With more things happening at home, including meals, cheap and easy vegetarian lunch ideas have been a game-changer.
We’re saving money by not eating out, but we’re also enjoying fresh, healthy, and easy plant-based recipes that do not take chef credentials to whip up.
I’ve been going for quick sandwiches, salads, soups, stews, chilis, pasta, and stir-fries to keep me satisfied, yet keeping in mind of what I currently have at home and what is cost-effective.
Additionally, here are everyday kitchen must-haves for packing up on-the-go lunch meals.
Storage Tools For To-Go Lunches
Tips For Storing Lunches
When storing lunches, you’ll generally want to keep dry food separate from liquids or wet food.
Meal Examples To Store In Bento-Style Containers:
- Chili + Cornbread
- Rice + Beans
- Flatbread + Curry
Meal Examples To Store In A Mason Jar:
- Salad (dressing separate)
1 – Vegetarian Tofu Bean Chili
Vegetarian Tofu Bean Chili
2 – Cucumber Tea Sandwich
Plant-Based Tea Cucumber Sandwich
3 – Black Bean Soup
20-Minute Black Bean Soup
4 – Tempeh Stir-Fry With Honey Garlic Sauce
Tempeh Stir-Fry With Honey Garlic Sauce
5 – Stewed Mushrooms & Onions
Stewed Mushrooms And Onion
6 – Broccoli Curry
10-Ingredient Vegan Broccoli Curry
7 – Avocado “Chicken” Salad
Vegan Avocado “Chicken” Salad Recipe
8 – Picadillo
Vegan Picadillo Recipe
9 – Oil-Free “Fried” Vegetable Rice
Oil-Free Vegan Fried Rice
10 – Smoky Mac & Cheese
Smoky Vegan Mac and Cheese
11 – Roasted Carrot Red Lentil Soup
Easy Roasted Carrot Red Lentil Soup
Did you try any of the recipes on this Cheap & Easy Vegetarian Lunch Ideas list?