I wanted to share one of my favorite healthy lunches. I’m one of those people who can eat the same thing every single day. I don’t officially “meal prep” on Sundays since I work from home and it’s not completely necessary. However, I do tend to grocery shop on Sunday afternoons, with the rest of the town haha, and I make what I buy then work all week long. Sometimes I’ll make a big thing of chili, or a hearty soup, or grilled chicken + veggies.
This is one of my go-to “recipes” for weekday lunches. I typically decide to make it my week’s lunch when I get to the grocery store and avocados are on sale. (I only buy avocados on sale… those things get so expensive!)
So I copied this recipe from a local restaurant. They charge $12 for it and I loved it a lot after I got it one time but couldn’t stomach the price. It’s super easy to make at home. A rough estimate is about $4/meal. (But since the bread can be stored in the freezer until use and the honey mustard lasts for a while, you can make it for under that.)
You might call it a hearty salad with a piece of bread or an open-faced turkey sandwich. It’s somewhere in between.
What you need:
– Ezekial Bread (my grocery store was very low on options so I had to pick the sesame, it’s not my first choice.)
– Turkey Bacon
– Roasted Turkey Slices
– Honey Mustard (or any dressing/sauce you want!)
What makes it such a good weekday lunch option is that it doesn’t take a lot of preparation. The only thing you have to cook is the bacon! I typically fry my bacon on a daily basis, but you could easily pre-make your bacon and store in the freezer/fridge.
(Warning: it will drive your dog crazy if you have one, haha!)
The assembly is simple. Start with the bread. If you’ve just pulled it out of the fridge or the freezer, you may want to give it a light toast to warm it up.
Then I pile on as much spinach as I can. Honestly, the more, the better!
Place two slices of roasted turkey on top of the spinach.
After the turkey, I spread as many tomato slices as I can fit over the face of it, followed by sliced avocado kind of fanned out.
Add a dash of salt + pepper.
Drizzle the honey mustard over the sandwich and place the two pieces of bacon on the side.
I love this honey mustard! It has just the right amount of sweetness and a slight kick from the mustard.
I eat it with a fork and knife and feel full for hours!