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ReMixed Turkey Sandwiches for the Kiddos Lunchboxes

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ReMixed Turkey Sandwiches for the Kiddos Lunchboxes

 
What are you tired of packing for the kids lunch boxes? I have packed my share of turkey sandwiches for lunch - for myself and the kiddos, at least 13 years’ worth.  Try as I may to avoid putting something other than a turkey sandwich in the kids’ lunch box, in a morning fog I find myself using it as a go to.  Over the years I haven’t varied how I put my turkey sandwiches together: wheat bread, mayo, mustard and turkey…and sometimes a slice of cheese. I know, so exciting.  It’s a wonder the kiddos don’t open their lunch box at school and cry.
“Why can’t we have lunch at school?’ they ask when I inform them that a turkey sandwich awaits them in their lunch box.
Good question.  I ate school lunch.   But it’s a new day. Instead of just a ‘hot lunch’ I’m looking to feed my kiddos a lunch without GMO’s that they can wash down with rice milk or water and not whole, chocolate and strawberry milk.  No judgment… I’m just saying.  I am not ready to completely forget my turkey sandwiches.  They don’t take but a second to put together.  So, this school year I decided to figure out different ways to work a turkey sandwich.  Here’s what I’ve come up with so far.

 

Happy, healthy eating this school year!

Servings: 1 teen girl and 1 growing seven year old boy and 1 6 year old girl.
Prep Time: 2 mins (turkey croissant) 3 mins (grilled turkey and cheese)
Cook Time: 10 mins (grilled turkey and cheese)
Total Time: 5 mins (turkey croissant) 13 mins (grilled turkey and cheese)

 

 

Ingredients Turkey Spinach Croissant:

 

turkey sandwich croissant lunch box

6 Mini croissants
Mayonnaise
Mustard
Fresh spinach
Sliced cheese
Sliced turkey

 

 

Directions Turkey Spinach Croissant:

 

turkey sandwich croissant lunch box

turkey sandwich croissant lunch box

turkey sandwich croissant lunch box

turkey sandwich croissant lunch box

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients Grilled Turkey & Cheese:

 

6 slices Texas toast
Sliced cheese
Sliced Turkey
Butter, room temperature

 

 

Directions Grilled Turkey & Cheese:

 

First let me just say, never underestimate the power of a George Foreman grill.  My oldest actually came up with this pseudo-Panini sandwich.  While I grill plenty of chicken and turkey on this thing, I never thought about using it to upgrade a grilled cheese sandwich! This is a sandwich I can make while I cook dinner, and either serve cold for lunch or reheat quickly in the morning, wrap in foil and force it into the kids’ thermos.
 
Heat George Foreman grill.

 

Build sandwich to your kiddos liking. Cheese first of course!
 
grilled cheese turkey sandwich lunch box

 

 

Slather butter on one side of Texas toast.

 

grilled cheese turkey sandwich lunch box

 

 

Place sandwich on grill, butter side down.

 

Slather butter on opposite side of Texas toast
 
Close top of grill and let remain closed for 2-3 minutes.
 
 grilled cheese turkey sandwich lunch box
 
 Rotate sandwich and close grill for another 2-3 minutes.

 

grilled cheese turkey sandwich lunch box

 

 

grilled cheese turkey sandwich lunch box

 

 

grilled cheese turkey sandwich lunch box

 

What‘re We Eating Wednesday from PTSY, supporting children in mind AND body!

 

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