Vegan Lunch — A Case For Plant Based

A Case For Plant Based
3 min readJun 12, 2020

We’ve previously discussed appetizers and breakfast, so now let’s talk about vegan lunch! 🌱

Plant based lunch options go far beyond salads. I’ve curated a list of my favorite recipes for you to try, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! You can also find additional recipes on my Pinterest page.

Creamy potato soup is so comforting! I’ve made different variations of potato soup throughout this pandemic. 💃

I recommend Chao brand for grilled cheese.

Gazpacho is my favorite summertime soup. 😍

By now you’ve probably noticed that I love buffalo sauce. Love the flavor, love the spice, love the heat. ( You can find a list of vegan-friendly condiments here.)

Peanut Butter and Jelly

One of the simplest vegan lunches there is! But make sure the jam is vegan (i.e. no gelatin and don’t forget about sugar!)

This was sooooo good! I truly didn’t miss a “normal” BLT. (Also FYI: I recommend Chosen Foods Traditional Vegan Mayo.)

I’m telling you, the amazing “veganized” version of dishes just keep coming! This was a really tasty egg salad sandwich substitute, and was even more flavorful on the second day.

Not only is it healthy, but it’s delicious and easy to make! You can mash chickpeas with a fork, but I prefer using a pastry cutter. It works really well and takes less time.

Homemade Salad Dressing

I much prefer homemade salad dressings, and these are some of the best. 😊 If you don’t want to make your own, there is now a nice variety of vegan salad dressing options available in grocery stores.

Store bought meals

Look for these products at your local supermarket in the freezer section:

Also look for frozen burritos, or ramen, mac and cheese, and other microwavable meals.

We know by now that processed foods are not as healthy as a whole food plant based diet. When my husband and I first transitioned to a vegan diet, we ate more of the processed foods and meat and dairy alternatives. But now, 8 months in, we’re eating less and less-and craving more fruits and veggies! 🌱

It gets easier, I promise. Getting started is the most daunting part. Always remind yourself of those health benefits and the positive impact you’re making on the environment and animal kingdom.

What has surprised you the most about a plant based diet? Are there things in your diet that you could never give up? Leave your comments below and any additional questions you have! Don’t forget to follow me on , , , and . And get ready for the next course-dinner! 😍

Originally published at on June 12, 2020.