Let's face it, there really are no healthy fast food restaurants (although some of them are getting a little better, and removing some of the junk in their foods), so I continue to try and find more easy, healthy fast foods for make-at-home meals. Not long ago, we had just finished dinner and Kent knew he saw that look in my eye. No, not that look, lol. I told him, “I feel another post coming on…”
Dinner was SO fast and easy!
It literally took me 15 minutes to pull together these reuben sandwiches from start to finish, and only that long because there's six of us. If you have a smaller family, you could do it in 5 or 10 minutes! The only issue is that you'll need to think ahead to be sure you have what you need. I don't normally keep these ingredients on hand unless we're making Reubens.
Here's what we had: Reuben Sandwiches
- Reuben sandwiches:
- We had my brother Doug's YUMMY homemade sauerkraut (a healthy fermented food! Kent's brother Kip makes an awesome kraut too!) The kids had theirs without sauerkraut, but at least they tried it…and then made a face. I didn't like it when I was little either though! If you don't make it yourself or know someone who does, you'll probably have to go to the health food store to find the good stuff. (Uncooked, raw, fermented.)
- Turkey or corned beef from my favorite butcher–he only buys from farms with pastured meats and then he can slice it however we want it.
- Kent likes his with mustard and I like homemade Thousand Island.
- Swiss cheese of course.
- I always spread butter on the outside of the rye bread and grilled on each side for extra crisp and to get the cheese all melty and dreamy–it's very tasty! (The tricky part is finding decent rye bread without crappy ingredients like soybean oil and/or preservatives.)
That night we also had…
- “Ketchup Soup” that Sonia had sent over, heated up in a saucepan while I grilled the sandwiches. (This is easy to make, too, though, if you don't happened to have soup from a friend on hand!)
- Leftover broccoli slaw from last night. I bought the organic bagged kind, and then added some dried cranberries and this dressing: mayo, fermented soy sauce/Tamari, a little organic sugar & raw apple cider vinegar. (Sorry I didn't keep track of amounts, I just threw some in until it tasted right.)
- Applesauce from the freezer – it was a lot of work to finish last fall, but WOW, it is sure tasting good these days.
That's it, I loooove easy dinners that everyone actually eats! What is your favorite “fast food” meal?
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