Vegan Lunch Ideas

These awesome, delicious and creative vegan lunch ideas are inspired and brought to you by TheChicNatural. Please go and check out her YouTube channel for tons of great advice for Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle. Without further ado, lets begin!

​1. Spicy Ranch Pasta Salad

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You are busy and need some inspiration for your Vegan Lunch, right?

This is a great option for those Spring and Summer days where you want to have something that is delicious and filling.

A thing that I really love about this dish is that it is easy to eat.  Sometimes you don’t get the chance to eat at a table (which I admit, isn’t perfect) however, that’s life! So this solution is a great option if you are in that situation.

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Also, the Spicy Ranch Pasta Salad is a really great dish that will make your work colleagues super jealous, it’s super delicious and if you team it up with the other options of fruit, nuts and some sweet cookies – it really covers all bases.

​Ingredients

  • Penne Pasta
  • Cucumber
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Purple Onion
  • Vegan Ranch Dressing (of choice)
  • Mustard
  • Pepper
  • Red Chilli flakes
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Method

  1. Cook pasta and put into a large bowl
  2. Add Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes and Purple Onion
  3. Add Ranch dressing, Mustard, Pepper, and Chilli Flakes
  4. Mix everything in the bowl well.
  5. Finished.

Place in your take away container along with a side of Oranges, Almonds, and Strawberry Newtons.

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2. Chickpea Salad on Pita

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The Chickpea Salad on Pita is an awesome option for your vegan lunch!

This really is a great example of food that will love you back. The pita has enough in it to keep you going, especially if you have a particularly big gym session late in the day.​

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas
  • Celery
  • Purple Onion
  • Vegan Mayonnaise
  • Salt + Pepper
  • Mustard
  • Pita Bread

Method

  1. In your food processor, blend:
  • Chickpeas
  • Celery
  • Purple Onion
  • Vegan Mayo
  • Salt
  • Mustard
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2. Cut Pita Bread in half so that you can stuff each side with your awesome filling.

3. Place in your Pita Bread lettuce, sliced tomato, finally the chickpea salad.

Pro Tip – Cut the Pita in half again so that it fits in your lunch box more easily.

To round off the lunch you can include a portion of Vegan chips, and some Blueberries and Watermelon for snacks in between.

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3. Vegan Chilli

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Would you like a vegan lunch for those winter days? This vegan chili will keep you going as it is so filling! Match it with a salad and you are on to a real winner – it’s so delicious!

Ingredients

  • Beyond Beef – Beef Crumble
  • Good Eats – Kickin Vegetarian Chili
  • Salt + Pepper
  • Hot Chilli Sauce
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Method

  1. Cook Beef Crumble in a large pot for a few minutes.
  2. Add the packet of Vegetarian Chilli to the pot, mix.
  3. Season to taste with Salt and Pepper, and Hot Chilli Sauce.
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Additionally, you can include a salad with a dressing of choice (can use Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing)

Finally, Crackers and Vegan Cheese to snack on in between.

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4. Marinated grilled tofu with rice

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Vegan Lunch #4 is perfect for basically any occasion!

I love to make this and enjoy it a little later in the day, that way I can eat a lighter meal for dinner. The tofu really keeps you going.​

Ingredients

  • Tofu (firm recommended)
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sriracha Sauce
  • Maple Syrup
  • Green Beans (optional)
  • Strawberries (optional)
  • Grapes (optional)

Method

  1. Cut Tofu into strips.
  2. Prepare the marinade using Soy Sauce, Sriracha Sauce, and Maple Syrup. Mix and then place in Tofu. For best results, marinate overnight.
  3. Place Tofu on the grill until cooked.
  4. Cook rice as per package instructions.

In your lunchbox, place a bed of rice the tofu over. As a suggested side to this dish, you can add Green Beans.

Suggested fruit is Strawberries and Grapes for those snacks in between.


Now over to you! What do you think about the recipes above? Have you given them a try? Any other favorites you prepare for lunch? 

Gary Edwards

Gary is a contributor to YourVegan Kitchen. Gary loves helping others to improve their nutrition and enjoys playing tennis. He's determined to show how easy it is to maintain a healthy vegan diet

4 thoughts on “[INSPIRATION] 4 Delicious + Easy Vegan Lunches Prepared in Minutes

  • December 23, 2016 at 3:46 pm
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    Wow, going to try these for sure – Thanks!

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    • January 4, 2017 at 6:11 pm
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      Let me know how it goes!

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  • December 28, 2016 at 10:04 pm
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    I am always on the lookout for tasty and healthy meal ideas, thank you for putting this together!

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    • January 4, 2017 at 6:10 pm
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      For sure! Love the ‘work’ that goes into post like this 🙂

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