I’m always on the look out for new ideas on what to eat for lunch. Normally I just bulk cook a huge 5-day casserole and reheat it. However, this week I decided to step back and bit and pay homage to the classic, lunch sandwich! This turned out to be much quicker than whipping up a huge casserole and has infinite flexibility. I used Cucumbers as the faux bread!
Here’s all the ingredients! Surprisingly, I haven’t bought deli meat since I started keto several years ago. It was a bit of a pain to check the carb values since they are in a display at the store but the butcher was super nice and I was able to get meats that all had 1g per serving. Additionally, I wanted a spreadable cheese so I got some boursin!The first step is to cut the Cucumbers in half and then remove the seeds and some of the meat. I used a melon baller to quickly clear out the seeds but you could also use a spoon. Also, if the skin is a bit much for you, you can peel some of it off. I tried both ways and liked them both so I don’t think I would bother peeling the skin off next time.For the main event, I filled one half with the boursin cheese and the other half with meat. I did one slice of ham, london broil and turkey on each sandwich.Then I folded them together and cut them in half. I was shocked how well it looked and tasted!Here’s the finished product all ready for lunch!! One note, I made an entire weeks worth of sandwiches on Sunday but I don’t think I’d do that in the future. I’d probably make them a day or two ahead of time max. They did get a little soggy.
- Serves: 1
- Serving size: 1 Sandwich
- Calories: 196
- Fat: 12g
- Carbohydrates: 7g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 17g
- 1 Cucumber
- 1.5 Oz Boursin Cheese
- Sliced Meat
- Slice the cucumber in half and use a melon baller or spoon to remove the seeds and some of the meat
- Fill one side with a spreadable cheese such as Boursin
- Fold deli meat longways and fill the other half
GlassLock 17 Oz. Square Food Container
These are my new favorite food storage container! They are good for the refrigerator, microwave and freezer. Additionally, the gasket makes it so they never leak and the lids are super secure.
Even though fruit is mostly out on the keto diet, it doesn’t mean we can’t use a melon baller! These little guys are great for quickly removing the meat out of veggies or fruit and can even create decorative spheres of veggies for salads.
Back in the day I used to be quite the potato peeler. Of course those days are long gone but there are plenty of turnips, Kohlrabis, and Radishes that need peeling! I’ve used many different models and this one is by far the fastest and least knuckle busting.