Easy Make-Ahead Lunch Idea

When it comes to lunch foods for work, I absolutely hate getting stuck bringing a peanut butter and jelly or a plain salad. I’d almost rather not eat lunch at all then eat either of those.

Since I knew there wasn’t going to be much to take for lunch a few days ago, I searched around for some “make-ahead” lunch ideas. The requirements were that it had to be made with ingredients I already had in the house and that it wasn’t going to expect me making enough to feed an army.

Better Homes and Gardens was the first site I came across in my search and it also had the best ideas for make-ahead wraps. I decided on the Carrot, Fruit and Turkey Sandwich Rolls but I ended up tweaking the recipe a bit. I added an extra ingredient and made a sandwich as well as a wrap.

Ingredients for carrot, raisin, cabbage & turkey sandwhich

Ingredients for carrot, raisin, cabbage & turkey sandwich

Sandwich Ingredients:

Handful of shredded carrots
Handful of chopped red cabbage
Handful of Golden Raisins
Plain cream cheese
6 slices honey roasted deli turkey
1 Slice sourdough bread (cut in half to give 2 half slices)
1 Plain tortilla

First just spread some of the cream cheese onto both pieces of bread (I personally love cream cheese so I use an unhealthy amount 🙂 ) Add half of the raisins, half of the cabbage, half of the carrots and 3 slices of turkey on one piece of bread. Put the other half of bread on top and tada! Yummy sandwich!

Follow the same steps with the tortilla and then roll it up.

Personally I liked the sandwich much better than the wrap just because the sourdough bread is so great. The cabbage gave it a nice crunch and the raisins were a great sweet surprise. I didn’t really notice the cream cheese or carrots too much but I definitely think they helped keep the sandwich from being dry.

Finished carrot, raisin, cabbage & turkey sandwich

Finished sandwich and wrap!

Overall I’d definitely make this sandwich again. It was relatively healthy (minus my tons of cream cheese!) and it’s so simple to make and change around to whatever ingredients are available.

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