A diet high in vegetables and other plant-based protein is the way to improve one’s health, save animals, and help protect the environment. It seems as though everyone is recognizing this—from the American Medical Association, which stated that hospitals should serve more vegan meals, to these vegan bodybuilders and doctors.
These vegan lunch recipes with healthy veggies are so tasty, colorful, and vibrant that you’ll be the envy of all your coworkers or lunch buddies.
This bowl is not messing around. Did you say maple-tahini sauce? It’s also packed with roasted sweet potatoes, kale, and crispy chickpeas.
Featuring spelt berries, spinach, green lentils, and more, this high-protein power bowl will keep you going until the end of the workday.
Chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz created this gorgeous superfood bowl, featuring both curry and peanut sauce flavors.
Sandwiches and Wraps
Vegan chicken salad is a great choice for a high-protein, midday pick-me-up.
The basil–pumpkin seed pesto includes fresh basil, pumpkin seeds, olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice. Swoon!
A “meatball” sub is not for the faint of heart. You’d better be hungry if you’re going to tackle this one.
This sandwich, though—it’s pure bliss, courtesy of vegan bacon, a “chicken” patty, avocado, and vegan cheese.
With all the protein in quinoa plus the fiber in black beans, you can’t lose.
Strawberries and almonds are a perfect flavor pairing.
This salad includes spinach, tomatoes, vegan cheese, chickpeas, black olives, avocado, and delicious Tofu Eggs.
This Southwest number features spicy Beyond Chicken Feisty Buffalo Poppers.
Mason Jar Meals
This scrumptious salad features soba noodles, crunchy rice noodles, red bell pepper, edamame, and carrots. Really, what else could you possibly need?
Miso soup is a great lunch—it’s hearty but won’t weigh you down. This recipe includes mushrooms, corn, bean sprouts, sliced nori (seaweed) sheets, and so much more.
This mason jar lunch takes 15 minutes to prepare and is the perfect choice to throw in your backpack or purse on the way to work.
In about 30 minutes, your vegan burrito mason jar dreams can come true. Sign us up.
This spicy sesame noodle dish is similar to Chinese dan dan noodles. Add steamed broccoli to give it a veggie kick.
Using just four ingredients (five if you add broccoli or Tuscan kale for extra nutrition), this dreamy pasta dish could be yours.
How amazing would you be if you rolled into work with some delicious stuffed shells in tow? You’d be the envy of all your coworkers.
Rosemary helps to flavor this portobello mushroom and white eggplant pasta sauce. Note that vegan beer is also an ingredient. Yum!
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