Plant-Based Lunch Ideas
Healthy lunch recipes that don’t include meat, dairy or refined grains can sometimes be hard to come by. For lunch, we want something quick and easy, something that can be easily packed into a lunchbox or taken on the road.
When I began eating a whole food, plant based diet, it took some time to adjust, especially when it came to lunch. No longer could I slap some ham and cheese between two slices of bread and call it good. But “different” doesn’t have to be difficult. A little preparation on one or two days can set you up for easy and quick lunches for the rest of the week.
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|Tantalizing Tempeh Salad Wrap|
|Low Fat Hummus Recipe|
So here are some healthy lunch ideas to get those creative juices flowing:
- Plant-based sandwich fillings – hummus, veggies and avocado, beans, baked tofu or tempeh
- Left-overs from dinner
- Soups or chilis packed into a thermos
- Large green or grain/bean salads
- Homemade veggie burgers
- A green smoothie
Making a hearty soup or chili, a sandwich filling like hummus, and a large salad at the beginning of each week will have you eating effortlessly healthy all week long. A couple hours on a Sunday in the kitchen preparing for the week ahead just may be one of the best ways you can take care of your health. If there is food prepared ahead of time, it keeps us from having to eat out for lunch, which is almost never a healthier choice. I know I always feel great when I can open my frig and see several options for lunch that are quick, easy and don’t require a bunch of clean up.
Keep things interesting by varying the recipes you make each week. You don’t want to get bored with the same stuff week after week, right? I hope you and your family enjoy these healthy lunch recipes!