Sandwiches: His & hers


Growing up, my mom packed my school lunch every single day. From the first grade to my first year in college (yes, really)… she would send me off with a well rounded meal. I can remember my first lunchbox – it had Strawberry Shortcake on the front and it was made of tin – inside, it contained a pb&j sandwich on wheat, cut-up fruit in a tiny orange tupperware container, and 3 cookies.

I’ve never known what it’s like to be without lunch, (or any other meal for that matter). If ever I forgot my lunch, you’d better bet that my mom drove over to the school to drop it off. Even now, it would have to be an exceptionally crazy busy day for me to be distracted enough to skip lunch.

Feed a child. Nourish a mind.

This is sadly not the case for many many kids around the world… which is what today’s post is about. You may have already seen a lot of lunch all over the internet today … my friend Nicole from The Giving Table has organized yet another wonderful campaign. Food bloggers all over are posting about lunch to collectively raise money the The Lunchbox Fund, an amazing organization who provides a daily, nutritious meal to children in South Africa. For many, that school lunch is their only meal of their day. Our goal is to raise money to provide 100 school children a meal for an entire year. We’re encouraging everyone to give what you can – the $4 you spend on your morning latte, or $6 green juice can make a world of a difference. Click here to learn more // Click here to help out 

Oh, and I also have a small recipe… pictured at the top of this post are typical lunches for myself and Jack. I love anything and everything with avocado, he loves sandwiches slathered with almond butter.

Click through for a recipe for this white bean spread that I’m currently loving… it’s a perfect spread for quick lunches all week…

white bean spread
Serves: makes about 1.5 cups
  • 1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2-4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • about ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • a bit of water, if necessary to thin
  • optional: toss in some herbs: rosemary for winter, basil for spring, etc
  1. Puree all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Taste and adjust seasonings. Slather on bread & serve with sandwich fixings of your choice. Mine (pictured), is avocado, arugula & hemp seeds.

(bean & lentil photo by Erin Alderson)

If you make this, let us see! Tag your photo with #loveandlemons on Instagram.


  1. what a wonderful organization. Thanks for sharing. This white bean spread sounds fantastic too!

  2. Nolwenn from on said:

    How long does the spread keep in the fridge (I pack every single lunch to both my girls and my husband, five days a week so in need of change for sandwiches ;))

    • jeanine from on said:

      Hi Nolwenn, it would probably last in the fridge for 4-6 days.

      • Brienne on said:

        Do you think I could freeze it? I try and make lunches during the semester very easy..

        • I think the texture might be funny if you froze it – but it’s easy to whip up and keep in the fridge for the week!

  3. I love this recipe and am totally sending the white bean spread to lunch with my hubby tomorrow! I am so happy to be a part of such a great campaign to raise awareness for The Lunchbox Fund and am so thankful for all of the other bloggers, like yourself that are contributing as well. I think we will blow that $5000 out of the water!

  4. Erin from on said:

    I love an open faced sandwich, this looks so yummy!

  5. I love legume-based spreads and dips, this one sounds delicious! Love the pictures of the his and hers sandwiches too 🙂

  6. I love the simplicity of this snack. I think it would make great lunch too.

  7. Andree-Anne from on said:

    Love the his and hers! Couples don’t always have to eat the same things. 😉 I would choose the “hers” although I would take the “his” for breakfast any day. Yum!

  8. Shanon from on said:

    I seriously love your site.. Excellent colors & theme. Did you develop this web site yourself?

    Please reply back as I’m hoping to create my own personal website and would love to learn where you got this from or exactly what the theme is called.

    • jeanine from on said:

      Hi Shanon, I designed it myself and Jack programmed it… it’s all custom, not a theme. (I’m so sorry, I realize that’s not helpful!)

  9. Leslie from on said:

    Well I’ve got to make this spread soon! Sounds delicious. Plus I love the beautiful hers-and-his layout, definitely caught my eye! 🙂

  10. Kat on said:

    I can’t wait to try this! I’d also be interested in knowing how long it stays edible after being refrigerated.

    • jeanine from on said:

      I’d say about 3-4 days in the fridge..

  11. Thanks for finally writing about > sandwiches: his & hers | Love and Lemons < Liked it!

  12. such a wonderful campaign..and the dip, i will have to make this soon.

  13. Scarlet Gem from on said:

    Wow its a nice and easy to follow recipe.

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