When it comes to lunch, sometimes it is easy to get stuck in a rut. Here are my favorite Fast, Fresh and healthy Lunches to try out this week that are all veggie and plant-based. Many of these lunch recipes can be made ahead, and most are vegan and gluten-free adaptable! Pick out a few to try this week and feel energized all week long!
Spring Goddess Sandwich with herby chickpea salad, crunchy carrots & radishes, cucumber, avocado and sprouts. Vegan and Gluten-free adaptable!
My favorite, a Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich which if you are gluten-free, forgo the bread and eat it out of the bowl, over greens. It’s that good. Vegan and gluten-free adaptable!
Middle Eastern Salad Tacos with spiced chickpeas, hummus and a mound of lemony salad, topped with fresh herbs and scallions. Vegan & sooooo Delicious!
Make Life Simple- Instant Pot Lentil Soup– make a big batch on Sunday for midweek lunches! Vegan and Gluten free!
A delicious recipe for Vietnamese Vermicelli Salad with Sweet Chili Vinaigrette & Roasted peanuts – bursting with flavor and healthy and light!
Green Goddess Egg Salad Sandwich with Avocado – this can be served on delicious whole grain bread like you see here, over a bed of lightly dressed greens or even folded into toasted pita or tortillas. Instead of using traditional mayo, try using plain yogurt or vegan mayo.
Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps with Chicken or Tofu – easy fast, no cooking required, just assemble! Substitute baked tofu or seared shiitake mushrooms for the chicken. The flavorful sauce is called Nuoc Cham – a Vietnamese staple and the great thing is, it is totally oil-free. Gluten-free and lean.
These Collard Green Wraps with roasted yams, avocado, black beans are drizzled with a tasty chipotle lime vinaigrette. The collard wraps are quickly blanched for easier rolling. Vegan and gluten-free!
This Heirloom Tomato Sandwich with arugula is delicious when juicy summer tomatoes are in season. Keep it vegan or add fresh mozzarella or goat cheese. ( My very first post on the blog!)
Sesame Soba Noodles with Smoked Salmon( or tofu) – a tasty Asian style pasta salad with gluten-free buckwheat noodles, smoked salmon ( or tofu) cucumbers, scallions and a delicious Sesame Dressing.
Kicked-up Picante Tuna Salad – This spicy tuna salad is made with radishes, cilantro, jalapeño, capers and zesty lime juice. Serve it over a bed of greens, piled onto an avocado, or spooned into tortillas. Sometimes I’ll just eat it out of a bowl.
Spicy Tahini and Lentil Wrap – This easy vegan wrap is full of grated raw veggies like carrots and beets and or course, lentils. A spicy Sriracha Tahini sauce is spooned over top. Simple, energizing and easy. Vegan!
This Middle Eastern inspired Balela Salad, is made with chickpeas, bell peppers, olives, cucumbers and parsley in a lemony dressing. Serve it in a pita with creamy tahini sauce or over a bed of greens. Either way you will love it!
This Matcha, Kale and Pineapple Smoothie will give you a burst of energy! It is not only delicious, it is filling and very energizing!
Baked Falafel Bowls! Meal-prep these authentic falafels and freeze for the busy workweek. Easy, delicious, authentic falafel recipe! Vegan and Gluten-free!
Hopefully this inspires you! Pick a couple of these these Fast, Fresh and Healthy Lunches, print them out, make a shopping list and make a couple during the workweek. Think how good you will feel!
Hope you are having a delicious and happy week!!!