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Busy Day Hummus Sandwich

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So you’re rushing out of your house, and don’t want to eat out for lunch.

What to do?

Grab some bread and hummus, chop up carrots, kale, onions and red cabbage. Bring them along to work, then create your sandwich on the spot.

It shouldn’t take longer than 7 minutes to make a phenomenal tasting, and healthy vegetarian sandwich during your busy work week.

Here’s how:

Serves 1 – Prep time: 3 minutes – Total time: 7 minutes


  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2-3 tbsp hummus
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 leaf of kale
  • 2 small slivers of red cabbage
  • 2 small slivers of onion


1. Prep your ingredients: Slice your bread, place in a baggie to bring to work. Scoop hummus into a jar. Rinse your veggies, cut your carrots into matchsticks or rounds, slice your kale and cabbage into small strips, dice your onion. Place all veggies into another jar.

2. Assemble on-site: Give yourself 4 minutes to assemble your already prepped sandwich. Layer hummus on the bottom, onions right on top, then kale, cabbage and carrots. It might not be the neatest sandwich, but it sure will be the tastiest!

You will be glad you brought lunch from home, and you might just spark a home prepped lunch revolution!

This post was written by Flora McKay, Director of Community & Nutrition.

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