Mom” recently had the opportunity to review Applegate Deli Meats through Green Moms Meet, and wow, did the meats make for an excellent healthy lunch choice! For those who enjoy turkey, ham or salami sandwiches, but worry about consuming nitrates and other artificial ingredients, Applegate is the way to go! Applegate natural deli meats are humanely raised without the use of antibiotics, and are free of nitrates, nitrites, and other artificial ingredients.

Mom” made a delicious chopped salad with the Applegate Natural Roasted Turkey Breast – her husband ate almost the entire bowl! If you have leftovers, this salad packs well for lunch the next day.

Tiny Green Mom’s Chopped Salad


2-4 oz. Applegate Natural Roasted Turkey Breast, chopped
1/2 bag of organic romaine lettuce, chopped
2 organic celery sticks, chopped
1/2 ripe, organic tomato, seeded and chopped
1/2 can organic chick peas, chopped
10 kalamata olives, chopped
1/4 – 1/2 red onion, chopped
2 cage-free eggs, hard boiled and chopped
1/2 orange bell pepper, chopped
1 tsp. freshly chopped dill
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2-4 oz. provolone cheese, chopped
Salad dressing of choice (“Mom” prefers balsamic vinaigrette)


Place eggs in cold water and bring to a boil, letting the eggs boil for 18-20 minutes. Drain and rinse under cool running water. Set aside until cool, and then chop.

Mix all ingredients in a large salad bowl, adding chopped eggs and cheese last. Top with salad dressing of choice. Serve and enjoy!

For those who do consume humanely raised meats, Applegate offers these top 3 delicious choices:

Applegate Marinated Black Forest Ham is marinated in sugar and spices and prepared in the tradition of true German Black Forest hams: slow cooked with a hearty smoking. Moist and delicious, each 2-ounce serving of Natural Black Forest Ham provides 10g of protein with only 50 calories and 1.5g of fat.

Applegate Natural Roasted Turkey Breast is low in fat and high in protein. Plus, it’s free of chemical nitrites and antibiotics.

Applegate Natural Genoa Salami is arguably the most famous variety of Italian dried sausage in the United States. Using a traditional recipe and time-honored methods,Applegate sausage makers have crafted a salami that the New York Times declares to be, “Wonderfully garlicky and richer in flavor than (those) made with nitrites.”

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Please Note:

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the MomsMeet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.

2 replies
  1. Margie Zable Fisher
    Margie Zable Fisher says:

    I was checking around online, and according to Applegate, their “Organics” line of deli meats are GMO-free, but the “Naturals” line is not. So I buy only the “Organics” version.

  2. Breen Inkmann
    Breen Inkmann says:

    Their sausages (chix) & hot dogs are yummy alternatives too! They sell them at my Super Target in IL.

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