Eat Well: Grown-Ups Deserve a Good Lunch, too!

End of Summer Chickpea Salad Recipe

By Jenny Steadman September 12, 2014
When I pack my kids a lunch, if I know I am going to be out all day, I pack myself a lunch, too. Whether for a play date, a trip to the library or museum, everyone gets hungry! Why should the kids be the only ones that get to eat good food? 

I often see parents buying whatever they have in the "museum cafe" or just picking at what their little ones have left behind. (How many times have you had PB&J crust for lunch?) This is no way to sustain your day! Moms and dads, I'm here to tell you that you can enjoy, too, without a lot of work.

My go-to is to put a big pile of lettuce in a to-go container and put last night's leftovers on top. You can turn anything into a salad and it's no work at all because you already cooked last night.

Yesterday, I made something new, specifically to keep in the refrigerator for a quick lunch during the week. It is seasonal, fresh and delicious. Wherever you are, I imagine you can get these same ingredients from your farmer's market right now.

End of Summer Chickpea Salad

1 can Chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
Tomatoes, chopped (Amount depends on size. I used 3 roma tomatoes.)
1 Cucumber, chopped
1/2 Onion, diced
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Fresh Dill (To taste. I like a lot!)
Salt and Pepper (To taste)
Feta Cheese

Mix all (except cheese) of the ingredients together. Top with cheese and enjoy!

What is your favorite way to eat healthy while on the go with little ones?