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Raw Lunch Ideas with Chick Peas!

There are two things I can not live without. My veggie “bread” and my chick pea spreads. If I have those, I always have lunch at the ready. With just a little advanced planning, you can have wonderful, raw elements to use as the base of a quick sandwich or snack.

Raw Lunch


My favorite raw “bread” (note that this bread is on the thin side and crisp) is super simple to make. Veggies make the base, a cup of ground golden flax loaded with omega 3’s is the binder. In this case, I threw in some nutritional yeast, sun dried tomatoes and Bragg’s Aminos to kick up the flavor a notch. I often make a double batch and keep the extra in an air-tight container.


Veggie "Bread" Raw Lunch


My other go to is chickpea spread. You can make this with cooked chickpeas or raw sprouted ones. The inspiration for this recipe came from one of my favorite books, “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease” by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. If you ever want to know how your diet affects your heart, and how you can actually reverse heart disease naturally with diet, this book is for you. Based on a whole food plant based diet, it also contains some wonderful recipes. Note, they are not completely “raw” recipes. Cooked food is included.

If you don’t have time to sprout the chick peas, you can use cooked. It won’t be raw but it will still be delicious. Gluten free, vegan and raw, this recipe is a quick delicious way to have lunch on hand.

I would love to hear what your favorite “go to” raw elements are!!

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  1. kimmythevegan wrote on October 5, 2013

    Mmmm this sounds really good. I’ve never made a raw chickpea spread before – I’ll have to try it out =)

  2. Heather @Gluten-Free Cat wrote on October 5, 2013

    I just popped the bread in the dehydrator. Can’t wait until it’s ready! Raw foodies must have patience… 🙂 Now I’m off to make the spread! Thanks these great recipes. Would you be interested in sharing them at Raw Foods Thursdays?


  3. Michelle wrote on October 1, 2013

    These look totally amazing. As soon as I get a dehydrator, this is on the list. Thanks so much

  4. rhinda wrote on October 1, 2013

    Have you ever substituted anything for the onion??? I have a think with onions. Can’t stand them. In a different recipe, I used crushed apples instead of onion. What do you think it would do to this recipe?? Any thoughts?

  5. Joanne wrote on October 1, 2013

    I don’t have a dehydrator , can I use my oven for this recipe?

    • Susan wrote on October 1, 2013

      I have not tried it in an oven but you would have a hard time keeping it raw unless your oven temp can be lower than 115 degrees. Cheers!

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  7. Ayoola wrote on October 1, 2013

    I would like to purchase some of your books. Where can l do this? Many thanks. Ayoola

  8. Kristen Kelley wrote on October 1, 2013

    These sandwiches look delicious and the “bread” sounds so simple. I think I may whip some up to send for lunch with my daughter tomorrow!


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