5 Cheap & Easy Vegan Lunches

 

Ah Lunch! I love you and hate you all at the same time, to me there is something so satisfying about really enjoying the food you scoff down halfway through the day, it’s the meal I think about most.

But I always end up arguing with myself…I want to eat clean! But I want something a bit naughty! No I do not want to spend  £4.50 on a tiny salad from Pret, and whats with all the coriander, who even likes coriander and who can really afford £4.50 on a small bowl of lettuce and some soggy falafels every single day. It’s an outrage I tell you!!

Anyway, rant over… here are some Cheap & Easy Vegan Lunch ideas. Tasty enough to take to Work, School, University or The Moon! Ok probably not the moon… p.s they are also very budget friendly!

Lemon infused Fresh Veggies & A Tomato, Sweetcorn Salad!

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WHAT YOU NEED

1/2 tin of washed kidney beans

a handful of mushrooms

1/4 fresh broccoli floret

fresh sweetcorn (boiled and cooled, or straight out of a packet)

3 salad tomatoes

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

HOW TO MAKE IT 

This is all pretty self explanatory, but what I like to do is keep the corn and tomatoes in a separate Tupperware to the other veggies. I then cut up my broccoli and mushrooms and put it in a microwavable tub with the lemon juice, give it a good shake, then when I am at work I can heat up my beans, broccoli and mushrooms in the microwave for about 2 1/2 mins, and have the corn and tomatoes as a cold salad on the side.

Delicious, cheap and very filling!

 Homemade Spinach, Mushroom Tomato & Black Olive Sub13643959_506125269596418_1336885266_n.jpg

WHAT YOU NEED

1 Vegan Ciabatta (I used black olive infused one from M&S)

1 handful spinach

2 medium size mushrooms (or 1 large)

1 salad tomato

1 spring onion

1 tbsp tomato puree

1/2 avocado

salt and pepper

3-4 black olives, sliced

HOW TO MAKE IT 

Cut your ciabatta sub in half and pop it under the grill until crisp, then set aside to cool.

Mash your avocado in a bowl and add a little salt and pepper. Spread the avocado mash onto one side of the bread, and the tomato puree onto the other. Fry off the mushrooms in a little oil and garlic powder, and wait for them to cool. Then add the mushrooms along with the spinach, tomato, olives and chopped spring onion and close.

Wrap it up in foil and enjoy it for lunch!

Raw Cauliflower, Plum Tomato & Edamame with Soy Sauce

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WHAT YOU NEED

1 handful of spinach

2-3 cauliflower florets

7-9 plum tomatoes

100g (defrosted) edamame (i get mine from Tesco frozen for £2 6oog)

1 spring onion

small container of soy sauce

HOW TO MAKE IT 

Again… this is all pretty self explanatory! just cut it all up and toss it in. I usually have a few of these little soy sauce bottle lying around (thanks Itsu) but you can buy these little bottles and fill them with soy at home 🙂 I love to make this when it is sunny, its filling tasty, very good for you and you can just pop over to the park and chow down!

Homemade Baked Beans with Broccoli and Mushrooms

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WHAT YOU NEED

1/2 tin of cannelini beans

1 small red onion

3 tbsp tomato puree

4-5 meduim mushrooms

4 broccoli florets cut in half

HOW TO MAKE IT 

As you can see from the picture, I like to eat this for dinner. But it is such an awesome meal for lunch too!

Follow the bean recipe from my Easy Vegan Meals on a Budget post and chop up the mushrooms and broccoli. I recommend keeping them in separate containers and heating them up for lunch later in the day… eat them together though 🙂

Waste Not Want Not Salad

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WHAT YOU NEED

Anything you like!!

HOW TO MAKE IT 

Throw it in a Tupperware!

Ok, ok.. this one is for Monday’s. You cant be bothered to properly prepare on Sunday night so what do you do? Collect all the tasty left overs from all the lunches you have been making through out the previous week, and make a salad out of them!

Throw on some Jalapenos, or peppers for a little extra zing! And you’re good to go!

Got any terrible Pret Coriander experiences? Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to follow my blog, I post new lifestyle blogs every Tuesday and new Debatables/Eat of the Week’s every Friday! 

“If a kid ever realized what was involved in factory farming, they would never touch meat again.” -James Cromwell

Rae 🌱 ❤️

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