Lunch Bunch, You Say? Pimento and Hummus Wrap

by admin on September 17, 2011

I’m watching football while John cooks dinner.  I like this picture.  It’s also a perfect snapshot of our house recently, as I haven’t cooked at all.  Oatmeal or overnight oats are churned out regularly, but otherwise, the stove and I haven’t been friends.  School has always been a major impediment to my search for a healthier lifestyle, as I get busy, tired, and simply lose all interest in cooking.  I’m still searching for a balance here.

Thank God for the brilliant idea of lunch bunch, when I actually get some healthy food into my system!

Lunch Bunch, You Say?

Lunch bunch, indeed.  It’s this new, highly-selective secret club we have going at work…

Alright, but really, a few of my friends and I join together for lunch twice a week.  One person brings lunch for everyone, so all that matters is that we know who’s coming ahead of time so we can bring the right amount of food.  Everyone is welcome to join in, so we hope it’ll catch on – it’s only been in existence for three weeks and it’s already grown a good bit.

My favorite part of lunch bunch involves the creativity of different people.  One of my major food struggles is that I fall into ruts, preparing the same foods over and over.  Not only does this group force me to be creative so that my friends don’t get bored, but it also gives me the chance to see what other people come up with, inherently broadening my horizons.

I’m happy to report that I created a masterpiece two weeks ago.  Granted, it’s already been trumped twice (once by me), but those are for later posts.  For now, let us enjoy the glory of my creation, the pimento and hummus wrap.

All the goods.

Piled onto the pita.

And...that's a wrap.

Pimento and Hummus Wrap

Ingredients

  • 1 whole wheat pita
  • 2 tablespoons plain or garlic hummus
  • 2 tablespoons pimento cheese
  • 1 handful of raw spinach
  • 1/4 cup chopped cucumbers
  • 1 tbsp. feta cheese crumbles
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinaigrette
Directions
  • Combine hummus and pimento cheese on center of pita.
  • Add remaining ingredients, to taste.
  • Fold pita across center, wrapping ingredients inside.
What are your tips and tricks to keeping your healthy lifestyle on track when you’re busy?


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Elizabeth @ reads recipes runs September 17, 2011 at 9:01 pm

That is such a good idea!! I fall into food ruts too, mainly because I feel like I need to use up the ingredients I buy before they go bad. This is great!

The best thing you can do it plan ahead. Next time you have a free afternoon head to the store and start cooking and freezing what you can. I try to have casseroles in the freezer for the days that I don’t want to cook, I did that a lot in school and it was great. I also try to prep ingredients. If I make chicken on the weekend, I make extra and use it for something later in the week.

Another thing I did a lot while in school was that I always had a protein bar or something like a blender bottle with protein powder in it. If I just needed to add water I would at least get something healthy in my belly :)

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admin September 17, 2011 at 9:22 pm

These are all great tips, Elizabeth! What kind of casseroles do you make? All my favorite are full of heavy creams…but I’d love to find some new ones!

I definitely keep some Love Grown granola in my office, but dinners are where it’s so hard. I’m going to have to try this casserole strategy…they’re so good and easy to save!

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Shannon September 18, 2011 at 2:22 am

Yum! That looks really good! I love making wraps for lunch or dinner :) They easy to make and taste great :)

Thanks for your comment on my blog! :)
PB2 isnt sold where I live either, so I had to buy in online. It’s sold on iHerb (www.iherb.com) as well and the shipping price is really cheap :)

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admin September 18, 2011 at 11:59 am

Awesome! Excited to order some PB3 today! This is a really delicious, easy lunch, and the ingredients can be used for so many other things throughout the week.

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Lindsay@LivingLindsay September 18, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Gosh yes, being busy is the hardest obstacle to overcome when trying to eat healthy. But coming up with a handful of quick and healthy meals like the wrap you created, is really the key. Then, you have four or five different things you can pick from that you 1) really enjoy eating and 2) are easy and fast to make. The wrap looks delicious! I love hummus, love spinach, love feta, and love balsamic. :)

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