Are you tired of taking a hummus and cucumber sandwich to work every day? We get it. It can be way too easy to fall into a lunchtime slump. Now, we’ve got nothing against a good sandwich, but you can only eat so many before you crave some variety in your life. Like fruit. And plant-based protein. And chocolate! That’s the good stuff, right?
Well, we’ve got news for you. There are plenty of portable vegan lunches you can bring to work that don’t involve two pieces of bread and a chickpea spread. You’ve got salads, bowls, wraps, soups, stews and even sushi to choose from. Your options for a delicious vegan work lunch are virtually limitless. Thinking outside the breadbox is half the battle. We’ve helped you with the rest by providing the tasty and filling recipes below – one for every day of the week!
Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels
Author: Minimalist Baker
These pinwheels are seriously awesome. With vegan cream cheese, fresh basil and sun-dried tomatoes, they’re positively bursting with flavor. You can whip them up over the weekend and they’ll stay fresh in the fridge for two to three days!
Red Quinoa Salad with Corn, Avocado and Black Beans
Author: Well Vegan
This simple salad is the perfect vegan work lunch. It has all the yummy flavors of a Chipotle burrito bowl without the premium price tag! Bonus: This one packs a protein punch with the help of quinoa. Load up on avocado for an extra dose of healthy fat.
Hawaiian BBQ Tofu Bowl
Author: Fit Mitten Kitchen
Holy smokes, this recipe packs a lot of flavor and nutrients! It may seem too complex for a workday, but hear me out. If you make the tofu and quinoa ahead of time and pre-chop your veggies, all you have to do is throw everything in a Tupperware and lunch is served.
Author: Well Vegan
This recipe is terrific in summer when corn is in season, but it’s also super satisfying when it’s cold outside. Luckily, both fresh and frozen corn work splendidly in this vegan take on creamy corn chowder. Make a batch the night before and re-heat at work!
Vegan Kale Caesar Pasta Salad
Author: The Glowing Fridge
If you found it painful to give up Caesar salad when you switched to a vegan meal plan, this recipe is for you. It’s the perfect dish for when you want to eat your greens but need something hearty to keep you full all afternoon. Pre-make the dressing for easy assembly in the morning.