It’s easy to fall into a food rut. We’ve all done it. Day in and day out, we’ve all been in that spot where we feel creatively stuck, whether we are making our own food for the day or packing lunches for the kids. It can be hard to keep coming up with a variety of healthy treats, especially when it comes to making meals that are simultaneously tasty, filling, and nutritious.
But fortunately, we have your back! Our flavor creators at HOPE are always at work, dreaming up new and inventive ways to spice up your favorite foods; and where better to start than with the hummus sandwich?
More and more people are getting hip to the fact that a sandwich with hummus is a healthier and more flavorful alternative to a sandwich containing the old mayo/mustard/ketchup combo. Packed with nutrients and heart-healthy fats, hummus sandwiches can satisfy demanding appetites while keeping the taste buds entertained. Plus, humus contains enough muscle-building protein that it can replace meat in your meal, which opens up a whole new range of vegetarian and vegan hummus sandwiches with higher protein and nutrient density.
Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids
This is especially important for kids. In a food market brimming with high-sugar, high-sodium, high-fat “meals” designed to appeal to kids’ taste buds, it can be difficult to provide foods that energize them and appeal to them without unbalancing their dietary habits. The growing use of preservatives and additives to “maintain freshness” are also key ingredients to avoid for growing bodies.
This is why we have ditched all the stale, usual condiments and the salt-packed deli meats, and set out to perfect the hummus sandwich recipe using crowd-favorite flavors of HOPE hummus—which are all USDA Certified Organic, as well as preservative-free.
In our quest to find the best sandwich hummus could make, we found winners in the breakfast, lunch and dinner categories. We also ventured beyond the traditional Mediterranean safety of the hummus pita sandwich in order to find new and tantalizing ingredient combinations.
A Few of Our Favorite Things
(Involving Sandwiches and Humus)
Are you ready for a hummus sandwich? We certainly are! All the following lunch (or dinner!) ideas can be found on our recipe page, so stop by to get started on your next favorite meal!
Roasted Beet and Squash Sandwich
When you’re looking for a quick and easy solution to lunch or dinner, look no further than this hummus veggie sandwich. Within 15 minutes, you can throw together sautéed butternut squash, roasted beets, almond milk ricotta cheese, and Spicy Avocado flavor for a meal that is not only delicious and healthy, but vegetarian and vegan as well.
Black Garlic Breakfast Sandwich
A simple and fresh take on a breakfast meal that is all too often packed with grease and salt, this hummus sandwich combines two eggs, heirloom tomato, red onion, pea shoots and spices topped with a full 1/4 cup of Black Garlic flavor, all between two gluten-free rolls. What a way to start the day!
Shredded BBQ Beet Sandwich with Cashew Cheese
When you have a little more time to devote to your foodie instincts, try this hummus sandwich vegan delight. A delectable combo of BBQ shredded beets, avocado, tomato, yellow pepper and cilantro, this meal is topped by a Red Pepper flavor-based cashew cheese—which you can use on any meal that requires a healthy and flavorful alternative to dairy cheese.
Sriracha Waffle Breakfast Sandwich
Looking for a breakfast stacker with both freshness and some heat? This hummus sandwich recipe eschews bread altogether, in favor of your favorite homemade or store-bought waffles. Stuff them with two poached eggs, Sriracha flavor, tomato, onion, and lettuce for an unexpected tangy delight.
Toasted Falafel Hummus Pita Sandwich
Pitas really are genius: A bread pocket in which to put any manner of delicious ingredients? Yes! This tasty treat is simple to make: All you need is pita bread, falafel, any other fixings you want (we suggest a little avocado, red cabbage, carrots, and arugula. Basically – put in anything that sounds tasty), and a layer of your favorite flavor of humus. This hummus pita sandwich is simple to make, and will spice up your lunch in a great way!
What’s In Your Lunch Bag?
This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have more hummus sandwich ideas on our recipe page, and we are thinking up new ones at this very moment. Plus, who knows what you will come up with, when you start crafting your own? If you think you have the next winning idea, send it to us and perhaps you will find the next HOPE recipe!