Sometimes lunch is really lame.
I, being the delightful face of domesticity in our home, pack Eric’s lunch every morning. Sometimes, it’s a batch of some wonderful dinner leftovers. Sometimes, it’s something I’ve made specially for lunches. But most of the time, it’s a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or something equally boring.
But Eric reminded me of this lunchtime classic earlier this week. It’s the best because it’s super healthy (all the veggies), and super simple. Slice all your veggies at the beginning of the week (or on a frantic Monday morning, if you maybe got too caught up in the Golden Globes to do your chopping on Sunday night), and then throw it together each morning.
I mean, look at all those healthy things. Bell peppers, carrots (I either chop them into matchsticks, or use a veggie peeler to make really thin strips), and spinach. Those, plus a slather of hummus on a whole wheat tortilla, make for a pretty wholesome, easy lunch.
Three bell peppers, three or four carrots, and a few cups of spinach are enough to feed both of us lunch all week long. Throw in a piece of fruit on the side, and maybe a cashew cookie bar as a guilt-free sweet treat, and you’re in business.
- whole wheat tortillas
- bell peppers, sliced
- carrots, peeled and chopped into matchsticks
- baby spinach
- Spread hummus in the center of the tortilla from end to end.
- Top with spinach, bell peppers, and carrots.
- Fold up the sides and secure with a toothpick.