It seems like such a silly question. Food, of course. Seriously, I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked things like “But, what DO you eat? It is kind of annoying, but I understand where it comes from. Meat eaters see meals in a form of meat and whatever. When you minus the meat, they’re a little bit confused on how to proceed.
Lots of vegans eat salads for lunch. They may also eat pasta, grains, burritos, tacos, or any number of things that are similar to the meat version minus the animal products. You can get pretty creative depending on which vegetables you have on hand.
Me? I like sandwiches, so that is what I usually have for lunch. I might vary my bread between light and dark rye, sourdough, or a pita pocket depending on what’s in the house. Vegetable based sandwiches are simple and easy to make especially if you have steamed vegetables. My sandwiches don’t have a hunk of lunch meat in the middle. They have vegetables, fruit, garlic, greens, lettuce, beans, and/or tofu. This sandwich has broccoli, cauliflower, peas, spinach, and garlic on light rye. It’s topped with my homemade vegan soy yogurt. Yum!
Here’s one idea for lunch, an Avocado Steamed Vegetable Sandwich. It’s tasty and is a good use of leftover veggies. This was my sandwich yesterday. We boiled beets the day before, so I mixed them crookneck squash and steamed veggies. The beets are so sweet that they add their own flavor to the mixture. It’s on toasted Jewish Rye bread. I threw in some Daily Crave chips. Doesn’t it look delicious?
I usually keep steamed vegetables on hand in the fridge. Then, I combine that with whatever looks good on any given day. I’ve always got beans in the freezer . Sometimes I buy tofu, eat some and freeze some. Add avocado, squash, and whatever else is available. All of this stuff can make a really tasty lunch. Really, it isn’t all that complicated. A good vegetable sandwich will satisfy me any day. How about you?