Loaded Turkey, Avocado, and Mushroom Sandwich + Lightlife Giveaway

There’s very few times I feel deprived as a vegetarian. There’s a meat sub for this, a better version of that, so really there’s no reason to feel deprived. Until I see someone’s meaty sandwich stacked mile high. While I’m a HUGE fan of a cheese sandwich (like seriously cheese + mayo/mustard, maybe some lettuce or tomato if I’m feeling crazy), there’s just something so alluring about a sandwich you may need to unhinge your jaw to eat. I guess I could stack cheese a mile high, but I kind of like my arteries the way they are.

Loaded Turkey, Avocado, and Mushroom Sandwich + Lightlife Giveaway @hiddenfruitnveg

When Lightlife contacted me about their meat-free Smart Deli slices, I knew I wanted to create a HUGE sandwich. I’ve had the veggie turkey slices before, as well as the smart sausage and the tempeh, and I’m a big fan. With the deli slices, I get that jumbo sandwich I love, while eating a sandwich that’s better for me and better for the environment.

Loaded Turkey, Avocado, and Mushroom Sandwich + Lightlife Giveaway @hiddenfruitnveg

A warm element is always important for me in a meal — if everything is cold, I just don’t feel satisfied after. So I sauteed up some mushrooms and piled them on.  If you aren’t a weirdo like me, you can saute the mushrooms in advance or slice raw mushrooms and load your sandwich up. I would normally say you can add veggie bacon if you’re feeling fancy, but the smoked cheese already adds the perfect amount of smokiness. Be sure to enter the giveaway below to win coupons for free Lightlife products! TWO winners will each get 2 coupons — give the Rafflecopter widget a minute to load.

Loaded Turkey, Avocado, and Mushroom Sandwich + Lightlife Giveaway @hiddenfruitnveg

5.0 from 2 reviews

Loaded Turkey, Avocado, and Mushroom Sandwich + Lightlife Giveaway
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Serves: 3 sandwiches

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms
  • Lightlife Smart Deli Turkey
  • Tomato, sliced
  • Slices of smoked provolone or other smoked cheese (Vegan option: Daiya Smoked Gouda)
  • Sprouts
  • 6 slices of hearty, multigrain bread
  • Mayo, optional
  • salt
  • pepper

  1. Mash the avocado and mix with lemon juice and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Slice the mushrooms and saute in a pan over medium heat spritzed with nonstick spray (or a little water). Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Spread the mashed avocado on 3 slices of bread (I used ⅓ of the mixture on each). Top with mushrooms, turkey, cheese, tomato, and sprouts. If desired, spread the remaining slices of bread with mayo (or your other favorite condiments) and top the sandwich with it.
  4. Enjoy!

Nutritional estimate not included — this will vary greatly on what kind of bread you use and how much of each topping you put on your sandwich. How much tomato and cheese to put on your sandwich is a very personal decision 😉

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Serving size: 1 sandwich

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I received free product from Lightlife for the purpose of review and for the giveaway. All opinions are, as always, my own.

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    Jordan D. May 18, 2015

    I’ve seen the products and have been curious about them, but I hate buying things without a second opinion. Based on your review, I think the products are definitely worth trying!

    Annemarie Z. May 18, 2015

    I have not tried their products yet.

    Angela Saver May 18, 2015

    I’ve never tried it before, but would love to.

    Donna Teller May 18, 2015

    I have never tried Lightlife products before but they sound delicious.

    Trish May 18, 2015

    I am vegetarian and I LOVE Lightlife products!

    Missy Schutz May 18, 2015

    I have tried the crumbles. Good stuff!

    Helen May 18, 2015

    I have never tried these, but they do look tasty.

    Amy M May 18, 2015

    I haven’t tried these, but I really like TVP products…. perfect for a picnic lunch!

    Ronda May 18, 2015

    I have not tried these before, but they look very good.

    Izzy May 17, 2015

    As much as I love a cheese and mustard sandwich, I also love a sandwich that is stacked high with all kinds of goodness!! I’ve never tried any meat substitutes like this before, but that is one good looking sandwich! I’ll have to keep my eyes out for these turkey slices! Or maybe I will win some free ones 🙂

    Julia May 15, 2015

    Even though I eat meat, I’m in the same boat as you when it comes to the whole mile-high meat stack for which you have to un-hinge your jaw…just don’t get it, either. This sando is seriously making me salivate – those sauteed shroomages with that avocado?! Ugh, so freaking genius!

    Em @ Love A Latte May 14, 2015

    I LOVE these kind of sandwiches!!! The more avocado, the better!

    Ashley May 14, 2015

    I have tried Lightlife and I love their products, they are so good!!

    Maryann D. May 14, 2015

    I have not tried Lightlife before, but it looks super and I want to.

    Jennifer Finn May 11, 2015

    I have not tried it

    Alison H. May 11, 2015

    I have not tried Lightlife before, but would certainly like to try!

    Karen D May 11, 2015

    I have been eating Lightlife products for years.

    Candice May 11, 2015

    I have tried their veggie burgers. They were delicious!

    Angie Jerde May 11, 2015

    I have never tried any of the Lightlife products before but would love to give them a try! That sandwich looks absolutely delicious : )

    Joanne May 11, 2015

    It is true that we don’t get as many BIG-AS-YOUR-FACE sandwich options being veg. I’ll have to try out those Lightlife slices…maybe I won’t tell the.boy they’re meatless and see if he can tell. 😛