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I don’t think I’ve mentioned it before here, but when I was pregnant with my daughter I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I failed the first and second stupid test by one point each time. I was NOT thrilled! I had none of the normal indicators that I would have it, I’m underweight, no family history that I know of, etc. But, I did and I was to control it by diet alone. This made my carb-loving self very sad! At least I didn’t have to do injections, I really don’t think I could ever do that to myself, and I hope I never have to!! I really did mostly hate the diet, though. My husband used it to his advantage to make steak ALL THE TIME, and I couldn’t eat potatoes like I used to. And I could forget pizza. Luckily, as soon as our daughter was born it was gone!
One of the few things I did enjoy eating during this time was Arnold® Sandwich Thins® Rolls. They come in several different varieties, and my favorites were always the Multi-Grain and the Whole Grain White. For this sandwich I used the Multi-Grain, which has 100 calories per roll, no high fructose corn syrup, 11 grams of whole grain, and only 2 grams of sugar and 23 grams total carbohydrate. The best thing about them, they are quite delicious!
When making this sandwich I wanted it to be healthy, yet tasty. I thought about baking the turkey breast cutlets, but I thought that would make it too dry, and I was looking for a moist turkey breast. Honestly, I was hoping to be able to shred it, but I ran out of time to be able to cook it long enough to get to that point. I think next time I’ll put the turkey breast cutlets in the crock pot. This time I simmered them in water with a herb mixture to give it a Thanksgiving turkey kind of taste.
Good For You Turkey Melt
4 turkey breast cutlets ( 1 1/4 lb. I ended up using a little less than this, with each cutlet cut in half on the sandwiches, but I cooked all 4)
4 sprigs thyme
5 sprigs parsley
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
4 Arnold® Sandwich Thins® Rolls, Multi-Grain or whichever you like!
1/3 pound lacey swiss cheese
Put the turkey breast cutlets in a medium saucepan with the thyme, parsley, and poultry seasoning, and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until cutlets are cooked through, reaching 180*F with a meat thermometer. Remove from the pot, and cut the turkey to fit the rolls. Preheat oven to 350*F. Place pieces of turkey on bottom of rolls, placed on a baking sheet. Put the tops upside down on the baking sheet. Top the turkey with folded pieces of swiss, and bake in the preheated oven for 4 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Top with baby spinach, sliced tomato, and sliced avocado. Serve immediately.
These sandwiches take some time to make, so you could always cook the turkey the day before, then reheat before placing on the rolls.
Note: Arnold® Sandwich Thins® Rolls are sold in the East under the Arnold name, Brownberry in the Mid-West, and Oroweat in the West.