Looking for plant-based lunch ideas that actually pack a punch? Look no further! These 5 vegan lunch ideas are just as nutrient-dense as a salad or buddha bowl, but offer a little more variety! Plus, many of these can be made in advance making them great for meal prep for school or work!
Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Great for meal prep, kid-friendly!
Serve this delicious chickpea salad on some whole wheat bread, or wrap. Pro-tip – add a few teaspoons of buffalo sauce for a spicy buffalo chickpea salad sandwich!
Cold Peanut Soba Noodle Salad
Great for Meal Prep!
This flavourful and hearty noodle salad is great for meal prep! Try switching out peanut butter for almond butter or tahini for a nut-free option.
DIY Instant Ramen
Great for meal prep!
Just like the packed ramen, but cheaper (and healthier), you would never know this is vegan! Simply add broth ingredients, vegetables, and quick-cooking noodles to a jar the night before then the whole soup cooks with just boiling water. Pro-tip – add some frozen edamame for extra protein.
Fresh Summer Rolls
A summer staple, delicious with fresh herbs, seasonal produce, and an added twist such as mango! Save the leftover peanut sauce for salads or stirfry.
Grilled Vegetable Pesto Wraps
Great for Meal Prep – Roast or grill and extra pan of vegetables and tofu with dinner the night before for easy lunches.
Make your own easy vegan pesto!Print
Grilled Vegetable Pesto Wrap
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
This wrap is a great way to use up grilled vegetables from summer meals! It comes together in only a few minutes and packs a ton of nutrients and protein!
Vegetables (Sub out based on availability)*
1 red onion
2 bell peppers
2 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and Pepper
Whole wheat wraps
Dairy-free cheese of choice
Chop vegetables and toss with olive oil. Bake at 400 F or grill on BBQ until fork tender (about 20-30 minutes). Alternatively use leftover vegetables from dinners.
Spread hummus and pesto on your wrap. Add your grilled vegetables and tofu and top with cheese. Fold or roll and grill on a frying pan or panini press until cheese is melted.
* Sub pre-roasted/grilled vegetables from a leftover dinner! Pro-tip – roast extra vegetables at dinner for easy lunches
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 30
Our favourite vegan cheeses:
Great for melting! Vio Life, Applewood Vegan Cheddar, Gusta or Chao
Local Favourites – Pulse Kitchen, Spread’em Cashew Cheeses, Very Good Butchers