Having recently been a non-meat eater, this is an unusual topic for me to post about. I slowly started getting back into the meat scene after having my options limited with gluten. It can be tough at a get together when gluten and meat are out of the picture, and you are starving! I started giving in and eating some meat here or there. My daughter is also newly discovering it since we never had meat around, and has been asking me for it recently to have in her lunch like many of the other kids in school.
I remember back in the day when I lived in Manhattan, and I would love to grab a sandwich from the corner deli on the way home from work, a huge turkey and muenster cheese sandwich made of Boar’s Head meat and cheese. And then I started to crave that combination again. However, this time it would need to be on gluten-free bread, of course. It seemed like Boar’s Head is easy to find here, in Atlanta, at Publix grocery stores, so I figured this is what I will get for my daughter and myself.
Thankfully, Boar’s Head products are all 100% gluten-free, including all meats, cheeses and condiments. So, I have that taken care of, but what about nitrate-free? For my daughter, I want to be sure I can give her something with the least amount of processing, preservatives and chemicals, so this is important to me. Personally I really like their All-Natural line which is all nitrate-free and raised without the use of antibiotics and hormones. My favorite is the All Natural French Country Turkey Breast and All Natural Cap-Off Top Round Oven Roasted Beef.
One of my new favorite sandwiches is using Boar’s Head All Natural Cap-Off Top Round Oven Roasted Beef with their Pub Style Horseradish Sauce, cheddar and arugula on a gluten-free bun.
After contacting the people at Boar’s Head, they responded to me with a list of exactly which of their products have no preservative and no added nitrates:
Seasoned Fresh HamFresh Ham (Caramel Glazed)Prosciutto – Traditional Riserva Stradolce Skinless / ShanklessAll Natural Salame coated with Coarse Black PepperAll Natural Smoked Uncured HamAll Natural Uncured Ham
CHICKEN:Bar B Q Sauce Basted® Chicken BreastGolden Classic® 42% Lower Sodium Chicken BreastHickory Smoked Chicken BreastMaple Glazed Roasted Chicken BreastRotisserie Seasoned Chicken BreastBlazing Buffalo® Style Chicken BreastLemon Pepper® Chicken BreastAll American BBQ Seasoned Roasted Chicken BreastEverRoast™ Oven Roasted Chicken Breast
TURKEY:Ovengold® Roast Breast of TurkeyDeli Dinners® Ovengold® Roast Breast of TurkeyGolden Catering Style Turkey BreastOur Premium Lower Sodium Turkey BreastReady To Cook Turkey BreastHickory Smoked Black Forest Turkey BreastMesquite Wood Smoked® Roasted Breast of TurkeyCajun Style Oven Roasted Smoked Breast of TurkeySalsalito® Roasted Breast of TurkeyAll Natural Roasted Turkey BreastAll Natural Smoked Turkey BreastAll Natural French Country Style Turkey BreastAll Natural Tuscan Style Turkey Breast
BEEF:Deluxe Roast Beef – All CutsCajun Style Seasoned Eye RoundNo Salt Added Roast Beef – All CutsItalian Style Seasoned Roast Beef With Classic Braciole SeasoningSeasoned Filet of Roast BeefPepper Seasoned Eye RoundAll Natural Cap-off Top Round Oven Roasted Beef
SAUSAGES:BratwurstItalian Sausage – Sweet & HotBreakfast Sausage
CHEESES:All Cheeses**except the Naturally Smoked Gouda and the Sliced White and Yellow American Cheeses (120 and 160 count)
CONDIMENTS:Delicatessen Style MustardSweet Vidalia® Onions in SauceBrown Sugar & Spice Ham Glaze / Cooking SaucePub Style Horseradish Sauce – Squeeze & Mini All Natural (contains a natural preservative)Honey MustardHorseradish and Horseradish with Beets
Italian Items:Prosciutto PaninoProsciutto di Parma®All Natural Salame with White WineAll Natural Salame coated with Herbs