People think being a vegetarian takes time and dedication. That making a meat-free dinner is difficult and packing a vegetarian lunch is near impossible. But truthfully, being vegetarian is just as easy, if not easier, than eating meat.
You don’t have to worry about preparing meat and instead can fill up your lunch box with healthy vegetables, hearty carbs, and other meatless options. So if you’re thinking of going vegetarian and need some inspiration for what to pack for lunch, look no further:
Easy to throw together and great to bring on the go. This chickpea spinach salad is high in protein and filling for a long day at work.
Because who said you need meat for a sandwich? Sandwiches are ideal for bringing to work, and this combination of tofu, kale, and pesto will become a weekly favorite.
High Protein Kidney Bean Salad
Ready in just 7 minutes and super high in protein, this kidney bean salad is quick and easy to make and full of sweet corn, cucumber, and feta cheese.
Chickpea “Tuna” Salad Sandwich
Yes, chickpeas can be a substitute for tuna. If you’re a tuna salad sandwich lover but want to go meat-free, don’t fret- this chickpea mock is pretty close to the real thing.
Thai Quinoa Salad with Peanut Sauce
This quinoa salad is made with fresh ingredients like red pepper, cucumbers, and edamame. It’s filling, easy to make, and packed with protein.
A wrap is the ideal work lunch because of how easy it is to make and transport. And this vegetarian-friendly wrap is packed with nutrition from tons of veggies, sunflower seeds, and ginger.
Smashed Avocado Hummus Sandwich
Avocado + hummus is a match made in heaven, especially when it’s packed between two pieces of bread in a delicious and hearty sandwich.
Butternut Squash and Quinoa Mason Jar Salad
Mason jar salads might be the most genius way of meal prepping. Load up a mason jar with the ingredients, starting with dressing and ending with veggies, for a delicious salad that will stay fresh all day long.
Because breakfast burritos can be eaten all day long- not just for breakfast. Flavorful and delicious, these burritos are great to make the night before and grab on the way out the door in the morning.
Eating meat-less doesn’t mean you have to give up the beloved BLT- you just have to swap the bacon out for tempeh bacon, and it gets the job done.