Friday, January 4, 2013

Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich with Kale Chips

Are you tired of eating peanut butter sandwiches every single day of the work week?

Me either.

However, if you do want to mix it up here is a great idea for a light and healthy sandwich to pack in your brown paper bag.

Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich
1 can chickpeas, rinsed
1 ripe avocado
2T chopped green onion
1/2 of a lime's juice
salt and pepper

1. Mash the chick peas with a fork until they are only slightly chunky. Add the avocado.
Stir in the green onions, lime juice and season with salt and pepper.

You can make this the night before, so all you have  to do in the morning is spread your mixture on two delish pieces of bread.

For the Kale Chips all you need is a bunch of Kale, Olive Oil, and Salt.
Trim the Kale so there are no stems, and place on baking sheet. Sprinkle with Salt and drizzle Olive Oil. Bake at 400 degrees until crispy.

Chicken, Apple Salad Sandwich
2 boneless chicken breasts
2 small apples
1/2 red onion
1/3 c dried cranberries
1/3 c mayo
1/3 c plain yogurt
1 T dijon mustard
1 T red wine vinegar
salt and pepper

1. Fully cook the chicken
2. Dice the apples and onions while the chicken is cooling
3. Dice the chicken and add it to the apples and onions, add dried cranberries
4. In a separate bowl, mix the mayo, yogurt, dijon, red wine vinegar. Mix the chicken, apples, onions, and cranberries with the dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste.