Hey there! Today, I wanted to share a few of my go-to vegetarian lunches that are easy to make and appeal to just about everyone. Even if you aren’t a vegetarian, you could mix-up these meals and put your own spin on them to suit your needs. Usually at school, I’m running around to all my classes and only have time for a quick lunch. Here are some meals that I’ve come up with to eat well and fuel up:
- Whole wheat bread toasted with your favorite hummus, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles. Mix and match veggies to customize this to your own preferences.
- Burrito with rice, black beans, corn, tomatoes, and hot sauce. Feel free to add any other veggies. Skip the burrito and you could make this a bowl. You can even add guacamole.
- A salad with mixed greens, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, cucumbers, balsamic dressing with two Seven Grain Crispy Tenders by Gardein. Change up the veggies and use your favorite dressing. You could even eat the crispy tenders by themselves, just add your favorite sauce. I try to stay away from faux meats just because I would rather eat veggies. Gardein is the only brand that I’ve come across thus far that I actually like and eat. I still try to limit my intake, though.
- You could make your own veggie burger. This is so simple that I’ve actually made it in a microwave. You simply take a can of black beans, a package of frozen rice, ketchup, mustard, salt and pepper and mix them together. I don’t have a set recipe that I follow; I just eyeball the measurements and add what I feel is needed. Cook the rice, first. While the rice is cooking, drain and wash the black beans. Then, add in the beans mixed with ketchup, mustard, salt, and pepper. Heat in the microwave for two minutes. You could even bake in the oven at 400°F for 7 minutes on each side.
- You could also make a veggie bowl. Just take a can of black beans, a package of frozen rice, veggies, and hot sauce and you have a perfect lunch. Drain and wash the black beans. Cook the rice in the microwave. Cook your veggies (you can get frozen veggies and heat them up). Mix together and add hot sauce for an extra kick. This is a perfect meal to fuel up and the best part about it? Leftovers!
Thanks for reading guys! I hope this helped give you some new lunch ideas that you could put to good use.