Back to School Vegetarian Lunch Ideas

Recipe Roundup | August 26, 2015 | By

This is the first year in a LONG time that I haven’t had a first day of school. It is weird, and refreshing, but at the same time sad and kind of scary. Is this what being an “adult” feels like. There is so much added responsibility. Somebody help! 🙂

But it’s Back to School time once again for the rest of the world.

For most of my school years, I took a PB sandwich every.single.day. And never got sick of it. I have a feeling that isn’t the norm…or so my mom tells me. So I put together a roundup of different lunch ideas to pack for [you] or your kids that might be in need of some variety. All of these are meatless and packed with nutrition.

There is no need to be consuming those rubbery chicken nuggets or soggy pizza. At least thats what I was served.

Vegetarian Back To School Lunch Ideas

Sun Dried Tomato Orzo Salad from That Girl Shannon: easy, make ahead dish that is perfect to take in a lunch box. Add a can of chickpeas or black beans to add some extra protein.

Hummus and Vegetable Sandwich from Pure Wow: Hummus makes for the perfect vegetarian sandwich. Slathered on whole grain bread piled high with veggies, it makes for a nutritious and satisfying meal.

Curry Chickpea Wraps from Healthy Happy Life: Protein packed and full of complex flavors. This wrap will definitely add variety to the week.

Mushroom and Avocado Quesadillas from Cookie and Kate: Make ahead and eat cold the next day.

Avocado Chickpea Egg Salad from Hummusapien: serve as a sandwich, or eat plain for a healthy lunch.

Salad in a Jar by Eating Bird Food: By far the most convenient way to pack a salad for a lunchbox!

Other Ideas:

Make a peanut butter and jelly with a twist. Use almond butter instead of peanut butter and use apricot preserves instead of jelly. You could also throw some honey and banana on instead of the jelly.

Make a grilled cheese. Butter 1 side of two pieces of bread and top with cheese and spinach, peppers, and other veggies. brown on each side in a skillet and serve cold the next morning.

Make english muffin pizzas. Top an english muffin with sauce, cheese, and toppings of choice. Then place in the oven for 10 minutes on 400 degrees until bubbly and melty. Serve cold the next day.

Happy Back to School time.

What are your favorite lunch ideas?

Were you served good food at your school?

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