Barefoot by the Sea: Buffalo Chickpea Wraps (Easy Recipe)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Buffalo Chickpea Wraps (Easy Recipe)

We're getting back into the school routine and for me, a big part of that routine includes making lunches. Can I get a collective sigh here? I can't tell you how over I was trying to keep variety in their lunchboxes by June. Gone are the days of slapping together a PB & J and throwing an apple in a brown paper bag. Check any social media feed and it's full of delicious homemade bento boxes, yummy sandwiches and everything in between. So, being refreshed from a great Summer of easy snack lunches and "grab and go" items, I'm here to share a delicious option we recently discovered and that my kids are loving! 
Buffalo Chickpea Wraps 

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp mayo 
  • 1/4 cup buffalo hot sauce
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper, to taste
  • salt and pepper
  • romaine lettuce
  • your favorite wrap (I used Trader Joes Habanaro Lime tortillas)

Directions

  1. Mash chickpeas with a fork or in food processor, add mayo, hot sauce, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper and combine until chickpeas are mashed.
  2. Toss in celery
  3. On your wrap place a couple leaves of romaine and top with 2 heaping tablespoons of your chickpea spread
*This recipe makes 3-4 wraps and can store in an airtight container for 4 days.
It is a tad spicy but you can easily modify this by omitting the crushed red pepper and choosing a different wrap. 
I'm not kidding when I tell you my kids are loving and requesting this wrap for lunch. I'm happy to provide a healthy, fueling sandwich to keep them going throughout the day. Keep in mind, we're only on week 2 here so I'm guessing it will be only a matter of time before their sick of these and ready to move on! 
For now, I'm running with it! What types of lunch recipes have you been sending your kids in with these days? 

12 comments:

  1. I think I would like this for my lunch! I've been slacking on my eating habits lately, and need to get back on track.

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    1. Me too! With the girls routine back in place, it's time for me to refocus a bit!

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  2. I would love this for my lunch too. :-) You do such a good job!! I am always impressed with your encouragement to your girls to eat healthy. It really helps me stay on task with my boys. Thank You!!! I am so happy that my boys choose to eat healthy. I have seen them decline soda and other junk .... with out me saying anything.
    Pinned!!!

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    1. That's great Carla! I do believe that when you establish healthy eating habits from an early age it becomes a lifetime habit.

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  3. I make lunches for my hubby and I for work every day and am always looking for delicious recipes, totally trying this out, sounds delish

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  4. I was so excited when I saw it was chickpeas!! I've made it into a salad with mayo but never thought to add hot sauce. Yum!! PInning this!! Miss HS has been packing pita bread with hummus on the side and all different veggies.

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    1. That sounds yummy too! I'm all for new ideas when it comes to lunches!

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  5. Oh yes, the lunches. The struggle is real, but this recipe looks like a real win!

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  6. It's been requested for the new week as well!

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  7. ooh, this loos so good and I love that there are chickpeas! Will have to try.

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