Pretty Vegetarian Lunches

How would you describe a vegetarian?  Nowadays there are so many altered definitions, I guess my official description of the type of eater I am would be called pescatarian.  As I’m typing this I’m getting a squiggle red line under the word pescatarian–I guess because it’s some name someone made up!  As a vegetarian and even a pescatarian food creativity is a must, unless you want to have boring salads everyday.  I’ve never meal planned in my life until I made the decision to give up meat.  Not meal planning can actually run you a pretty penny at the grocery store too.  While dinners and breakfast maybe a little easier to prepare, lunches pose a challenge.  It’s the fear of having the same “boring” lunch everyday.   If you are determined to have lunch that not only looks good, but tastes good as well, you may want to check out some of these cool recipes.

Curried Quinoa Mango Salad

From the Fig Tree Blog Curried Quinoa Mango Salad

Not only is quinoa easy to cook, but it’s one of those foods that is so versatile.  In our house we eat quinoa in lieu of rice and add so many different flavors to it.  The kids absolutely love it!

Spinach and Three Cheese Empanadas

From Sel et Sucre Spinach and Three Cheese Empanadas

These are so tasty and easy to make, especially if you cheat like I did and buy the frozen Goya empanada shells.  This like many of my lunches are usually leftover dinners from the night before.

Fig and Kale Salad

From Allyson Kramer’s Blog Fig and Kale Salad

This salad is anything but boring.  The combination of the sweetness from the figs give the kale a nice natural taste.  This is one of those recipes that can be prepped the morning of to bring to work with you.

Butternut Squash Soup

From Brown Eyed Baker Butternut Squash Soup

Fall is almost here and that means let’s get ready for soup!  This recipe is very easy to make and doesn’t take a lot of time.  It’s very creamy and goes well with french bread.

Hopefully, you’ve gotten some ideas on good lunches.  Don’t be afraid to try new things.  I’d love to hear about your favorite lunch recipes, so feel free to comment!

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