Easy Vegan Packed Lunch Ideas

These plant-based lunch options are healthy, easy to make and pack, and delicious warm or cold – and they will save animals and protect the environment. Yes, one meal really can do all that!

Vegan Chickpea Flour Frittata

Chickpea flour is a great source of protein and a cheap substitute for eggs in omelettes and quiches. You can find it in the baking section of most supermarkets. 

Pulled ‘Pork’ Jackfruit Sandwich

Put this filling in a burger bun, between two pieces of bread, or in a wrap with salad. All you need is some tinned young jackfruit in brine (which you can find in the health-food section of the supermarket) and some barbecue sauce and seasoning.

Mock Tuna Salad Sandwich

This versatile recipe is perfect to spread between pieces of toast with some lettuce, sprouts, and tomato to make a hearty sandwich or to toss on a bed of greens for a filling salad.

Soba Noodle Salad with Chilli and Peanut Dressing

Vibrant with colour, this salad looks impressive but is extremely simple. It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and cook.

Ultimate Vegan Burrito Bowl

With its lentil and walnut meat, this burrito bowl is super-filling. Load up on that guac!

Easiest Vegan Mac ‘n’ Cheese Ever

This is comfort food with a healthy twist. If you’re really strapped for time, you can always grab a box of Well & Good Cheesy Mac from Coles for a bowl of creamy pasta in mere minutes.

Meal Prep Jars

Have some extra jars sitting around that you’d like to recycle? Try some of these mason jar lunch recipes! The options are endless for these, but there is definitely a strategy to stacking the jars explained in the video above (at around the 5:20 mark) to ensure that everything stays fresh until mealtime.

Mediterranean Vegetable and Hummus Tart


Did you know that many brands of puff pastry available at supermarkets are vegan? This recipe is really just a bunch of roast veggies stacked on top of puff pastry sheets with hummus. It’s cheap, simple, and delicious!

Now that lunch is sorted out, let’s talk about breakfast. Click on the button below for ideas on starting your day the compassionate way:

Easy Vegan Breakfast Ideas