October 22, 2006

Vegetarian Lunch Ideas...

I have been struggling to come up with some quick lunch ideas for myself that do NOT involve peanut butter and jelly or grilled cheese sandwiches. LOL I asked my friend Dana and this is the list she shared with me...

baked potato (i usually put lentils or black beans as a topper for protein)

eggs sandwich with lettuce and tomato

lentils and rice with taco toppings (tomato, avocado, etc.)

black beans and rice

veggie burrito (I dice zuchini, yellow squash, tomato, avocado, corn niblets, spice and eat in a toasted tortilla)

egg burrito

brown rice spiced with Cumin and topped with avocado and tomato

whole wheat pasta topped with tomato, zuchinni, red peppers and mozzerella

Also from Dana... I made a FAST EASY yummy today!
in my PAMPERED CHEF DICER (could NOT live without it) I chopped green pepper, red pepper and onion (app 1/4 of each). I added that and a cup of frozen corn niblets to a can of red beans which I seasoned with cajun spices and about a tbsp of bbq sauce.
I also made yellow rice and served the beans over the rice.

Now, I am still looking for ideas for lunches all the time. If you have any suggestions I would LOVE to hear them. Thanks so much!!! I will make a list of things I come across, too, to share here as soon as I can. I am always looking for variety in my diet so the more the merrier!!!


  1. We eat a lot of soups, this past week my daughter lived on just broth(chicken or veg) with a few slices of fresh ginger, tofu, carrots, and some leftover rice thrown in last minute. Pea soup, black bean soup....Do you ever make sushi? YOu can do that with veggies only, very good, my husband will eat on that for days when I make it. So quick and easy. I make vegetable curry a lot. My favorite combo is potatoes, carrots, broccoflower, eggplant, and tofu. Stir Fry anything--last night I made tofu, green beans and sliced garlic with a little curry spice over top served on top of rice cooked in coconut milk(and some water obviously), raisins, some pine nuts thrown in. Very good, fast and filling. Hope this get's your mind going, certainly has mine! I really enjoy your blog!

  2. Totally great Carla!!! Thanks so much for the wonderful suggestions... I recently tried coconut milk in a curry dish and it was FABULOUS!!! There is LOTS to work with here and I will be doing a bit of brainstorming with your ideas. Thank you so very much for stopping by!!!!! :)

  3. Of course, let me know how it goes and if you like it. We have really grown to love Thai curry since moving here. I'd love to hear any other ideas from your brainstorming!!