Are you looking for some vegan lunch box ideas? for yourself or for school? I have 10 vegan lunchbox ideas for you in this post!
These 10 vegan lunch box ideas were made for my 5 year old twins for school so if you are packing them for yourself as an adult adjust the quantity size!
What to pack in a lunchbox:
As a guide I recommend each lunchbox to contain these foods:
- 1 complex carbohydrates ( wholemeal bread, pasta, brown rice, corn tortilla, buckwheat flour etc)
- 1 source of plant-based protein (tofu, chickpeas, lentils, edamame, nut-butter (if school isn’t nut-free), buckwheat flour, hemp seeds, green peas)
- 2 different colours of vegetables for antioxidants
- 1 fruit
- 1 source of healthy fats (seeds, nuts, olives, avocado).
More lunchbox tips as a mum and nutritionist!
If you are a mum packing vegan lunch boxes for your children, it doesn’t have to be that complicated. Prepping foods on the weekends, making quick sandwiches and packing the same lunchbox a few days in a row or everyday is also fine! Remember nutrition wise the lunchbox is only 1 meal out of 4 or 5 each day! If your child is picky and not eating much at lunch you can increase their nutrition at dinner time.
I also recommend not over packing food and checking how much comes back to get the quantity right.
Another tip I have as a nutritionist is when packing lunchboxes this is not the time to introduce new foods. Try sticking to healthy foods and familiar foods your child likes.
10 Vegan Lunch box Ideas:
- Mini pitta pizzas
2. Avocado or tofu sushi
3. Black bean and vegan cheese quesadillas
4. Avocado and hemp seeds sandwich
5. Chickpea or wheat pasta salad
6- Spinach and chickpea flour savoury pancakes
7- Smashed Chickpea “tuna” sandwiches
8- Toasted spinach and hemp seed wraps
9- Buckwheat hemp blueberry pancakes
10 – Vegan corn and zucchini fritters using chickpea flour and nutritional yeast.
So there we have it!– 10 vegan lunchbox ideas. I know you’re going to love this post!
Oh and before you ask the stainless steel lunchboxes I use for the twins are from Lunchbots! We also use their snack boxes and have had one for 5 years already. I find they are the best for long-term use and fitting different elements while being easy to clean and open for small children.
And, if you do make any of my vegan lunchboxes for school please let me know in the comments below what you think! I truly love hearing from you, and I’m always here to answer any questions you might have. And of course, tag me on Instagram with your pictures using the hashtag #healthyfrenchwife. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.
Other vegan lunchbox recipes:
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