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Cute Cucumber Sandwiches

Growing up I always loved to make cucumber sandwiches. They were so good and so refreshing.
Looking up lunch ideas I came across these cute cucumber sandwiches sans bread.
Here is my rendition of the cutest little lunch idea

One cucumber (thicker kind, Long English are too narrow)
1/2 avocado or Hummus
1Tbsp cream cheese (optional)
Alfalfa sprouts



Take your cucumber and cut it in 3-4 pieces then cut in half.
Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and throw the seeds in your composter.


Mash up avocado and optional cream cheese. I used hummus for my second batch.

Scoop filling into both sides of cucumber and toss some sprouts on top. Put both sides together to make your sandwich.

Here’s the finished product. As you can see I added some celery, it serves two purposes- snack and to help the sandwiches from not moving around.
You can certainly eat these whole but since I am the most ungraceful eater ill just eat them as halves.

Let me know how you like them!
Check out how they fit into my morning routine here—-> Successful morning routine


Day 3- Easy hummus

Hummus is often forgotten. It is so much more than a munchie at a party. It is a healthy way to snack. The recipe below is oh so simple and may take you 15 min. Combine this with some veggies such as cucumber, tomato, celery,carrot etc. if you need more grain servings add some whole wheat pita bread.
Just make sure that you feed this to your significant other so you can have garlic breath together 😉

  * 1 clove garlic
  * 1 (19 ounce) can garbanzo beans, keep some liquid/water to adjust consistency
  * 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  * 2 tablespoons tahini
  * cumin to taste
  * 1 teaspoon salt
  * black pepper to taste
  * 2 tablespoons olive oil

Add the garlic garbanzo beans, lemon juice and tahini to a food processor or blender. Blend.
Add the remainder of ingredients and blend until combined and at the consistency you prefer. Add water/liquid left over from the can to adjust consistency.