I know I say it a lot, but this really was an excellent lunch!!! SO much variety and good flavor – and so nutritious! It took me a good 30 minutes to eat too, which is always nice and satisfying.
First off, I have not had a Classic Turkey Sandwich on fluffy bread (no offense husband) in SO LONG. My mother in law gave us two small slices of fluffy wheat bread from a loaf she bought at a local bakery, and we haven’t had deli turkey on hand in so long that I knew I wanted to plan my lunch around a turkey sandwich. No fancy toasting it in the oven or heating it panini-style – just plain. old. sandwich. Many of you have simple sandwiches for lunch in your blogs and they always look so good!
I layered 2 slices of all-natural turkey with classic Grey Poupon, avocado, pickled jalapeño, and romaine lettuce (another ingredient we don’t have often but it really made the sandwich!)
I always think hot sandwiches are much better than cold, but this guy proved me wrong (I think it was all the crunchy lettuce)
I also, as promised, put the leftover kale (already washed and trimmed) in the oven for 10 minutes. Chips! It doesn’t look crispy in the photos, but it really is!
We also had 4 leftover cremini mushrooms so I put them in the oven beside the kale. Another instant side dish.
Then I had 1 carrot and 2 pickles with a small amount of bean hummus (I just kept putting things on my plate!)
Another of my plate –
And lastly, to fill the fruit + dairy slots, I had applesauce yogurt with cinnamon. Basically 1/4 cup natural applesauce mixed with about 1/3 cup of plain yogurt. Cinnamon on top. I’ve never done this before, but it was fantastic!
Would you believe this whole lunch was under 500 kcal?
Thanks to being heavy on veggies and going cheeseless on the sandwich (I can never taste it so why bother!?), this whole lunch was 475 kcal, 11 grams fiber and 25 grams protein. Nice!
It’s another gorgeous afternoon here, but I know the bad weather is on the way. I’m going to take advatange while I can and work on yet another semester project on the patio. Then I’ve got plans to go to Trader Joe’s and perhaps a walk in this pretty sunshine.
Happy Weekend to All!