With the gastric bypass surgery I had, it’s more important than anything to make sure that I get adequate protein in. So, for me – eating healthy IS eating protein, first and foremost. That’s why the Eat Healthy – Protein Rich food blogging event is right up my alley. For me, at least, fat intake doesn’t matter (since I only absorb 10% of what I actually eat), but I do realize that others aren’t so lucky. Even though I have tons of protein-rich foods to blog about, I picked the one that isn’t high fat. I like to buy deli meat to make sandwiches, but sometimes at the end of it’s life, rather than sending it to the freezer to die a slow death, I like to basically use up the rest of it in a nice hot sandwich. This is one way to use up leftover deli turkey.
Turkey Philly Sandwich
Whatever leftover sliced deli turkey breast you need to use up
Vegetable oil or oil spray
Thinly sliced green bell peppers
Thinly sliced onion
Cheese of your choice (I used Munster)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Bread or roll
In an oiled pan, throw in green pepper and onion and saute until softened. Add turkey breast, and chop it as it heats, until it is lightly browned and thoroughly hot. Season with salt and pepper, and serve on bread with cheese. Add mayo or whatever condiments you’d like.
Assuming you use six one ounce slices per sandwich, that’s already 39 grams of protein before you even add any cheese. And since the body can’t process more than roughly 40 grams of protein in one meal, it’s the perfect amount.
Now, this is another one of those recipes that are only limited by your imagination. Sometimes I leave out the green peppers and add buffalo sauce and blue cheese. The point is, if you’ve got lunchmeat you need to use up, you don’t have to do it in a normal boring way.