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Our-Way Mini Sub Sandwiches

The fun thing about restaurant dining is everyone in your family can get something different! The very thing we avoid when we are cooking for our family at home.  If you’ve ever said before “I’m only making one meal tonight, you eat it or you don’t”, you know what I’m talking about!

But this is also the reason we love a good old home style buffet- The potato barthe oatmeal bar, the salad bar, pasta bar, taco bar, etc.  Today we’re offering “The Sandwich Bar”- Subway style!

Our-Way Mini Sub Sandwiches. Picky eaters? Satisfy each family member's unique tastes and only serve ONE meal!

To make our sandwich bar just like Subway’s, we had two things in mind. One, to make our hoagie rolls. And second, to find as many veggie toppings as we could come up with.

Our bread, we adapted this recipe from Copycat Recipe Guide (and replaced the regular flour with whole wheat flour and the soybean oil with Grape Seed Oil)- Our full recipe is below.

We then baked our bread in a mini loaf pan– because we like small things!  You don’t need a loaf pan. You can also divide your bread into 8 logs and bake it on a cookie sheet.

Our-Way Mini Sub Sandwiches. Picky eaters? Satisfy each family member's unique tastes and only serve ONE meal!

After baking, we took out our veggies for the sandwiches and put them in a muffin tin.  We used (from top to bottom):

  • Green peppers, chopped
  • Shredded carrots
  • Avocado
  • Jalapenos
  • Spinach
  • Roasted Red peppers
  • Pickles
  • Banana Peppers
  • Lettuce, shredded
  • Tomatoes, chopped
  • Cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • and Olives, chopped (sliced would work too)
Our-Way Mini Sub Sandwiches. Picky eaters? Satisfy each family member's unique tastes and only serve ONE meal! Our-Way Mini Sub Sandwiches. Picky eaters? Satisfy each family member's unique tastes and only serve ONE meal!

Our condiments, we used mustard or homemade ranch dressing.

Our-Way Mini Sub Sandwiches. Picky eaters? Satisfy each family member's unique tastes and only serve ONE meal!

We wrap up the sandwich, add some carrot “fries” and take it with us! (we wrapped with parchment paper)

And there you have it! The kids can assemble their sandwiches to their liking!

Our-Way Mini Sub Sandwiches

Subway Bread Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/3 cup grapeseed oil
  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vital wheat gluten

Instructions

  1. Combine yeast and sugar. Pour warm water over the top and let proof for 10 minutes.
  2. Add oil, salt, and two cups of whole wheat flour. Mix in a large stand mixer with your dough hook, or with a regular mixer with as much of the flour as the mixer can handle.
  3. If using a stand mixer, add the rest of the whole wheat flour and then the white flour and knead in the bowl for about 5 minutes. If not, mix in as much flour as your mixer can handle, then take it out of the bowl and knead by hand for 10 minutes.
  4. Place dough in a lightly-greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for about one hour.
  5. Punch dough down and divide into eight pieces.
  6. Roll each half into loaf-shapes.
  7. Place loaves onto two large baking sheets lined with parchment paper or a well greased mini loaf pan.
  8. Cover the eight loaves and allow to rise for about an hour.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  10. Cook for 25 minutes, or until the top of the loaves are golden brown.

Vegetable options

  • Green peppers, chopped
  • Shredded carrots
  • Avocado
  • Jalapenos
  • Spinach
  • Roasted Red peppers
  • Pickles
  • Banana Peppers
  • Lettuce, shredded
  • Tomatoes, chopped
  • Cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • and Olives, chopped (sliced would work too)
Yum

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@Chrissy- We got a “crinkle cutter” from Bed Bath and Beyond on their gadget wall. We also have a link to an amazon one in our “Favorite products”
@magdalena, ChrissyW- Vital Wheat gluten does a great job of holding bread together. Without it, it seems to get crumbly. It’s definitely not necessary though.

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What a fantastic and creative idea. This recipe would be a super fun activity to involve the kids in. You’re absolutely right about the one home meal made to share as opposed to restaurant meals where we choose our own. This recipe has the best of both worlds – it’s a healthy home cooked meal and provides a variety of choice. Also – i love how you have made your own bread. Carbs aren’t evil! Everything in moderation. You should watch this short Jamie Oliver video on ‘Don’t be Scared of Carbs’ –> http://www.jamieoliver.com/videos/don-t-be-scared-of-carbs-jamiessuperfood-daily-jamie/#8XLWSMMwcYY9e1OB.97

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