Hey guys! Well, my Dietary and Nutrition Assessment midterm is over! But I’m not completely in the clear yet. I still have two more midterms to go, so I’m still going to be in a very exclusive relationship with my textbooks for the next week.
Studying for exams usually goes along with classic study foods. Foods like Kraft Dinner, Ramen noodles, takeout pizza, cereal, Pop Tarts… but I’ve got a different favourite study food: paninis. I never really know how to say that word. Apparently panini is the plural form and panino is the singular… but that sounds weird, no?
Anyway, I digress. This apple, turkey, and cheddar panini with pumpkin butter is my new favourite study food. It’s the perfect medley of flavours and textures: salty and sweet, crispy and gooey… I just can’t get enough!
Apple, turkey, and cheddar panini | Vegetarian option* and gluten-free option**
8 slices of crusty bakery bread
3/4 to 1 lb sliced oven roasted turkey
200 g strong cheddar cheese
1 Royal Gala apple, sliced thinly
2-3 tbsp pumpkin butter (fig or date preserves would also work)
Spread the pumpkin butter on one piece of bread, then layer with the turkey, sliced apple, and cheddar cheese on top. Top with the other slice of bread, then grill on a panini press until it is warm and gooey and the bread is golden.
*Omit turkey for vegetarian option
**Use gluten-free bread for gluten-free option
I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve made this sandwich recently… and I’m pretty sure I’m going to make it again for dinner tonight. But in the mean time, I need to crack open my Clinical Nutrition notes and get back to studying!
What’s the best panini you’ve ever eaten?