I know there are a lot of new vegans out there who need ideas for delicious and nutritious lunches. I’m sure there are some seasoned vegans out there who could use some suggestions also. Well, I am coming to the rescue! I have been making 4 vegan lunches every weekday for about 4 years now and I would like to share my favorites with you. I pack up lunches for my kids, although sadly I only make 2 of these each day since my oldest just went off to college, and I often pack a lunch for my husband to take to work. It has become a source of pride for me – knowing that my family is eating cruelty-free and incredibly healthy lunches and even though some may take a little more time than throwing together a pb&j (don’t get me wrong – I love a good pb&j quite often), they are well worth the effort. Today I am posting the first of five lunches. This one is what I just made and packed up tonight for tomorrow, Monday’s, lunch.
mock tuna salad sandwich, orange slices, and chocolate lime meltaways
I love making mock tuna – not just because it is vegan, but also because I love knowing that there is no mercury in it! And it tastes really great! I find that it is even better the next day, so I always try to make it the night before. It is packed with protein and tons of flavor and is a definite favorite in my house!
Mock Tuna Salad
- 1 box garbanzo beans (I prefer to use boxes that have no harmful glue, but you can also use 15 oz. cans).
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 1 pickle, diced
- 1/2 t onion granules
- 2 t nutritional yeast
- 1 T soy sauce
- 3 T vegan mayo
- 3/4 T kelp granules
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Optional – for best taste, place in fridge overnight.
This lunch is so healthy, delicious and easy to make!
See you tomorrow for lunch #2!!