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Vegetarian Meals: A Quick Guide to Preparing a Healthy Lunch

Updated on February 4, 2014

Vegetarian Lifestyle - Why Should I Care About It?

With the quest of many people to turn into a healthier and fitter lifestyle, there is no wonder why the idea of going vegetarian is being more common. This is in relation to several studies and evidences in the past that revealed how eating vegetables can prove to be better for ones health. It is known that vegetables are sources of some of the vitamins and minerals. It will also allow you to reduce the likelihood of having heart disease, cancer, and other serious health issues.

However, in spite of the benefits of being vegetarian, there are many people who do not find it easy to change into such eating habit. There is a need to be committed and consistent. You also need to have the willingness to change. Just keep in mind that in the end, you will be rewarded with a better body and state of health, which makes being vegetarian worth it.

In the rest of this article, you will be provided with insights that can help you in preparing a vegetarian lunch, which you can eat at home, or bring at school or work. These meals are very easy to prepare, which means that they will not be demanding in terms of effort and time.

loaded salad
loaded salad

Loaded Salad

This is one of the easiest lunches to prepare. However, some people do not want such because of its bland taste. This can be avoided by carefully selecting the ingredients for the salad.

To make this kind of salad, carefully choose the vegetables that you like and make sure that they are fresh. Mix them vegetables in a container and add other ingredients that will improve its taste. Some of the options that you can consider include walnuts, almonds, soy nuts, sunflower seeds, and lemon juice.

To make it even healthier, you can also mix it with fruits like apple, oranges, and strawberries, among others. As you pack your lunch, you can also prepare toasted bread (I love whole grain toasts!).

Veggie Quesadillas
Veggie Quesadillas

Veggie Quesadillas

You can prepare quesadillas for lunch, less the meat. In this case, the first thing that you need to do is to melt cheese and have it poured on the tortillas. Add mushrooms and peppers and top it off with salsa.

If you are vegan, you can forget about the cheese and replace it instead with guacamole.

Ideas For Cheap And Quick Vegan Meals

Veggie Burger
Veggie Burger

Veggie Burgers

One food that is being missed a lot by vegetarians is burgers. Even if you are already a vegetarian, you can still enjoy burgers, but the ingredients will be altered in order to make it perfect for your diet.

Use a blender to process tofu. Once you notice that it is already creamy, set it aside for a moment. Put bell pepper, mushrooms, scallions, and corn in a pan and have it sauted for at least five minutes. Then add cumin and garlic and cook for another minute.

Once this is done, mix it with the processed tofu, potato, pepper, and salt. Add bread crumbs. Shape it into regular burger patties and make sure that the ingredients stick together. Refrigerate it for a while and fry it with the use of olive oil once you are ready to leave.

Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Flatbread Vegetarian Pizza
Flatbread Vegetarian Pizza

Flatbread Vegetarian Pizza

This is another vegetarian lunch that is a snap to prepare. If you are in a hurry, preparing this meal can be ideal as it will not require a long time.

Look for a flatbread, preferably one that is available in the supermarket. Make sure that the flatbread is perfect for vegetarians. Pour tomato sauce on the bread or any vegetarian sauce. Top it with the vegetables that you like. You can also add walnuts. If you eat cheese, apply such on the top for better taste and fuller flavor.

Which of these meals you like best?

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      PaynesGrey 3 years ago

      I Love Macaroni Stovepot a one pot dish, 2 diced potato, 2 sliced leek,sliced mushrooms, 1 tin of chopped tomatoes, chunky carrots,2 tbsp macaroni veg stock, and if you like a bit of heat sliced red jalapeno's, serve with hot pittas. Lovely in the winter!