California Club Sandwich
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Kitchen PLAY. All opinions are my own. California Club Sandwich: Mile high sandwich packed with turkey, bacon, and creamy avocado. Try it once and you are going to be craving it again and again!
*ding* *ding* Oooh boy, a text message. Hope it’s my friend with our plans for Girls’ Night Out. Or, maybe he’s finally going to ask me out on a second date.
These days,more often than not, my text messages are from family asking me to pick up something from the store! Usually it goes something like this:
EMERGENCY: Out of butter
Please pick up cereal!
Or just STARVING GET FOOD!!!!! (aka it’s been 2 hours since lunch!)
But, what if these messages were less specific? Like:
Pick up some high calcium foods thanks!
Where would I head in the grocery store? The answer may surprise you! Since several of our family members avoid dairy products, we skip that aisle.
I like to head straight to the baked good section. You’d be surprised by how many breads, are fortified with calcium. Muffins and tortillas are good choices too!
Best of all they still have the yummy flavor and texture you crave. I bet you won’t even be able to tell the difference!
For this recipe, I used Wonder Bread. Each slice contains 15% of your daily value of calcium. As the package states,it contains 20% more calcium than regular bread!
This is a great choice for a fast lunch or lazy supper! This sandwich is MILE HIGH so let’s break it down shall we?
The Bread: I used 3 slices to help me get over 40% of my daily recommended calcium intake in one sandwich!
The Meat: Lean turkey is a tasty source of protein
The Veg: Avocado provides healthy fats and the perfect amount of creaminess.
- • ¼ Cup Mayonnaise
- • 3 Slices Calcium FortifiedBread (I used Wonder Bread)
- • ¼ Cup Baby Spinach
- • 4 Slices Turkey Lunch Meat
- • ½ Tomato, Thinly Sliced
- • 4 Slices Bacon, Cooked Crisp
- • 2 Slices Swiss cheese
- • ½ Avocado, Sliced
- Toast 3 slices of calcium-fortified bread, and spread each slice with mayo.
- Add one slice of turkey, 2 slices of tomato, 2 slices of bacon, and 1 piece of cheese to the first piece of toast.
- Top with the second slice of toast mayo side down. Top with remaining ingredients (spinach, turkey, tomato, cheese, bacon, and avocado).
- Top with third slice of bread.
Crunched for time? I love grabbing a sandwich at Subway. Did you know their 6-inch sub bread has as much calcium as a glass of milk? No more fast food guilt!
Overall, the next time you’re in the baking aisle pick up some high calcium bread. I’d love you to try my club sandwich recipe, you won’t be disappointed! It would also make fabulous French toast, croutons, or even bread pudding!
What do you think of this California Club Sandwich? How can you incorporate more calcium into your diet from the baked good aisle?