Now that many of us are returning to the office, I thought giving you some easy vegan lunch ideas for work would be helpful. All these recipes are straightforward to make, nutritious, and delicious. They will help you save money because you won’t be buying meals from your local lunch spot. They will also help you reduce stress because lunches will be one less thing to worry about.
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1. Sweet Sriracha Mince And Broccoli
This vegan high-protein meal prep is simply delicious! Vegan mince fried with a sweet and spicy sauce served with tender broccoli and rice.
There are plenty of plant-based protein sources you can include in your meals. The most protein-dense sources, tend to be meat replacement products. Although they are not essential to a vegan diet, they can be a very convenient way to boost the protein content of your meals. For this recipe, I used vegan mince!
You can’t go wrong with this meal and you should go ahead and introduce it into your meal prep rotation. Check out the recipe: Sweet Sriracha Mince And Broccoli.
2. Spinach Pesto Pasta (with Vegan Chorizo Sausages)
This Spinach Pesto Pasta (with Vegan Chorizo Sausages), made with just a handful of ingredients, will knock your socks off!
This recipe is different from a traditional pesto recipe in more ways than one. Obviously, the star of the show is spinach and not a green leafy herb. It also turned plant-based, by omitting the cheese and replacing it with cashew nuts. And lastly! To avoid the spinach pesto sauce from going brown while storing this meal in the fridge for a few days, the spinach (and basil) requires blanching!
Whip up this delicious meal prep in just 30 minutes: Spinach Pesto Pasta (with Vegan Chorizo Sausages).
3. One-Pot Cheesy Chickpea Broccoli and Rice Meal Prep
Plant-based vegan recipes are generally affordable! This One-Pot Cheesy Chickpea Broccoli Rice Meal Prep is just one super cheap vegan meal prep example.
Make sure to cut the broccoli into small bite-sized florets. If you cut the broccoli into too big florets, the broccoli will be undercooked/raw. Also, add the broccoli to the pot according to your preference. For tender broccoli, add it for the last 3-5 minutes. For more well-cooked broccoli, add it for the last 8 minutes. Keep in mind that this is a meal prep dish and you will most likely reheat it, so definitely don’t overcook.
Give this recipe a go, your wallet will thank you: One-Pot Cheesy Chickpea Broccoli and Rice Meal Prep.
4. Harissa Chickpea Salad Wraps
These Harissa Chickpea Salad Wraps are fresh, easy, and delicious. Harissa paste, vegan chickpea salad, and baby spinach wrapped in a soft tortilla. Yum!
Here’s the recipe: Harissa Chickpea Salad Wraps.
5. Greek Salad In A Jar
Greek Salad In A Jar! This jar is filled with all the classic Greek salad goodness: lemon vinaigrette, chickpeas, kalamata olives, tomatoes, cucumber, vegan feta cheese and more!
If you are new to jar salads, this Greek Salad In A Jar is the perfect recipe to ease yourself into your salad jar journey. Simply build up layers of chickpeas, cucumber, tomatoes, salty kalamata olives, dairy-free feta cheese, parsley, and baby spinach in a jar. At the bottom rests the vinaigrette, away from all the other ingredients.
You have to give this recipe a go: Greek Salad In A Jar.
6. Chakalaka Mac and Cheese
Chakalaka Mac and Cheese delivering spicy and cheesy flavors with chakalaka, beans, bell peppers, and pasta! So much yum achieved with only a handful of ingredients.
If you are not South African, you might be wondering, what on earth is chakalaka? It is a staple South African vegetable relish that is usually spicy. You can make it from scratch or buy it in a can. This recipe uses canned chakalaka to make this meal prep recipe extra easy.
Be brave and try this spicy vegan mac and cheese: Chakalaka Mac and Cheese.
7. Stoemp (Belgian Vegetable Mash) with Vegan Sausage
Stoemp is a Belgian variation on mashed potatoes. This stoemp is made of potatoes, sautéed cabbage, plant milk and margarine, and nutmeg. Served with vegan sausage! Comfort food at its best!
You must try this Belgian staple meal: Stoemp (Belgian Vegetable Mash) with Vegan Sausage.
8. Vegan Chipotle Salad In A Jar
Skip the salad bar salads, and make this easy Vegan Chipotle Salad In A Jar for a nutritious, delicious, and quick lunch.
Building the perfect jar salad is all about the order of the ingredients! Add the dressing first. This ensures that the salad ingredients don’t get soggy. The remainder of the ingredients are layered from firm on the bottom to soft and delicate on top. The bottom ingredient not only needs to be firm but also non-absorbent so that it doesn’t soak up the dressing. In the context of this Vegan Chipotle Salad In A Jar, beans are the perfect bottom ingredient while lettuce and tortilla chips are best placed on top.
Check out the recipe here: Vegan Chipotle Salad In A Jar.
9. Vegan Teriyaki Eggplant Bowl
This Teriyaki Eggplant Bowl will satisfy your Japanese food cravings. It’s sweet, sticky, salty, and grilled to perfection!
Teriyaki in fact refers to a cooking method used in Japanese cuisine! This method involves broiling or grilling foods with a glaze traditionally made of soy sauce, mirin, and sugar (Teriyaki). However, a variety of dishes made with a teriyaki-like sauce are described using the word teriyaki. This recipe is my vegan meal prep take on teriyaki eggplant!
Give this recipe a go: Vegan Teriyaki Eggplant Bowl.
10. Easy Peanut Tofu Meal Prep Bowls
These Easy Peanut Tofu Meal Prep Bowls are a meal prep life-saver! Peanut tofu, roasted broccoli, and fluffy rice. So EASY and YUM.
All I can add is a plea to please make these bowls! They will change your meal prep journey for the better. If you have been reluctant to get started, making these once will convince you to keep going. And if you are a pro meal prepper already, this will be an easy recipe to add to your rotation.
Here’s the recipe: Easy Peanut Tofu Meal Prep Bowls.
11. Marinated Tofu Poke Bowl
This Marinated Tofu Poke Bowl is a vegan meal prep interpretation of the popular takeaway poke bowls!
Poke has its origins in Hawaii and means “to slice or cut” in Hawaiian. It refers to chunks of raw, marinated fish which is then tossed over rice and topped with vegetables and umami-packed sauces. To veganise this dish, you can easily swop the raw fish for tofu.
Meal prep this poke bowl: Marinated Tofu Poke Bowl.
12. High Protein Vegan Burrito Bowl
This Vegan Burrito Bowl Recipe is your new staple meal prep recipe! Packed with black beans, vegan taco meat, rice, bell peppers, and red onion!
Try this 20 minute vegan meal prep recipe: High Protein Vegan Burrito Bowl.
13. Apple Kale Salad In A Jar
This Apple Kale Salad is loaded with Dijon dressing, apple, chickpeas, roasted beetroot, quinoa, kale, and cranberries! A filling Fall salad.
Try this Fall favorite recipe: Apple Kale Salad In A Jar.
14. The Easiest Vegan Black Bean Enchiladas
The Easiest Vegan Black Bean Enchiladas! Filled with roasted vegetables, black beans, enchilada sauce, and vegan cheese, a hearty meal prep everyone will love.
These are way too good not to try: The Easiest Vegan Black Bean Enchiladas.
15. Instant Minestrone Soup In A Jar
Instant Minestrone Soup In A Jar is the perfect on-the-go work lunch! Packed full of raw veggies, beans, pasta, and flavor.
If you are new around here, you might not know yet about my obsession with jar meals. It’s a thing! One of my favorites is instant soup jars! They involve minimal prep work and just adding hot water when you are ready to eat.
Try this souper easy soup in a jar recipe: Instant Minestrone Soup In A Jar.
16. Vegan Chickpea Pasta Salad In A Jar
This Vegan Chickpea Pasta Salad is the perfect to-go salad. Chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, olives, pasta, vegan feta, rocket and, balsamic vinaigrette. Easy!
Try this salad jar recipe: Vegan Chickpea Pasta Salad In A Jar.
17. Green Curry with Air-fried Tofu
This Green Curry with Air-fried Tofu must be the easiest tofu green curry you’ve ever made. Curry coconut sauce, broccoli, and golden tofu.
Get your green curry on with this recipe: Green Curry with Air-fried Tofu.
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