Red Bell Pepper Sandwich

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Red bell pepper sandwich with turkey and cheese

Yesterday I was in a rush packing a lunch for Evleyn’s field trip. The other kids were having sandwiches and so the teacher asked if I could send some kind of sandwich on gluten free bread or something.

But gluten free bread is still processed rice flour junk food so I opted for grain free crackers instead. I bought those kale, sesame seed things you see in the health food store. But they just crumbled in our fingers.

So I rolled the turkey in the cheese and thought I’d throw in some bell pepper and olives on the side. In a hurry, I cut the bell pepper, not down the middle, but off to the side a bit so one side came out looking flat.

“Hey,” I thought, “I could make a sandwich with two of those.” So I cut the other in the same way, put the turkey and cheese in between, threw some olives in the bag, and ran off to camp.

Later, I put the thing up on Facebook and after a couple hundred likes and a hundred shares I realized that just maybe no one had ever done this before. In all the years I’ve been avoiding bread – that’s 8 – I haven’t either.

So, nature really did make something perfect for fitting stuff between two pieces of something that won’t fall apart or give you diabetes. We just didn’t know about it till now.

When I picked up Evelyn later and asked her how she liked her sandwich, she said, “YUMMAY!”

Here was my version of the sandwich I made for myself the next day. The possibilities are endless!

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Peggy the Primal Parent
11 Responses to “Red Bell Pepper Sandwich”

Sandra
June 14, 2012 at 8:33 am #
Great idea!

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Kati @ The Ivey League
June 14, 2012 at 9:54 am #
This is a GREAT idea! Love it!!

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zack
June 14, 2012 at 10:30 am #
Brilliant. Not sure how any of us missed this one before

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Peggy the Primal Parent
June 14, 2012 at 10:46 am #
I know, right? I can’t wait to get a little more creative with it and add some fixins. But you only get one sandwich per bell pepper so I need to go buy some more.

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Chuck D
June 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm #
This is a great idea!! I eat raw red bell pepper constantly, I don’t know how this hadn’t struck me before! Thanks for taking something good and making it great.

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Jennifer
June 14, 2012 at 12:36 pm #
I saw your picture on fb yesterday and couldn’t wait to try it. I made it today with red pepper, turkey, and cheese – in the panini press. It was soooo good. I think it will be a summer staple around here 🙂

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Peggy the Primal Parent
June 14, 2012 at 1:01 pm #
A panini press!!! Wow, that sounds interesting! Too bad I don’t have one of those. I saw a few comments yesterday about grilling it and I wondered if it might become too juicy and lose its crispness.

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katie @KatieDid
June 14, 2012 at 1:56 pm #
I love getting creative with grain free sandwiches, or open sadwiches too. Eggplant rounds work well (for an open cooked sandwich), big leaves of greens for wraps, even mini wraps in sweet potato skins. Love the pepper idea too, definetely going to try that out.

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Dawn
June 14, 2012 at 3:32 pm #
My son eats red bell pepper strips almost every day in his lunch. I think this is a brilliant idea to mix it up a bit! Good job! I was actually worried he was going to turn into a bell pepper he eats it so much. Every. single. day. a bell pepper.

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Laura
June 14, 2012 at 5:52 pm #
For a fast lunch or snack I like smoked salmon in bell pepper pieces. It makes some kind of boats for the salmon to nestle into. Yum!

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Diane
June 16, 2012 at 5:19 pm #
I am definitely going to try this. And grilling it would be delicious. Stuffed bell peppers were a staple meal when I was kid. They don’t lose their crispness as long as you don’t overcook them – like anything.

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