I’m always looking for something that I can pack in the kids lunches or grab as a quick bite for myself. Transitioning from lunches with sandwiches to lunches without sandwiches was a task at first, but I’ve been surprised at how easy it is to make a lunch that doesn’t involve bread.
I decided to experiment on my kids and hoped that they liked the results. I assumed they would, they’re not terribly picky, but you never know. These roll-ups have everything they liked so it just had to be a success, and it was! And they are super easy to make, which is an added bonus. Oh, and they fit perfectly in the lunch container, so triple bonus!
Turkey BLTA Roll-Ups
- 4-6 slices Turkey Cold Cuts Applegate or Boar's Head are my favorites
- 1 Plum Tomato seeded and cut into strips
- 2 slices Bacon you'll end up with 8 pieces, cooked and cut in half lengthwise and then cut in half width wise
- 1 Avocado sliced
- Baby Spinach Leaves
Lay out a turkey slice on a plate or cutting board (or whatever you want, you don't have to listen to me).
Layer 3-6 spinach leaves (depending on size or how much you like spinacin the center of the cold cut, width-wise across the short side (see picture above because I suck at explanations).
Layer a few strips of tomato, 1-2 strips of bacon, and 1 slice of avocado on top of that.
Starting at the left side, flip one end of the turkey slice to the right, over the layers you just added. Then roll that folded side over to the non-folded side on the right to create the roll.
Just pick it up and eat it. No toothpicks necessary to hold it together.
- Be gentle with rolling so you don't rip the turkey slice or else food will start falling out. Not that I've ever done that...