Let’s lunch it up with these Healthy Hummus Cucumber Boats, Vegetable Hummus Tortilla Rollups, and easy lunch ideas that are perfect for back to school!
Back to school. Back to work. Back to realllllllity!!!
Or something like that.
Right now we’re all in need of a few super easy hacks for creating make-ahead lunches right?
I always do! Mornings currently involve me waking up before the sun to pack lunches and corral my kiddo, all before I’ve had my first cup of coffee. It’s brutal with a capital B-R-U-T-A-L, yo!
Without a plan I’d be lost. Because of this, I broke out the sticky notes and found a sanity-saving hack that totally helps me in the morning.
On the side of my fridge I’ve stuck a few colorful post-it notes with lunch ideas. There’s a list of protein packed mains, some veggie side dish ideas, fresh fruit we keep on hand, plus snacks and such. I just pick a few things off the list and don’t have to use my brain, lol!
let’s lunch it up!
Since many of us are now in the throes of back to school lunch packing, I wanted to offer up a some tasty lunch box inspiration for ya!
I’ve teamed up with the awesome folks at Sabra to share some healthy hummus lunch ideas.
Sabra is all about making lunch packing and snacking crazy easy on us! For a grab-and-go option that’s actually good for you, try their handy dandy Sabra on-the-go lunch savers such as mini hummus singles (great for pairing with fresh veggies for dunking), hummus cups with pita chips or pretzels, as well as guacamole singles and snackers.
You can use Sabra as a tasty spread for sandwiches, wraps, and tortilla roll-ups, PLUS you can get creative with it!
Today I’m sharing a recipe for these tasty Hummus Cucumber Cups as well as some easy peasy veggie kabob dippers for hummus.
Easy Lunch Idea #1: Healthy Hummus Cucumber Boats
These tasty cucumber boats are great for kids, teens, and adults. No soggy sandwiches here! The cucumber stays nice and fresh and makes a perfect delivery method for hummus and toppings. Try it with the toppings below or get creative and add your favorites!
The recipe below makes 4 tasty cucumber boats, but feel free to make more or less depending on how many lunches you’re packing! No cooking or measuring is needed here, so these come together super fast.
LOAD UP YOUR LUNCHBOX WITH…
- Fresh Fruit
- Baked Cheese Crackers
- Pita Chips
- Sliced veggies
- and all your lunchtime favorites!
Healthy Hummus Cucumber Boats
Yield 2 servings
Let's lunch it up with these Healthy Hummus Cucumber Boats!
- 1 English cucumber
- 1/2 cup Sabra Hummus, any flavor!
- 1/3 cup chopped tomato
- 2 TBSP crumbled feta cheese
- Slice off the ends of your English cucumbers (also sometimes called hothouse cucumbers) and finely dice the ends.
- Slice the cucumber in half vertically, then in half horizontally.
- Run a mellon baller or spoon along the center to scoop out the seeds and make some space for the hummus.
- Spread hummus down the center of the cukes and top with chopped tomato, cucumber, and feta.
- Load up your lunchbox with all your favorite mix-ins and check out the blog post for more lunch ideas and recipes! Woot!
Our favorite Sabra flavors are roasted red pepper and roasted garlic hummus! I used some of each for these tasty cucumber boats.
They're also amazing spread with Sabra's Spicy or Taco Hummus and your favorite taco toppings! Try it with taco hummus topped with grated cheese, lettuce, and tomato, then add some tortilla chips and a cup of Sabra guacamole singles for a tasty side dish!
Courses Main Dish
Easy Lunch Idea #2: Cheese and Vegetable Hummus Tortilla Rollups
These easy vegetarian tortilla rollups are one of my favorite fast lunches. Spread a burrito-sized tortilla with your favorite flavor of hummus (helloooo roasted red pepper!) and top with a sprinkle of grated carrot, grated cheddar cheese, and chopped broccoli.
Start at the edge of the tortilla and roll it, tightly, until you reach the opposite side. The hummus will help it stick! Fasten with a toothpick and chill in the fridge for 5 minutes to set. Cut into 8 pinwheels and serve with all your favorite lunch box fixin’s!
Easy Lunch Idea #3: Veggie Kabobs
Grab some cherry tomatoes and chop up a few carrots and some cucumber and get your kabob on! Arrange them on toothpicks and serve with Sabra hummus for dunking!
Looking for more school lunch inspiration?
I’ve been snapping photos of the lunches I pack each week for my kindergartener, which you can check out via my Easy Lunch Ideas post.
If you get a chance to try these healthy hummus cucumber boats, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!
This post is sponsored by Sabra and their delicious line of hummus, guacamole, and dips. Stay tuned for more tasty hummus recipes!