When I dropped grains from my diet, one of the things I didn't realize I'd miss was sandwiches. They were hardly a staple in my lunchtime diet, but there is something so delightful about the texture of a really awesome deli sandwich. I venture into gluten-free bread from time to time, and that's great, but it really doesn't sit well with me. Lettuce wraps are fine too, but I'm just not a big lettuce fan.... Our greens game is more in line with spinach, kale, chard, etc. and those my friends are not good fodder for wraps. Just saying. And really, much like my thoughts about salad toppings, I'm more into whats in between the bread, rather than the bread itself.
So when I had a hankering for a sandwich the other day, I snagged the turkey and havarti from the fridge and a lone green apple caught my eye. Call it a pregnancy craving or inspiration, but I knew just what I was going to do.
I snapped a photo for the instagrams, like we all do now, and the internet lost its collective mind. Okay maybe not the whole internet, but like 10 of my friends thought it was a cool enough idea to warrant a blog post/recipe.
So here ya go! As you'll see there's no real recipe here, but I do offer suggestions on fillings we've enjoyed. These have been a big hit with our toddler as well. They hold up better than lettuce wraps in a lunch box and still offer that satisfying crunch.
Apple Sandwich Bites
Yield: 3 apple sandwiches
- 1 Granny Smith apple
- Suggested Fillings of choice
- Turkey, havarti, and mustard
- Ham, Cheddar, and dijon
- BLAT: Bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato
- Almond butter and smashed whole blackberries
- Starting on one edge, slice apple into 1/4" thick rounds working towards the core.
- When you get to the core, turn the apple around and work from the outer edge towards the core again.
- Pair your apple slices into similar sizes
- Layer fillings on one apple round and top with other round
- Pro tip: Don't pile these too high with fillings!