Easy Recipes - 10 Minutes to the Table

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10 Minutes to the Table

We live in a fast paced world today and a quick lunch recipe is easy, plus also tasty. These two recipes take 10 minutes to put on the table and are appropriate for lunch or dinner. They are healthy recipes, as well as, being big on flavor. If desired, add a few pretzels or baked chips on the side to complete the meal

Of course, there is a huge variety of sandwiches to choose from, but this one has the added advantage of having fresh vegetables, i.e. cucumbers, red onions, and spinach. It adds a great nutritional value and the sandwich is nice and crunchy with a lot of flavor. The spiciness of Dijon mustard also sets off the flavor of the ham and cheese. The addition of the crunchiness of the Ramen cabbage coleslaw salad is a nice addition to this type of sandwich.

Sandwich and Slaw

Ham and Cheese Sandwich Ratings

5 stars from 1 rating of Sandwish

Preparation Time

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 4 Servings

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Sandwich Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 8 slices rye bread
  • 12 fresh spinach leaves
  • 4 thin slices red onion
  • 12 slices fully cooked ham
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese

Cheddar Cheese Slices

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  1. Spread butter on one side of bread.
  2. On half of the slices, layer spinach, cucumber, onion, ham, mustard and cheese.
  3. Top with remaining bread.

Nutritional Facts

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 sandwich
Calories 607
Calories from Fat324
% Daily Value *
Fat 36 g55%
Saturated fat 21 g105%
Carbohydrates 38 g13%
Fiber 5 g20%
Protein 36 g72%
Cholesterol 120 mg40%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

10 Minute Whole Foods Lunch: Bean & Veggie Healthy Quesadillas

Shredded Cabbage


Crunchy Coleslaw


  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 package (3 ounces) beef¬∑ flavored ramen noodles
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 package (16 ounces) shredded coleslaw mix
  • 1 package (5 ounces) sliced almonds


In a small pan, heat oil. Stir in contents of noodle seasoning packet and garlic salt.

Cook 3-4 minutes or until blended.

Meanwhile, crush noodles and put in bowl.

Add coleslaw mix and almonds

Drizzle with oil mixture and toss to coat.

Serve immediately.

Yield: 6-8 servings.


It is hard to beat these easy recipes with a short preparation time and an interesting taste. The variety of vegetables, along with the ham and cheese make a filling and satisfying and healthy meal. In the hot weather this type of meal is great because it is not too heavy. This quick recipe is something I love, as I don't always have time or the desire to cook those big complicated meals.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV


Back when I was a student at WVU I found the best hot dog in the world. A little place called Town Hill Grocery in Morgantown had a hot dog with sauce and onions and dijon mustard and they put the cole slaw on the hot dog they were wonderful. You could buy three for a buck!!!!!!!!!!!

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Tom, What a deal! I love those kind of hot dogs as I had some in NC one time. Thanks for the comment.

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Simple Tim 6 years ago

Hi Pamela--Important issue you've raised through your recipe. We do live in a rat race these days too much to do and too little time.But no matter how busy we may be I think it is important to have regualr family meals at the table.These recipes will defiantely help ease the stress of preparation... so now moms ,dads and kids can sit down at the table for a change:)

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Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

I love sandwiches and this one sounds delicious - I'll give it a try!

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Putz Ballard 6 years ago

With the hot days of summer. sandwiches are great. The veggies are also nice and so healthy.

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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Pamela, good hub, even though I'm not a sandwich fan. Anything that provides a simple method for a meal that can be fixed by a busy Mother at the end of a workday so all can sit down for a Prayer of thanks and family together is a great thing. One I think is in short supply these days from family life. I bumped the buttons up^ 50

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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

I love cole slaw atop a roast beef sandwich - the only way I like to eat it. Thanks for reminding me.

Prosperity66 6 years ago

Another way to see sandwiches which I have to say I start getting fed up with. Might try your ideas!

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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Dear Pamela,

I sere sandwiches for lunch and for parties. Actually, I like them for breakfast and dinner too. I love your recipes.

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Amber Allen 6 years ago

Hi Pam

I use sandwiches for dinner for when I'm in a hurry. Club sandwiches are my favorite but these recipes look well worth trying.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Great suggestion. They look and read very healthy and filling. Thank you for sharing.

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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Thank you! Hmmmmm... Girl you can't give out some recipes!!!!!!!!!!! I have been struggling with something different to put on the dinner table! I will be visiting your Hubs more often!!!!!! Love you, your GREAT!!!!

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

I want to thank all of you as a group for your wonderful comments.

My mother lives with me and became very ill shortly after I posted this hub. I ended up calling 911 and spending several hours at the hospital where she was admitted. She was stable when I left to come home to all these wonderful comments. Again, thank you all.

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Betty Reid 6 years ago from Texas

That sandwich and slaw look delicious. Don't you have to cook the noodles?

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Betty, No, you don't cook the noodles. I've had another salad made the same way and they broke up the noodles and it just added some crunch to the dish. Thank you for the comments.

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Simple Tim 6 years ago

Hi Pamela..sorry to hear about your mom! Hope it's nothing serious! I forgot to add yesterday that these are great recipes for summer sunday picnics in the park too.

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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

I love the crunchy coleslaw recipe - that would be excellent in my fish tacos! Bookmarking this too. And good thoughts to your mum!

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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

What a lovely hub, refreshing and healthy all at once, I am impressed by your skill, you are my friend forever still....

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Tim, Thanks for the compliment and the good thoughts for my mother. She will be in the hospital at least a couple more days and we don't have all the answers yet.

akirchner, I'm glad you like the hub. Thanks for your comment.

Darlene, I know you are my friend also. I love your comments and thank you again.

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

easy and healthy, I like cucumber there! Maita

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Miata, Thank you for your comments.

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JannyC 6 years ago

Its getting close to dinner time so these cooking hubs are very useful. Nice job.

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Janny, Thanks for your comments.

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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Its very common for me to serve veggie sandwiches and often, at least once a day and many times twice, whole grain bread and veggies piled high is a great meal to be enjoyed anytime. :)

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Katiem, I agreee. I us pita bread and wraps also with salad type products for lunch. Thanks for your comments.

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nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

Thanks for the recipes. I'll have to try them for lunch one day.

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Nancy, Thank you for your comments.

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katyzzz 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

What time is dinner, Pamela, you do work hard, it's great to visit your place

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Katyzz, Thank you and I am glad you stopped by.

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saif113sb 5 years ago

Very very nice and great recipes hub. Thanks for the recipes. I'll have to try them for lunch one day.

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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

saif113sb, I'm glad you enjoyed the hub and I appreciate your comments.

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