This Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich is the perfect lunch to pack for adults or kids! It’s full of vegetables, beans and grains to keep you satisfied. In partnership with Silver Hills Bakery, who makes the most delicious sprouted bread products!
Back-to-school season is officially upon us! Who’s totally not ready for it? 🙋🏼😅
Whether or not you’re ready to hit the books again (or send your kids off to hit the books), it’s time for LUNCH PACKING SEASON!
I always get questions from readers about packing wholesome lunches for either themselves or their kids. I totally understand why this can be a stressful situation. No one wants to be stuck on campus starving because their lunch wasn’t that good; or worse, have their kids come home with empty tummies because the lunch that Mom or Dad packed was “yucky.”
(Luckily for my mom, I was a human garbage disposal and ate pretty much everything. 😃)
Plus, the standard American lunch isn’t typically plant-based friendly. Usually a turkey sandwich with a cheese stick and some crackers, maybe a piece of fruit (*sometimes this is all that people have access to, which is a totally separate issue*). So, of course it can be daunting when you want to start packing plant-powered lunches for you and/or your kids!
Friends, don’t be scared. I got you covered!
I already have a TON of nourishing recipes on the blog that are perfect for packing for lunch. I find that the easiest things to pack are sandwiches, salads and one-bowl meals.
Here are some ideas:
Because I have been obsessed with sandwiches lately (especially thanks to deeeeelicious Silver Hills Bakery bread!), I wanted to make you a QUICK! EASY! HEALTHY! sandwich recipe that will rival the *basic* turkey & cheese sandwich of your childhood.
If you love buffalo sauce as much as me, this buffalo chickpea salad sandwich will be a lunchbox winner. 🏆
I’m really excited to partner with Silver Hills Bakery on this recipe because we are going to be bringing you some other healthy lunch & dinner recipes over the next few months! You guys ALWAYS want more of those recipes, so it’s my duty. 😘
Silver Hills Bakery makes the best & softest sprouted breads, bagels (!!!) and hot dog & hamburger buns. Sometimes whole grain bread can be a little tough (aka like cardboard), but I promise they make the good stuff!
“What are sprouted grains?” you may be asking. It’s a natural way to unlock many of the nutrients found in grains to make them easier to digest. Basically sprouting = more vitamins & minerals in our bodies! Yay!
One note on this recipe: if you pack it for lunch, I recommend packing the filling and the bread separately so the bread doesn’t get soggy.
That’s all! I hope this recipe makes lunch packing a little bit more fun.
- 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 medium carrot, chopped
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 3 green onions, chopped
- ½ red bell pepper, chopped
- ½ cup hummus
- 3 tablespoons hot sauce
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- 12 slices Silver Hills Bakery The Big 16 (or any Silver Hills Bakery bread)
- Toppings: spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.
- In a medium bowl, add chickpeas. Mash with a fork or potato masher until all are mashed, leaving a bit of texture.
- Add carrots, celery, green onions, bell pepper, hummus, hot sauce, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Mix until ingredients are completely combined.
- Toast bread slices.
- Scoop chickpea salad onto a piece of bread, top with desired sandwich toppings, and then another piece of bread.
Thanks to Silver Hills Bakery for sponsoring this post! I love working with brands whose products I really love and would honestly recommend. Thank you for supporting this blog that I love oh-so-much!
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