Let’s face it: Sometimes vegetarian lunches leave something to be desired. But we’re not settling for a pile of sad lettuce with a smear of hummus anymore. Say hello to 14 vegetarian lunches that will actually fill you up and keep you satisfied all day.
14 Vegetarian Lunches That Will Actually Fill You Up
2. Rainbow Vegetable Sandwich
Maria Lichty adds tons of vibrant color to a simple veggie sandwich that anyone would be thrilled to find in their lunchbox.
3. Barley Chickpea Salad With Purple Cabbage, Spinach And Almond-sesame Miso Dressing
Thank Jodi Moreno for upgrading your lunch this week. This hearty salad gets its heft from barley and chickpeas and its deliciousness from an addictive almond-sesame miso dressing.
7. Avocado Caprese Wrap
Hearty doesn’t have to mean complex. Case in point: Heidi Larsen’s easy-to-make avocado Caprese wrap with mozzarella and balsamic drizzle.
9. Taco Salad
Pass the hot sauce. You can put together a fiesta-worthy salad without cooking a single ingredient. (Thanks for the fabulous vegetarian lunch, Aida Mollenkamp.)
10. Romaine, Kale And Broccoli Salad
Toss together Katie Workman’s romaine, kale and broccoli salad—with lots of crumbled goat cheese, natch—in less than 20 minutes.
12. Sesame Ginger Noodles
Forget the takeout order. Gaby Dalkin’s sesame ginger noodles, you won’t need to pick up lunch, just your chopsticks.
13. Vegan Chickpea Caesar Wrap
Vegans and vegetarians, rejoice: You can really sink your teeth into Gena Hamshaw’s Caesar wrap, thanks to a cashew cream–based dressing and plenty of chickpeas.