So I’m officially on Day 4 now, but let me tell you, Day 3 of Whole30 was quite eventful. I made crockpot turkey chili (which turned out awesome and I’ll be posting recipe and cost breakdown tomorrow), but in the midst of being super excited about using my crockpot, I forgot that a 6 hour cook time meant I’d need to have lunch for the day.
So I rooted around in my fridge and came up with this:
They are literally (in the literal sense of the word) sandwiches made out of cucumbers! Turns out, slicing veggies lengthwise makes for interesting and delicious bread-like situations. It’s the best way to eat half a cucumber in one sitting and it was SO easy!
Also, surprisingly not as messy to eat as you think it would be, especially if you cut them in half:
Total cost breakdown:
Unfortunately, these sandwiches are not very Financial friendly. I’ve never thought about it, but sliced deli turkey, or should I say Paleo-friendly sliced turkey, is not cheap. I probably won’t be buying deli turkey again for this challenge with less expensive meat options available. Not that it stopped me from making this again a few hours later for second lunch:
(and yes, that means I ate an entire cucumber in one day, and yes, I googled whether or not it was safe to eat an entire cucumber in one day)
Stuff to buy:
- Deli turkey (Fresh Direct has deli turkey with only 3 ingredients – turkey, salt, and water)
- Spinach & balsamic vinegar (optional)
Stuff to cut:
How to make it:
- Cut a cucumber in half, then cut lengthwise. You can get 4 pieces out of each half for two small sandwiches.
- Slice a tomato into 2 cucumber shaped pieces and put on two cucumber slices.
- Cut thin slices of avocado and put on top of the tomato.
- Take two pieces of turkey and put on the other two cucumber slices.
- Put mustard on the turkey.
- Take the turkey side and put it on top of the avocado and tomato side.
- Grab a handful of spinach and splash some balsamic vinegar on it.
Here’s what it looks like pre-sandwich: