Tournament Lunch

Earlier in the week our team manager suggested that we bring snacks for the boys to eat between our two Saturday games so that we wouldn’t have to deal with the traffic back and forth to the hotel which was a little further away than typical. My favorite thing to make for soccer potlucks is Sally’s Mac & Cheese, but being almost 4 hours from home and without access to an oven I had to be think of something more portable. One of our favorite quick sandwiches, Turkey Apple Wraps, is originally from Disney’s Family Cookbook: Irresistible Recipes for You and Your Kids originally published in 1996 (it is one of the cookbooks that started me thinking about food differently). I was able to scale it for the team and do most of the prep at home. It’s a forgiving recipe; I didn’t measure anything, rather I just approximated the amounts.

Once you mix it up it’s good for a few days in the fridge so I brought the ingredients here in separate containers with a large bowl for mixing. The turkey and parsley went in first. (For different flavors other types of turkey are good. I really like peppered or blackened in this, but for boys I don’t normally feed I selected a simple smoked variety.)

After that I added in the mayo and a bit of salt and pepper.

Then I started on the apples.

Granny Smith apples stay firm in this and add tartness. It’s one apple per ½ lb. of turkey.

And finally stirring in dried cherries.
With the temp in the mid-40s we found a recipe center to duck into, warm up, and eat.

Turkey Apple Salad Wrap

Poultry, Quick Meals, Sandwiches, Tested and Approved!

Makes 4 servings ∙ Difficulty Easy ∙ Source Disney’s Family Cookbook, 1996


  • ½ pound turkey breast, cooked and cubed
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise, rounded
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup raisins, dried cranberries, or dried cherries
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, diced
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, freshly chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Tortillas or wraps


Combine turkey, mayo, and vinegar; then mix in remaining ingredients. Pile on a tortilla or wrap and roll.

With nicer weather it would have been perfect.


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