I’m always asked to share more vegan recipes that can be easily packed for lunch. So here are 3 of my latest favourite vegan lunch ideas that I’ve been making for myself and my fam bam. All three of these recipes can be prepared in advance and enjoyed throughout the week. Although, I have to warn you that they taste so good that we usually end up eating them for dinner as well. ?
1. Eat Your Greens Salad
If you’ve been watching my videos for a while, you probably already know that green salads are my EVERYTHING. I love creating different variations of greens salads and pairing them with new salad dressings. I always laugh when people ask me if I ever get tired of eating salads because the possibilities are truly endless.
If you’re not a big fan of green salads, then there is a big chance that this dish will change your mind. All ingredients compliment each other beautifully and the dressing is just out of this world. I came up with the recipe for the dressing only a couple of weeks ago and I already made over 20 times at least. It’s just one of those dressings that go well with any salad.
I used my large Fablunch container to pack the salad.
2. Vegan Sushi Bowl
Do I even need to say anything? I think I’m going to let this picture do all the talking. Ok, ok. Here is what I want you to know about this dish:
SUSHI HEAVEN EPIC SUSHI HEAVEN. Don’t tell the other two lunches, but this one might be my favorite.
I used my medium Fablunch container to pack the sushi bowl.
3. Edamame Hummus Sandwich
I love, love, love how this green edamame hummus is paired with purple sauerkraut both taste-wise and appearance-wise. I know you might think it’s silly to care about how your lunch looks, but I believe we eat with our eyes first and the way your food looks makes a huge difference on how it tastes.
Do you have any cool vegan lunch ideas? If so, please share with me in the comments. I and I’m sure everyone who is ready this will truly appreciate.
- 3 cups spinach
- ½ large cucumber
- 1 medium zucchini
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- ½ peas, roughly cut
- ½ cup steamed edamame
- ½ cup parsley, chopped
- 1 tsp mint, chopped
- 2 green onion
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- small splash of soy sauce
- salt and pepper
- 1 cup uncooked brown rice
- 1 sheet nori
- 2 green onion
- 2 cups shredded cabbage
- ½ large cucumber, cut into strips
- 1 medium carrot, cut into ribbons
- 1 cup steamed edamame
- ½ avocado
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp sesame oil (can substitute with olive oil)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp tahini
- ¼-1/2 inch fresh ginger
- 3 drops stevia (can substitute with a splash of maple syrup)
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 2 tbsp water
- 4 slices of gluten-free bread
- 3-4 tbsp of edamame hummus (any hummus will do)
- ½ cup sauerkraut
- 2 slices tomato
- ¼ cup spinach
- ½ cup sprouts
- Cut cucumbers and zucchini into half circles and break broccoli into small florets. Roughly cut the peas and chop parsley, mint and green onion.
- Combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well-incorporated. Pour into a separate container or jar.
- Divide spinach and the rest of the vegetables between 2 lunch containers. When you're ready to eat the salad, pour the dressing on top and mix well.
- Cook brown rice according to the directions on the package.
- Cut cucumbers with a knife into thin strips and cut carrots into ribbons by using a peeler. Chop the green onion and shred the cabbage.
- To make the dressing, combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- When the rice is ready, add chopped green onion and nori by breaking it into small pieces with your hands. Mix well.
- Place the rice at the bottom of the lunch container and arrange the rest of the ingredients on top. Pour the dressing and sprinkle some chia seeds or sesame seeds if desired.
- Cut the tomatoes into thick slices.
- Spread half of the edamame hummus on one slice of the bread. Add ¼ cup of sauerkraut on top. Follow with one tomato slice and a few leaves of spinach. Finally add a handful of sprouts and coved with the another piece of bread.
- Repeat the process to make the second sandwich.