Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lunch Ideas

Trying to come up with healthy lunch ideas or really anything other than PB&J can be challenging. Here are some fun ideas!

French Onion Dip with Veggies and Whole Wheat Crackers (*Image and recipe via GOOP)

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small yellow onion, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons Veganaise or your favorite mayonnaise
big pinch coarse salt
freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons finely minced chive
Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a small skillet. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally for 4 or 5 minutes to get them going. Turn the heat to low and cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring here and there, or until totally collapsed and sweet and a fraction of their original size. Remove the onions from the heat and let them cool. Mix them together with the remaining ingredients and get dipping.

Whipped Chic Pea Hummus with Brushetta or Whole Wheat Bread
(*Image and recipe, here, via 101 Cookbooks)

Turkey Wrap Bites (*Image and recipe via GOOP)

For each sandwich:
1 large whole wheat flour tortilla
2 tablespoons cream cheese
2 or 3 slices roasted turkey
a few thin slices of red onion
Lay the tortilla on your work surface and spread evenly with the cream cheese. Shingle the turkey slices and scatter over the onion. Roll tightly and cut into small rounds.

And one of my favorites is a blueberry and peach smoothie, with half of a PB&J, of course.

1 Cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
1 Cup of fresh or frozen peaches
2 Cups of Almond Milk
A dash of agave nectar or honey