Bernard Matthews Breadless Lunches – Includes Five Recipes
Motherhood Diaries has teamed up with Bernard Matthews to find some unique and creative ways to take the ‘bread’ out of our lunchtime meals. Bernard Matthews has an impressive range of cooked meats, which pair so perfectly with bread. Yet, the catch here is not to use bread or pittas or wraps! The added bonus about not using bread is that ‘breadless lunches’ are super healthy and a great way to add in some extra veg into our diet.
So, here is what I came up with!
Stuffed Red Bell Peppers with Bernard Matthews Chicken Breast Slices
Crunchy lunchtime snack that contains meat, vegetables and dairy. Surprisingly filling!
Makes 1 Stuffed Bell Pepper
1 Bernard Matthews Chicken Breast Slice
1 Red Bell Pepper, with the top cut off
1 heaped tablespoon of Cream Cheese (Philadelphia works nicely)
2 tablespoons of Moroccan Cous Cous (can be made from scratch or bought readymade)
Sprinkling of Mixed Herbs
Line the inside of the red bell pepper with the Bernard Matthews Chicken Breast Slice
Fill the pepper with the Moroccan Cous Cous
Add the cream cheese on top of the Cous Cous and sprinkle with mixed herbs
Lettuce Wraps with Bernard Matthews Wafer Thin Turkey Ham
These wraps are much healthier than their bread counterparts and offer just as much flavour at lunch. Plus, you can make as many of these as you want and you don’t have to worry about consuming too many calories because they’re wrapped in lettuce!
Makes 2 wraps
2 Bernard Matthews Wafer Thin Turkey Ham slices
2 Gem Lettuce Leaves
2 tablespoons of light humus
2 skewers (I used small plastic kid-friendly skewers)
Lay one Gem Lettuce leaf as flat as you can
Roll 1 Bernard Matthews Wafer Thin Turkey Ham slice and place along the centre of the leaf
Add the humus to the centre of the ham
Then roll like a wrap!
- Turn the leaf so that the root (hard bit) is at the top.
- Fold the bottom of the leaf in first and then the sides
- Keep rolling until you get to the top
- Secure in place with skewers
Tomato Burgers using Bernard Matthews Turkey Tikka Breast Chunks
These are awesome – they look just like burgers, but instead of the burger buns, you use tomatoes. Simple and super healthy!
Makes 3 tomato burgers
1 Packet of the Bernard Matthews Turkey Tikka Breast Chunks
Block of feta cheese
Handful of spinach
Slice 1 tomato in half and cut a little bit off the bottom half of the tomato, so that it sits in place.
Add the Bernard Matthews Turkey Tikka Breast Chunks and feta cheese on top of the tomato (bottom half).
Top with a couple of spinach leaves
Close with the top half of the tomato and secure with a skewer inserted into the middle.
Turkey Stir Fry using Bernard Matthews Turkey Roast Breast Chunks and Turkey Tikka Breast Chunks
You will find no bread in this stir fry recipe, just a super healthy lunchtime meal that packs a lot of punch with half the calories.
Serves 3 – 4
1 packet of Bernard Matthews Turkey Roast Breast Chunks
1 packet of Bernard Matthews Turkey Tikka Breast Chunks
A little olive oil or sunflower oil for frying
Indian spices for seasoning
1 large wok
Slice all the vegetables thinly
Add a little oil to the wok and fry the vegetables for 3 ½ minutes
Add the turkey and seasoning and fry for a further 1 minute
Cucumber Boats using Bernard Matthews Wafer Thin Turkey Ham and Chicken Breast Slices
Kids love these as they look just like boats! Super crunchy and equally as tasty, these cucumber boats provide that all important meat and vegetable lunchtime filling to keep you away from nasties at lunch.
1 packet of Bernard Matthews Wafer Thin Turkey Ham
1 packet of Bernard Matthews Chicken Breast Slices
1 Half Cucumber
1 Tablespoon Humus
2 x Gem Lettuce Leaves
2 x Skewers
Cut a wedge into the cucumber and thinly layer some humus around the inside
Place 1 Bernard Matthews Chicken Breast Slice over 1 Bernard Matthews Wafer Thin Turkey Ham and roll them into a cylinder like shape
Place the roll into the wedge of the cucumber
Spear two gem lettuce leaves with skewers and place on top of the cucumber, piercing the roll
Layer the chicken breast slices and wafer thin ham on the plate to resemble the sea.
So, there you have it! Five different ways to enjoy super breadless lunches with double the health value and half the calories.
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