Bell Pepper Sandwich

This bell pepper sandwich is a great option for lunch because it is filling, nutrient-dense, and so easy to make. The ingredients are affordable and the recipe is low in both carbohydrates and added sugars. Plus, using a bell pepper as a bread substitute adds crunch!






Health Benefit:

Bell peppers are a great source of vitamin C to boost immunity. Turkey is an excellent source of lean protein to promote fullness and support healthy bones. Cucumbers are hydrating due to their high water content. 



1 bell pepper (any color) sliced in half and seeded

4 slices of low-sodium turkey

1/4 English cucumber, thinly sliced

2 TBSP cream cheese or dairy-free alternative 

2 tsp mustard 

Salt and pepper, to taste


You can substitute/add any of the ingredients for some of your favorites. You can use any color of bell pepper. Feel free to add sliced cheese instead of cream cheese, or omit altogether. Add your favorite veggies like lettuce or tomato. You can use leftover chicken or tofu instead of turkey.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Cut bell pepper in half and remove seeds

Step 2

Spread 1 TBSP of cream cheese and 1 tsp of mustard on each side

Step 3

Add turkey slices, followed by cucumber slices; Season with salt and pepper

Step 4

Place the half with only cream cheese and mustard on top of the other half; Optional to slice in half again

Step 5