School Lunch

Hey guys, I'm a vegetarian and I really want to have a non-boring lunch. I use to eat a PB&J everyday, but then I started to feel sick, and I have fruit salad now. However, when you have it 5 days a week, it gets really old. I'm not an idiot in the kitchen, but I'm not anywhere close to being a chef. I want to have a multicultural lunch, because American food gets too boring. Thanks for the help!

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16 replies since 2nd March 2013 • Last reply 2nd March 2013

I don't know what PB&J are Tongue do tell me wat they are Tongue
I make spicy onion sandwiches!!
Fry the onions and add chili powder
Plop it on bread
Add veggies like lettuce, pine mushrooms and some tomatoes
Really good and cook the onions for only three or two minutes, tastes great if you use the purple ones

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I thought you might try spaghetti hot dogs! The tutorial isn't by me but check it out! You just break spaghetti into halves, poke it on the sausages and boil it!!

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Wraps, lettuce, onion, tomatoes, mayonnaise and pine mushrooms

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Thanks Syeyon! I'll have to try that this week!

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Hello, fellow veg head! I started being vegan in middle school. I thought the were no school options but salad (full of those evil white parts of the lettuce... -.-) for me. I actually started bringing my own salad to school with some carrots and a little soymilk. I ended up eating like, a banana, an apple, and fries almost everyday. In high school, I did the same but then I just stopped eating lunch until I got home from school.
And that's my boring veg lunch story! Haha.

That sandwhich sounds awesome. That would probably stay delicious until lunch. You could also bring small's bowls of things like salad, noodle salad (easy to make and delicious!), different fruits (other than just fruit salad! Mix it up!). There could be lots of options.

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When I was a vegetarian( I stopped because of heath issues) I ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, nutella sandwiches. My current vegetarian friend brings granola and buys milk and kinda has breakfast for lunch. Tomato sandwiches are a current favorite of mine, when it gets warmer and can get them out of the garden, there is nothing better than a Georgia better boy tomato. Lots and lots of mircowave grits, any and everything I made at home and could heat in my band teacher's mircowave.

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I'm currently crazy about goat cheese. I think goat cheese or other strong flavoured cheese like brie or camenbert tastes really good on a sandwich with some honey and sometimes some apple slices. Also wraps are always a welcome variation. My favourite is a wrap with cream cheese, bruschetta spread or pesto and rucola salad.(if you want multicultural, call that one 'italian') ;)

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Try looking up some easy bento recipes on the internet. Bentos are pretty healthy and are a great way to add variety to your meals.

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Hi to another vegi Happy I like pitta and humous and salad but like making pizzas with ciabattas. You just slice the rolls/bread in half so its the same thickness as a pizza base, spread a little butter/marg and tomato purée and then top with veg, olives, a bit of pesto, cheese etc and stick in a hot oven (200c) for about 10 mins. They are really nice cold. I also like pinning any ideas I come across on pinterest and found this a while back http://easylunchboxes.smugmug.com/The-Best-Lunchbox-System/Yummy-Lunch-Ideas/10136835_YSuyb#!i=696914478&k=hdxSJ9J - not everything is vegi but there's lots of choice.

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for salads i almost forgot ! slice fruits and mix them with um yoghurt and put it in the deep freeze !
t's like eating ice cream but of course it will melt...just saying because you might like this after an exhausting school day! (I'm crazy eating tis now!!!!!)

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I'm vegetarian & hated school lunch time bc of it. I ended up hungry everyday..wish I knew what I know now. Lol

You could try about ANY kind of sandwich or cold thing. Bc you can make it the day before, put it In the fridge overnight, & the next day at lunch itll still be cool. Try cold pasta salad (basically cooked & then chilled pasta with any veggies you like chopped in it, & add dressing ...usually it's zesty Italian dressing). You can do the same with sandwiches, chill them overnight & they'll still be fresh by lunch. Try different dips like hummus, etc. too.

Take a thermos of hot soup (there's a million diff kinds!) & a bowl to pour it in. Plus crackers & whatnot. Or vegetable chili. ..um I think just about anything hot will stay warm in a sealed container by lunch time.

Protein & fiber/grains foods will fill you up more. Peanut butter is a HORrible source of protein. I'd highly recommend you learn to cook Tofu, (I mostly season& fry it in a skillet like a hamburger). You can season it anyway; slice it to patties for sandwiches, dice it to put in salads/soups or eat alone with dressing/dip. Eat it cold or warm. You can also make it days ahead & store it in a fridge for a week.
...nuts, sunflower seeds, dried fruit (like raisins etc), dry cereal (like honey Cheerios), are a Great Snack you can eat all day!

As for "multicultural lunch".... Sushi!!!! & you can dip it in anything. Lol I've made it before, it's not hard to learn, just google it. ...also try eating rice & cooked vegetables w/ sweet chili sauce on top (& chopped tofu I do). You can put the rice & veggies hot in seperate containers; rice holds up really well & can be cooked days ahead of time. Rice & noodles would really fill you up more then anything.

Vegetariantimes.com ...is a magazine, & their websie has amazing free recipes for everything. Check them out.

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This new CO+K user makes all vegetarian recipes too. http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/users/140376
The "peanut sauce" recipe is super easy & used a lot in Asian dishes as dressing on noodles, stirfrys, etc. & even as a dip.
Happy

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You could always try falafel (sp?) they're like meatballs but made from hummas. It's great with sour cream or cranberry sauce with chopped up lettuce, tomatoes and some crushed up nuts for texture. Best to use it in wraps or even in a salad. They should come in pottles (well they do here in NZ) and all you do is shape them into balls/patties and pan fry them with a little oil.

I hope that comes in handy!

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I usually get a large salad and a non-meat side like a baked potato for lunch, except for those special occasions where the school serves meatless meals like cheese pizza. If you want to pack lunch, you can buy veggie burgers and the like from the store and make them before you leave. The Walmart near where I live sells vegetarian burgers, meatballs, chicken nuggets, and even BBQ ribs, yum Tongue
Also, something veggie-friendly that my boyfriend showed me a while ago is garlic hummus and crackers it sounds gross but trust me it is so good!

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