make-ahead lunch ideas

Looking for desk lunch ideas other than a drab salad? Look no further! These 5 make-ahead lunch ideas are just as nutrient-dense as a salad, but offer a little more variety! Plus, many of these can be made in advance and are even kid-friendly making them great for meal prep for school or work!

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Great for meal prep, kid-friendly!

Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Serve this delicious chickpea salad on some whole wheat bread, or wrap. Pro-tip – add a few teaspoons of buffalo sauce for a spicy buffalo chickpea salad sandwich!

Cold Peanut Soba Noodle Salad

Great for Meal Prep!

make ahead soba noodle salad

This flavourful and hearty noodle salad is great for meal prep! Try switching out peanut butter for almond butter or tahini for a nut-free option. Pack these in mason jars with sauce on the bottom for easy meal prep.

DIY Instant Ramen

Great for meal prep!


Just like the packed ramen, but cheaper (and healthier), you would never know this is vegan! Simply add broth ingredients, vegetables, and quick-cooking noodles to a jar the night before then the whole soup cooks with just boiling water. Pro-tip – add some frozen edamame for extra protein.

Fresh Summer Rolls


vegan lunch ideas

A summer staple, delicious with fresh herbs, seasonal produce, and an added twist such as mango! Save the leftover peanut sauce for salads or stir-fry.

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