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!
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
Cut bell pepper in half and remove seeds
Spread 1 TBSP of cream cheese and 1 tsp of mustard on each side
Add turkey slices, followed by cucumber slices; Season with salt and pepper
Place the half with only cream cheese and mustard on top of the other half; Optional to slice in half again