Gluten Free Turkey Sandwich with Carrots and Hummus

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Things are getting a bit crazy with Spamalot. We’ve been rehearsing on the weekends when I normally do food prep, I get home really late and so I’ve had to sleep a bit later than normal. Because of all the added craziness, I haven’t taken the time to plan meals and snacks. As a result, I’ve had to make things that are easy to make using ingredients we usually keep on hand. We almost always have lunch meat, greens & mustard in the fridge, and gluten free bread in the freezer. This sandwich is great for times like this when I might need to take something with me in order to get to where I need to be on time but don’t want to choose something unhealthy. Besides that, it takes much less time to make this sandwich than it would to leave early enough to wait in line at a fast food joint. Every time I pass one, the line is super long, so it’s not exactly fast. Plus, going to get “fast food” is way more expensive than making a sandwich with ingredients purchased at the grocery store. A quick note about the directions: I wrote out all the directions even though I’m sure you already know how to make a sandwich.

Ingredients:

  • Organic uncured peppered turkey breast lunch meat
  • Gluten free sandwich bread (I used Udi’s)
  • Organic spicy mustard
  • Organic mixed greens
  • Organic red onion
  • Organic carrots
  • Organic hummus (we bought the Kroger Simple Truth garlic hummus

Directions

  • Toast the bread
  • Slice red onion
  • Spread mustard on the bread
  • Place the turkey on the bread
  • Place the greens and onion on top of the turkey
  • Place the other piece of bread on the sandwich to complete
  • Peel the carrots (slice into sticks if you prefer)
  • Serve and enjoy

Going without dairy, gluten, soy, refined sugar and anything artificial doesn’t mean you can’t have “normal” food anymore. It simply means finding a new normal. This sandwich is easy to make, portable, and is made with clean eating ingredients that won’t cause my Hashimoto’s to flare. One of the reasons I was resistant to change my diet at first was because there are things that I grew up eating that I couldn’t imagine going without for the rest of my life. Sandwiches are one of those staples that I didn’t want to give up. I do eat them less often, simply because I like to eat as few grains as possible. I did need to find a way to have them that was better for me, and this is it. Next week I may end up thawing some leftovers we have in the freezer. The only problem I have with that is that it’s getting warm here and everything we have in the freezer is warm food, and I prefer eating fresh food when the weather turns warm. So, I may just keep eating sandwiches and salads for the time being. Hopefully you find this recipe helpful. If you give it a try, I’d love to hear what you think. Thanks for reading!

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