I woke up early for no reason today. I meant to sleep in until 8:00 or so, but ended up being woken up by some unknown factor around 7:00. There’s a whole slew of things I should be doing right now, with my hour of extra time, like doing laundry, taking a shower, reading the entire book I’m supposed to have read by today, or washing the now towering mountain of dishes that’s accumulated on my counter.
But I’m not.
Instead I’m telling you about the most marvelous lunch item I happened to create yesterday. Simply because it’s worth telling.
I’ve been trying to eat better and save money this past week. I now have a box of whole grain cereal in my cupboard and soy milk in my fridge instead of tromping down to the University Center every morning for a bagel and tofutti. I’ve been making my chick pea salad and eating oranges for lunch instead of eating in the Commons and spending my entire daily quotient of “dining dollars” on one meal from the dining hall (that really isn’t all that good for me anyway).
But yesterday, I didn’t feel like making my chick pea salad (partly because my food processor and bowl were dirty and partly because I didn’t have any pickles or onions to put in it), so I made something else. I headed down to our little market and scrounged up whatever looked like it might make a good sandwich.
A bag of Ezekiel bread, a container of hummus, and a little box of veggies from the salad bar later, and…
Yumminess between two pieces of bread.
TOASTY HUMMUS VEGGIE SANDWICH
- two pieces of Ezekiel bread, toasted.
- about 1 tbsp. hummus
- 1/2 tbsp. grey poupon mustard
- veggies of your choice (I used spinach, thinly sliced carrots, and olives)
I think sandwiches are pretty self-explanatory, but I’ll tell you how I did it anyway. Toast up your bread, spread the hummus on one side and the mustard on the other. Pile up your veggies, put the pieces together and enjoy!