Today I’m rounding up 18 more Vegetarian Lunch Box Ideas, and this time we’re hitting up lunch bowls of all forms: Buddah bowls, fajita bowls, and sturdy, packable salads that will fuel you into the afternoon.
To be honest, I’m much more of a lunch bowl person than a sandwich person these days. I love the variety they deliver, how versatile they are, and they’re practically designed to be packed for lunch. Healthy whole grains, plant-based proteins, and lots of veggies. What could be better than that? So without further ado, here are 18 gorgeous Vegetarian Lunch Box Ideas – Bowls and Salads.
Vegan Sheet-Pan Fajita Bowls | Here’s a lunch packing tip: pack the avocado for these Vegan Sheet-Pan Fajita Bowls with the skin still on, face down in the lunch box, and it’ll still be in good shape come lunch time. Tuck a little jar of the chipotle-lime cashew cream alongside and you’re in business!
Zucchini Chickpea Quinoa Salad | This protein-packed lunch bowl with warm spices from A Cedar Spoon will fuel you all the way to dinner time!
Baked Tofu Sushi Bowls | Doesn’t wasabi tahini sauce sound like a vegetarian lunch box dream come true? These Baked Tofu Sushi Bowls from Connoisseurus Veg hit it out of the park!
Chickpea Mason Jar Salads | Layered mason jar salads make for amazing packed lunches, with the sturdy ingredients on the bottom and delicate on top. These have a zesty chickpea salad, whole grains, and lots of veg for a healthy and tasty lunch.
Black Rice Tabouleh with Chickpeas, Feta, and Pistachios | How beautiful is this black rice tabbouleh from Taste Love and Nourish? It makes for a perfect well-balanced and delicious vegetarian lunch box idea.
Lentil Couscous Goat Cheese Salad | I love the combination of lentils, Israeli couscous, and goat cheese in this colourful and nourishing salad from Nutmeg Nanny.
Vegan Poke Bowls | Marinated tofu, massaged kale salad, and strips of nori come together in this packable vegetarian lunch box.
Spinach Pecan Brown Rice Salad | This beautiful and nutritious spinach and pecan brown rice salad from Vanilla and Bean is almost too pretty to eat… but eat it, it’s delicious!
Black Bean Noodle Bowls with Spicy Sesame Sauce | Black bean noodles are loaded with protein and dietary fiber, and make the perfect base for a vegetarian lunch box. Topped with veggies and a spicy sesame sauce, these make for one delicious lunch.
Greek Spiralized Cucumber Salad | Take your Greek Salad to the next level and pump up your vegetarian lunch box with this gorgeous Greek Spiralized Cucumber Salad from Peas and Crayons.
Roasted Cauliflower Buckwheat Salad | Buckwheat is a sturdy little super seed that adds a good boost of nutrition and toothsome chew to this gorgeous roasted cauliflower salad.
Spicy Chickpea Freekeh Buddha Bowls | Who doesn’t love a good Buddah Bowl? With spicy chickpeas and freekeh, these bowls from The Petite Cook would make an outstanding vegetarian lunch box.
Meze Bowls | This is a copycat from one of my favourite takeout lunches. Whole grains, a zippy cucumber salad, and spicy hummus come together to form this vegetarian lunch box favourite.
Southwestern Pasta Salad | Not just for picnics, this Southwestern Pasta Salad from Vegan Heaven is loaded with veggies, beans, and packed with flavour.
Thai Veggie Quinoa Bowls | These Thai Veggie Quinoa Bowls from Avocado Pesto are packed with flavour and loaded with plant-based protein. Perfect for your vegetarian lunch box!
Loaded Greek Chickpea Salad | I always like to add a bit more protein to a Greek Salad, especially if it’s going to be my lunch. This Loaded Greek Chickpea Salad from Healthy Liv is just the thing to get you through the day.
Roasted Cauliflower and White Bean Salad | With healthy whole grains, a creamy tahini sauce, salty capers, toasted pine nuts, and a squeeze of lemon, this Roasted Cauliflower and White Bean Salad is as satisfying as it is delicious.
Lunchbox Black Bean Quinoa Salad | This easy quinoa salad from Fork and Beans is sure to be a vegetarian lunch box favourite. Loaded with beans, veggies, and quinoa, it’s vegan and gluten free to boot.
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