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17 Vegetarian Lunch Ideas

Packing tasty vegetarian lunches can be one of the trickiest meals to plan for as a vegetarian. Because you can’t just take the ham off a ham cheese sandwich and call it a day. And don’t get me started on the sad, lifeless cafeteria salads. So today I’m sharing a few of my favorite vegetarian lunch ideas that are perfect for bringing to work or enjoying at home.

I’ve included a bunch of my favorite vegetarian lunch meal preps, along with some hearty salads and sandwiches. Moral of the story: you’ll be looking forward to your (meatless) lunch this week!

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Vegetarian Lunch Ideas

Vegetarian lunch ideas that pack well and will keep you full all day, from vegetarian meal prep to hearty sandwiches and salads.

This vegetarian stir fry meal prep idea is packed with flavorful cauliflower fried rice, soy-glazed tofu, steamed broccoli, and sriracha mayo!

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The most popular recipe on this site (you'll understand why when you try it!) Pack the components of this gyro separately then assemble just before eating.

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This vegan Burrito Bowl Meal Prep is the perfect make ahead lunch that makes clean eating all week easy (and delicious)!

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These vegan nachos are piled high with easy mushroom BBQ “pulled pork” and a cashew-based queso cheese sauce that will knock your dairy-free socks off. Pack each component separately then throw it all together right before eating.

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This Thai Red Curry Meal Prep is a vegan-friendly lunch idea that will have you so excited for lunch this week!

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These Vegan Burritos have it all: easy tempeh taco meat, smoky queso cheese sauce, and Chipotle copycat cauliflower rice!

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In need of some new ideas for your vegan meal prepping? Try out this Chickpea Tikka Masala meal prep! Ready quickly and it’ll have you looking forward to lunch all week.

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Who knew your could make a Pressed Eggplant Sandwich with a stack of books? Pesto, mozzarella, grilled eggplant, and roasted bell pepper pressed into Mediterranean deliciousness.

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These vegetarian meal prep boxes have enchilada-flavored quinoa stuffed bell peppers and an easy bean salad. Lunch this week is taken care of!

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Spicy roasted chickpeas, creamy avocado, and tangy garlic yogurt sauce make these flavorful nutrition powerhouse stuffed avocados!

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This vegan Tempeh Chili Meal Prep is ready in 30 minutes and takes care of lunch for the week (plus it’s like…really tasty).

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Want to get into meal prepping, but overwhelmed by how to make your meals? I’ve created a formula for the easiest, tastiest vegetarian meal prep recipe…Mix & Match Vegetarian Meal Prep!

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Serving up some easy vegetarian meal prep today in the form of roasted veggies with Spanish rice, tossed in a creamy cilantro dressing!

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These vegetarian Portobello Mushroom Gyros are seasoned with a flavorful blend of Mediterranean spices and sautéed to meaty perfection. Pack each component separately then throw it all together right before eating.

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This Zucchini Noodles Vegetarian Meal Prep is a low carb lunch solution that will have you looking forward to lunchtime! Packed with fresh veggies, avocado pesto, and crispy baked tofu.

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This 15 Minute Buddha Bowls recipe, with healthy grains, chickpeas, fruit, and avocado, is a balanced, healthy meal that comes together in no time!

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This Butternut Bowl Meal Prep is packed with spiced roasted chickpeas and butternut, drizzled with lemony hummus sauce, and is totally vegan!

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For more inspiration, check out all of our lunch ideas or meal prep ideas (I’m always adding more to those pages so be sure to bookmark them for later!)

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