Kids Lunch Ideas: Mini Turkey Sandwiches

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Disclosure: I received compensation to write this post on behalf of Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey. All opinions are expressed are my own.

With the new school year right around the corner, I’m already thinking about kids lunch ideas that are healthy, that they will actually eat, and that I can easily switch up so they aren’t eating the same thing day in and day out.

One of the only things that all three of the kids will eat is a turkey sandwich. The problem is that they don’t eat a whole sandwich. So I came up with a yummy, satisfying sandwich that they will all eat – they like to call them Mini Turkey Sandwiches.

Looking for kids lunch ideas? You'll find one of my favorite recipes here, along with links to other sandwich, sandwich spreads & grilled sandwich recipes.

I make them with our homegrown arugula and tomatoes (Lila likes avocado on hers, too!) and use soft rolls instead of sandwich bread. There’s a tangy surprise in these sandwiches as well, and of course Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey.

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If you haven’t tried Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey yet, you’re missing out! I love them for many reasons – like the fact this turkey tastes like turkey you’d find at a deli…it’s anything but basic lunchmeat. Thick slices mean you don’t have to use as many to bulk up a sandwich, which saves money too. And the kids enjoy the turkey by itself as a snack.

Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey contains no chemicals of preservatives, and is lower sodium and has no nitrates or nitrites. And just like Foster Farms chickens, these turkeys are raised without hormones or steroids. Did I mention how good they taste, too? They come in two different flavors: Oven Roasted or Honey Roasted & Smoked.

Kids Lunch Ideas: Mini Turkey Sandwiches

Looking for kids lunch ideas? You'll find one of my favorite recipes here, along with links to other sandwich, sandwich spreads & grilled sandwich recipes.

I know, you’re going to read the ingredients and think it sounds weird, and maybe it does. But these mini sandwiches get 6 thumbs up from the Hoage kids…they absolutely love them!

Looking for kids lunch ideas? You'll find one of my favorite recipes here, along with links to other sandwich, sandwich spreads & grilled sandwich recipes.

It all came about one day when I was making sandwiches and Ethan wanted mustard and olive tapenade on his. I said it would be too salty, and to pick just one. He picked the olives. He ended up eating two more sandwiches after that first one! Now, I make sure to have the ingredients all ready for the kids to get to if they want to make a sandwich. Mia makes hers by herself all the time.

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Mini Turkey Sandwiches
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Ingredients

  • 4 rolls, cut horizontally across or 8 bread slices
  • 1 tablespoon chopped olives or olive tapenade
  • Lettuce, spinach, or argula
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 2 slices smoked Provolone cheese, cut in half
  • 4 Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey, Oven Roasted or Honey Roasted & Smoked

Instructions

  1. Top one slice of roll or bread with the olives
  2. Place lettuce on top of olives.
  3. Top lettuce with a tomato slice.
  4. Top tomato slice with Provolone cheese.
  5. Top cheese with 1 (or more!) turkey slices.
  6. Put the top slice or roll or bread on and enjoy!
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Now these mini turkey sandwiches are so versatile. Use either the Oven Roasted or Honey Roasted & Smoked Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey. Add any veggies, cheese, condiments that your kids love. Don’t like the little rolls? Use your favorite bread. Wanna give your sandwich some pizzazz? Try my Feta Aioli or Gouda & Green Onion sandwich spreads! Warm them up or serve them cold.

Looking for kids lunch ideas? You'll find one of my favorite recipes here, along with links to other sandwich, sandwich spreads & grilled sandwich recipes.

And speaking of serving them cold, here’s a mom tip for you: Purchase some ice packs to put on top of the kids’ lunch in their lunch boxes. They work really well to keep everything cold!

Do you love making sandwiches? I do! I have lots of my favorite sandwich recipes here on my blog and on Pinterest, too. I’m a huge fan of them, and so is Foster Farms. Foster Farms is holding a sandwich-making contest to prove that sandwiches made with new Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey lunchmeat are anything but “basic.” I’m telling you, this turkey is GOOD!

Looking for kids lunch ideas? You'll find one of my favorite recipes here, along with links to other sandwich, sandwich spreads & grilled sandwich recipes.

The Don’t Call Me Basic contest is looking for the most creative turkey sandwich creation. The grand prize winner will receive their choice of a luxury weekend getaway for two to the gorgeous Napa Valley or $4,000 cash! I think I’d take the trip!

It’s simple to enter. You just create a turkey sandwich using Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey lunchmeat and any other ingredients. Then, post a photo of your sandwich to Instagram (make sure your profile is public and comment on your photo with this info: the list of ingredients, tag @FosterFarms, and use the hashtag #DontCallMeBasic). Simple, right? If you don’t have Instagram, entries may also be emailed to dontcallmebasic@fosterfarms.com. For more details on the contest and the official Rules & Regulations, visit www.fosterfarms.com/dontcallmebasic.pdf.

Now I know you want to try Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey! You can “Save a Dollar Now” by downloading the coupon here.

Do you have kids lunch ideas or a turkey sandwich recipe to share? Please leave a link for me and I’ll add it to my Pinterest board!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of  Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey.