sandwiches/ vegetarian

Veggie Pita and Eco-Friendly Lunchbox Ideas

vegetable pita Yep, it’s that time again… school lunches!  What the heck to come up with for the next 9 months? Although my daughter could easily eat peanut butter and jelly everyday, I do prefer to give her a bit more variety then that.  And please don’t tell me you still use paper bags and plastic baggies that fill up the trash cans/landfills day in and day out?  (Do you feel a lecture coming on?)

This hummus and veggie pita is fast and easy and of course you can add in other favs like avocado as well.  I love the creamy hummus with the crunch of the cucumber and ohhhh, wait, I need to tell you about this awesome feta cheese… it’s from Redwood Hill Farm and it’s Raw Goat Feta!  Unbelievably delicious.  (The recipe for the veggie pita is below.) vegetable pita

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vegetable pita Along with some fruit, I also added my new fav snack for my kiddos (and for me), Bonga Superfood Chews.  All this goes into my none-BPA/PVC Easy Lunchbox.  I was so happy to find this years ago when the Bento Box craze was just starting.  In fact, I think Easy Lunchboxes started the craze!  (By the way, there are hundreds of lunch ideas on their Pinterest page.) You can find their lunchboxes here on Amazon:Easy Lunchboxes vegetable pita There was a study done recently about the enviornmental impact a family packing three lunches all week (two kids, one adult) would have and it was found that 4,000 pieces of trash a year would be kept out of landfills… per family!  Hello!  Ready to go Bento now? Here are a few more cute options for lunch boxes:

5. Eco Chic Furoshiki Bento Box Kit  The original eco lunchbag from Japan sewn from colorful fair trade textiles hand-printed by artisans using wooden blocks and wax batik techniques. $69.99 Buy Now
4. Oval + Cup This super-classy 2-piece lunch set includes a large oval container plus a smaller cup that’s ideal for sauces, dips or other wet foods. $25.99 Buy Now
3. Three-In-One With three nesting containers, this lunchbox is ideal for school lunches. Most kids pack a sandwich and two side dishes, this ensures their food won’t get mixed up! $27.99 Buy Now
2. Solo Cube This is a classic reusable sandwich box, durable and light-weight, but without the plastic! $40.00 Buy Now
1. Blue Water Bento Lunch Kit This is a fantastic leak-proof lunchbox without plastic! The silicone lid and the quirky screen-printed lunch bag are a crowd favorite. $40.00 Buy Now

And of course, my favorite:

What do you love packing in your lunch boxes?

Veggie Pita

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 1

Veggie Pita

Ingredients

  • 1 pita (I use whole wheat)
  • 4 oz hummus
  • 6-8 slices of peeled cucumber
  • 4-6 slices of roma tomato
  • 1 lettuce leaf (spinach would be great too!)
  • 1/4 cup feta (I used raw goat feta - yum!)

Instructions

  1. Chop lettuce into bite size pieces.
  2. Slice pita in half and gently open to create a pocket.
  3. Spread hummus over inside of pita halves.
  4. Fill with cucumber, tomato, cheese and lettuce to taste.
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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    September 3, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    What an awesome lunch idea.. definitely going to be making these pitas for my university lunch box. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Reply
      Farm to Table
      September 3, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      Thanks Thalia. Super easy and customizable too. 🙂

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    Redwood Hill Farm Tour - Farm to Table
    October 12, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    […] Veggie and hummus pita with feta […]

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