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Over 40 easy, healthy, and vegan lunches that you can pack for work or school!
Meal prep-friendly Sandwiches, Salads, Bowls and more.
Edit: this post has been updated to include even MORE yummy recipes!
Breakfast may be considered the most important meal of the day for many, but lunch? We think that’s just as important. Fueling your body with some healthy, yummy, and meal-prep friendly eats is the best way to keep your energy going and avoid that mid-afternoon slump.
Whether you’re going back to school or just looking for some new plant-based lunch inspiration, we’ve got you covered with over 40 easy-peasy (but totally delicious) recipes.
SANDWICHES + WRAPS
Step aside, PB&J. While that classic combination has a time and place, it’s always nice to switch up your sandwich fillings from time-to-time (and pack them with even more veggies!). Sandwiches and wraps are the perfect to-go food: simply stash them in a reusable silicone baggie, and you’re good to go!
BEAN & GRAIN SALADS:
Salads are also a great lunchtime fuel, and a great way to pack your meal with plant-based protein and vegetables. We like to place our salads in glass tupperware or mason jars, then pack the dressing separately to prevent wilting. Pour it over your greens (or not!), give everything a good shake, and enjoy!
Zucchini Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce // Harvest Salad with Creamy Miso Dressing // Quinoa & Arugula Salad with Sun-dried Tomatoes // Kale & Quinoa Salad with Maple Mustard Tempeh // Kale Waldorf Salad // Greek Kale Salad with Tofu “Feta” // Tempeh “Tuna” Salad // Vegan Egg Salad // Mediterranean Farro Salad // Mediterranean Chickpea Salad // Vegan Taco Salad with Tortilla Strips // Green Lentil & Farro “Salad” // Buffalo Chickpea Salad // Tex-Mex Black Bean Salad // Dilly White Bean Salad // Curried Lentil Salad with Roasted Cauliflower // Rainbow Quinoa Salad with Red Curry Dressing // Quinoa Tabbouleh
These packable pastas won’t dry out in the fridge, thanks to yummy dressings that coat each noodle! I like to use a bean-based pasta for an extra serving of protein in each bite.
Pick a grain + plant protein, toss in some veggies, and drizzle on a yummy, creamy sauce. That’s our favorite way to lunch prep! Here are a few hearty and satisfying recipes to get you started (but feel free to browse the dressings section of the site and get creative on your own!).
Not only is the prep work incredibly easy for these mains, but they reheat wonderfully on the stove or microwave too!
Salsa Verde White Bean Casserole // Sweet Potato Rosemary Casserole // Spinach & Artichoke Casserole // Southwestern Black Bean Casserole // Buffalo Cauliflower Chickpea Casserole // Lemon Dill Quinoa Casserole // Broccoli Rice Casserole // Chickpea Noodle Casserole // Chickpea & Rice Casserole