Patient Guide to Easy Diabetic Recipes

Lunch: Turkey (or Ham) and Apple Sandwich

Brown Bag It with this Easy Diabetic Recipe

Peanut butter and jelly is so passé.  For a grown-up lunch (or to add some grown-up variety to your child’s lunch), try this turkey (or ham) and apple sandwich.

What You Need

(makes 1 serving) 

2 slices raisin bread
1 tsp mustard (optional)
2 tsp reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 oz sliced deli turkey or ham
1 small apple,cored, cut in half, and thinly sliced
1 lettuce leaf, washed and drained


What You Do

  1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and mustard (if you’re using it).
  2. Spread the mayonnaise mixture on each slice of bread.
  3. Layer on the turkey or ham slices.
  4. Stick the apple slices on top of the turkey or ham, and then cover that with the lettuce leaf.

Nutritional Info (Per Serving)

  • 304 calories (24% calories from fat)
  • 15g protein
  • 8g total fat (2.2g saturated fat)
  • 5g carbohydrate
  • 5g dietary fiber
  • 45mg cholesterol
  • 896mg sodium

Diabetic Exchanges

2 lean meat, 3 carbohydrate (2 bread/starch, 1 fruit)

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