Are you looking for something tasty that you can pack with you for lunch every day? Although most meat-eaters pack meaty sandwiches in their lunches, it doesn’t mean you have to do the same. Here are a few meatless lunch ideas you might want to consider taking with you.
· Peanut Butter and Jelly – one of the most obvious meatless options available in the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. You don’t have to get caught up in a rut of eating the same ‘ole sandwich every day, however, as there are lots of different varieties that you can explore beyond the traditional peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich. Some alternatives to consider include currant, blackberry and raspberry jelly and cashew, almond and macadamia nut butter.
· Pizza – pizza is another great option to consider. If you have access to a microwave, bring a meatless pizza with you can be a tasty treat. Or, if you are going out for lunch, you can easily get a meatless pizza at any restaurant with pizza on its menu. Aside from eating just a cheese pizza, consider adding topping such as onions, mushrooms, green peppers, spinach and even broccoli for a little added flavor.
· Meatless Burger – there are a wide variety of meatless burgers available in most grocery stores. From vegetable patties to soy burgers and mock chicken patties, you are bound to find a meatless burger variety that you enjoy. Top it all off with cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, onions, tomato, lettuce, onions and any other garnish you enjoy and you will be sure to have a tasty and filling lunch.
· Falafel and Hummus – falafel and hummus wrapped up in pita bread can be a very satisfying lunch, especially when you top it all off with tomato, brussel sprouts, lettuce, cucumbers and olives!
· Burritos – burritos can be bought ready-made from the store or you can whip one up relatively easy. Some fillings to consider for your burrito include tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, salsa, seasoned rice, cheese, mushrooms, sautéed onions, green peppers and bean paste.
· Lettuce Wraps – lettuce wraps are simple to make and tasty to eat. All you need is a big piece of lettuce and then fill it with your favorite vegetables and other fixings, such as tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers and celery. Dip it in humus and you have a great lunch. For a spicier variety, try putting tomatoes, beans, cheese and chili powder in your lettuce wrap and dipping it in salsa.
· Salad – salad is an obvious lunch choice, but you can get quite creative with your salad so it doesn’t become too repetitive. Don’t forget that a salad can be made from vegetables, fruit or a combination of both. In addition, many supermarkets offer pre-made salads, so look into this option if you don’t have time to prepare your own salad.
Simply put, lunchtime doesn’t have to be difficult if you are a vegetarian. There are many options for you to select from, so be sure to explore all of your options and to vary your meals and you will be sure to never get bored!