Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Pressed Turkey and Plum Sandwich

8 WWPP Posted by 6 years ago 3 Comments

I’m learning fruit can really bump up the fun factor when it comes to sandwiches. First, I used cherries in a Christmas Inspired Panini and then moved to pears for a fun turkey sandwich. Today I experimented with a beautiful ripe plum. It added a fun sweet texture to an otherwise boring turkey sandwich.

Pressed Turkey and Plum SandwichGrilling it created a nice warm satisfying lunch. It also helped spread the little bit of cheese, making it seem more indulgent than it was. Always a plus in my book. :)

Here’s what I did…

  • 1 whole wheat sandwich thin
  • 1 slice of muenster cheese (3/4 oz) cut in half
  • 2oz of thin sliced roasted turkey breast
  • 1 plum sliced
  • handful of baby spinach

Gather and weigh out all the ingredients first.

I’m finding this step helps immensely in planning and cleanup.

Pressed Turkey and Plum Sandwich - ingredients

Stack the sandwich. Start with 1/2 slice of cheese, top with the turkey and then the plum slices.

Pressed Turkey and Plum Sandwich - step 1

Lay the spinach on top and then the second half of cheese. Lay this half in the other direction than the first so you get cheese in every bite.

Pressed Turkey and Plum Sandwich - step 2

Grill the sandwich either in a skillet or a panini press. You guys know by now I use my George Foreman.

Pressed Turkey and Plum Sandwich - step 3

It took 4 minutes total on the heated grill. I turned it once to cook evenly, as the Foreman squishes it forward.

Pressed Turkey and Plum Sandwich- finished

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire sandwich
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
292 9g 8g old: 6 new: 8
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
12g 4g 36g 24g

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    August 29, 2011

    Roni, I was just looking at my plums that have ripened perfectly, wondering if I could do something differently with them when I read your post. Your photos made my mouth water, and I can't wait to try this tomorrow. I always look forward to your inspirations. Fun and fabulous!


    August 30, 2011

    Oh my gosh, what an amazing looking sandwich! You have the most creative (and delicious) ideas, in the world! I just love your site (and you) so much!


    August 31, 2011

    Melty brie + sharp braeburn apple + sweet and sour chutney = sandwich perfection Yours looks good too! :)