Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Quick Kids Lunch- Turkey, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, & Avocado Roll ups

busymom, kidslunch; back to school; cleaneating; paleo;

I've spent the last few weeks preparing for something that I can pack in the kids lunches or grab as a quick bite for myself since starting our (almost 100%) grain free, dairy free, and sugar free lifestyle. Planning the transition from lunches with sandwiches to lunches without sandwiches was a task at first, but I’ve been surprised at how easy it is to make a lunch that doesn’t involve bread. Here's one for the first day of school! The kids can't wait to break in their new lunch boxes tomorrow. Turkey BLTA roll ups (Turkey, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and Avocado). They're easy, the kids love them, and they fit perfectly into their lunches. Triple Bonus!


4-6 slices Turkey Cold Cuts (Applegate or Boar's Head are my favorites)
1 Plum Tomato, seeded and cut into strips
2 slices Bacon, cooked and cut in half lengthwise and then cut in half width wise
1 Avocado, sliced
Baby Spinach Leaves

Instructions: Lay out a turkey slice on a plate or cutting board (or whatever you want, you don't have to listen to me). Layer 3-6 spinach leaves (depending on size or how much you like spinach) in the center of the cold cut, width-wise across the short side (see picture above because I suck at explanations). Layer a few strips of tomato, 1-2 strips of bacon, and 1 slice of avocado on top of that. Starting at the left side, flip one end of the turkey slice to the right, over the layers you just added. Then roll that folded side over to the non-folded side on the right to create the roll. Just pick it up and eat it. No toothpicks necessary to hold it together. *NOTE* Be gentle with rolling so you don't rip the turkey slice or else food will start falling out.

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