10 Favorite Vegetarian Lunch Ideas

These 10 ideas are great for kid’s lunches and adult lunches—for home or at work.

Hummus Wrap


Quickly combine a few simple ingredients to make a really yummy lunch wrap. Serve the ingredients cut into small pieces for younger kids who need more help chewing complex textures.

Finger Sandwiches


Pair soft bread with easy fillings like thinly sliced cucumber and cream cheese, hummus and shredded carrot or tomatoes, and more to make these fun tea sandwiches.

Pesto Pasta Salad


Served cold or at room temperature, this easy pasta salad is a perfect make-ahead lunch option to share with kids.

Bagel Sandwich


You can dice this up into small pieces for younger kids or use a mini size bagel. Spread on cream cheese and jam, PB&J, SB&J or hummus.

Easy Baked Tofu


Bake up a batch of protein-rich tofu and pair with crackers and fruit (or over a salad for yourself) for an easy meal to share.

Pizza Bites (with Veggies)


Wrap pizza dough around veggies and cheese to bake up a batch of pizza bites to share with the kids. We like them with broccoli, but carrot and other veggies also work.

Mac and Cheese with Peas


Pair a box of mac and cheese with frozen peas for a filling (and easy!) lunch option.

Egg Cups


Bake eggs, cheese, and veggies in a mini muffin tin for these bite-size frittatas. They are delicious warmed or at room temperature, and they make an easy meal.

Avocado Pasta


Blend up a simple creamy sauce with a base of avocado, then toss with a favorite pasta. Add some beans or peas, or serve with a simple smoothie to make this idea more filling.

Strawberry Muffins


I love a muffin lunch where you surround a muffin with easy sides like fruit, raw veggies, and cheese. You can use any muffin you prefer, though these are great.

10 Favorite Vegetarian Lunch Ideas

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