25 Healthy Make-Ahead Vegetarian Lunches

25 Healthy Make-Ahead Vegetarian Lunches

Can I get a TGIF?! We made it, you guys! Phew!

I know the last thing you’re probably thinking about on a Friday is packing lunch, but Sunday is only a few days away and that happens to be a great time to prep healthy food for the week. :) <that’s my please don’t hate me for being so annoying smile

Often times Brandon and I eat leftovers for lunch but there are always a few days here and there that I like to have something prepped and ready to go. Otherwise I end-up in the frozen section stocking up on a bunch of Amy’s burritos. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE me some Amy’s burritos but I always feel so much better when I have some fresh produce in my diet.

With that in mind, I put together a collection of recipes that are perfect to make ahead of time and pack for lunch. There are lots of bright and colorful salads, veggie burgers (which are great to make for dinner and have leftovers for lunch), sandwiches, and quinoa recipes to choose from. I’ve made almost half of them and I can vouch that they are all delicious and keep well in the fridge for several days.

I hope you find something that inspires you to pass up the microwaveable meals! Happy weekend, friends!

Crunchy Quinoa Power Bowl with Almond Ginger Dressing

Crunchy Quinoa Power Bowl with Almond Ginger Dressing

Curried Chickpea Salad from The Hummusapien

Red Quinoa and Black Bean Salad from Oh She Glows

Collard Wraps with Chickpea Walnut Meat from Dishing Up the Dirt

Southwestern Chopped Salad from The Garden Grazer


Gluten-free Falafel with Yogurt Dill Sauce

Butternut Squash Falafel with Maple Tahini Sauce from She Likes Food

Vegan Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers

Thai Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers with Spicy Peanut Sauce from Oh She Glows

Beet Burgers with Yogurt Dill Sauce


Colorful Beet Salad with Carrot Quinoa & Spinach from Cookie + Kate

Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad from Ambitious Kitchen

Garden Fresh Lentil Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Soba Noodle Pine Nut Salad from Cook Nourish Bliss

Zucchini Corn and Beet Quinoa Salad from The Roasted Root


Asian Kale Salad from Two Peas and Their Pod

Radish and Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing from Dishing Up the Dirt

Winter Kale Salad with Shaved Fennel and Oranges

The Easiest Chopped Chickpea Greek Salad from Ambitious Kitchen

Salad in a Jar 101 from Back to Her Roots


Greek Chickpea Salad Sandwiches from She Likes Food

Barley Salad with Chickpea Feta & Lemon from Flavor the Moments

Detox Quinoa Salad

Greek Broccoli Salad from Cookie + Kate

Crispy Quinoa Cakes from Oh She Glows