Tag: Vegan lunch

Warm Summer Salad

I am vegan, and I choose compassion. Which to me not only means not only choosing to substain from animal-based or animal-derived products, but also translates into a number of healthy and delicious meals – lots of fresh fruits, interesting vegetable combinations, legumes and thousands of interesting spice variations. Oh, and I’ve just recently started learning a bit about spices and their combination – my God, there’s so much unexplored!

…and yet despite the fact that we all might find an avocado, a slice of bread and a few tomatoes no one really knows how to “treat” me as a guest. So instead, I usually invite people to our apartment so that I could prepare something nice and (un)expected for them. Here we go: a simple, delicious 15 minute meal – salad!

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Ingredients:

- Salad mix

- Fresh, ripe mango

- Avocado

- Firm tofu

- Zucchini

- Bell pepper

- Almonds

- Sunflower seeds

Sauce:

- Coconut milk (200ml)

- Soy sauce (2-3 tbsp)

- 1 garlic clove

- 1 tbsp brown sugar

- A scoop of peanut butter

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Preparation:

First, prep the sauce: in a tall dish blend together all sauce ingredients and set them aside. In a new, clean pan fry sunflower seeds along with almonds until you start smelling warm, nutty flavor. Once done, set aside.

On a big, pretty dish start plating the salad, sliced mango and avocado. Set aside.

In a big frying pan (best = wok), cook big slices of zucchini and sliced bell pepper. If you like a bit spicier meals like I do, once cooked, add a bit of sriracha sauce and cook for 1 more minute and add directly to the plate.

Cut tofu in small cubes, fry on a bit of oil until it’s golden brown. Once cooked, pour the sauce on top and let it summer for 1-2 minutes. Plate tofu cubes on top and add 2-3 spoons of the sauce. Garnish with sunflower seeds and almonds.

Enjoy!

6 Inspiring Lunchbox Meals

Ease, comfort, little preparation required and a bit of a wow factor – these are a few things that all of us are looking for in a lunchbox. Unfortunately, little to no time in the evening does not ease our lives and we often end up eating a boring-looking sandwich or some tasteless meal in a nearby canteen. If you happen to be facing the longest week ever – we’ve got a few of healthy ideas for your lunchbox to bring it to another level. A few minutes well-spent in the evening can definitely make you excited so that you’d wait for your lunch break to come faster.

From vibrant vegan salads to fulfilling stews – here are a few of our favorites this year that will make your tummy happy and will make your colleagues ask what’s that crazy good-looking food on your plate.

1. Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Source: Oh She Glows

Source: Oh She Glows

I don’t need as many ingredients as you think to make one wow-of-a-meal. This roasted butternut salad is extremely fulfilling, nutritious and very, very tasty – exactly something what you need for your 20 minutes break.

2. Thai Salad With Peanut Tempeh

Rich in protein, spicy and fulfilling – is there anything else that you’d want for your healthy lunch at work? Data, of Minimalist Baker, recommends eating the salad with peanut tempeh and some extra peanut sauce. Droool.

3. Stuffed Peppers

If you’re in the mood for something simple and easy, time to stuff your peppers! The dish is filled with extremely nutritious quinoa, kale and cashews – an amazing mix of tasty and valuable proteins for your lunch. If you’re craving for some freshness on a side, a small bowl of tomato-avocado salad will serve well.

4. Loaded Sweet Potato

Source: Kara Lydon

Source: Kara Lydon

The ultimate loaded sweet potato – packed with protein and carbs and topped off with green sauce. If you’re like me (who likes to eat big, nice & fulfilling meals for lunch) – this rich loaded potato is a perfect choice. Bet your colleagues will ask for a tiny bite, too!

5. Pizza Burrito With Pizza Sauce

Craving for something tasty and a bit junky? Here you go – a pizza burrito, or… Pizzarito! Described as the ultimate comfort food for the busy person, this low-far (whaaaat?) pizza burrito will  definitely please your taste buds.

6. Quiche With Asparagus And Tomatoes

Source: Vegan Heaven

Source: Vegan Heaven

If you are like me and you enjoy warm lunches with some fresh salad, give it a go for some yummy quiche. It’s easy-to-make and And, most importantly, since it has an egg-y taste, you’ll kill two birds with one stone (not directly, hopefully) as you’ll have some food for breakfast AND lunch since it’s just perfect for both!