Invest in good bread. Soggy sandwiches really put a damper on anyone’s day. Make sandwiches with crusty Italian bread or French baguettes so they’ll stay sturdy through lunchtime. Plus, you’ll look super fancy doing it.
Go meatless. It sounds blasphemous, but sabich, a pita sandwich stuffed with eggplant, hummus, and hard-boiled eggs, can be just as satisfying as a turkey club.
Roasted vegetables. Instead of the standard lettuce and tomatoes, add roasted in-season vegetables to your ‘wich. Make a big batch at the beginning of the week so all you have to do is put the sandwich together before you leave the house.
Don’t hold the (seasoned) mayo. Mayonnaise is a classic addition to sandwiches, but add in some lemon juice or chopped fresh herbs and you’ve just turned a sandwich into an experience.
Step up your cheese game. Although cheese is always an amazing addition to sandwiches, try experimenting with different varieties. Smoked Gouda is a classic for mac and cheese, but it also pairs well with roast beef; or, try creamy chevre with thick-sliced turkey.
Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal and thinks that there's nothing sadder than a sad desk lunch. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.