It's back to school and I know so many of you are getting your kiddos ready to go back this week, and many of you are teachers going back yourselves! It's time to start packing lunches again.... More meal prep! BUT you've got this, because I have a quick and easy sandwich recipe below that makes 4 servings, has a full serving of veggies, AND a full serving of protein! Definitely put this in your rotation for prepping lunches to make sure your kiddos (and YOU!) stay full throughout the afternoon. Then maybe they won't come home ravenous for snacks either! 😮
1 lb. raw ground chicken breast
1 medium carrot, grated
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 dash ground white pepper
½ tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. olive oil
4 whole-grain ciabatta rolls, cut in half
4 tsp. Dijon mustard
8 slices medium tomato
4 thin slices medium red onion
4 thin slices Swiss cheese (about 2 oz.)
Combine ground chicken, carrot, green onions, garlic, lemon juice, pepper, and cumin in a large bowl; mix well.
Form chicken mixture into 4 patties. Set aside.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add patties; cook for 4 to 6 minutes on each side, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat.
Top bottom of each ciabatta with 1 tsp. mustard, chicken patty, 2 tomato slices, 1 onion slice, 1 slice of cheese, and top of each ciabatta.
Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, 1 Red, 2 Yellow, ½ Blue
2B Mindset Plate: Serve open-faced on one half of roll for a great protein and FFC as part of lunch.
Recipe and photo from Beachbody's blog here.