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Hi friends! The holidays are fast approaching, so let’s talk turkey today, shall we? I don’t mean whole turkeys, just turkey sandwiches, because, my favorite part of a turkey dinner is actually the leftovers. And, this Turkey, Cranberry and Cream Cheese Sandwich takes leftovers to a whole new level. Plus, you won’t have to loosen your belt after this meal because it isn’t heavy at all!
I know many people think about eating light after the holidays are over, but I know what I’m up against, and I know I won’t be able to resist sampling a few tasty treats here and there. I’ve already been trying to think of ways to lighten up some of my favorite foods so that I won’t feel as guilty whenever I do indulge.
When I was in Walmart the other day, I saw these Sandwich Thins, which are endorsed by Weight Watchers®. They’re lighter than the bread I usually buy, and each serving is lower in carbs, sodium and sugar.
Now, I’m not a big fan of sandwiches with a lot of bread, and even when we have hamburgers, I never eat the entire bun — The Hubs always teases me when I do this! As you can see, this bread is a lot thinner, and it’s more like flatbread.
I love turkey sandwiches, and as I said earlier, I really do enjoy the leftovers more than the main meal. And honestly, there’s nothing better than sneaking back into the kitchen on Thanksgiving night to nibble on turkey or make a sandwich with leftover cold turkey!
Of course, you can have a turkey sandwich at any time — not just the holidays. Last year, my oldest baby and I were out shopping, and we stopped for lunch at one of those soup and sandwich places. We both ended up getting turkey sandwiches with cranberries, sprouts and cream cheese, and they were awesome!
So, I thought I would re-create the flavors of that meal with the Sandwich Thins, except that I substituted fresh mixed greens for the sprouts.
Ingredients for Turkey, Cranberry and Cream Cheese Sandwich
- 2 slices of cold roast turkey
- 1 tablespoon softened light cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon cranberry jelly
- Fresh mixed greens
- 2 slices Sandwich Thins
I toasted the bread lightly, and then I spread the cream cheese on both sides of the bread, and mixed the cranberry jelly with the cream cheese. You can use any kind of cranberries, but I wanted a smooth texture, so I chose the canned jelly.
Then, I added the turkey and greens, sliced it in half, and voila — lunchtime! Cranberries and cream cheese go so well together, and when you add the greens, you get one festive-looking sandwich!
This would be a fun sandwich for an informal holiday lunch, and it would be perfect for a midnight snack.
I used the Weight Watchers points calculator, and this sandwich is 6 points — not bad at all.