Special lunch-box sandwiches

Pat’s Pantry/By Pat Mills

Tired of packing the same old peanut butter and jelly, or ham and cheese sandwich everyday for lunch? How about a treat of apples and tuna, or roast beef and coleslaw? These satisfying sandwiches are a meal in them selves. – Pat


1 package (16-oz) coleslaw mix

3/4 cup coleslaw salad dressing

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup dijon mustard

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

2 teaspoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon celery seed

1 pound thinly sliced deli roast beef

4 Italian herb flatbread wraps

1/2 pound Swiss cheese, thinly sliced


In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients, divide roast beef among flatbread wraps. Top with cheese and coleslaw mixture; roll up tightly. Yield: 4 servings.



1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise

3 tablespoons fat-free ranch salad dressing

3 tablespoons fat-free sour cream

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast

1/2 cup thinly sliced celery

2 tablespoons diced sweet red pepper

1 tablespoon chopped green onion

6 hamburger buns, split

6 lettuce leaves

6 slices tomato


In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ranch dressing, sour cream, lemon juice and pepper. Stir in the chicken, celery, red pepper and onion until combined. Spoon 1/3 cup onto each bun bottom; top with lettuce and tomato. Replace bun tops. Yield: 6 servings.



1 can (6-oz) tuna in water, drained

1/2 cup chopped red apple

1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise

1/4 cup fiely chopped celery

1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

6 slices reduced-calorie bread, toasted

6 lettuce leaves


In a bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Spread 1/2 cup on three slices of bread. Top with lettuce and remaining bread. Yield: 3 servings.

Place flour in a shallow bowl. Shape zucchini mixture into 24 small patties; coat with flour. Heat oil in a large skillet; fry patties, a few at a time, for 3-4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels. Serve zucchini patties with dip.



4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4-oz each)

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons cajun seasoning

1/4 cup mayonnaise

2 teaspoons dill weed

1 teaspoons minced garlic

4 sandwich rolls, split

4 lettuce leaves

4 slices tomato

4 slices provolone cheese


Flatten the chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. In a large skillet, combine the olive oil and cajun seasoning; add the chicken and turn to coat. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until the juices run clear.  Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, dill and garlic. Spread over cut sides of rolls. On roll bottoms, layer lettuce, tomato, cheese and chicken; replace roll tops. Yield: 4 servings.


• Storing bread is best in a breadbox at room temperature. It will stay fresh for days if wrapped.

• Moldy bread should be disposed of. Throw out the whole bread even if only one piece has the mold. Mold sends feelers out that are invisible to the naked eye.

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