photo credit (c) 2017 by Tristan Sullivan
Yes, it’s shocking that I’m actually putting up a sandwich recipe this week – you’re probably thinking, “Karen’s getting lazy and has run out of ideas!”
On the contrary, my friend. My kitchen has been brewing non-stop with so many great ideas (and if you’re following me on Facebook or Instagram, you will see these new kitchen experiments…and if you’re not, follow me today!!!)
The Turkey, Brie & Blueberry Jam Wrap idea came from one of my first NYC memories – I had just moved to the city from Florida and was grocery shopping for the first time at Whole Foods in Union Square. Passing by the ready-made food area and was hungry after my little adventure, when I noticed a turkey, brie and jam baguette in the display case. Since I had a tad bit of a weakness for brie, and the curiosity of having turkey meat mixed with cheese and jam piqued my interest. Carrying my groceries in tow through the bustling crowd that brisk February afternoon, I sat on one of the antique wooden benches outlining Union Square, and munched on such a pleasantly surprising sandwich while I took in the kaleidoscope of city life and stared at the monument of George Washington. This was the life – eating an amazing sandwich and taking in a slice of city life.
Now that I eat in 40/30/30, I still wanted to recreate the flavors of that sandwich without losing out on the macros. I was able to use whole wheat lavash bread to replace the baguette and reduced-sugar blueberry preserves for the jam – however, the piece-de-resistance was the fact that I was able to sneak in the double-cream brie cheese!! After all the times I’ve used cheese in a recipe, I’m able to utilize a full-fat cheese for the first time!
Also, these are wraps are easy to make and are great for breakfast or as a post-workout snack – I still have a bunch of these in the freezer!
I’ll be introducing more easy 40/30/30 recipes (including more wraps) in the next few weeks!
(makes 12 wraps)
6 sheets whole wheat lavash bread (Whole Foods brand-recommended)
11 oz. (or 0.66 – 0.68lb) double-cream brie
3/4 cup reduced sugar blueberry preserves (Trader Joe’s brand- recommended)
1.5 lbs oven-roasted turkey breast
1 tbsp. canola oil
- Cut lavash bread in half (you should have 12 rectangles).
- Cut turkey breast in small 1/4-inch cubes
- Cut brie into 12 slices.
- Brush one side of each piece of bread with oil, then place oil-side down on a cutting board, plate, or aluminum foil
- Spread 1 tbsp. blueberry preserves on the non-oiled side of each piece of bread, covering the majority of the surface.
- Place a slice of brie on top of the blueberry preserves on each piece of bread.
- Measure out 54g of turkey and add to each piece of bread, spreading out into a thin, even layer
- Roll each piece of bread lengthwise so that all the filling stays inside the bread.
- Using a panini press, cook for 4-5 minutes until the outer bread is crispy and cheese has melted
- Alternative cooking:
- Bake in a toaster oven at 350 degrees F for 4-5 minutes
- Cook on a stove top under medium-high heat, pressing with a spatula for 4-5 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cheese is slightly melted.
- Alternative cooking: