10 Vegan Lunch Recipes for Your Brown Paper Bag

Looking for some healthy brown bag lunch ideas? Check out these 10 Vegan Lunch Recipes to Pack in Your Brown Paper Bag to get inspired!

Lunchboxes never looked better! If you’re packing up brown bag lunches for yourself or your kids, it can be tough to come up with new healthy ideas to beat the brown bag blues. So, I’m bringing you some of my top plant-based lunch recipes to fuel your day with good taste and nutrition. Think beyond the boring PB&J (though we definitely like that too!) and get creative with some lunch ideas that you will look forward to diving into. Power your day with good nutrition to last all the way through to dinner. Open the bag and dive in with this collection of 10 Vegan Lunch Recipes to Pack in Your Brown Paper Bag, from my kitchen to yours!

10 Vegan Lunch Recipes to Pack in Your Brown Paper Bag


8 Plant-Based Brown Bag Recipes

Vegan BLTA Sandwich

Creating a classic vegan BLTA—bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado sandwich is easy these days. Just brown your favorite plant-based bacon, toast some good whole wheat bread, smear it with plant-based mayo, and top it with farm-fresh produce and pack it up to go.

8 Plant-Based Brown Bag Recipes

Curried Tofu Papaya Wraps

Now this is what I call healthy, delicious eating on the go! Filled with a colorful, flavorful tofu, papaya, and coconut filling, this wrap is a delicious treat for lunch. Stock up on powerful nutrients, such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, fiber, and protein in this meal-in-one.

8 Plant-Based Brown Bag Recipes

Double Chickpea Vegetable Pitas

I love the Greek flair of these hearty, double chickpea pita sandwiches, which can be thrown together in 5 minutes with 6 ingredients! Perfect for packing up for lunch.


Blueberry Wheatberry Salad with Turmeric Vinaigrette

This salad is packed with color, crunch and nutrition, and it can stand up well without getting soggy. Just pack it up in a Mason or Weck jar with a fork and you’re good to go!

Mediterranean Vegan Meal Prep

Meal prep this healthy, delicious combination based on white beans, carrots, cauliflower, sorghum, pistachios, kale, and Mediterranean herbs. In about 45 minutes, you can put together 4 plant-based, gluten-free entrée salads for a week of healthy eating to stock in your lunchbox. Check out the video on making these meal prep salads here.


Vegetable Stone Soup

Is there anything quite as good as a hearty, vegetable-based soup? Pack it up in a thermos to enjoy for a soul-satisfying lunch break.


Easy Oven-Baked Falafels

These super easy baked falafels are good cold, served with a side of hummus or tahini and whole grain pita. Yum!

Golden Beet Veggie Balls with Almond Sage Cranberry Crema

Prepare these crispy veggie balls, which are filled with the earthy flavors of golden beets, white beans, sage, and hazelnuts. Make them up in advance, and tote them along in your lunchbox, served with a side of this almond sage cranberry crema.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chickpea Bars

These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chickpea Bars are a perfect treat in your next lunchbox. Filled with creamy nut butter and decadent chocolate, this plant-based dessert is one that everyone is sure to enjoy!

Soft Molasses Cookies

These soft, chewy molasses cookies are rich with the burnt amber goodness of molasses, and the sweet aromatic appeal of baking spices. They’re a favorite with kids and adults alike! Just pack some up with your brown bag lunch for a delicious treat.


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