This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sargento® Cheese. All opinions are 100% mine.
This awesome, healthy sandwich is fully loaded with all of your favorite autumn flavors and is great for making ahead!
Hey guys! So Halloween is in just a few days!! I’m SO excited! We’ve basically bought all the candy ever made (as we have been warned multiple times that our new home is on the “it” Halloween trick-or-treating street). I definitely don’t want any kiddos disappointed because we ran out (or, ya know, to egg our house or anything 😉 ) We’re also working on putting the finishing touches on the girl’s costumes – and by that I mean deciding on makeup and such, because I so did not make their costumes. Yeeeah, nope. I’m not that mom. #sorrygirls
We’ve definitely had a busy week and have another busy week ahead, with lots of fun Halloween activities, a birthday party, family night at the Sea Life Center and the general getting-ready-for-the-big-day antics. Something that I love to do when we’ve got a lot going on is make my lunches ahead. I mean, if you’ve been reading along for a little while, you already know this about me, the girl’s a planner. 😉
That’s one of the things that I LOVE about these sandwiches. I made a ton of them ahead this week, wrapped ’em up, threw them in the fridge and then we could just grab one at times when only a sammie could save the day… like a quick lunch or on our way to soccer practice. I even had one for dinner the other day because I was doing lots of blogger-y stuff and kind of forgot to stop and make dinner… oops!
Back in the day, I used to make sandwiches with so many things that just don’t fit into my lifestyle anymore – things like: creamy salad dressing spread, American singles*, store-bought ketchup, and (gasp!) white bread. I know. Freaking white bread, man.
But hey, that’s all in the past. It’s been almost two years now since I made the decision to stop putting things in my body that had ingredients I couldn’t pronounce and start eating real, whole foods and there’s no going back for me. That was when I started buying Sargento’s always 100% real, never-processed, natural cheese. I was super excited that they wanted to team up with me for this post, because I legit eat Sargento cheese every. single. day. No joke. This girl likes the cheese, what can I say? Hey, don’t judge me. I totally saw you throw an extra fistful of cheese on that salad yesterday. Oh yeah. I know aaaaall about you. 😉
Let’s get down to the flavahs in this sandwich, because O.M.G. are you guys going to love this one. First off, my Pumpkin-Goat Cheese Spread. When I came up with this a few weeks ago, I instantly knew it would be so awesome on a sandwich and it IS. It’s rich and slightly sweet which pairs so perfectly with those gorgeous tart cranberries. Then (as if that wasn’t enough fall fantasticness) rip up a little bit of fresh sage to sprinkle on top, add some thick-cut low-sodium turkey and some slightly smoky provolone cheese and you’ve got yourself one heck of a sandwich. Btw, this would be great with some leftover Thanksgiving turkey! But the best part? This makes a great grilled sandwich, too! Exhibit A ↓ – That awesome sliced-from-the-block (er, wheel?) provolone cheese gets so ooey and gooey and just freaking drool-worthy. You need this in your life. Stat.
*Fun fact: American singles are also known as “pasteurized process cheese food” (yep.) and by law only have to contain 51% actual cheese. For reals, folks.
**Want to learn more about Sargento’s 100% real, natural cheese and all of their awesome products? Check out their website here: Sargento® Sliced Cheese and be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram for loads of fun, cheesy ideas!
Hope you guys love this one as much as I do! I think I’m going to go eat one right now in fact, because, guess what? There’s one waiting for me in the fridge! Whoop whoop!
If you make this recipe be sure to snap a pic and tag me @thefoodieandthefix or use #thefoodieandthefix on Instagram so I can check it out! It makes me ridiculously happy to see what you guys are making 🙂
- 2 slices of good, whole grain bread (or you can make this as a wrap or a pita pocket! All great!)
- 2 1/2 Tbs Pumpkin-Goat Cheese Spread, divided
- 2 Tbs chopped or sliced fresh cranberries
- 1 fresh sage leaf, torn into small pieces
- 1/4 cup of watercress or whatever green ya like (baby spinach would be great!)
- 3-5 slices of low-sodium turkey (I used three because my turkey was pretty thick cut and large)
- 1 slice of Sargento 100% real provolone cheese
- Spread half of the Pumpkin-Goat Cheese Spread on each slice of bread. On one slice, add the cranberries and the torn sage. Next add the turkey, then the cheese, then the watercress. Put the slice of bread that just had the spread on it, on top of everything else and enjoy!
21 Day Fix Container Counts per Serving: 1 Red, 1/4 Green, 1/4 Purple, 3/4 Blue, 1-2 Yellows (1 if you make this as a pita pocket or wrap, 2 if you're using two slices of bread)
Weight Watchers Freestyle Points: 9