In case you havn't heard, airline food has now officially become one of the worst things on the planet after sewing needles were found in some Delta sandwiches. By the time I was done trying to figure out what the heck happened here, I pretty much resolved to stop eating airline food, period.

What are my options, though, if I don't want to eat something that's potentially a hazard to my health (in more ways than one)? That's when I remembered my abuelita, who still will often bring her own food in a baggie instead of buying something in the airport or (gasp!) eating airplane food.

So I'm going to tak a page out of her book and start bringing my OWN sandwiches to the airport. And with recipes that give a Latin-twist to delicious sandwiches like the ones below, who could resist?!

Read more ¿Qué más? 3 easy, portable and healthy Latin lunch ideas for kids!

What's your favorite Latin-style sandwich? Will you be bringing one of these on your next trip? Share with us in the comments below!

 

5 Amazing Latin-style Sandwiches

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Image via Lil Sugar

Healthy Cuban Sandwich

Ingredients (Sandwich): 1 Multi-grain baguette, 2-ounces Yellow Mustard or to taste, 10 slices low-fat deli ham, 10 slices low-fat deli turkey marinated in Cuban Vinaigrette, 6 slices Swiss Cheese, 2 dill pickles, sliced thinly, 2 tsp low-fat mayonnaise. Ingredients (Cuban Vinaigrette): 2 tbs olive oil, Juice of 1 lemon, Salt and Pepper to taste, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp cumin

Directions:
Toss turkey in Cuban Vinaigrette. Slice baguette lengthwise. Build sandwich with yellow mustard on bottom piece of bread, layering ham, turkey, Swiss cheese, and pickle. Cut the sandwich into 4 equal portions. Lightly spread low-fat mayonnaise on outside of bread then place sandwich in Panini maker or follow the instructions below to build your own. Cook 3-4 minutes in Panini maker or 3-4 minutes on each side in the "build-your-own" version until golden brown. Once golden brown, remove from Panini maker and slice sandwich diagonally.

Build your own Panini maker:
Using a large non-stick skillet for the base, heat the pan over medium-high heat. Place sandwich in pan. Top with a heavy cooking pot (or two medium sized pots) to weight the sandwich down. The weight of the heavy cooking vessels will provide the "press."

Recipe courtesy of Lil Sugar

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Irina Gonzalez is a Staff Writer for MamásLatinas. She loves pop culture, social media, photography and, above all, discovering new places. She's also a foodie eating healthy and learning to enjoy exercise.

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Thanks for the recipe

The last time I flew they would have us to send carryon luggage thru x-ray to see if our carry luggage we were carrying on had food. Just in case x-ray missed they had dogs sniff us and our luggage. If any food they wood take it and then take you to head of security office. Never flew again. Bought a camper now we camp and not have to put up with all that junk.
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