Healthy vegetarian dishes can be flavorful and easy to prepare. Use these easy vegetarian lunch ideas and recipes as inspiration for your next midday meal!
What Can Vegetarians Eat for Lunch?
You might be wondering what makes for a good vegetarian lunch! Here are some general ideas to get you started before we jump into some delicious lunch recipes.
Salad: Throw in some healthy fats like avocado and some cheese or black beans for a little protein. Serve pita bread or crackers on the side for additional substance.
Mixed Veggies: You can make vegetables a meal if you throw in a good condiment and some toppings like seeds and cheese. Charred peppers, broccoli, tomato, spinach and carrots make a great cooked veggie mix.
Power Bowls: Fill a bowl with grains like white or brown rice, quinoa or millet then top off with lentils, a veggie burger, fresh veggies like cucumber or bell pepper, herbs like parsley or cilantro, crispy tofu, nuts like almonds or seeds and finish with components like salsa, guacamole, tahini, romesco, green onions or soy sauce. Enjoy!
If you have to meal prep for lunchtime at work or a school lunch, investing in a good lunch box can make things easier! A good lunchbox will ensure your leftovers stay well protected and divided so you can avoid the dreaded soggy lunch. Here are some of our favorite lunch box finds:
- Stainless steel Bento box with a divider - perfect for a sandwich and a salad, for instance.
- This Bento box is designed for salads! You get a compartment for the greens, small compartments for toppings and a compartment for a dressing - it's fun and works well!
- This packable lunch bowl is perfect for soups, curries and grain bowls that need reheating.
- This insulated fabric lunch bag is great for carrying snacks and small containers. It will keep things warm or cold and prevent them from getting smushed.