Brown-bagging it just got a whole lot tastier with these divine vegan lunch ideas. Forget simple salads and boring food, with these delicious recipes you'll be able to enjoy world-class cuisine even while hunched over your desk. Take your pick from coconut-laced recipes and Middle Eastern dishes to an easy Chinese stir fry. Here's what to pack for lunch:
Perk up your midday meal with a sweet and sour Indian-inspired curry (pictured above). Potatoes, pineapple, mango and coconut milk make the base of this delectable vegan lunch idea.
Bulgur and Tomato Salad
You won't feel that afternoon energy slump when you indulge in this flavorful vegan lunch. Bulgur, a Middle Eastern staple, is tossed with tomatoes, scallions, mint and plenty of lemon juice in this hearty salad.
Stir-Fried Veggies, Mushrooms and Rice
Don't have much time in the mornings to worry about packing lunch? Make this easy vegan Chinese stir fry for dinner and wrap up the leftovers to enjoy the next day at the office.
This beloved Italian salad is another great vegan lunch idea, especially if you love tomatoes, olives and crusty Italian bread. For best results, pack the bread separately and add it to the rest of the salad a few minutes before serving.
Give everyone lunch envy with this delicious recipe for homemade falafel. Although falafel is fried, it warms up beautifully in the microwave or toaster oven. Accompany with fresh pita and a zesty yogurt sauce.
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