For busy working professionals, the hardest meal of the day is definitely lunch time. It’s easy to have a piece of fruit for breakfast and cook something creative at night for dinner, but how to stay on target in the middle of the day when you only have one hour before you need to get back to the grind? Here is some examples of vegan lunches you can take to work.
Luckily, you don’t have to pack the same plainly dressed lettuce salad to tote to your office every day. This is only some ideas of collected vegan lunches recipes.
Why not spend your next Sunday evening prepping your favorites, so your next five days you can grab your pre-packaged lunches and go?
This veggie mixture of bell peppers, onions, carrots, broccoli, and jalapeno are blended up and topped with an herbal cashew dressing, making it resemble the consistency of chicken salad. Wrap them in lettuce and take ‘em to go! RECIPE
Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein
If you have time on a weeknight to make this, the leftovers are perfect to tote for lunch the next day. Just roast an entire spaghetti squash and sauté with cabbage, celery, carrots and ginger for a healthy lunch that can be easily reheated – or eaten cold. RECIPE
Kale Apple Salad
You can easily throw this salad together in the morning, even if you’re running low on time! Just chop an apple, throw in some cranberries and almonds, and let the salad mellow with its lemon juice and maple syrup dressing ‘til noon. RECIPE
Masala Cauli-Fried Rice
Your coworkers may be ordering greasy fried rice for lunch, but you’re ahead of the game with this spicy take on fried cauliflower rice. Bursting with the flavors of turmeric, ginger, coriander and lots of fresh vegetables, this version beats takeout any day. RECIPE
Mini Balsamic Mushroom Caps
Cute enough for the hors d’oeuvres platter but fitted specially for your lunchbox, these baby bellas are stuffed with a tomato, spinach, and garlic mixture for a delicious nutritious punch right in the middle of your day. RECIPE
Brussels Sprouts Salad
No one could call this a sad desk salad, even if you do eat it at your desk! This robust and crunchy salad adds cubed apple, toasted almonds, and a zesty dressing of Dijon mustard and lime for a healthy and filling lunch. RECIPE