Back to School (or Any Time) Vegan Lunch Roundup: 20 Fun and Easy Meals for Every Lunchbox

Marla Rose
2 min readSep 7, 2022

It’s September: Let’s get those lunches planned.

When my son was in elementary school, I started out making cute lunches inspired by the ol’ Vegan Lunch Box blog in the aughts but quickly discovered that both my son and I liked quick and easy meals more than we did visually impressive ones. The point is to eat something nutritious, filling and tasty, then get some recess time, right? He was also already eating something different from the other kids as a vegan so he wanted no muss, no fuss lunches. Here are 20 fab and fast lunch ideas that could level up any lunch box. Throw in some colorful fruits and a muffin and you’re good to go!

Sandwiches and wraps

Healthy Pizza Bagels via Tabitha Brown
Best Chickpea “Egg” Salad Sandwich via Simple Veganista
Club Sandwich via The Edgy Veg
Breakfast Sandwiches via Vegan Huggs
Tofu Salad Sandwich via Vegan Street
Pull-Apart Pizza Sliders via Eat Figs, Not Pigs
Veggie Rainbow Wraps via PCRM
Simple Taco Pinwheels via This Savory Vegan
Burritos via Nora Cooks
Amazing Loaded Vegan Quesadillas via Veggies Don’t Bite

Warm lunches

Kid-Approved Pesto Pasta via Britt Williams
Easy Soba Noodles via Feasting at Home
Mac and Cheese via Charisse Yu
Easy Seitan Nuggets via My Quiet Kitchen
Crispy and Crunchy Tofu Chicken Nuggets via Jessica’s in the Kitchen
Vegetarian Chili via Healthy Little Foodies
Chicken Noodle Soup via Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen
Vegan Spaghettios via Thee Burger Dude
Cheeseburger Hot Pockets via Thank You Berry Much
Lebanese Spinach Pies via Feel Good Foodie

Marla Rose is co-founder of

Marla Rose

Marla Rose is a Chicago-area writer and co-founder of and