Now that the first day of school is done and over, you'll be in a rush to figure out nutritious and flavorful lunches for your kids on a daily basis. Have no fear, we've rounded up some fantastic options that are vegan, tasty and will have you and your family excited to eat lunch.
Sandwiches are the perfect lunch and, to start off, we're loving this layered sandwich with a sun-dried tomato pesto that is sure to add great flavor.
This fireworks orzo salad is packed with fresh vegetables, sun-dried tomatoes and herbs, making this not only healthy but extremely colorful.
This super greens mac and cheese is perfect for lunch since it's baked in muffin tins — portable and a great size for kids and adults of any age.
Everyone loves great nachos and these vegan nachos are no exception. Perfect for lunch because you can make a couple of these disposable pie tins for everyone in the family, cover them and send them off to work/school.
This salad is actually made with green chickpeas, which resemble edamame quite well. The flavors of apricot and balsamic layer this salad, making it the perfect lunch idea.
Change up your pasta routine with this vegan Bolognese — it's hearty, filling and will win over the hearts of even the most die-hard carnivores.
By adding white beans to this tomato soup, you're upping the protein count and making it a complete meal.
Have this sweet sticky coconut quinoa ready for your children to dive into breakfast or lunch.
You won't miss any of the meat in these tacos because they are loaded with eggplant, asparagus and black bean. Plus onions, chipotle peppers and cilantro add a burst of flavor to them.
Warm up on a chilly day with this four bean and chipotle chili — use whatever beans you have in your pantry to make it quick and easy.
Using seasonal vegetables, this vegetable pappardelle is just the meal you need. Substitute the Parmesan cheese for vegan cheese or completely leave it out.
Although this recipe might be more complex than your usual lunch box fare, make this vegan jambalaya the day ahead and portion into containers for a week's worth of lunches.
Serve up a bowl of these vegan Mexican meatballs with a side of quinoa or your favorite whole grain and you'll be in for a treat. They are flavorful and full of great ingredients, even chocolate.
The intense flavors in this roasted vegetable pasta are perfect when served room temperature or chilled and it will introduce your kids to new and exciting lunch ideas.
Packed with protein and whole grains, this salad is a great option and way to introduce new nuts and beans into your children's diets.
This udon noodle bowl tossed with coconut milk and peanut butter sauce tastes great hot or cold, making it the perfect choice for lunch on the go.
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