Vegetarian Lunch Menu Ideas

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Vegetarian Lunch Menu Ideas
Vegetarian lunches go beyond peanut butter and jelly. (Peanut Butter 01 image by Platinum Pictures from

When you do not eat meat, too often your lunch might be peanut butter and jelly. Change up your boring lunch routine by preparing vegetarian meals that even your carnivorous friends will envy. Taking a cue from international cuisine, and you can step outside the lunch box for a flavourful and meat-free menu.

Red Beans and Rice

Prepare any recipe for red beans and rice and substitute vegetarian-friendly soy sausage for the andouille sausage in traditional red beans and rice recipes, or omit the sausage entirely. This hearty meal does not require side dishes, but a serving of cornbread or cooked greens on the side will round out this lunch menu.

Vegetarian Lunch Menu Ideas
Prepare a dish of red beans and rice for a Louisiana-inspired lunch. (mexikanisch image by Silvia Bogdanski from

Tofu Stir Fry

Make an Asian-inspired vegetarian lunch. Cube one pound of firm tofu and it add to two cups of frozen stir fry vegetable blend. Heat on a hob until the vegetables and tofu cook through. Pour in ¼ to ½ cup of bottled stir fry sauce and toss to coat the tofu and vegetables with the sauce. Serve the stir fry with steamed rice and fortune cookies for dessert for a full menu.

Vegetarian Lunch Menu Ideas
Prepare a tofu stir fry and serve with steamed rice for lunch. (stir fry vegetables image by Brett Mulcahy from

Breakfast for Lunch

Make a batch of pancakes or waffles, substituting soy milk for the cow's milk in the recipe. Serve with maple syrup or honey and a side of fresh fruit or vegetarian breakfast sausage. Pour yourself a large glass of orange juice for a serving of fruit with this menu.

Vegetarian Lunch Menu Ideas
Serve pancakes made with soy milk along with vegetarian sausage or fruit. (strawberry pancakes image by Ray Kasprzak from

Portobello Mushroom Burger

Grill a large portobello mushroom and use it in lieu of a hamburger patty on a bun. Add your favourite burger condiments such as lettuce, tomatoes, onions slices, ketchup and mustard. Serve with a side of French fries cooked in vegetable oil or baked crisps.

Vegetarian Lunch Menu Ideas
Grill a portobello mushroom to serve on a hamburger bun. (grilled mushroom and tomatoes image by Shirley Hirst from

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