5 Sammies to Get Out of Your Lunchtime Rut

Are you falling into a lunchtime rut? Days upon days of eating PB&Js, turkey and cheese sammies, or hoagies doused in so much dressing they’re too soggy to hold?

You’re not alone. We’ve all been there, so why not try out these 5 options to mix up your lunchtime routine? They’re not only simple to whip up, but they’re downright delicious! Classic canned tuna is transformed into tasty lunchtime treats with basic pantry ingredients and a little bit of love.

Upgrade your basic tuna salad sandwich to this lobster roll inspired, New England-Style Tuna Roll. Let me tell ya, they sure know what they’re doing up North! The buttery roll gets a heaping scoop of citrusy tuna with a healthy dose of hot sauce for a phenomenal afternoon meal that’s sure to turn your day around.

And to continue on our hot sauce kick, why not sub out chicken for this tasty tuna alternative; Buffalo Tuna Sliders with Carrot Celery Slaw. Some added heat and blue cheese crumbles play the perfect tune for wing lovers, and the recipe makes not one, but two or three sliders. Hello leftovers or impromptu afternoon snack!

It’s not a Team Rachael round-up without some Italian fare! Influenced by the always tasty chicken parm, tuna takes on a whole new form in the Tuna “Parmesan” Baguette. Added bread crumbs and Italian seasonings take it over the edge from good to crazy good!

Or if you’re looking for a more traditional option, you might want to try the New School Tuna Melt with Caramelized Onions and Swiss Cheese. Think of a classic tuna melt with a hint of sweet found not only in the honey mustard, but in the golden-brown caramelized onions mixed throughout the tuna. 

And if those don’t strike your fancy, you have to try the Griddled Tuna Caesar Wrap. The awesomely garlicky salad travels from a bowl to a wrap in this ingenious lunch. It only has 9 ingredients, so it’s perfect for those days you’re short on time.

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