I've been a vegan for over a year and a half now, and was vegetarian before that. However I just returned from a year of maternity leave a few months ago, and I am at a loss of what to bring for lunch. While on maternity leave, I had pleantly of time to try out new recipes, and I loved it- there was always some kind of yummy leftovers to eat (my husband and kids are not vegan)
But now- with being at work full time and my time at home with the kids being limited, I cant bear to spend all of my time in the kitchen. Anyone have any ideas on what I can take for lunch that is quick easy and healthy? I cant buy lunch out every day (its too expensive~ and a girl can only eat soo much salad) I would love any ideas you can thow my way!
In the morning, I blanch a couple cups of greens (like pea greens, bok choy and the like), then cool them by rinsing in cold water, drain, then it goes in a lunch container with cubed tofu, 1/2 cup beans, or leftover grains. I use the water for my morning breakfast miso soup.
When I get to work I heat it all up, top with an oil dressing I make with shoyu, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil.
This is a super easy, quick lunch that warms up the belly. It's really healthy and it keeps me satisfied.