I feel like every recipe post starts off with a disclaimer that I am lazy and I only like to make foods that require the least possible effort. Hey, at least I’m consistent.
There are a couple complicated baking adventures I will partake in, but they’re certainly not a regular occurrence. In the spirit of quick, better-for-you creations, I want to share my latest snack adventure.
I used to be a big lunch meat consumer. I still buy it sometimes, but for the most part I prefer to make meats that are less processed. That being said, when I learned about the new line of Selects Natural from Oscar Mayer, I figured they would be worth checking out.
Oscar Mayer Selects Natural is made with no artificial ingredients and is minimally processed. There are no artificial preservatives, no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no gluten and no by-products. For someone who eats a good amount of meat (and a husband who does even more so), it’s important that what I choose to eat be as natural as possible. We have even switched to buying organic, antibiotic-free chicken breasts since it’s something we eat on a regular basis.
The Selects Natural line includes the following meat options:
- Slow Roasted Turkey
- Applewood Smoked Turkey
- Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken
- Applewood Smoked Ham
- Slow Roasted Roast Beef
For today’s recipe, I picked up the Applewood Smoked Turkey Breast and the Slow Roasted Chicken Breast. I loved the labeling and even when I checked the ingredients list, I was surprised at the minimal number. Both options tasted fresh and delicious.
When I get hungry in the afternoon, I have a lot of sweet options around: granola, dates and almond butter, fruit, etc. I don’t always plan ahead to make sure that I have balanced options available. I wanted to be able to make a savory snack that incorporated protein, fats, and carbs to leave me feeling full longer.
These turkey (or chicken) roll ups were surprisingly easy and surprisingly delicious. They take virtually no time to throw together and in a matter of minutes you have a wholesome snack that fits into any healthy eating plan.
Balanced Turkey Roll-ups
serving size: makes 2 roll-ups (pictured)
- 4 oz Oscar Mayer Selects Natural Applewood Smoked Turkey slices (approx 4 slices)
- 1/2 avocado, sliced or mashed
- mixed greens
- spoonful of pico de gallo or salsa
- Use two slices of turkey as your base for each roll-up.
- Add a pinch of mixed greens or spinach to each. Layer with avocado (2 slices per roll-up) and top with pico or salsa.
If you are interested in learning more about the Naturals Select line, you can visit their website here. Happy snacking!
- What are some of your favorite quick and balanced snack ideas?
- Which flavor sounds the best to you?
- Do you eat cold cuts?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.