There’s no arguing the nutritional power of greens. This is one of my favorite sandwiches for a healthy work or school lunch! The chickpea mash packs this vegetarian sandwich with protein and can be made ahead to make this an almost instant meal!
There’s just something so satisfying about sinking your teeth into a loaded sandwich. This one is the perfect combo of crunchy and creamy and makes it super easy to get in your daily dose of greens!
Sandwiches get a bad wrap, but they can actually be a super nourishing and satisfying meal! I’m really excited to be partnering with my friends at Inspired Greens again to share this healthy sandwich idea! I’ve shared a couple more ideas with this Rainbow Power Sandwich and 5 Minute Caprese Pesto Sandwich
I try to get a dose of greens in every day and I love how easy they make it! They have so many gorgeous varieties to choose from and being a living lettuce with the roots still attached they stay fresh longer. The fact that they don’t’ use pesticides is a huge bonus. If you haven’t checked them out yet, you definitely should! You can find them at most major retailers and the price point is super reasonable!
How to Build a Satisfying Sandwich
The Chickpea Salad filling is packed with protein and fiber, my favorite combo to balance those blood sugars, aka – fill you up and keep your mood and energy sailing through the afternoon
I used avocado as the base of the chickpea salad for a super creamy consistency and added fiber and Vitamin E
Bread: I usually opt for a sprouted grain bread with 3-5 grams of fiber per slice (more on that in this post on Healthy Sandwich Ideas)
Cucumbers: A super hydrating veggie. Don’t skip the seeds! They contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant phytochemicals including carotenoid and flavonoids.
Romaine: This leafy green often gets overlooked as a nutritious option but it is packed with vitamins, including A and L for healthy eyes, bones and teeth!
Sprouts: I love the texture and bold flavor that sprouts add! And they are packed with minerals to support your immune system. One of my favorite stops at the Farmer’s market is always the sprout stand! So many options like arugula or radish sprouts for a spicy flavor or broccoli, pea or sunflower sprouts are some of my other faves. Check out your local grocer too for a surprisingly wide selection!
I hope you enjoy this flavor, color and texture packed lunch as much as I do! If you try it out tag me @lindsaypleskot on Instagram. I would love to see you enjoying it!Print
All the greens and a flavorful, protein powered chickpea mash packed into a delicious sandwich. Perfect for work or school lunches. Vegetarian.
Chickpea Mash (makes enough for 2 sandwiches):
- ½ x 19oz. can (1 cup) chickpeas
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup red onion
- ½ avocado
- Juice of ½ lemon
- Salt to taste
- Sprouted grain bread
- Herb and garlic cream cheese (could also do goat cheese, or your fave non-dairy spread)
- Inspired Greens Romaine Lettuce
- Toast your bread.
- While bread is toasting, add the chickpea mash ingredients to a food processor and pulse until a chunky paste is formed (15-30 seconds).
- Remove bread from the toaster and spread one side with cream cheese and the other with half of the chickpea mash. Layer one side with lettuce, cucumber, sprouts, and any other desired toppings) close up your sandwich and cut in half or leave whole. Enjoy!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Lunch
- Method: No Bake
- Cuisine: North American
Keywords: School Lunch, Work Lunch, Greens