6 plant-based lunch ideas that’ll give your colleagues food envy

By Alexandra McCarthy |

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Eating veggies for lunch doesn’t mean chowing down on lettuce and carrots!

Whether you’re vegetarian or not, having a plant-based meal at lunch is a great way to up your veggie intake so you can reach your 7–9 servings of veg everyday. And these recipes will make you the envy of your work colleagues! What’s not to love?

Rainbow Quinoa Nori Rolls.

These fresh nori rolls are a great swap for regular sushi (which often leaves little to be desired in the nutrient department). These rolls are full of veggies and healthy fats, while the quinoa provides a huge dose of protein. Plus, you can easily customise these rolls based on what you have in your fridge.

Easy-Peasy Zucchini Blinis.

These three-ingredient patties are the ultimate easy lunch. They take mere minutes to prepare and cook, so you’ll be chomping down in no time.

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Curried Chickpea Salad.

Forget egg salad, this curried chickpea dish is even easier to make as it requires no cooking! And the serving options for this recipe are endless. Enjoy in a sandwich, on a wrap or with a green leafy salad.

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Paneer Tikka Masala.

This plant-based curry is the perfect candidate for leftovers! Simply whip up a batch during your Sunday Cook-Up and enjoy the warming, veggie-filled deliciousness all week.

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Sesame Crusted Haloumi + Strawberry Salad.

We love to eat fruit with fats and this salad combines the two together. The sweetness from the strawberries is the perfect companion with the sharpness of the haloumi.

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Vegan Vietnamese Pho.

That’s right, soup is totally toteable! Make the broth at home, and when lunchtime arrives, heat the broth until boiling and pour over the noodles and herbs, covering for a few minutes. The noodles will cook and the herbs will become fragrant. Yum!

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