It is important to make sure variety in your vegan diet to make sure you’re getting all the right nutrients, to stay motivated, and of course to enjoy your food. Many people who follow a vegan diet get stuck in a rut when it comes to preparing their lunches. What you may not realize is that there are many very easy Y healthy Vegan lunch ideas and recipes await, if you’re just willing to put a little effort in preparing them!
Listed below are 5 vegan food ideas and recipes for your lunch.
Veggie burger/lentil burger
Assembling a vegetarian or lentil burger is a healthy, easy and super delicious vegan lunch idea. Find a brand of vegan empanadas that you like and cook the empanadas in a skillet or in the oven according to package directions. Meanwhile, open up the bun and add pesto, hummus, or guacamole to the base. Add your cooked burger to the bun and top with some sliced tomato, grated beets and carrots, and sliced pineapple. And voila, it’s complete!
vegan mediterranean pizza
This is a very easy Vegan lunch to prepare. You can do it the night before or the same day if you are at home. Purchase a vegan pizza crust and vegan tomato paste at your local health store. Brush your pizza base with the tomato paste (or just olive oil Prayed pesto if you don’t have vegan tomato paste). Add some olives, sun-dried tomatoes, cherry tomatoes (cut in half), sliced mushrooms, some thinly sliced red onion, and a few tablespoons of pesto. You can then grate some vegan cheese on top or make a “white sauce”. To make your white sauce, add 1 tbsp. flour and 1 tbsp. olive oil to a hot skillet, and cook the mixture for about 30 seconds. Next, add some sea salt, pepper, and dried herbs. Lastly, add rice or soy milk. slowly to the mixture, little by little, stirring constantly. When the desired thickness has been achieved, take off the heat and pour over your pizza. Cook your pizza in a moderate oven for about 30 minutes.
Pita bread with falafel dip and hummus
Pick up some pita wraps and some falafel mix at the grocery store or health food store. Prepare and fry your falafel empanadas according to package directions, remove from heat and set aside. Spread some vegan hummus (from the supermarket or make your own) on the inside of your pita bread, on both sides. Add some sliced onion, chopped lettuce, parsley, grated carrot, or whatever salad toppings you fancy. Place 2-3 falafel patties inside your pita bread and gently pry them apart with a fork. Add salt and pepper. Enjoy.
Cold cut or bacon sandwich with salad
Vegan fake meat brands from supermarkets and health food stores have dramatically improved in taste and ingredients in recent years. What used to taste bland and unappetizing now has the potential to taste gourmet and enjoyable. Fake meats, hot dogs, and deli meats now feature strong flavors (that is, not just soy, wheat, and pea protein!) that include specialty grains (quinoa, kamut), lentils, chickpeas, beans, herbs, and spices.
Choose your favorite fake meat or cook your fake bacon. Choose your vegan bun, wrap or bread and add your choice of the following gourmet ingredients: olives, sun-dried tomatoes, mustard, hummus, pesto, avocado, guacamole, lettuce or spinach, shredded carrot, beets, corn, sliced onion, vegan cheese, fresh or dried herbs, and of course, freshly ground pepper and sea salt
Peanut butter and jelly
Choose your favorite vegan bread, wrap, or roll, and top with natural peanut butter spread and a natural jam of your choice! Hey, who said adults can’t enjoy a peanut butter sandwich?
As you can see, there are plenty of easy vegan lunch ideas that you can make yourself without much hassle. The above lunch recipes are super easy, and even the amateur vegan cook can make them. Remember, vegan food yes not has to be boring – so find some delicious recipes and Be creative!