20 Delicious and Healthy Vegetarian Lunchbox Ideas that are everything but boring: Satisfying, quick and easy lunch recipes to look forward to! Easily portable, mess-free, packed with nutrients, can be eaten cold.
I know that many of you are struggling with how to eat healthy and vegetarian while eating outside. I can absolutely relate to your struggles with this issue. The best tip here is: Think ahead.
Sure you can have lunch with your colleagues at a restaurant. But not every restaurant has healthy vegetarian options and even if it does, you gotta have lunch every day, so repetitive meals become boring pretty quickly. Not to mention it can be expensive.
On the other hand, lunch can be challenging to make ahead, since you are limited to easily portable meals that have to be nutritious and not boring. Bonus point if they can be eaten cold. Two bonus points if they are delicious.
I have a few healthy vegetarian lunchbox ideas that are everything but boring from some of my favorite food bloggers. And they are delicious too! There are quite a few vegan and gluten free recipes here as well. No more brainstorming in the supermarket or making the same old boring sandwiches over and over again.
So here are a few healthy vegetarian lunchbox ideas that are also:
- can be eaten cold (except for soups);
- NOT boring;
- good for adults and kids;
- easily portable in a lunchbox.
To make you all set, I suggest the following container sets that are not only leak-proff, but also microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe for your packed lunch:
Leakproof Bento Lunch Box (your kids will love it!)
Back to the healthy vegetarian lunchbox ideas. I have quite a few vegetarian lunch recipes on my blog that I can swear by. Check more amazing vegetarian lunch recipes by my fellow food blogger friends below.
Vegan Pesto Pasta with Beans and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Asparagus Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust
Pita Pockets with Roasted Veggies and Hummus
Vegan Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce
Easy Greek Orzo Salad
One Pot Vegan Minestrone Soup
Vegan Roasted Carrot Soup with Lentils
Turkish Boerek with Spinach and Feta Cheese
Vegan Mexican Chopped Salad with Avocado Dressing
5-minute Easy Vegan Tacos
A beautiful shaved purple asparagus and Asian vegetable soba noodle recipe that’s gluten-free and vegan. Elegance and freshness in a bowl makes the perfect healthy dinner or lunch.
Recipe by: Strength & Sunshine
These gorgeous looking Mediterranean pinwheals only take 6 minutes to make! Veggies and olives with tangy tahini sauce rolled up in a crispy tortilla… Quick and delicious lunch full of flavor and veggie goodness!
Recipe by: Contentedness Cooking
These Sun dried Tomato, Chickpea Cakes with Cashew and Oats are easy to make and a great vegan and gluten-free option to try at lunch time or kids can enjoy it after school.
Recipe by: Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey
This Mediterranean chickpea salad has all the flavors of a classic Greek salad plus hearty chickpeas and fresh oregano and parsley for an extra pop of flavor. A wonderful light meal or side dish!
Recipe by: Salt & Lavender
Loaded with crunchy veggies and creamy avocado on a bed of silky Asian noodles with a spicy lime honey dressing. You need this noodle salad in your life.
Recipe by: Salted Mint
You’ll love these vegan summer rolls with a fresh mango dipping sauce and a creamy peanut butter dipping sauce. The perfect lunch or snack for the warm months.
Recipe by: Lauren Caris Cooks
Shake up your lunch routine with this delicious Farro Salad!!
Recipe by: Vikalinka
This amazing chickpea quinoa mason jar salad is so fresh, healthy, filling and delicious! That’s a lunch to look forward to!
Recipe by: Melanie Cooks
Looking for an easy vegan sandwich recipe? Try this turmeric chickpea salad! It’s a plant-based alternative to a tuna salad or egg salad sandwich – and full of protein and flavor! Add your favorite sandwich toppings and devour.
Recipe by: Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen
Veggie Pad Thai Salad with a sweet and savoury peanut dressing – ready in 15 minutes or less. This spicy noodle bowl uses julienned zucchini in place of noodles making it perfect as light lunch or dinner side.
Recipe by: A Saucy Kitchen
I can’t wait to try some of these healthy vegetarian lunchbox ideas! I hope you will find something for your family too! 😉