What Do Vegetarians Eat for Lunch?

Regarding my diet, one of the most frequently asked questions I get, right after “how do you get your protein?” is – what do you eat for lunch?  I will admit, this posed a problem for me too, as I found it hard to come up with good vegetarian ideas for my favorite lunch item – the sandwich.

But I’ve broken past that barrier now, so today I’m going to show you how to build the perfect vegetarian sandwich.

Start with some good bread and toast it lightly, so that your sandwich will have a more stable structure.  Top with some sort of hummus spread – mine is tomato basil, mmmm.  Slice 1/4 of an avocado and lay on top of hummus, like so.  Pile your other piece of bread high with spinach (or other lettuce). 

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In the meantime, use the tofu sauté method to crisp up a few thick slabs – I used 1/2 a block of the Nasoya Lite Firm – my favorite.

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Next, add your vegetables.  I lucked out today, as I had a TON of leftover doggie bag veggies from my lunch fajitas.  Other options would be sliced peppers, zucchini, jicama, eggplant, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, etc.

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Pile the veggies high!  Green light for vegetables!!

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Option to add cheese at this point too.  Now close it up and slice down the middle!

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Enjoy with leftover slabs of tofu, mmmmm.

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Obviously sandwiches are not the only lunch option, but they are my personal favorite!  Soups and salads make for great mid-day meals too.  :)


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