September 8, 2016
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If you love hummus as much as I do or have a tub in your fridge that you need to use up, you are going to love these five healthy school and office lunch ideas with hummus!
Packing lunches for school or the office has never been easier! Using a single featured ingredient throughout the week is a great idea if you want to save money at the grocery and reduce wasted food at the end of the week.
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Here are 5 healthy lunches with turkey, 5 healthy lunches with chicken salad, and 5 healthy lunches with boiled eggs!
Best Lunch Ideas with Hummus
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Lunch Recipes Made with Hummus
With these easy school and office lunch ideas, you’ll put hummus to use. It’s is a great way to add flavor to lunch recipes.
And while I do still love using Hummus as a healthy dip, I also enjoy using it as a spread or a salad dressing are two of my favorite ways to use hummus.
Hummus Turkey & Veggie Wraps
Instead of the traditional salad dressing, try using Hummus as the spread on your wraps. It adds an extra kick of flavor, plus, it’s the perfect boost of nutrients that can really help teens stay full after lunch. More ideas for healthy lunch wraps here.
This lunch has loads of healthy fats and proteins to keep you satisfied all afternoon long. This recipe pairs great with plantain or banana chips and fresh fruits.
To build this club sandwich all you need is some hummus, pesto, cheese and sliced tomatoes. This is one colorful and delicious sandwich!
Mediterannean Bistro box
Build your own bistro box with hummus and tasty Mediterannean toppings like olives, feta cheese, cucumber slices and your favorite cracker or pita bread. I like taking pita bread and cutting it into small cracker-size pieces to complete this tasty bento box!
If you prefer, you can make the same tasty Hummus Bistro Box with leftover chicken and slices of cheese! You really can’t go wrong either way.
Use thin endive leaves to hold your bacon, tomatoes and hummus. If you don’t have endive handing the inner leaves of romaine hearts will do just fine.
This is a great way to use up leftover bacon (if there ever is such a thing) and enjoy this delicious hummus pairing at the same time.
What goes with Hummus?
Hummus is made from pureed chickpeas. This is the dip that totally has America under a spell. How can a product made with such simple and natural ingredients have such a hold on us?
Once you examine all of the flavors Hummus has to offer, the health benefits, and the many ways in which you can use hummus, it really is no wonder why it’s so popular. The savory dip is just irresistible!
I mean really, what’s not to love?! It’s naturally gluten-free and high in protein and fiber. MOMables is all about providing you with a well-balanced meal plan that has everything your kids need to keep healthy and strong!
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For those who are on gluten-free diets (and even for those who aren’t), it’s the perfect lunch box builder or snack. Plus, it is ultra-portable.
And for those of you who thought hummus was just a dip, you’re in for a real treat! Not only can you use it as a dip for fresh veggies, pita wedges, crackers, pretzels, etc., but it can also be used as a spread for sandwiches and wraps or to stuff avocados and veggies like above!
Next time you make a sandwich or wrap, use hummus instead of mayonnaise. Or you can spread some hummus on your toast or bagel instead of butter or cream cheese in the morning.
Another great aspect of hummus is that it’s so filling, that you don’t even need bread!
You can also use hummus as a base to make your own salad dressing or even toss it with hot cooked pasta. The possibilities are truly endless. Plus, because there are so many ways to make hummus, I’m certain you’ll never get bored!
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Hummus Flavors and Recipes
If you’ve never made your own Hummus, you’ll be shocked at how easy it is. I learned Authentic Mediterannean Hummus Recipe from my Greek Stepdad, and it’s an absolute staple at our house.
But there are so many other amazing flavor combinations you can try with homemade hummus. Here are a few of my favorites:
With all of these ideas, I’m sure it’s easy to see why hummus is a lunch staple for our family. It is so easy to use in a variety of ways, so the lunchbox never gets boring.
And if you are wondering about those lunchboxes, you can learn more about the best containers for school lunches here.
In what ways do you enjoy adding hummus to your lunch?
Hummus Turkey and Veggie Wraps
- 2 10-inch flour tortillas
- ⅓ cup hummus
- ½ cup shredded carrots
- 2 cups salad greens
- 6 slices deli turkey
- Place the tortillas on a flat surface. Spread the hummus over each tortilla and top with veggies and turkey slices.
- Fold and roll tightly before slicing in half and packing into lunch containers.
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