21 Easy Appetizing Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

Lunch can be a tricky meal especially for a vegan.

It’s easy enough to throw in a smoothie for breakfast and put together a creative dinner. But what do you do at lunch when you have limited time to take a bite and the vegan options at your office are not abundant?

Surely no need to have the same bland sandwich or lettuce salad every day! These vegan lunches you can easily pre-package for work are full of colorful deliciousness that will ensure you fill up on nutrients right when you most need them! Plus, most of them are Paleo-style, which means they will take good care of your waist!

These easy vegan lunches are the yummy, low cal, simply perfect solution

for busy bees or those transitioning to veganism!

“Chicken” Salad

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

This veggie mixture of bell peppers, onions, carrots, broccoli, and jalapeno are blended up and topped with an herbal cashew dressing, making it resemble the consistency of chicken salad. Wrap them in lettuce and take ‘em to go! RECIPE

Curry Over Zucchini Noodles

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

Toss this spicy curry sauce, made with cashews, garlic, and avocado, with spiralized zucchini noodles the night before for a zesty lunch you don’t even need to reheat! RECIPE

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

If you have time on a weeknight to make this, the leftovers are perfect to tote for lunch the next day. Just roast an entire spaghetti squash and sauté with cabbage, celery, carrots and ginger for a healthy lunch that can be easily reheated – or eaten cold. RECIPE

Hearty Vegetable Soup

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

Double or triple this recipe to freeze and have on hand when the winter blues kick in. This veggie-forward soup with bone-warming tomatoes and Italian seasoning is just what the doctor ordered when it’s too cold to go outside on your lunch break. RECIPE

Stuffed Squash Pizza Boats

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

Take it old school and bring a grown-up version of your childhood cafeteria favorite to lunch! These pizza boats are constructed inside butternut squash halves for a hearty meal that’ll last you all the way to dinner. RECIPE

Sweet Potato Beet Salad

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

A big bowl of this hearty, colorful salad, topped with date balsamic dressing, is a great reason to start cooking and chopping on Sunday nights! RECIPE

Pepita Pancakes with Persimmon Compote

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

Who says pancakes are only for breakfast? This Paleo and vegan recipe calls for flax “eggs” for a sticky substitute that’ll help bind the batter together. RECIPE

Eggplant Bolognese Sauce

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

Got a favorite Paleo noodle or pasta? Top it with this rich and hearty eggplant-based Bolognese for a sauce that beats plain marinara any day of the week. RECIPE

Winter Pumpkin Soup with Curry Spices

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

To make this soup the way it’s truly intended, use winter luxury pumpkin, an heirloom breed with concentrated flavor. If you can’t get your hands on one, a regular pumpkin will still make for a great pureed soup that will only intensify in flavors overnight. RECIPE

Kale Apple Salad

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

You can easily throw this salad together in the morning, even if you’re running low on time! Just chop an apple, throw in some cranberries and almonds, and let the salad mellow with its lemon juice and maple syrup dressing ‘til noon. RECIPE

Ginger Carrot Soup

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

A generous knob of ginger helps make this pureed soup of carrots, onion, zucchini, and apple both warming and refreshing at the same time. RECIPE

Avocado Tomato Cucumber Salad

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

If you have a few minutes to spare before you head out the door, chop up the veggies to prep this quick and easy salad. The handful of arugula will add a peppery note that balances the sweet balsamic dressing nicely! RECIPE

Harissa Portobello Mushroom “Tacos”

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

They aren’t just lettuce wraps when spicy mushrooms and guacamole are topped with cashew cream, tomatoes, and chopped cilantro. These flavorful creations absolutely earn the title of “tacos”! RECIPE

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Soup

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

What better way to prep for lunch than to let a soup simmer (safely) all day long? This simple, seven-ingredient soup cooks for six hours before the addition of coconut milk for a creamy lunch that’ll make up to four servings! RECIPE

Zucchini Fettuccine with Rosemary Butternut Creme Sauce

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

Warm up your tastebuds with this creamy pasta that is totally Paleo and vegan-friendly! A whole pound of shiitake mushrooms certainly cannot be wrong. RECIPE

Masala Cauli-Fried Rice

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

Your coworkers may be ordering greasy fried rice for lunch, but you’re ahead of the game with this spicy take on fried cauliflower rice. Bursting with the flavors of turmeric, ginger, coriander and lots of fresh vegetables, this version beats takeout any day. RECIPE

Daikon Rolls with Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

Who would have guessed that sushi rolls could be vegan and Paleo? This creation of blended pumpkin seeds and cilantro rolled in long daikon radish slices proves not only that it can be done, but that it can be done right. RECIPE

Mini Balsamic Mushroom Caps

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

Cute enough for the hors d’oeuvres platter but fitted specially for your lunchbox, these baby bellas are stuffed with a tomato, spinach, and garlic mixture for a delicious nutritious punch right in the middle of your day. RECIPE

Brussels Sprouts Salad

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

No one could call this a sad desk salad, even if you do eat it at your desk! This robust and crunchy salad adds cubed apple, toasted almonds, and a zesty dressing of Dijon mustard and lime for a healthy and filling lunch. RECIPE

Paleo Falafel

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

Want to take a walk to the falafel cart for old time’s sake? Resist the urge and create your own healthy, Paleo, and entirely vegan falafels using a food dehydrator. Don’t have one? Cooking low and slow will do just as nicely! RECIPE

Paleo Fruit Salad

21 One-Minute Vegan Lunches To Take To Work

Traditionally sweet and perhaps a little lemony, this fruit salad incorporates savory flavors through grape tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and balsamic vinegar for a version fit for a main course. RECIPE

This wonderful round-up was originally published on Collective Evolution here.