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10 Favorite Vegetarian Lunch Ideas

Find affordable vegetarian lunch ideas made with plant-based protein and easy sides by Amy Palanjian

Hummus Wrap

Spread hummus onto a whole grain tortilla. Place cheese and thinly sliced veggies into the center. Roll up into a simple wrap.

Finger Sandwiches

Pair soft bread with easy fillings like thinly sliced cucumber and cream cheese, Nutella and jam, PB&J, 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

Pair a bagel, either mini size or regular, with cream cheese and jam, just cream cheese, hard-cooked egg, or hummus to make a simple sandwich.

Salmon Salad Sandwiches

Stir together this salmon salad in minutes and pair it with bread or crackers for a simple lunch option.

Pizza Bites 

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 make an easy meal when paired with crackers and fruit.

Avocado Pasta 

Blend up a simple creamy sauce with a base of avocado, then toss with a favorite pasta.

Strawberry Muffins

I love a muffin lunch where you surround a muffin with easy sides like fruit, raw veggies, and cheese (or a smoothie or milk).

Recipes by Amy Palanjian

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