Wraps and pita bread make for some good variety. I like to make burritos too. Whole wheat pasta salad is also good. I think you can do a lot with salads. Check out the spark recipe page for many salad ideas. Scroll down the page and see many tasty treats.
try these: http://goneraw.com/recipes/1064-falafel- balls-no-dehydrator-needed- i'm not raw (just a mad scientist when it comes to cooking so i like to dabble in raw). anyway, i made these yesterday and they are really, really good. they take just a few minutes to make, and they actually taste like real falafel, no joke.
other than that, how about messing about with marinades for tofu or tempeh, baking some, and then using it in a sandwich? maybe make soup and take it in a thermos? i'm queen of soup so if you want some ideas just let me know. that's 99% of what i eat in the winter.
While I could offer a few favorites, I'd rather point you towards some great resources:
Laptop Lunches home on Flickr!: http://www.flickr.com/groups/laptop_lunc hes/
Bento blog: http://lunchinabox.net/
Vegan Lunch Box (no longer active, but great archives!): http://veganlunchbox.blogspot.com/
I use a Laptop Lunch system (www.laptoplunches.com), and so do the people who contribute to these blogs/sites, but the ideas can be used with a cooler.
The Flickr! group includes both veg*ns and omnis, so some of the meals include meat, but with nearly 4000 photos of members' daily lunches, there are plenty of ideas.
Edited by: AZLADY2 at: 12/9/2007 (12:15)
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A friend of mine makes sandwiches on whole-grain bread or wraps with either avocado or hummus and a variety of vegetables. This is an idea I'm planning to try, but just haven't yet. I love this kind of sandwich!
How about different kinds of salads with a basic ingredient like lentils, chickpeas, brown rice, tofu, etc., with chopped veggies like onion, peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, a dressing, and some kind of herbs? A lot of fresh parsley or basil would be good, I think.
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Help! I am a home health nurse and one of my biggest vegetarian hurdles is finding lunches to pack to take with me. I carry a cooler and stop to eat lunch, but I have had salads until I really need some variety! I do carry fruit and veggies with dip of course, but I need some ideas for lunches!!
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