9 Practical Vegan Lunch Box Ideas

Vegan Lunch Box Ideas? Read on for 9 Practical ones and help your kids eat well while preserving the environment and saving the animals.

Practical Vegan Lunch Box Ideas

A number of the world’s population have adopted veganism. Their reasons vary, from concerns about their health, protecting the environment, and not harming the animals.

As it mentions in ParentalQuestions, diet is an important part of the growth for children of all ages. And the importance of vegetables for our health is huge!

Even after taking all animal foods off the table, including eggs, milk, cheese, and honey, sometimes this may leave you worried about what you will include in your kids’ lunch box. Kids’ meals should never be bland.

It’s tricky to prepare a lunch that will excite them to eat. One trick that we use is to pick up a Play Kitchen. This gives your little one the opportunity to play and cook alongside you and helps ease them into the concept of veganism.

Without further ado, let’s jump into the top 9 vegan lunch box ideas that are easy to prepare and interestingly tasty.

9 Practical Vegan Lunch Box Ideas

  1. Vegan Tofu Burgers

All kids get excited with burgers. Tofu burgers are quick and easy to make. Additionally, wheat germ, diced onion, and green onion garlic powder provide good nutrition to fuel kids’ bodies. You should definitely try out this recipe.

  1. Vegan Fried Rice

This meal will ravish your kid’s Chinese food craving. The vegan fried rice recipe is light and so tasty. Its ingredients are easy to get and will only take you less than 20 minutes to prepare. Kids can enjoy this meal alongside vegan spring rolls.

  1. Vegan Lunch Box Sandwiches!

Sandwiches have never been a boring lunch option. You can easily create any classic sandwich kids will love. 

The trick is never to make them too soggy and always let the young ones choose their vegan fillings. Always vary the sandwiches. Occasionally use wraps, bagels, and rolls in place of bread.

The chickpea-kale spread sandwich will get your kid anxious for lunchtime. It’s advisable to include a snack in their lunchbox. Fruits are a perfect combination alongside sandwiches.

  1. Thai Broccoli Salad + Peanut Dressing

Gather all the ingredients for this healthy gluten-free meal. For the peanut dressing, blend all the ingredients and add 3 tablespoons of water. The dressing shouldn’t be thick. 

Prepare the broccoli by boiling for approximately 3 minutes till they turn to a bright green. Stir the water and add shredded cabbage, scallions cilantro to the ready broccoli in a clean jar. 

Easy-peasy right? This super healthy and delicious broccoli salad can fit into your kids’ lunch schedule with the right ingredients.

  1. Spicy-Vegan Oaxacan Bowl

This Mexican-styled meal will definitely become your kid’s favorite meal. Top it with crunchy cabbage slaw, avocado toasted chipotle, and they will love it even more.

  1. Vegan Corn Chowder

The aroma of soup is always enticing. Vegan corn chowder soup will easily become your kid’s and home favorite soup. With veggies and few spices, you will have a delicious creamy texture the kids can pair with anything for lunch.

  1. Kale Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is definitely one of the most nutritious foods. These two superfoods will leave your kids energized and satisfied. The salad in the quinoa makes it solid enough to be a complete meal.

  1. ‘’Noodle It Up!’’

If your kids love noodles, you are in luck because there are many vegan options for you. 

Noodles are so easy to prepare, especially on a tight schedule. Garlic sesame noodles and Jade noodles are so versatile, loaded with lots of veggies, and useful.

  1. Zucchini Soup

This one has more calories than the time it takes to be ready. In less than 30 minutes, this sweet-scented soup loaded with healthy veggies will be ready. Serve zucchini soup with some crusty bread, and your kid will have a complete lunch.

Bonus Idea: Crunchy Baked Granola Bars

These are the flawless bars kids should have in their lunchboxes. They are a healthy dessert kind of meal but can work as a snack during lunch. They are easy to bake, needing only less than 10 ingredients

Focus on meals that kids will have no trouble finishing and what they like the most. Packing a treat and funny notes in the lunch box will always motivate kids to finish their meals. Having many choices will just work out for you. The above 9 vegan lunch box ideas, and a bonus recipe, should keep the ball rolling for you.

Check out how to properly prepare vegetables and some of our other vegan recipes.

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How to Properly Prepare Vegetables?

What’s the right way to chop and prepare vegetables and fruits to get the most from them? In this article, we give great tips on how to prepare vegetables for your vegan recipes.

There are a many reasons to go vegan or at least include more vegetables in your plate, including animal welfare, environment conservation, health and even sexual performance.

Couple Prepare Vegetables

Prepare Vegetables In Advance With Your Veg-Match

Home-cooked meals are fast becoming a luxury, with a study published in the Nutrition Journal showing that while in 1965, up to 95% of meals were prepared at home, by the start of the new millennium, only 72% of people were doing so.

The shift in gender roles, rising housing prices, and the need to pay off student loans are just a few reasons for this phenomenon, although any vegan will tell you that time management is key to enjoying healthy meals regularly. Of course, if you are busy, then you may struggle to come up with varied enough meals throughout the week.

By prepping vegetables the right way, you can ensure your produce retains the maximum amount of nutrients and remains in the best possible state for your vegan sautés, sandwiches, wraps, snacks and soups. By preparing your vegetables together, the process can be as much an opportunity for romantic connection as the meals themselves.

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Investing In Quality Equipment

If you are vegan, then your shopping cart probably wields a host of colorful vegetables of all shapes, textures and sizes.

When prepping this produce, it is important to use the right utensils, since your slices or pieces should be uniform to ensure even cooking.

You should have a very sharp knife for shredding leafy vegetables like cabbage and lettuce, as well as good peelers and graters.

There are many fancy electric tools around that shred, slice and dice, but if you have a small kitchen, simply have a good set of knives for small, medium and larger vegetables will most probably suffice.

Wrapping Chopped Vegetables In Plastic

If you are concerned about the possible loss of nutritional value caused by cutting and prepping vegetables beforehand, know that there are good ways to slow down nutritional loss.

As stated by Dr. A Kader of the University of California at Davis, by wrapping cut produce in plastic, you can reduce nutritional loss to about 10% for Vitamin C, 7% for folate, and just 3% for beta carotene.

Keep the vegetables in your fridge, and keep them in airtight containers. Buy fresh, seasonal vegetables if possible so you consume food with the maximum possible nutritional content.

Choose The Right Vegetables To Prepare

Some vegetables – including broccoli and cauliflower, asparagus, green beans, celery, sweet potatoes, winter squash and zucchini – can last in an airtight container in the fridge four around three days.

Others – including eggplant, potato and avocado – oxidize, and are better prepped on the same day they will be cooked.

There are also specific hacks that work well for some vegetables. For instance, you can prepare potatoes a day in advance, placing them in a bowl of water and popping them in the fridge.

Freezing Vegetables

You may buy an extra large batch of vegetables that the two of you won’t be able to consume in a few days. If so, freezing is a good way to save your purchases. 

Those vegetables that freeze particularly well include peas, broccoli, green beans, squash and cauliflower. Greens like spinach also retain their texture when frozen, as do herbs.

Avoid freezing vegetables with a high moisture content (including lettuce, mushrooms, and cucumbers) as they can freeze up then take on a mushy texture when thawed.

If you are excited about prepping your vegetables for beautiful vegan meals with your partner, ensure you save as much money as you can.

You can achieve this! Freeze excess produce and prepare vegetables all at once so you are more likely to use them over the next few days. For freezing, concentrate on low-moisture vegetables, planning meals in such a way that you utilize high-moisture produce first.

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So there you have it! There’s no excuse not to prepare vegetables for your next date! 🙂

As Veggly grows further, make sure you stay up to date and read some of our success stories and messages from our users who found love from their Veg-Matches – all on this page here.

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Vegan Sexual Performance: 67% report a boost after making the switch

In this article, we reveal our latest research showing how two-thirds of vegans report an increase in sexual performance and enjoyment since switching to a vegan diet.

Vegan sexual performance

Very exciting news for vegans today! Especially when it comes to life in the bedroom! We’ve released new data from a survey of 5,000 vegans across the world revealing how making the switch to a plant-based diet has impacted their sexual enjoyment and performance. The results are worth celebrating!

The research shows that over two thirds of vegans (67%) have experienced a noticeable increase in sexual performance and enjoyment after making the switch to a vegan diet.

In particular, vegan men were most likely to notice a difference. 7 in 10 (71%) vegan men reported a boost, in contrast to 59% of vegan women.

The new findings are consistent with arguments made in The Game Changers by Dr. Aaron Spitz who witnessed a significant boost in strength and duration of erections for male athletes who took part in a controlled test to measure the impact of a vegan diet.

We believe these findings are likely to contribute further to the continued rise of veganism and plant-based diets across the globe.

This excellent growth has helped fuel our own growth in users. We now have over 290,000 users around the world. Find your Veg-Match today!

Commenting on the new research findings, our founder, Alex Felipelli, said: “This is exciting news for vegans and anyone considering a switch to a vegan diet! It’s yet another excellent reason for ditching animal products and choosing vegan food at every meal. It’s clear that your diet can impact life in the bedroom!”

So there you have it! If this doesn’t convince non-vegans, what will?!

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Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

Check out this perfect vegan breakfast: Fluffy Vegan Pancakes! 😍🥞 Thanks, @delish for sharing this delicious recipe idea. Read below for ingredients and directions!

Vegan Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. almond milk (or any other non-dairy milk)
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • Vegetable or coconut oil, for frying
  • Maple syrup, for serving
  • Fresh fruit, for serving (optional)

Instructions

1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add  almond milk and coconut oil and mix until smooth.

2. In a large skillet over medium low heat, heat oil. Using a 1/4 cup measure, pour batter into pan. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, and flip when you see bubbles forming around the edges of the pancakes. Cook 2 to 3 minutes more on the opposite side, until golden. (If making a large batch, preheat oven to 200° and place prepared pancakes on baking sheet in oven.)

3. When all batter has been used, serve with maple syrup and toppings of your choice.

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There you have it! Delicious and fluffy vegan pancakes.

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52% of vegans would not date a meat-eater

New global research from Veggly reveals that over half of vegans would not date a meat-eater

  • 1 in 8 vegans wouldn’t even date a vegetarian
  • Veggly now used in 181 countries
  • Rise in veganism and plant-based living responsible for 10x growth in users

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Veggly, the world’s leading dating app for vegans and vegetarians, today releases new data from a survey of 14,00 users across the world to reveal the top vegan dating trends for 2021.

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The research shows that over half of vegans (52%) wouldn’t consider a relationship with a meat-eater. In addition, just over 12% of vegans, roughly 1 in 8, wouldn’t even consider dating a vegetarian, as they are still consumers of animal products.

Vegetarians are also reluctant when it comes to meat-eaters. 4 in 10 (39%) wouldn’t consider a carnivore for a partner.

Veggly Growth

The new findings help explain the recent, rapid growth of Veggly. Our platform now has over 250,000 users around the world. Since July 2019, the app has grown in user numbers by a factor of 10, from 25,000 users.

Overall, the United States boasts the highest number of Veggly users in one country, with 46,552. Brazil is second, with 39,215 users, and the UK is third with 34,420 users. Germany places fourth, with 33,890 users

Available throughout the world (used in 181 countries), Veggly is set to continue its rapid growth thanks to teams of vegans who have worked together to translate the app into 8 languages: English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Italian, Danish and Polish, with many more languages on the way.

Rise in Veganism

The rise of veganism and plant-based diets across the globe in the past two years has fuelled Veggly’s rise to prominence.

Vegan population has grown significantly in almost every country. As an example, a recent study revealed that the number of Americans following a plant-based diets is up by nearly 10 million over the last 15 years – a 300% increase and nearly 3 percent of the population in the United States.

Commenting on the new findings, Founder of Veggly, Alex Felipelli, said:

“These findings help us understand why Veggly has become so popular. Many vegans want to be with someone who shares their values and love of animals. For many vegans, their ‘veganism’ is a way life, so it’s understandable they wouldn’t want to be with a partner that consumes animals or animal products.

We created Veggly for that exact reason!

Veggly is here to help herbivores find the best and most compatible partners, and we are 100% dedicated to helping this community grow as much as possible.

We always reinvest in the platform and make improvements every week to improve the experience and cope with rising demand.

We believe that if the question was “Would you prefer to date a vegan”?, the result would be close to 100%. But still, 52% is very high for vegans who would not date a meat-eater at all!

What about you? Would you date a meat-eater? Have you? Leave your comments below and let us know what you think about this.

Veggly is the only vegan/vegetarian dating app available for Android, iOS and desktop/web

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Dutch-English Vegan Couple Meets on Veggly! #OurVegMatch

We get so happy when we help bring a new vegan couple together! 🌱 And this story is particularly great because it crosses borders! That’s right: Charity is from Netherlands and Joe is from the UK.

Veggly’s main mission is to help vegans and vegetarians find their soulmates and we firmly believe distance is less of a barrier when it means to find people with similar values and ethics!

Charity and Joe believed that and are now dating. 😊 Here’s the testimonial Charity shared with us:

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“Our story started when both of us started to scroll through Veggly. Both of us realized that the vegan datingpool is very small and we definitely didn’t expect things to turn out this well. Finding someone who is vegan is great but it obviously takes much more to fall in love and to build a good relationship. From the moment we started talking we realized how many things we have in common and how many shared interests we have.


Joe is from UK and I, Charity, am from the Netherlands. It didn’t take long before we really wanted to meet in person and so Joe booked a flight to meet me in Amsterdam on my birthday. Needless to say it was the best birthday ever. We went climbing and shared meals at some of the many amazing vegan restaurants that Amsterdam has.


Shortly after, I flew to the UK to stay with Joe, we were both very sure that we wanted to be together. We went on a trip to the Lake District (England) and Isle of Skye (Scotland) by car. We camped every night in our tent, did lots of hikes, and took baths in the ice-cold lakes.

As Scotland is notorious for its rain we had to spend four days and nights in the car as all the campsites were flooded. Even though a car is a very confined space to be locked up in for so many hours we had a lot of fun as we continued cooking our porridge breakfasts and stir-fries in the car. I think on this trip we realized that our adventurous souls had found each other.

As I had to go back to the Netherlands to pass my driving test, Joe came with me. I showed him some of my favorite places in my region before we headed back to live together in the UK. We recently bought a van together. We are in the process of converting it to a camper so we can travel together through Europe.

Thank you Veggly for making it possible to find each other. Both of us have never been this happy in life and we are very sure we won’t ever need a dating app again 😉”

There you have it! Another vegan couple Veggly helped creating. This is the main reason why we created Veggly and knowing it is working makes us very happy and inspires us to keep working hard for the community!

Would you like to us your story? Please contact us at: [email protected] We will be glad to hear from you 😊🌱

Plant-based Entrepreneurship: Veggly Founder interviewed by Plant CEO

Join us in watching Alex Felipelli, our Founder and CEO, in a great interview to Plant CEO youtube channel and podcast. If you are interested in plant-based entrepreneurship you should definitely check it out!

Special thanks to Anant Joshi 🌱 for hosting us!

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