(Family Features) - Convenient and affordable, sandwiches are a timeless brown bag lunch favorite. But sandwich lovers are finding new ways to spice up traditional flavors with fresh ideas, according to the 2009 Shopper Insights Sandwich Deep Dive survey conducted by Kraft Foods.
Current sandwich trends include unique flavor combinations, hot sandwiches and updated takes on classic combinations.
To help brown bag aficionados spice up their routines and stay on trend without breaking their budgets, the Oscar Mayer brand enlisted 10 creative and cost-conscious mom bloggers to develop flavorful sandwich combinations.
Each of these innovative takes on the traditional sandwich incorporates one of four bold new varieties of Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Meats: Black Forest Ham, Cracked Black Pepper Turkey Breast, French Dip Flavored Roast Beef and Cajun Seasoned Chicken Breast. Sliced, packed and sealed at the peak of freshness, these meats deliver the fresh-taste of the deli but are more convenient and cost 25 percent less than the best selling brand of deli counter meats.
Among the tasty creations are a hot Deli Fresh Cajun Chicken and Cheese Melt that calls for chipotle mayo, Roma tomatoes, Romaine lettuce and provolone cheese on top of ciabatta bread; a tricked-out version of a classic Turkey Sandwich that includes Deli Fresh Smoked Turkey, tomato, avocado, cucumber slices and a squeeze of lemon; and a Cuban Sandwich topped with Swiss cheese, dill pickle and Deli Fresh Slow Roasted Roast Beef.
The complete collection of sandwich creations, including how-to videos, is available online at www.youtube.com/user/OSCARMAYERDELIFRESH. And for more great lunch ideas, visit the Budget Wise section of www.KraftFoods.com.