Posted on: 26 January, 2022

Healthy Vegan Lunch Ideas | 5 Delicious Plant-Based Recipes

Are you looking for some healthy vegan lunch ideas? Here, we’re sharing our top 5 delicious plant-based recipes for you to try at home.

Are you keen to discover some healthy vegan lunch ideas?


Whether you’d like to reduce your meat intake for health or environmental reasons, or you’re a vegan already and looking for some lunchtime inspiration, we’ve selected some delicious recipes for you to try at home:

Healthy Vegan Lunch Ideas: Vegan Chilli

Chilli is a popular dish, and can easily be adapted to make it vegan. You can substitute the meat for a plant-based alternative, lentils, beans or even sweet potato. 


You’ll still have the delicious flavours of a traditional chilli with smoked paprika and cumin, so you won’t have to compromise on taste. You can add as many vegetables as you like, and adapt the recipe according to your personal preference.

This vegan chilli recipe uses sweet potato as an alternative to meat and is deliciously filling. It’s perfect for if you have guests coming over, or to batch cook and freeze for easy-reach lunches throughout the week.

Healthy Vegan Lunch Ideas: Salad

Salad doesn’t have to be a boring option. There are so many different colours, flavours and textures you can combine to create some incredible, inventive vegan salad dishes. 


You could use cauliflower rice, beans, garlic, pomegranate seeds, herbs, lemon – the possibilities are endless. You’ll also have fun experimenting with different ingredients until you have a repertoire of delicious healthy vegan lunches.

This Middle Eastern-inspired Tabbouleh salad is a great healthy vegan lunch idea. Made using bulgur wheat or couscous, it’s a light and refreshing dish packed full of flavour and goodness.

Briam, a Delicious Greek Vegetable Bake

Another of our healthy vegan lunch ideas is this Briam – a Greek vegetable bake. As vegetables are so versatile, you can be adventurous and creative with your recipes.


Best served with warm bread or rice, it’s packed full of vitamins and nutrients, ensuring you stay strong and healthy when you begin your vegan journey.


Why not make a large batch and stock up your freezer for quick and healthy vegan lunch ideas?

Healthy Vegan Lunch Ideas: Falafel Wraps

Falafel is a fritter made with ground chickpeas or broad beans and is often flavoured with spices. You can pop them on a salad or, like in this falafel recipe, serve them in wraps.


For this, simply swap the yoghurt for a dairy-free alternative to ensure your wrap is vegan. If you’d like a cheesy flavour, you can sprinkle on a teaspoon of nutritional yeast.


This recipe makes a serving of 4, so it’s ideal if you’re hosting guests for lunch.

Serve Up a Buffet of Crudites and Homemade Hummus

If you need a quick and easy lunch option, why not serve up a selection of crudites and whizz up homemade hummus?


Choose your favourite vegetables – peppers, carrots, cucumber and celery all work well – and serve on a platter with cherry tomatoes, gherkins, breadsticks and an assortment of fruit. 


Your table will have a rainbow of colours and taste delicious with minimal effort. 


You could make this delicious homemade hummus recipe to accompany your crudites for an extra burst of flavour.

If you’ve found these healthy vegan lunch ideas helpful, why not read our previous blog all about the importance of nutrition in later life?


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