Delicious deli turkey, crisp gala apples and creamy brie make for an indulgent, gourmet snack. They’re what’s keeping my midday hunger pains at bay and preventing me from noshing on junk all day.
This recipe and post are sponsored by Turkey Farmers of Canada. As always, all opinions are my own.
I have to be honest, I really don’t understand why everyone loves September so much. September means saying good-bye to warm weather and I have a really hard time dealing with that. This year, September also means my maternity leave ended and Isla started daycare. Two additional things that are hard to deal with. Truthfully, Isla loves daycare – she hasn’t cried once and takes her naps like a champ. And with her gone all day, I can drink my tea while it’s hot and I find it easier to make time for lunch and snacks for myself.
Lunch is usually a pretty easy meal to throw together. Healthy, fulfilling snacks are a bit more of a challenge. We’re all guilty of reaching for the bag of chips or something sweet – especially during this pandemic and working from home, grabbing a junky snack is easier than ever. But with a little prep at the beginning of the week, you’ll have a healthier option waiting for you in the fridge.
Meal prep has been a saving grace for me since I started back to work. Aside from my first day back (we ordered pizza), I’ve had a plan and stuck to it for supper. Lunches have been leftovers transformed into quesadillas or sandwiches, and snacks have been my favourite part of the day. I thought for sure my days would be fuelled by coffee, but since I started back, I haven’t been able to finish a single cup. Snacks however, have been going down with ease. When your snack game is full of double cream brie, crisp gala apples and roasted turkey breast, it’s hard to not want snack time all the time.
These darling little skewers are the epitome of easy and delicious. I’m a sucker for cheese, and brie ranks as one of my favourites. I lean towards a double cream brie because it has the most incredible creamy texture, and uber-buttery flavour. I also like to leave the rind on because I quite enjoy it, however you can totally remove it – it’s up to you. Gala apples are available year round and are great for eating as snacks because they’re crisp and sweet. For the protein in these skewers, I love deli turkey breast. Oven roasted is always a safe bet, but I like to switch it up and get some of the fun flavoured options at the deli like mesquite, Montreal-style, or sun-dried tomato turkey.
Buying turkey at the deli is convenient, because aside from it coming already sliced, you can use it a million different ways to add some variety to your meal planning. Make a ton of skewers, or use the turkey for these lasagna cups (linking to last months recipe). Honestly, turkey is so versatile and comes in a huge array of flavours, so you can use your leftovers to make salads, omelets, or any of your families favourite recipes. These turkey and brie skewers are not only a perfect snack, but work phenomenally as a salad topper. I stick to the bagged salad mixes for convenience (the kale, Brussels sprouts and poppyseed dressing is my fave), and at lunch, mix up half a bag, and top the salad with two skewers. Easy peasy, healthy and super satisfying.
Turkey, Apple and Brie Snack Skewers
- 2.5 oz or about 5 slices of deli turkey meat cut into 16 strips
- 3 oz double cream Brie cheese cut into 8 cubes
- 2 oz gala apple (about 1/2 an apple) cut into 8 cubes
- 8 Cocktail skewers
- Layer 2 strips of turkey one on top of the other, then roll them up.
- Thread each skewer with 1 turkey roll, 1 apple cube and 1 brie cube.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Serve as a snack, or as a salad topper.