Planning and preparing high-quality and healthy lunches is the ideal for many people but one of the challenges for people who want to lose weight is ensuring the lunch is filling enough to see them through the rest of their way without resorting to sugary snacks. Therefore we have brought you 12 vegan lunch ideas that will inspire you to eat healthy, wholesome and natural foods and hopefully lose a few pesky pounds too!
1. Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Versatile cauliflower is perfect for adding to baked potato for a warming, comforting soup that keeps you full until dinner by slashing the calories without restricting texture and flavour. The great thing about this soup too is you can really mix and match it to keep it exciting with new additions such as a bit of spinach, chickpea or even quinoa to bulk it up depending on your mood.
2. Baby Kale Sesame Salad
Kale is a nutritious powerhouse but with such a strong taste it can sometimes be tricky to incorporate into your diet. However as soon s you start massaging baby kale with olive oil its flavours really come into their own and by simply adding some sesame and other mixed seeds and avocado you have yourself a super nourishing and simple tasty salad.
3. Rainbow Quinoa Salad
Quinoa is a fantastic grain that really takes the place of rice and can be a simple way of absorbing lots of different vegetable flavours in one meal. In this case add any mix of vegetables you would like to the quinoa . Our personal favourites? Broccoli, sweet corn, red pepper and carrots.
4. The Bean Vegetable Soup
This particular vegetable soup is perfect for lazy ones! Simply let is simmer in a slower cooker overnight with vegetable stock, white kidney beans and leeks, kale and broad beans to wake up to a fully made soup!
5. Chickpea Quinoa Burger
This quinoa veggie burger combines chickpea, black bean and sweet potatoes to create a healthy but super filling vegan burger under 500 calories, even after adding a whole wheat bun, lettuce and tomato. What could be more juicy? Why not create several patties to keep you going throughout the week?
6. Hummus and Veggie Sandwich:
For those days when really only a filling sandwich will do then why not try and hummus, avocado and rocket sandwich with enough protein and fiber to make you feel fantastic but still aid weight loss without anything artifical or sugary.
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