Roasted carrots and a touch of honey lend this incarnation of hummus a kid-friendly tempered sweetness that makes it a delicious and healthy spread for these lunch wraps. The wraps can be assembled up to two days in advance if kept chilled.
Extra hummus can be frozen in an airtight container for future wraps. Or serve it as a healthy after-school snack as a dip with sliced vegetables or whole grain crackers.
Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Peel and chop carrots into 1 in (2.5 cm) pieces. Toss carrots with 1 tsp (5 mL) oil and place on baking sheet. Roast until tender and beginning to darken, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
Place roasted carrots, chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, 2 Tbsp (30 mL) oil, garlic, honey, orange zest, and cumin in food processor container and blend until smooth.
To prepare wraps, spread carrot hummus over surface of wraps and top with an equal amount of chicken, red pepper, and spinach. Roll tightly and slice in half on the bias. If needed, insert toothpicks to hold wraps in place.
Oven-roasted delicata squash makes a crispy treat atop this green salad. As its name suggests, this squash has a thin, delicate skin that’s tasty when cooked. Pomegranate molasses, an ingredient common in Lebanese and Middle-Eastern cuisine, brings a sweet and sour flavour to the dressing. No pine nuts? Use squash seeds! Simply collect about 1/4 cup (60 mL) seeds from cleaned squash, rinse, and mix with 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) of the spice mix used to roast the squash and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) olive oil. Roast at 425 F (220 C) on parchment-lined baking sheet for 20 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
Look for whole grain farro, which leaves the germ and bran intact, for this satisfying porridge that’s sure to kickstart your day. While the cooking time is longer than for pearled or semi-pearled varieties, you’ll get more nutrition. Take the time to enjoy the delicate scent of cardamom and ginger wafting through your kitchen as you prepare this. Ancient grain Farro (also referred to as emmer or einkorn) is a variety of wheat known as an ancient grain, which means that it hasn’t changed over time through breeding as is the case with many varieties of modern wheat.
Spanish-inspired flavours of almond and orange and a good punch of protein make this pudding a delicious and nutritious breakfast, snack, or dessert. The tiniest amount of large-flake sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil help bring all the flavours together. Amp up the orange For some additional orange flavour, when cooking chickpeas from dry, add a few strips of orange zest to the cooking water. Tastier toast Take your toast to the next level by using this pudding as a satisfying spread.
Breaking with tradition, think of this as a guise of tabbouleh salad with staying power, thanks to the addition of hearty sorghum and fibre-rich navy beans. It also ages fairly well, so it serves as a make-ahead meal that can keep for up to 3 days. A perfect plant-based option for weekday lunches.