Switch Up Your Lunchbox Routine!


Right about now you’re slapping some mayo on a couple slices of bread, throwing in some turkey and calling it lunch.  That’s not just a sorry excuse for a sandwich, it’s also a boring way to break up mid-day monotony! Lunch is to be celebrated people, so let’s rethink even the simplest lunchtime staple, the turkey sandwich, and add some crunch and flavor.  I love to make these ‘Sushi Sandwiches’, little bites of crispy cucumber and carrot add nutrition and texture, and they couldn’t be easier to make.  So whether it’s for your kids lunch, or your own, rethink your routine.  And speaking of kids, it’s amazing how scribbling a pirate’s face on a banana, or a crooked jack-o-lantern smile on a tangerine can entice them to dig into fruit.  Or slicing colored bell peppers and arranging them as a rainbow over hummus, what could make veggies more enticing? Try this recipe, I bet your kids (and your belly) will than you.


Switch Up Your Lunchbox Routine!



Sushi Sandwich

  • 2 slices of squishy whole wheat bread, crust removed
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin, cold press olive oil (I use Pompeian)
  • 1 carrot, julienne
  • 1 cucumber, julienne
  • 1 slice American cheese (Cheddar is delicious too!)
  • 1 slice smoked turkey breast (Ham is yummy also!)


  1. Using a rolling pin, roll out the bread until it is thin, like sushi rice on a sushi roll (about 1/8 thick).
  2. Brush generously with olive oil.  This serves two purposes; it keeps your bread moist and it offers a  healthy kick to this sandwich because it’s high in unsaturated fat!
  3. Place the slice of cheese, then the slice of turkey, on the oiled bread.  
  4. Place a couple sprigs of julienne carrot and cucumber.  
  5. Roll up your ‘sushi sandwich’, then give it a little squeeze to firm up.  
  6. Slice in half, then in half again.  
  7. Place in a bento box or divided tupperware to maintain sushi shape.  
  8. Dig in and enjoy!

Keywords: lunchbox, sushi, sandwich

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