22 vegetarian lunch box ideas to get you pumped up about lunch packing and ready for the school or work week ahead. Let’s go!
Back to work, back to schooo, but what in the heck are you going to pack for your lunch? I’m a firm believer that breakfast isn’t the most important meal of the day, lunch is! Lunch keeps you fuelled at a time of day when you need energy to keep you going. And if you’re going to be packing your lunches instead of spending money on lunch out each day, your lunch had better be tasty!
A couple of weeks ago I shared 10 Lunch Packing Tips for tasty, healthy, and budget friendly lunches. If you missed that post, or need a refresher on your lunch packing strategy, pop over for some inspiration. But if what you need is concrete ideas, actual recipes and drool-worthy photos to get you pumped up about packing your lunch, I’ve rounded up 22 Vegetarian Lunch Box Ideas to get the lunch packing party started.
Tempeh Bacon BLT Sandwiches | What’s better than bacon? Tempeh bacon! Whip up a batch and your tempeh bacon BLT sandwiches will be the envy of your school or office.
Spinach Hummus Wraps | Would you just look at the green on that hummus from Delish Knowledge? You gotta know that healthy and delicious things are happening with those spinach hummus wraps.
Green Goddess Veggie Sandwich | Some days you just really want an awesome sandwich, and this Green Goddess veggie sandwich from Delish Knowledge looks like it would hit the spot.
Curried Cauliflower Chickpea Wraps | These curried cauliflower chickpea wraps are one of the all-time most popular recipes on The Muffin Myth, and with good reason! They’re packed with flavour, super nutritious, and are freezer-friendly to boot!
Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich | If you’re looking for a vegetarian alternative to tuna salad, look no more. These vegan tuna salad sandwiches from Namely Marly are sure to be a hit.
Granola Crunch Apple Peanut Butter Sandwich Wraps | Salty, sweet, crunchy, and packed with plant-based protein… what’s not to love about these wraps from Two Healthy Kitchens?!
Very Veggie Bagel Sandwich | If a veggie and cream cheese loaded gluten-free bagel is your jam, check out this recipe from Iowa Girl Eats.
Chipotle Hummus Wraps | I love throwing a couple of chipotle peppers into my hummus. They pack in a lot of flavour and just the right amount of kick to make this a lunch box favourite.
Mint Grilled Sweet Potato and Tahini Cauliflower Rice Wraps | Mint grilled sweet potatoes, y’all. How good do those sound? Get at these delish wraps from Food Faith Fitness.
Easy Vegan Tofu Lettuce Wraps | If you’re looking for something a little less carby, check out these easy tofu lettuce wraps from Vegan Chickpea. Easy and delicious!
Vegan Egg Salad | For another delish way to incorporate tofu into your lunch routine, check out this vegan egg salad from Veg Annie.
Honey Roasted Carrot and Hummus Sandwiches | Honey roasted carrots pair perfectly with hummus in this sweet and savoury sandwich.
Grilled Tofu Bahn Mi | I loooooooove Bahn Mi, and this grilled tofu version from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken would make my lunch box dreams come true.
Veggie Wraps with Apples and Spicy Hummus | Love the looks of these sweet and savoury veggie wraps with apples and spicy hummus from Veggie Inspired
Smoky Black Bean Wraps | For a boost of plant-based protein at lunch, try out these smoky black bean wraps from Vegan Richa
Egg Salad with Celery and Dill | For a quick and easy lunch, try this super simple egg salad with celery and dill.
Crispy Zucchini and Mango Sushi | Sushi is a great lunch box item, and if it’s vegetarian it can stay at room temperature in your lunch box. I love the look of this crispy zucchini and mango sushi from Sipping on Soy!
Vegan Chicken Salad with Pickles | This vegan chicken salad recipe from Fried Dandelions has options using soy curls or chick peas, so whatever you’ve got on hand you can make it happen!
Pita Pockets with Roasted Veggies and Hummus | Pita pockets make me nostalgic for the lunch boxes of my childhood. This version from Happy Kitchen Rocks includes roasted veggies and hummus.
Muffin Tin Sushi Cups | No time to roll your own sushi? No problem! Instead try making these quick and easy muffin tin sushi cups from Rhian’s Recipes. Perfect for your vegetarian lunch box!
Grilled Green Goddess Wraps | I love trying new things, so I’m super intrigued by these grilled green goddess wraps from Strength and Sunshine, which feature hearts of palm!
Spicy Roasted Chickpeas + Veggie Sandwich | How brilliant is it to soak your chickpeas before you smash ’em? Give this flavour packed veggie sandwich from Oat and Sesame a try!