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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Quick and Easy Lunch Idea

I tend to enjoy foods that are bad for me much more than the ones that are good for me. I’m trying to work on this by telling myself that a little vanilla yogurt with fresh strawberries is waaaaay tastier than a bowl of the bear claw ice cream that BD has in the freezer. (I swear that man cannot go a day without a bowl of ice cream before bed.) This is not an easy sell, but I’m making progress – I think. One area that I have been good about changing my eating habits is between the hours of 9 to 5 on Monday thru Friday. In general I have yogurt for breakfast, a small lunch, and then some sort of fresh fruit or veggie as a midday snack. I’m pretty good at sticking to this routine, and will very rarely cheat and go out to lunch. And this is a good thing because cheating is bad. (Why did I get a déjà vu feeling writing this?)

I will usually eat the same thing for a week or two and then I need to switch to something new. Not too long ago I was on a sandwich kick that I was dangerously close to becoming addicted to because I loved the combination that came together.

I wouldn’t call this a recipe really, more so an idea to share.

Chicken and Sun dried Tomato Hummus Deli Flat
*Serves 1

- 1 Deli flat, any variety
- Few slices of deli quality sliced chicken – or turkey even
- 2 tablespoons of Sun dried Tomato hummus
- Alfalfa sprouts to your liking – I like a lot

1. Assemble sandwich!

When I first heard about the deli flats, the idea didn’t really appeal to me. I gave them a shot anyway and I’m a big fan now.

I think they hold up better than regular bread does as far as a sandwich goes.
I chose to use a sun dried tomato hummus but you can use any kind you want. I have been wanting to try and make my own hummus at home, but have yet to experiment with it. I used Sabra, because I find their hummus has a nice smooth and creamy texture.

(And for the record, I’m not being paid in anyway to tell you about either of these products. I went and bought them at the store myself, enjoy them, and want to share.)

Thoughts: This is such a good little sandwich that I almost forget that it’s healthy! First off, I love sprouts and will choose them on my sandwich over lettuce any day. I think regular hummus would have been fine, but the sun dried tomato flavor of the hummus was a perfect addition this sandwich adding that extra layer of flavor that sort of sends your mouth into tasty bliss.


À LA GRAHAM said...

heehee, I am so glad that there is another one out there that is addicted to ice cream! Love your sandwich, looks great!

À LA GRAHAM said...

my comment didnt go through...

hee hee, I love to find another person who is addicted to ice cream before bed.
Your sandwich looks so yummy!

Kristine G said...

I am a lovah of sprouts, as well! :) I love their earthiness.

Kitten with a Whisk said...

@ Kristine - Earthiness is such a great way to describe them. BD HATES them, he thinks they are evil for some reason.

@ A la Graham - My father is the same way. He loves to say that if he dies tomorrow at least he had a bowl of ice cream.

CookiePie said...

That looks like a really tasty lunch! And very satisfying.

Food, she thought. said...

I am also really disciplined at b'fast & lunch. Dinner & all day weekend noshing are my Achille's heels!

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