Vegetarian Open-Faced Avocado Chickpea Sandwich

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Ahh..Summer, the perfect time for swimming, camp fires, long walks and delicious food. Looking for the perfect summer lunch? Try my Open-Faced Avocado Chickpea Sandwich. I love avocado and chickpeas so I thought why not combine them in a beautiful sandwich rather than my typical salad. It turned out super delicious, packed with protein and the perfect meal for vegetarians!

Ingredients:
Salad:

  • 1 piece of thick cut whole wheat bread or crustini (I used vitality country harvest, 90cals/slice)
  • 1/5 of a large avocado
  • 1/4 cup of rinsed and drained chickpeas
  • 1/2 tbsp  green onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 3-4 chopped cherry tomatoes or 1 slice of tomato chopped
  • juice from 1 small wedge of lime (to taste!)
  • salt/pepper(to taste)

Spinach Layer

  • a few leaves of fresh spinach

Egg Layer:

  • 1 sliced hardboiled egg
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili pepper flakes
  • salt/pepper (to taste)

Directions: In a small bowl, mash together the avocado and chickpeas.(optional-I left out a few chickpeas to add back in later for extra texture). Once combined add in the other salad ingredients and finish-off with salt/pepper & lime until it’s seasoned to your liking. Next either toast your bread or leave it as is. Spread the salad mixture on top of the bread then place spinach leaves on top and your egg layer on top of that sprinkled with spices & additional salt/pepper. Now grab a fork and knife or use your hands and dig in! Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts(using vitality bread): 29o calories, 35g carbs, 12g fat, 16g protein, 9g fibre

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P.S, My perfect side to this sandwich is a serving of large frozen shrimp thawed and deveined with cocktail sauce…amazing!

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Fast On The Go Clean Dinner & Breakfast Smoothie

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Hey everyone! Today I had an almond-raspberry-banana protein smoothie for breakfast(super tasty and filling) and a super fast light dinner of salad with some crumbled goat cheese and olive oil/balsamic dressing because I wasn’t very hungry and I was leaving to go to a movie(The Call). I brought along with me a really great trail mix I threw together which included dried chickpeas, almonds, sunflower seeds and raisins..perfect snacking food! Too bad I only ate less than half while watching the movie. Why? Because it was crazy suspenseful!!! I did not expect it to be that well..scary lol I came home and turned on almost every light in the house haha. It also had the worst ending ever! But I do have to admit if you want a movie that keeps you on the edge of the seat where you are yelling at the screen then this is for you!
Anyways! I finished off my trail mix when I got home and now I am getting ready to do my workout! Hope you all have a great night!