Healthy Lunch Ideas Without Meat


Yes, as the title suggests, this article is all about healthy lunch ideas without meat. Now, there are various reasons why people don’t eat meat and some people are even vegetarian or vegan. But others just prefer to have a meat-free day every once in a while. And that’s just fine!

When you work in an office, eating out is part of the experience. Unfortunately, this can lead to cooking less at home. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Healthy lunch ideas without meat could make your life a whole lot easier.

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Healthy Lunch Ideas Without Meat

1. Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

You don’t need eggs to make a satisfying, protein-packed sandwich. The flavorful chickpeas do all the hard work here.

2. Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese

Vegan mac ‘n cheese. Sounds like an oxymoron. Sounds like it’s too good to be true – it’s not.

3. Buffalo Chickpea Sliders

The days of you being jealous of your friends’ Instagram-worthy sliders at the latest summer barbecue are over.

4. Spicy Falafel and Roasted Veggie Naan Sandwich

The recipe replaces the usual pita bread with a garlic naan, which is downright brilliant.

5. Roasted Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Kale Bowls

The tahini dressing used here is the perfect sauce for your salads, grain bowls, and warm bowls.

6. Spicy Black Bean and Quinoa Burritos

7. Vegan “BLT” Sandwich

Crispy slices of eggplant bring the crunch and the smokiness you’re looking for in a great BLT.

8. Red Pepper Cashew Pasta With Roasted Cauliflower

Meal prep this creamy pasta on Sunday and you’re set for at least a few lunches this week.

9. Scallion Pancake Rolls

Genius use of scallion pancakes over here.

10. Curried Potato and Chickpea Salad

Cheap and won’t leave you hungry!

11. Spicy Buffalo Chickpea Wraps

The dressing, made with hummus, lemon juice, and maple syrup, takes these wraps to a whole new level.

12. Spicy Sesame Zoodles With Crispy Tofu

Because tofu can be (and is) delicious when you prepare it well.

13. Pasta With Caramelized Sweet Potatoes and Kale

Quick to prep and the perfect lunch to reheat at the last minute.

14. Moroccan Aubergine and Chickpea Stew

Just skip the yogurt and you got yourself an amazing vegan meal.

15. Chipotle White Bean Salad Sandwich

Spicy, crunchy goodness.

16. Chickpea Sunflower Sandwich

Quick and easy yet flavorful and satisfying? Sign me up!

17. 15-Minute Lo Mein

On top of being delicious, this recipe is also super customizable. So, go wild and use any veggie or protein you want.

18. Curry Cauliflower Burrito

These curried cauliflower and rice burritos make for a filling and satisfying lunch.

19. Rosemary Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Like a school lunch, except waayyyy better.

20. Garlic Pasta With Roasted Cajun Cauliflower

Bring some heat to your lunches with with this spicy Cajun cauliflower.

21. Chickpea Spinach Pie With Berbere Spice

For the crust, use vegan puff pastry or phyllo dough.

22. Roasted Cauliflower Tacos With Spicy Romesco Sauce

More proof that the versatile cauliflower is a vegan’s best friend.

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