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 binus 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 delcious too! There are quite a few vegan 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
- 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:
Leakproof Bento Lunch Box (your kids will love it!)
Back to the healthy vegetarian lunchbox ideas, here you go:
Healthy and delicious lunch meal you will look forward to. These vegan rainbow pita pockets are very easy and quick to make and can be eaten warm or cold.
Recipe by: Yours truly.
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
Satisfying and versatile snack loaded with veggies and dipped in delicious peanut sauce with ginger and garlic. Gluten-free, raw, low carb!
Recipe by: Yours truly.
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
Take it from a true skeptic who loves spaghetti: done right, zucchini noodles (zoodles) are delicious. Learn how to make them the best they can be.
Recipe by: Umami Girl
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
This Lemon Cauliflower Rice Salad with Yogurt Dressing recipe is a protein packed, light, and really filling salad.
Recipe by: Two Purple Figs
Shake up your lunch routine with this delicious Farro Salad!!
Recipe by: Vikalinka
This avocado artichoke lentil salad is packed full of protein and fiber. It makes for a great take to work lunch or side with dinner.
Recipe by: Tasting Page
This Vegan Chickpea Mayonnaise Salad Sandwich is hearty, super creamy and surprisingly healthy!
Recipe by: Rhian’s Recipes
Baked Zucchini Kuku is a Persian style frittata. So custardy, delicious and nutritious. Low in calories and carbs but with high quality protein, potassium, antioxidants.
Recipe by: The Delicious Crescent
This easy Caprese stuffed avocado recipe is healthy & delicious! It’s so simple to make with common ingredients you probably have right now.
Recipe by: Wholesome Yum
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
Tortilla Rollups with dairy free cream cheese and fresh raw vegetables make the perfect appetizer, snack or light lunch. Perfect finger food for kids too!
Recipe by: Veggie Inspired
The Easiest Lemon Tahini Falafel Wrap, topped with a delicious Lemon Tahini Sauce is a quick & vegan meal.
Recipe by: Vibrant Plate
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! 😉