Plant-based eating and alternatives are taking up steam. From “mylks” to “cheeze” to fake meat and alternative frozen desserts, plus everything in between, veggie dishes are becoming more and more popular. Going plant-based, or always wanted to try? Check out these 7 lunch recipe ideas to get your veggies in a healthy, tasty way. We will show you how simple it is to make recipes that are better for animals and our planet.
Recipe 1: Butternut Squash Mac and with Broccoli
Recipe 2: Simple Hummus Sandwich
If you love sandwiches, but are ready to ditch the cream cheese and regular mayo, try hummus as a spread. If you take the time to make your own, or buy some from the store (we love red pepper!), you will be ready to try this out. Simply spread a generous amount on your favorite vegan bread and top with sprouts, lettuce, cucumber and whatever else you love.
Recipe 3: Best Buddha Bowl
Packed with nutrients and vegan, this bowl is packed with chickpeas, squash, kale, raw vegetables, such as radishes, tahini sauce, brown rice, chickpeas and sauerkraut. Get a large bowl and arrange everything in an attractive way. Make extra sauce for use on salads, faux meat and more.
Recipe 4: California Avocado and White Bean Wrap
This wrap is low in sodium but packed with vitamins and fiber. Avocado, beans and vegetables make it fit for a Meatless Monday lunch. Add in some veggie sticks and potato chips and you are set for one hearty power lunch.
Recipe 5: Coconut Pie Lunchbox Smoothie
Perfect for little ones or yourself, it has never been easier to pack a delicious and refreshing smoothie for lunch. Bananas, almond butter, coconut milk, coconut flakes, ice and vanilla extract blend into the right beverage to pack in an insulated thermos or smoothie container.
Recipe 6: Vegan Gyros With Mushrooms
With just 5 ingredients, get a taste of the Middle East. Tofu, lemon juice, cucumber, vinegar and salt. Pack it into a pita and eat alongside a chickpea salad for the ultimate lunchtime meal.
Recipe 7: Tofu Burger
Sweet sticky, and oh-so-tasty, this tofu burger is similar to the Japanese fast food that people rave about. Serve on a seeded bun alongside sweet potatoes and rice. Have plenty of napkins ready, you will need them! It is not the most dignified thing to eat, but it sure is delicious!
The next time you are in the mood for a tasty lunch, try these recipes to get on the plant-based train. Who knows, maybe you will love them or add them into your regular recipe repertoire. Gobble them up and enjoy! Savor those midday breaks.