I often feed my kiddos leftovers for lunch… but when I plan ahead, we actually have a great sandwich! Sandwiches seem to be the typical lunch for most families in America… but most deli meats are full of preservatives, fillers and do not begin with healthy, humanely-raised meat. A friend of mine suggested roasting my own turkey breast, and I’ve found it’s SO much more delicious than the typically slimy store-bought deli turkey.

We have a small store that we purchase local meat from – they sell some delicious, well-raised whole turkey breasts for $5.90/lb. Check here for local meat in your area.

There are lots of ways you can prepare the meat. You can marinate it with your favorite marinade (teriyaki, garlic & herb). I have been super quick with mine and they’ve turned out great. You can use chicken breast in the same way.

I sprinkled the meat generously with salt and a spice mix that is peppery with some dried herbs. I threw in a couple of slices of fresh garlic and about a 1/2 inch of liquid to keep it moist  (If I owned a crock pot, I might use it for this), and put it in a covered pot. You can grill or roast it as well. I wanted to have mine cooked for the next day’s lunch, so I put it in the oven at 175 and let it slow cook overnight.

This was the result:

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The meat turned out delicious and moist!

Each turkey breast I purchase are a bit different in size/weight – but most of them are around 1.5 lbs.

We love sauerkraut on our  sandwiches (read here how to make your own), some garden greens, a little dijon and some home made milk mayonnaise (an AMAZING alternative to store-bought mayo).   Sourdough is our bread of choice, because the flour has been fermented overnight with the starter and allows for easier digestion.

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It’s great to get outside the box of typical deli meat sandwiches and mix it up a bit. How about pre-cooking some chicken sausages and slice those on sandwiches?  Or hard-boiled eggs smashed on your bread with some mayo and mustard (a quicker version of egg-salad)? If you have some frozen or fresh basil pesto – add that to any chicken or egg sandwich for a quick flavor boost!

Enjoy!

 

 

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