I have been using my bento for lunch just about every day. My go to sandwich so far (and I must tell you, I’m not a big sandwich fan) has been my ACH Sandwich: Avocado, Cucumber, & Hummus. I based it on this recipe from Real Simple — I was actually going to make the white bean spread, until I had to use half of my can of beans for something else, and didn’t think I’d have enough to make the recipe. Then I spied the hummus in the fridge, and substituted it, and a star was born.
I usually put it on some French or Italian bread (I know I should go whole wheat, but I’m Italian!). It has real staying power, meaning I am not hungry until dinner. According to
Wikipedia a trusted internet source, the hummus acts as a complete protein because it is on bread, and the hummus and the avocado are both good sources of monounsaturated fat (the good kind of fat), and fiber (all kidding aside, I also checked Livestrong and some other sites, so there are very real benefits to eating these superfoods). The cucumber just adds crunch to what would otherwise be a pretty mushy sandwich (cucumbers go in the middle to avoid making the bread soggy, by the way).
The hardest part? Slicing the avocado. It’s a pain — if anyone has a solution to that, please, PLEASE let me know in the comments. My experience has not been pretty…