Inside: The meal I throw together when I only have five minutes, plus more healthy lunch ideas.
Me on Monday: Look, I baked you this hot, fresh loaf of paleo bread!
Me on Friday: Here’s a sandwich, yes I know that’s an apple. It’s just like bread basically. I don’t know what kind of bread. Somewhere there is bread like this.
Sound familiar? If you love real food but you don’t always love how much time it takes to pull together meals, I have just the recipe for you. Or actually, UNrecipe, because it’s so simple it can’t really be called a proper recipe.
These delicious and easy apple sandwiches work well for a quick lunch at home, or they can be packed for school or work. And I do really mean delicious, too – the first time I sent one with my husband for the road he actually texted me to rave about it.
Now, here’s the best part about this recipe . . .
Although I’ve provided rough measurements below for using leftover roast chicken, as long as you have apples and a protein they can really be made with whatever you can find in a five minute fridge clean out. . . organic deli meat, tuna, cheese, that lettuce hiding way back in the crisper, etc.
Easy Apple Sandwiches
Makes approximately 6 sandwiches
- 2 medium apples and an apple corer
- 1.5 cups shredded chicken (about 1/4 pound)
- 1 lemon
- 6 slices of cheese (I use raw cheddar)
- Sliced onion (if desired)
- Mayo - I use my homemade mayo recipe or this awesome store bought mayo
- Six pieces bacon (optional - I often have some leftover from breakfast that I throw on top of the cheese)
- Six pieces of lettuce
Core apples using an apple corer and slice them into approximately 12 pieces - I sometimes end up with a few extra pieces, which I just serve on the side.
Cut the lemon into four pieces. Pick up one piece and give it a gently squeeze to release some of the juice. Rub the lemon on the outside of the apple to prevent browning and repeat