Cucumber Turkey Roll Up Recipe
Cucumber Turkey Roll Ups are absolutely brilliant for summer – dairy-free and grain-free – they can be very healthy. Perfect as finger or toothpick snack food, pack in your lunch, or eat as a light meal. Need a little extra sauce? Then you can add smooshed avocado or perhaps a bit of soy-free mayo.
Cucumber Turkey Roll Ups are an easy snack to put together and work best fresh in order to keep the cucumber nice and green. Don’t like cucumber? Try a little sliced avocado for creaminess or celery for crunch factor.
Cucumber Turkey Roll Up Recipe
- 2 slices thin-sliced turkey (no preservatives, all natural)
- Carrots, shredded
- Raw cucumbers, de-skinned and sliced thin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Lay out the slices of turkey on a cutting board
- Layer carrots and cucumber on turkey
- Sprinkle with dill
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Roll into rolls and slice into bite sized pieces
- Serve as finger or toothpick snack food, pack in your lunch, or eat as a light meal
Concerned about the dangers of cold meat? I understand and use preservative free meats myself. Read on to learn more about how to choose a healthier lunch meat.
How to Choose a Healthier Lunch Meat
Deli meat or cold meat can be immensely unhealthy – I personally react to the sodium and nitrates in these meats with migraine pain and sinus issues for many days after I consume them. Additionally, eating high quantities of processed deli-style meats increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
If you are going to choose deli or lunch meat, read the labels and be sure to choose organic, lower sodium, nitrate-free, antibiotic-free, and hormone-free products. No fillers and no artificial ingredients are important to help you prevent an inflammatory reaction. Lunch meat should last about two weeks once opened, stored in a refrigerator. If you can’t find lunch meat without all that artificial stuff added, then bake a turkey breast and slice it thin in place of deli meat for your Cucumber Turkey Roll Up.
Ideas For Light Dairy-Free Summer Meals
Summer is in full swing, and that means it’s time for light, refreshing meals. If you’re looking for anti-inflammatory dairy-free options, you’re in luck! There are plenty of delicious and easy recipes to choose from that are 100% dairy-free.
Here is a list of a few dairy-free meal suggestions
- Grilled veggie skewers: This is a great way to use up all of the fresh summer produce. Simply skewer your favorite vegetables, such as zucchini, squash, peppers, onions, and tomatoes, and grill them until tender. Serve with a side of your favorite non-dairy dipping sauce.
- Tacos: Tacos are another great option for a dairy-free meal. You can fill them with anything you like, such as grilled chicken or fish, beans, rice, vegetables, and salsa. We like ground turkey in our tacos and cannot tell the difference between the turkey and more traditional beef.
- Salads: Salads are always a good choice for a light meal. In the summer, try making a salad with grilled chicken or fish, fresh vegetables, and a light dressing. Dill is a great ingredient at this time of year to add a bit of summer flavor to salad dressings.
- Soup: Soup is a great way to cool down on a hot day. We love fajita soup or try making a chilled soup, such as gazpacho or vichyssoise.
- Sandwiches: Sandwiches are a quick and easy meal that can be made dairy-free. Simply use your favorite bread, spread, and fillings. Go gluten-free or use lettuce leaves if you are reducing your carbs.
These are just a few ideas for dairy-free light summer meals. With a little creativity, you can easily come up with your own delicious and healthy recipes.
Here are a few tips for making dairy-free meals
- Use dairy-free alternatives: There are many dairy-free alternatives available, such as soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, and rice milk. You can use these alternatives in place of dairy products in recipes, such as milk, cream, cheese, and yogurt.
- Read labels carefully: When you’re shopping for groceries, be sure to read labels carefully. Many foods that are not labeled as dairy-free may contain dairy ingredients.
- Get creative: There are many ways to make dairy-free meals that are both delicious and satisfying. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. One of my favorite flavor adds is lemon zest – you can zest all kinds of citrus by grating it over your food for extra flavor.