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5 Easy Vegetarian Lunch Ideas to Consider
Going vegan was one of the most important decisions I made in my life. It made me have a more positive outlook in life and it generally made my body look and feel better. I found Vegan food from restaurants to be a bit boring and repetitive. So I learned how to cook some of the yummiest vegetarian lunches. I’m usually running late so I prepare my lunches in good time. When packing for lunch, I make sure that my food is packed with all the essential nutrients to keep me going.
Whenever you are pressed for time, try out these 5 easy vegetarian lunch ideas…
Veggie and Hummus Sandwich
Easy vegetarian lunches are one of the most sought after recipes. The most loved is the veggie and hummus sandwich. This sandwich is going to make you drool over how tantalizing it looks as well as taste.
Use a gluten-free whole grain bread and toast it till brown or just how you like it. Dice and chop vegetables like tomatoes, capsicum, kales and any other vegetables you prefer. For sauces, add in olive oil and hummus to give the sandwich the taste you require.
The preparation time for this lunch meal is minimal and this is surely going to make you full till your next meal. You can use other vegetables and sauces to spice up your veggie sandwich. This is one of the easy vegetarian lunch recipes.
Vegan Buddha bowl
If you are looking for limitless vegetarian lunch recipes then the Buddha bowl comes to mind. The Buddha Bowl is one of the simplest vegan meals that you can prepare for yourself. These bowls are filled with essential nutrients like iron and are packed with fiber that’s important if you want to stay healthy. It’s one of the healthy vegetarian lunch ideas to try out.
The Buddha bowl consists of healthy whole grains, vegetables, proteins, and dressing.
When making my favorite version of it, I use chickpeas, diced vegetables (carrot, cilantro, broccoli, and avocados) and diced sweet potatoes. For the dressing, I use the Tahini sauce. The combination of all these elements gives the Buddha bowl a delicious taste. Having the Buddha bowl for lunch is going to keep your appetite under control.
This meal takes a little more time so it is better to prepare it beforehand so you don’t run out of time.
This by far ranks at the top of the list of the easiest vegetarian lunch recipes on earth that are delicious and filling. Avocado toast is hands down the best meal that can easily be made anytime.
Take a whole grain bread and toast it until brown. Mash the avocado and spread it on top of the bread. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt for the best taste and you’re done. If you want a variation to this the above, add herbs, vegetables or any other vegan alternative of your choice. You can also add dressing, olives or even olive oil to give your tummy a treat. The simplicity and ease of making the avocado toast make it one of my most frequently eaten vegetarian lunch.
Vegan Quinoa bowl
One of the other vegetarian lunch recipes to try is the vegan quinoa bowl. Quinoa is one of the most loved foods because this whole grain is packed with fiber that is essential for your health. Because of its nutritional value, most vegans are advised to incorporate quinoa into their diet.
To make a power packed quinoa bowl, you will need quinoa, diced vegetables, broth (preferably vegetables) and vinaigrette. Start with cooking the quinoa in the vegetable broth. Add the quinoa broth mixture in the diced vegetables and add in the lemon-garlic vinaigrette. This will enable the vegan quinoa bowl to have the most scrumptious taste.
You can use other alternatives to suit your taste. The end result will be a delicious lunch that will tingle every taste buds. Vegan quinoa bowl is easy to make and not too heavy on the tummy.
Vegan peanut butter smoothie
If there is no time on the clock and you need to be at your desired place but want a packed lunch then look no further. The vegan peanut butter smoothie is an easy vegetarian lunch for work. Who said smoothies are only for people who work out?
This vegan peanut butter smoothie will tantalize your taste buds, keep you full and help you stay fit. All you need is 10 minutes max to fix this delicious drink. Here is how I make my peanut butter smoothie…
You need 2 cups kale, 1 organic banana, 1 tbsp organic peanut butter, water, ice, almond or soy milk, cocoa powder, and vegan protein powder. Put in all the ingredients in the blender and mix mix mix. The smoothie will turn out to be the most flavorful drinks you’ve had in a while. You can other fruits like strawberries or blueberries to make a smoothie you will enjoy. Check out other variations to make your smoothie taste different every time you make it.
Check out this article on how you can get all the nutrients your body requires from a vegan diet.