Recipe

Recharging Robot Lunch

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Recipe Information

Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1

Everyone will love grabbing a bite from this fun and super healthy sandwich!

Ingredients

  • 4 slices pumpernickel bread
  • 1/4 cup red pepper or plain hummus (see Tip below for Red Pepper Hummus recipe)
  • 1/4 avocado, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup plus one small slice of chopped red onion or bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro or shredded lettuce
  • 1/4 cup carrots, sliced into rounds
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 4 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced into half-circles
  • 1 radish, sliced
  • 2 green beans
  • 2 sunflower seeds

Preparation

  1. Cut two slices of bread into 3 1/2-by-3-inch rectangles. Cut two slices of bread into 2-inch squares.
  2. Spread hummus on one rectangle slice and one square slice.
  3. Toss the avocado, lime juice, and chopped red onion or bell pepper in a bowl. Spread the mixture over the hummus. Sprinkle the cilantro or lettuce on top.
  4. Top each covered bread slice with the same size bread slice. Place the sandwiches on a plate with the small sandwich above the large sandwich.

Head

  1. Place two radish slices on the smaller sandwich. Top each with a sunflower seed for the eyes.
  2. Use the small slice of onion or bell pepper for the mouth. Place it under the eyes above the zucchini slice.

Arms & Body

  1. Cut two celery sticks 3 inches long. Put one on each side of the body for the arms. Put a zucchini slice at the end of each celery stick for the hands.
  2. Arrange carrot rounds on the body. Slice one green bean into thin rounds and place them on top of the carrot rounds.

Legs

  1. Use wooden skewers for the legs. Stick a cherry tomato on each skewer. Cut two 1/2-inch-long pieces of celery. Put a piece of celery on each skewer. Put another cherry tomato on each skewer. Put a zucchini slice at the end of each skewer for the feet.
  2. Stick the skewers into the bottom of the body, into the hummus-avocado mixture.

Tips & Notes

  • Use hummus to stick the veggies to the sandwich.
  • Make your own easy red pepper hummus! Put the following ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth!
    • 1 cup chickpeas
    • 1 chopped red pepper
    • 3 tablespoons tahini
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 cloves chopped garlic
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Nutritional Information

490 calories, 16 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 640 mg. sodium, 76 g. carbohydrate, 18 g. fiber, 18 g. protein