Healthy Easy Vegetarian Lunch Ideas For Work


Healthy easy vegetarian lunch ideas for work? You’ve come to the right place. Here are 5 tasty vegetarian lunch options that are total crowd pleasers.

Are you a vegetarian and has trouble preparing delicious lunch ideas for work? Do you wish to skip the sandwich, but still enjoy your lunch? If you answered yes, then this blog post is for you.

Healthy Easy Vegetarian Lunch Ideas For Work

Eating lunch in a restaurant every day is often repetitive, probably boring, definitely bad for your wallet and possibly even worse for you.

Even if you stumble across a local that’s unique, exciting and great value, there’s a good chance that as non meat-eaters you’ll still only have the choice between a bowl of tomato soup (the appetizer for others) or a bland salad consisting of lettuce and tomato.

Vegans get it even worse.

So we’re here to put you out of your misery – this round up boasts 18 vegetarian lunch ideas and all of them are…

  • quick to make
  • healthy
  • filling and
  • easily storable in a lunchbox!

Talking of lunchboxes!

If you need a new one, we suggest perusing these:

1. Plastic Container Set (BPA free, will do for anything, even liquid)

2. Glass Container Set (BPA free and leak proof. A little heavier, but great, if you don’t want to microwave your food in plastic containers. I have a set, and I’m super satisfied – works excellent with soups)

The Amazing Chickpea Spinach Salad

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You won’t believe this tasty bad boy is actually good for you! Ready in 7 minutes, high in protein, fiber and absolutely delicious. Perfect for a quick lunch.

Smoky Tempeh, Apple, and Arugula Sandwich

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The sandwich that encompasses fall and all its flavors! Smoky tempeh, sweet apples and spicy arugula, a perfect dipper for those winter soups.

Easy Mexican Breakfast Burritos

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Ready in: 30 minutes (Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 20 minutes)
These amazing burritos only require 8 ingredients (plus salt & water), and by repeating some of the ingredients in the avocado cream, it’s incredibly easy to make.

Lentil Quinoa Salad

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In this superfood salad red lentils and quinoa are jazzed up with crunchy almonds, tangy olives and creamy avocado.

Egg Fried Cauliflower Rice

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Now how easy is that? So so good for you, basic ingredients and delivers on the flavour too!

Pasta Salad With Peanut Butter Dressing


Pasta Salad with an unbelievable Peanut Butter Dressing. Did we mention it’s actually healthy too? Ready in 15 minutes, and packed with fiber and protein.

Butternut Squash and Quinoa Mason Jar Salad

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Ready in: 30 minutes (Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 20 minutes)

Vegetarian lunch recipes

Simple, vibrant veggie lunch recipes that will keep you full until dinner. Tuck into soups, salads, wraps and more delicious veg-packed dishes.

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    Grab a pack of courgetti or spiralize your own for a simple vegetarian supper

  • Beetroot, feta & grain salad

    Beetroot, feta & grain salad

    Turn a pouch of cooked grains, plus three other ingredients, into an easy, vibrant vegetarian meal in just two minutes!

  • Sweet potato & shallot quesadillas

    Sweet potato & shallot quesadillas

    Pack tortillas with fried banana shallots, sweet potato, broad beans and cheese, then toast for crisp golden brown quesadillas – ideal for lunch or supper

  • Crunchy bulgur salad

    Crunchy bulgur salad

    A vibrant summer salad with radishes, edamame beans, peppers, almonds and herbs, drizzled with a citrus dressing

  • Keep it green sandwich

    Keep it green sandwich

    Curly kale, avocado and a smattering of chickpeas make this a filling vegan option to perk up your lunchbox

  • Grilled peach panzanella

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    This refreshing salad is a new take on an Italian classic, with a touch of sweetness – pair it with pork belly for a summer roast

  • Mushroom buckwheat risotto

    Mushroom buckwheat risotto

    A filling veggie risotto using buckwheat and porcini mushrooms for a rich, earthy flavour

  • Spicy cauliflower rice with minty cucumber raita

    Spicy cauliflower rice with minty cucumber raita

    A vegetarian, calcium, folate, fibre, iron and vitamin C-rich pilau that’s also 4 of your 5-a-day. Packed with goodness!

  • Griddled salad jar

    Griddled salad jar

    This jar salad trend is a keeper! The dressing stays at the bottom of the container, and the leafy greens remain fresh and crisp until you’re ready to serve

  • Sweetcorn & courgette fritters

    Sweetcorn & courgette fritters

    An easy, vegetarian fritter you can have on the table in 25 minutes. Top with an egg with a runny yolk and a drizzle of our chilli dressing

  • Pickled pineapple & sriracha grilled cheese

    Pickled pineapple & sriracha grilled cheese

    A spicy twist on the cheese toastie, combining 70s classic combination of pineapple and cheddar to irresistible effect

  • No-cook festival burrito

    No-cook festival burrito

    This vegan wrap doesn’t require any cooking, just lashings of lime and chilli sauce for delicious festival or camping sustenance

  • Goat’s curd & spring greens salad with popped buckwheat

    Goat's curd & spring greens salad with popped buckwheat

    A colourful salad with plenty of crunch – radishes, broccoli and buckwheat make a great contrast to sweet, smooth beetroot and creamy cheese

  • Roasted beetroot & goat’s cheese salad

    Roasted beetroot & goat's cheese salad

    Tangy balsamic vinegar, sweet beetroot and creamy goat’s cheese combine beautifully in this easy vegetarian salad that’s sure to impress, containing four of your five-a-day

  • Lemon roast vegetables with yogurt tahini & pomegranate

    Lemon roast vegetables with yogurt tahini & pomegranate

    Make a stand-out yogurt dressing by adding a dollop of tahini. This easy veggie salad with chickpeas, aubergine, peppers and pomegranate is rich in omega-3, vitamin c, fibre, folate and calcium, plus it’s 3 of your 5-a-day

  • Green rice with beetroot & apple salsa

    Green rice with beetroot & apple salsa

    Why not make this healthy rice salad the night before to save time when you’re in a rush? We’ve added walnuts to the salsa as they’re rich in essential omega-3 fats

  • Supergreen soup with yogurt & pine nuts

    Supergreen soup with yogurt & pine nuts

    A simple low-fat soup that’s a fresh new way to use a bag of mixed leaves – it’s rich in vitamin C, fibre, folate and calcium too


    These simple healthy cold lunch ideas will solve all your clean eating problems (if you have any). Get inspired with these easy vegetarian lunch recipes that you can take to work or to school, they are delicious, nourishing, many gluten-free and vegan.


    If you feel sick every time you think you need to eat “lean protein with veggies”, (especially when you’re vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian)…If you look at that pale chicken breast with soggy broccoli you packed for lunch 3 days ago with nothing but disgust…I’m here to tell you: There’s hope, my friend. There is hope.

    As Shakira once said, you can have it all – flavor, healthy body, free time and hips that don’t lie. (just so you know – usually hips are huge liars).

    These meatless clean eating lunch ideas will make you feel good and not like the universe hates you. They’re not boring and take less than 30 minutes to make.

    Cold lunches are great if you don’t have a microwave at work, at school or are afraid that incubating your food in a microwave will turn it into a radioactive mess. Definitely not talking about myself here.

    So, COLD lunches it is.

    20-Minute Mediterranean Lunch Bowl! This healthy lunch idea is super tasty, very easy to make, vegan and gluten-free. If you’re eating healthy and making your meals ahead for the week, this clean eating vegan lunch bowl also comes with an easy meal prep option that will help you eat clean for the entire week! #lunch #Mediterranean #vegan #glutenfree


    If you want to eat healthy throughout the week, it is worth doing some sort of meal prep on Sunday. Otherwise, convenience can easily take over and leave you with chips in your mouth for lunch. I am not the biggest fan of meal prep food, but I like making some things ahead of time to make quick and easy lunches in no time. Here’s what you can do to prepare for the week and make eating healthy for lunch easier.


    You can prepare by having your fresh produce ready to go. For example, you can chop up some cabbage, carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, radishes, whatever non-juicy fruits and vegetables you like. Once chopped, you can easily add them to make salads, bowls or wraps. Pack the chopped vegetables in an airtight container in the fridge and they will be good for the next 3 days.


    The two things I usually like to make for the week are hummus and tzatziki. I keep my dressings pretty easy – some salt, some olive oil and some lemon juice are what I prefer in my salads. But if you do have some favorite healthy dressing recipes that you would like to use, feel free to make them ahead. Most will stay good in an airtight container for at least 3 days in the fridge.

    A super easy roasted vegetable recipe for spicy roasted cauliflower, sweet potatoes and a sad little red pepper. This healthy side dish recipe is great for meal prep, vegan, gluten free and paleo.


    Roasted vegetables are such a great addition to salads, bowls and wraps. They just make them more interesting and tasty. So, roast some vegetables in the oven like I did here and use them to make delicious healthy lunches.


    Cook some rice, quinoa, bulgur, millet, lentils – whatever grains and legumes you would like to have in your salads or lunch bowls. I usually use pre-cooked chickpeas and black beans when I cook, just because it’s much easier, but I do make my lentils, rice and quinoa ahead and it saves so much time.


    5-Minute Mediterranean Bowl - My Favorite Lunch Recipe! Try this healthy lunch recipe, it's also great to meal prep. You prepare everything and keep all parts in separate containers in the fridge (up to 3 days, except salad - but it takes only 2 minutes). Then arranging this beautiful & easy healthy bowl with quinoa & hummus takes around 5-minutes! It's vegan & gluten-free!Try it! | healthy meal prep recipe | healthy salad recipe


    Okay, there’s a reason this one’s one of my most popular recipes on the blog. It’s amazing. It’s easy to make, works for meal prep and is full of flavor. With a salad, hummus, tzatziki and olives this vegan bowl is delicious, fresh and filling. The recipe is here.

    These sweet potato black bean power bowls are full of flavor and really easy to make. You'll love these healthy vegan power bowls as a healthy gluten free vegan dinner idea or lunch recipe!


    Full of flavor and so easy to make! Roast some vegetables, add some black beans, mashed avocado salad and lunch is ready. Recipe here.


    Having this delicious healthy avocado chickpea salad again for dinner tonight. It was sooo refreshing! A great high-fiber recipe, full of antioxidants and very easy and quick to make - perfect for summer!


    Salads with chickpeas are so filling and so tasty. This one is not completely vegan, but if you get rid of the feta cheese – you’re good to go. It’s filled with fiber and antioxidants and is a very tasty, refreshing healthy lunch. I prep the ingredients the night before and then throw them all together in the morning with the dressing. Keeps well like this until lunch. Recipe here.

    Vegan quinoa salad recipe! This tasty avocado quinoa salad is a tasty healthy lunch idea that you'll want to eat every day during summer. This vegetable side dish is healthy enough to be considered a detox recipe, but also filling and delicious enough to be in your regular weekly meal plan for the family!


    This is a super healthy quinoa salad with avocado and tons of antioxidants. By far, my favorite quinoa salad. I have a similar quinoa salad here, but this one is to die for. I wouldn’t do too much meal prep with this, since the ingredients are very fresh, but to make this quicker during the week pre-cook your quinoa. The rest you can slice and put together in the morning (takes about 7-8 min). Pack dressing (olive oil, lemon juice) separately from the salad and mix it all together right before it’s time to eat.

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