The countdown to the bright and airy days of spring has officially begun! Peel off those bulky winter coats and embrace the new season with a newer, lighter menu. Here are five fresh sandwich recipes, cooked up by the experts at Celebrations.com, to get you ready for the warm weather ahead.
The delectably sweet-and-savory combination of turkey and cranberry isn’t just for Thanksgiving; it’s a perfectly refreshing pair for springtime too! Roll up some applewood smoked turkey, cranberry sauce, toasted pecans, cream cheese and diced apples in a whole-wheat wrap and you’ve got a soft, luxuriously fruity meal for those breezy spring afternoons.
For sports fans, the beginning of spring marks the arrival of the ultimate sunny-day pastime: baseball! Before you hit the stands, pack a few of these grand-slam sammies for your friends and family. With layers of juicy tomato, fragrant basil, creamy provolone cheese, and mouthwatering applewood smoked boneless ham nestled between crunchy ciabatta bread, this garden-fresh hero is perfect to munch on while you cheer for your home team.
Now that the colorful flowers and green grass are in bloom, it’s time to shed those heavy winter layers and head out for a picnic. Put something cool, light and crisp in your basket: Instead of going with the usual hamburger bun, slip your USDA Prime steak burger into a pita pocket along with some feta cheese, Kalamata olives and sundried tomato-basil spread. It’s the perfect lunch to savor out in the open air.
As the heat of summer draws nearer, now is the ideal time to get in tip-top shape for bikini season. But watching what you eat doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. Satisfy your belly and still achieve that beach body with this skinny sandwich, which is packed with healthy ingredients like rye bread, applewood smoked turkey, and reduced-fat Swiss cheese. By the time spring is over, you’ll be ready to make a splash in your itty-bitty swimsuit!
No more cold nights spent watching movies under the covers! Springtime means getting social and enjoying beautiful outdoor garden parties with all your friends. This bigtime sandwich—with its large loaves of Stromboli, applewood smoked boneless ham, cheddar cheese, red peppers, and basil—makes it easy to serve a buffet-style feast … so you can spend more time mingling under the twinkling stars.
What other kinds of lightweight food do you like to include on your springtime menu?