Make Ahead Vegetarian Lunches
With the back-to-school season nearly upon us, we are all getting back into our regular routines.
Why not spice it up with a few easy (and incredibly healthy) make-ahead lunches that have been pre-approved by a professional functional medicine health coach?
These recipes are easy to prep while you make dinner on the weekend or veg out on the couch after a long day. Throw the ingredients together and voila! You’ve got lunch magic.
They just happen to be plant based, and funnily enough, I didn’t do that on purpose.
In keeping with the lunch theme, there’s a nutrient dense sandwich, soup, and salad. Yum!
Buffalo Chickpea Sandwich
Make this tasty hot sammy by mashing a cup of chickpeas together with your favourite hot sauce, hummus, garlic powder, paprika, celery, carrots, and literally any other veggie you’d like. Scoop out a couple dollops of the mixture onto toasted whole wheat, gluten free or seeded bread with some greens, and you’ve got yourself a fiery lunch to look forward to! Thank you, EatingWell.
Roasted Cauliflower Salad
Toss some cauliflower pieces in olive oil, sea salt, and pepper and bake at 425 for 20 minutes. Put some green lentils on the stove to simmer (after a boil) for the same amount of time. Once cooled, mix the roasted cauliflower and lentils with arugula or spinach, pine nuts, apricots and olives. Pack a side dish of the gorgeous tahini dressing and you’ve got a beautiful lunch from Love and Lemons.
Vegetable Soup with Rice and Beans
Trust me, cooler weather will make you yearn for some nice hearty soup. Get out that nice thermos you ordered on Amazon (that you never use) and finally use it. Make a batch of this amazing vegetarian soup from PlantYou on the weekend and dole it out as lunch or dinner (or both) throughout the week, or make a batch and freeze some for a night you don’t want to cook. I will substitute brown rice for basmati. The best part? Use whatever veggies you have!
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This communication may contain general nutrition and lifestyle advice. I am not a licensed physician. My advice is not intended, and you should not use it to attempt to diagnose, prevent or treat diseases, ailments, pain or other medical conditions. Please consult your personal licensed physician to seek advice about diagnosing, preventing or treating specific ailments.