Vegetarian lunches are probably one the easiest meals to make and a healthy meal choice any time. There are so many options that come together quickly and easily to make quick lunches whenever you need them. Here are a few suggestions for simple vegetarian meals.
These easy vegetarian recipes require only a few ingredients and minimal preparation for quick meal planning.
Plain yogurt (regular or soy) mixed with cut up fresh fruit pieces and chopped nuts served with whole grain crackers or toasted bread slices
Steamed edamame beans combined with chopped red bell peppers, jicama cubes and pitted black olives tossed in an olive oil vinaigrette served along with a small bowl of cooked rice drizzled with some soy sauce and lemon juice
Cooked vegetarian burgers or hotdogs served on whole grain buns with your favorite toppings (mustard, ketchup, sliced pickles, tomato slices, cheese, etc.) and served along with steamed vegetables of choice dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper
You could also take the cooked burger or hotdog and cut it up and place it in a bowl with mixed salad greens, pickle slices, diced tomatoes, and some shredded cheese and toss with Italian dressing and serve along with a cup of soup
Canned chickpeas (rinsed, drained and mashed) combined with cumin, diced red onion, shredded carrots, and low-fat sour cream. Spoon chickpea mixture into a soft tortilla shell and top with radish sprouts and chopped pitted green olives and serve along with baked pita chips.
Black bean salad made with canned (rinsed and drained) black beans, chopped tomatoes, chopped walnuts, corn kernels, chopped fresh cilantro and rice vinegar served with warm rolls and whipped cream cheese spread
Vegetarian cheese sandwich (top cheese with sprouts, thinly sliced tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and thinly sliced avocado) and serve with a bowl of vegetable soup and baked sweet potato chips
Toast two slices of crusty bread and spread one side with mustard and the other with basil pesto. Layer the mustard side with thin slices of flavored baked tofu and top tofu with drained marinated artichoke hearts and a slice of sharp cheddar cheese. Place sandwich under a broiler or in a microwave until the cheese melts and then top with the other slice of bread. Serve sandwich with baked potato chips and carrot and celery sticks.