sandwich. Sounds good, right? While your peppers are cooking in the microwave, combine your pinto beans, salsa and seasoning into a bowl to make the spread for the sandwich. Mash up the beans with a fork. Next, add cheese, yogurt, scallions and cilantro into a separate bowl. Spread your thick and creamy bean mixture on two slices of bread, and add a heaping helping of the cheese mixture along with some of the peppers. This will add a lot of spice to your sandwich. Place the sandwich into a panini maker or cook it on the stove and enjoy!

Which sandwich recipe will you be making for lunch tomorrow?

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