Pear Turkey Sandwich

http://greenlitebites.com/2011/01/14/pear-turkey-sandwich/
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I’m fairly new to the idea off adding fruit to sandwiches. I’m not sure why it’s taken me this long to try it, the possibilities are endless and it’s such a great way to add lots of flavors with a healthy twist. Not to mention, for my fellow Weight Watcher fans, fruit is now FREE so it’s a 0 point addition!

My first stab at it was my Christmas Inspired Panini where I paired cherries and avocado with ham. This time I’m using my current favorite fruit of the season…

the pears.

PEARS! They are everywhere and absolutely wonderful. Every year I forgot how much I like them until I take a bit into a ripe Anjou (the small green ones). Pear Turkey SandwichThen I fall in love all over again.

They are gritty and sweet and juicy. Just amazing! Little Man loves them too so I buy a bag of assorted pears once a week and we enjoy trying them all.

Today I used a ripe Anjou to make the most amazing sandwich.

Here’s all you need to make this tasty lunch…

Pear Turkey Sandwich - ingredients

Toast the thin if you prefer. I only do if mine aren’t fresh.

Smear The Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge on the bottom half of the thin. Top with the spinach and pear.

I sliced mine from the bottom to make fun round slices but you can slice from the side.

Pear Turkey Sandwich  - slice pear

Top the pear with your sliced turkey and smear the jelly on the top of the thin. Note: This could totally be replaced by some cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving time!!

Pear Turkey Sandwich  - jelly

Viola

Pear Turkey Sandwich   finished

slice for effect…

Pear Turkey Sandwich  - cut

Pair with some carrots stick. Delicious!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
260 4g 8g old: 5 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
18g 1g 25g 15g

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  1. Wendy (Healthy Girl's Kitchen)

    I know this is going to sound CRAZY but I stopped buying those little baby carrots and started buying normal old fashioned big carrots again. It takes all of 15 seconds to peel a carrot. The taste is totally different. Much better . . . aaaahhhhhhh. Anyway, I recommend it. Regular old fashioned carrots. The way G-d made em!

  2. roni

    I flip flop between the two. Depends on how lazy I am that week and being pregnant and I’m getting lazier. ;) But I agree… regular carrots taste better especially the ones I got at the farm!

  3. BigTickles

    I was with you until the jelly…hmm..that never crossed my mind. Now I am curious, I might have to try it. It seems like it will be a taste explosion in my mouth. I just bought some laughing cow today..woo hoo!

  4. roni

    I added the jelly because I thought it needed one more thing but I didn’t want to go mustard or an oil based dressing. Then I thought cranberry sauce and it led me to just a small smear of jelly. In my opinion it totally worked! BUt it would be good without it too.

  5. RG

    Turkey and fruit works really well, like cranberry. BUT: it’s not baby carrots, they’re a “baby-cut” carrot, which makes me think they were probably humongous carrots before the machine cut them into that shape. If you get a mandoline that makes short work of turning them into sticks. I wash them but often skip the peeling.

  6. Melanie

    Sounds De-Lish. Just got into the Laughing Cow cheeses. I already have a love of turkey and spinach as a sandwich – the Cheese will be an extra boost of flavor!

  7. Laurie

    My favorite winter panini is 2 thin slices of bread, with a bit of fig spread (or jam), provolone, thinly sliced pear and a sprinkle of toasted, sliced almonds. Assemble and grill – no need for butter on the outside of the bread.

  8. Tara

    Roni, what do you use for deli meat? I stay away from the deli sliced meats at my grocery store because it does not look or taste fresh. I do miss the ease of it, however.

    Thanks!
    Tara

  9. roni

    I switch up my deli meats based on what’s on sale and what looks good. Sometimes I get sliced from the deli sometimes I buy the vacuum pack ones. You have to experiment to find what you like.

  10. Paula Rohm

    This looks and sounds so yummy. I think we may have to try this for lunch tomorrow. I have really enjoyed your site, and I’am so glad I came across it.

  11. Kelly

    This I am down with. It looks freakin’ delicious =] I am down with pears and turkey on a sandwhich. This seems like it would make into a great panini for the summer time

  12. Mo

    I have everything you’ve got listed – even the Aldi Fit & Active jelly. This may be lunch tomorrow.

    I’ve been using garlic hummus from Aldi in place of mayo on my sandwiches and in place of butter on my toast. I can’t believe I didn’t try hummus until Thanksgiving when I was in charge of apps for a gathering at my in-laws and there were going to be vegetarians there. I could eat a container in one sitting with carrots and snap peas- totally worthy of 8 points+!
    Mo

  13. Jessica

    I am looking forward to trying this! It sounds great and I just so happen to have some pears sitting around and half a wheel of laughing cow that needs to be put to good use. Thanks for all the great ideas, I absolutely hate vegetables and some of your posts are opening my eyes to possibilities of not tasting them :)

  14. Lissa

    I know my comment is probably a little stale, but I wanted to let you know that this is my new FAVORITE sandwich. YUMMMMMM. I loved it so much, I’ve had it twice in the past week. (Minus the jelly – maybe I’ll give that a try next week…)

    Roni, your website is awesome. I just found it about a month or so ago, and I’m so inspired by your ability to improvise healthy food. I’m looking forward to the months ahead!

  15. lauramich

    I love combining the Laughing Cow blue cheese flavor with sliced chicken or low-sodium deli turkey, greens, and 1 tablespoon of Trader Joe’s cranberry sauce (love it because it comes in a jar, not a can) or low-sugar fig jam.

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