My mouth is watering just reading the title! Half the battle with eating healthy is having things ready and if you are like me and you don’t have a lot of time lying around, this week’s worth of Vegan lunches meal plan will make you happy.

With only $15, and a trip to Trader Joe’s (or even less at Aldi) you can make an entire week of delicious vegan lunches, and each meal will take you less than 10 minutes to prepare!

So, here’s your shopping list, substitute as necessary:

  • Black Beans or Kidney($0.89)
  • Chickpeas ($0.79)
  • White Beans or Cannellini ($0.89)
  • 2 Avocados ($1.98)
  • Cucumber ($1.29)
  • Spinach or lettuce ($1.99)
  • Bread ($2.49)
  • Onion ($.69)
  • Pepper ($.99)
  • Rice ($1.69)
  • Tomato ($0.79)

This brings us to a total of 14.48, assuming you already own olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Monday: Open-faced Homemade Hummus and Veggie Sandwich

Ingredients-

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 garlic clove (or use powder, my preference)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 cucumber slices
  • 1/4 red pepper, sliced
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced

STEP 1

Place chickpeas, olive oil, and garlic ( I like to use powder so that the garlic taste isn’t so strong) into food processor. Pulse until smooth.

STEP 2

Toast slices of bread, spread on hummus, top with cucumber, red pepper, avocado or any other veggies you want.

If you are brave, try adding a bit of pesto to the hummus. It is my absolute favorite. Or, if you have a bit of extra cash and you are in Dallas, TX, they make it that way at Eatzi’s. Trust me, it is AH-mazing.

Tuesday: Black Bean and Chickpea Salad

Ingredients-

  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tomato, cubed
  • 1/4 avocado, cubed
  • 1/4 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Chopped cilantro to taste

Place all ingredients into a bowl, mix together and enjoy! When I say “chopped cilantro to taste”, I mean buckets of it. I looooovvvvveee it so much.

 

Wednesday: Black Bean and Brown Rice Bowl

Ingredients-

  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • cup Brown rice, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 red pepper, sliced
  • 1/4 onion, sliced
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced

STEP 1

Cook brown rice. You can do this in a microwave ( I wouldn’t suggest it), on the stove top or in a rice cooker. I got mine at the Goodwill and I use it weekly. Won’t ever use another method to cook rice.

STEP 2

Saute sliced pepper and onion in a pan with olive oil.

STEP 3

Place all ingredients into a bowl and enjoy.

I know this will sound odd but sometimes, I like to add A-1 Steak sauce to this dish. Call me crazy. Also, I have been known to shread cauliflower and use it instead of rice in this bowl. It’s just as good. Add some cherry tomatoes to it and you’ll be in heaven.

Thursday: Smashed White Bean Sandwich

Ingredients-

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1/2 cup white beans
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 8 cucumber slices
  • 1 cup baby spinach

STEP 1

Toast slices of bread. Make sure to use healthy sprouted grains, or gluten free bread to take this sandwich to the next level!

STEP 2

Smash white beans onto one slice and avocado onto the other, top with spinach.

 

To give this an extra kick, try adding your favorite spice or something like Sriracha on top.

Friday: White Bean Salad

Ingredients-

  • 1/2 cup white beans
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 red pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 tomato, cubed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

STEP 1

Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix together.

Saturday: Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich

Ingredients-

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • 10 cucumber slices

 

STEP 1

Toast bread

STEP 2

Smash together chickpeas and avocado in a bowl and spread on bread

STEP 3

Add on cucumber or any other desired veggies.

Sunday: Avocado Toast

Ingredients-

  • 1-2 slices of bread
  • 1/2 avocado
  • Olive oil, drizzled
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

STEP 1

Toast bread ( I sometimes use a rice cake too)

STEP 2

Place mashed avocado with salt and pepper onto bread.

 

This is one of the easiest lunches around and one that I go to OFTEN. To kick mine up a notch, I add quite a bit of crushed red pepper flake. Yum, yum, yum.

Source:

http://www.healthnutnews.com/weeks-worth-vegan-lunches-15-trader-joes/

 

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