Between breakfast’s reputation as “the most important meal of the day” and the constant buzz about “the importance of family dinner,” you might say lunch has become the middle child of mealtimes. Sandwiches dragged around in brown bags, snacks traded from one kid to the next, salads hastily gobbled up at the desk.
And yet, if you really think about it, lunch is more than just filler between a hearty breakfast of champions and dinner with all the trimmings. It’s actually the centerpiece of your day—a chance to refuel, recharge, and maybe even celebrate making it half-way through.
This week, resolve to make your mid-day meal feel more special. With these creative ideas and fresh, farmhouse-quality ingredients, it’s easier than ever to put some extra “love” in your lunch.
MONDAY: BLUE CHEESE, PLEASE!
Bacon and slow-roasted Hillshire Farm® lunchmeat are a tasty treat, but the addition of crumbled blue cheese takes this Ciabatta sandwich over the top.
TUESDAY: BERRY NICE
How sweet it is! Strawberry preserves are a welcome complement to juicy Hillshire Farm® Turkey and creamy Brie cheese in this warm and toasty panini.
WEDNESDAY: AN EVEN BETTER BLT
Less mess, more flavor and texture! Fully cooked bacon helps get this Turkey BLT to the table in a flash, while the smooth, rich taste of avocado is a palate-pleasing surprise.
THURSDAY: SPREAD SAVVY
A flavorful mix of condiments can make the difference between plain and simple and simply extraordinary. Taste for yourself with this turkey and ham baguette , in which mouth-watering Hillshire Farm® favorites are elevated by the combination of mayonnaise and garlic mustard.
FRIDAY: A TOUCH OF CLASS
Served restaurant-style in a silver julep cup, this San Francisco club sandwich is almost too pretty to eat. But ingredients like Hillshire Farm® Slow Roasted Turkey, hot sauce, and flatbread make it impossible to resist.
SATURDAY: IT’S DOUGH TIME
This Garlic Mayo Turkey and Ham Sandwich has so many layers to love, starting with focaccia-style bread simply homemade using pre-prepared pizza dough.
SUNDAY: YOU GO GRILL
For a fired-up spin on a childhood favorite, try this Banana Grilled Cheese on a Sunday Funday with the family (or as an indulgence for the kid-at-heart).
For more ways to redo lunch (and add some excitement to breakfast and dinner, too!) visit hillshirefarm.com.