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    Default Alternatives to Ye Olde Sandwiches

    I am getting sick to death of the sandwiches I have been making for myself in my lunches for work. Normally I have a cucumber and mayo, a PB&J, a ham (canned) or a plain cheese sandwich. Can anyone suggest some quick, cheap sammies that I can take with me for lunch? Taste is important!

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    Any leftovers on a pita,nachos,spaghetti on a roll. You didn't say if theres a microwave??
    do you eat tuna,egg salad, chicken salad, pot roast w/ potatoes??

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    Does it only have to be sammies?

    Try using hummus or pesto for spreads vs mayo? Spice up your may with chili or curry?

    I like cold pasta salad with protein in it - egg, chicken, chickpeas, ham etc

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    Take a sandwich roll, the kind that comes 6 to a bag. (Francisco brand is what I use) Cut it open in half and turn it into garlic bread. I keep a container of garlic bread spread already made up on hand, and toast them butter side down in a skillet or on a griddle. Put some roast beef, pepper jack cheese and sliced tomato on it. These are yummy. They have been our go-to sandwich lately.

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    Yeah, tuna or egg salad. BLT's usually don't cost a lot either.

    Check and see what deli cut is on sale this week. A quarter pound or less is enough for a sandwich and usually doesn't cost more than $1.75.

    Do some "country ribs" in a crockpot (or oven) with bbq sauce until the meat falls off the bone. Add a hamburger bun and pickles. Yum!

    Mix up your cheese and bread. Try that ham on rye with smoked swiss. How about peanut butter on raisin bread?
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    1. Soup (frozen in single-servings in the freezer)

    2. Wraps and pitas. I can put all kinds of leftovers in a tortilla.

    3. Yogurt (I use homemade kefir) and granola.

    4. I love eggs for lunch cooked all kinds of ways. A quick Lunch Skillet - cubed cooked potato, chopped onion and peppers, toss in some chopped ham (gluten or other meat) - then add a scrambled egg.

    5. Baked potato topped with 1/2-cup chili (found in the freezer).

    6. One of my favorite lunches is a handful of almonds, a stalk of celery (with the leafy greens on the top), chunk of cheese, and an apple.

    7. I make up tuna or salmon patties and keep a stack of them in the freezer for quick lunches. Goes well with leftovers - rice, mac & cheese, etc....

    You'll find a lot of great lunch ideas at this link:

    Kids a Cookin: http://www.kidsacookin.ksu.edu/

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    Next time you roast some vegetables make extra. They make good fillers in sandwiches.

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    How about making turkey wraps or chicken wraps with cheese and afalfa sprouts to make it healthy and some carrots and some fruit also. Be creative it's not too hard to do.

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    I look at sandwiches as just a different version of the meals I make.

    If you have fajitas for dinner, the next day use the chicken, the cheese, and the salsa in place of the mayo.

    If you have spaghetti, the next day have a meatball sandwich or take some of the meat with less sauce on the sandwich.

    Heck, I made a sandwich with leftover stuffing and cranberry sauce after Turkey Day.

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    my 84 year old grama eats peanut butter and sweet pickle sammies.... she says they are delicous(?) I can't seem to bring myself to try them....
    I love just a plate full of veggies... or a salad.

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    turkey with cranberry-mayo (mix one Tblspoon cranberry sauce with one Tblspoon mayo or salad dressing),leftover chicken always makes a good chicken salad no matter how its seasoned or sauced.

    Molemommy: Growing up, we always ate pickle and peanut butter sandwiches.Personally, I like either sweet or dill depening on my mood!

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    one of these days I will try the peanut butter and pickle sammies.....

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    i'll take left overs in a Pyrex glasss container. Or make some spaghetti sauce and bring it to work over pasta .

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    Spread a bit of caesar dressing on a tortilla, add some shredded lettuce, leftover chopped up chicken and shredded cheddar. Delish!

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    How about the old Elvis standby of PB and Bannanas???

    Also you could take a few pieces of bacon, crumble them. Then slice up some green olives and mix both in a pack of cream cheese. This makes a wonderful, filling, sandwhich (SEVERAL actually) and stays well in the fridge in a plastic container. You just gotta put in plenty of olives and about a quarter pound of bacon. It probably costs about $2/$2.50 to make but you could easily get 6 very hearty sandwhiches out of it. (it's really good with crackers too.

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