If you’re living the gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan life, you know there are countless ways to have a high-protein diet. You also know the benefits of a protein-rich breakfast. Once breakfasts are covered, it’s time to trade in those bagged lunches for something cleaner!
Keep your mental sharpness and fortitude going throughout the afternoon, and beat the post-lunch fatigue with a focus on protein. Whether you prefer a dressed-up salad, a heart-warming soup, or something spicy, we have recipes everyone will enjoy.
Gluten-free Spicy Quinoa Chili
Let’s start with a warm and spicy chili! This meatless recipe is heavy in beans and quinoa, rich in protein, and simple to make. With the classic spice and flavor you love, this gluten-free option is a fun twist on an old favorite that can last all week. Give it a go!
Vegan Coconut Curry Lentil Soup
Celebrate your lunch break with something extra special. This coconut curry soup is full of vegetables, flush with flavor, and brimming with protein. Make this soup with any assortment of supplies and veggies from your pantry. Consider serving it with brown rice for a little something extra, or substitute a Vanilla Svelte for even more protein!
Vegetarian Black Bean Quesadilla
Here’s another veggie twist on a classic dish! Pack your corn tortillas with black beans and cooked sweet potatoes for a delightful protein-rich quesadilla. The creamy sweet potatoes allow you to forgo cheese and keep this dish clean and balanced. Top with some spicy salsa and avocado for the final flourish.
Chickpea Veggie Burger
If you’re craving fried food or burgers, give these excellent chickpea veggie burgers a go. This mixture is easy to whip up and can be thrown on the barbecue or the stove. Grill your patties ahead of time, and eat them at lunch with a side salad. You’ll be the envy of everyone at the office and refueled for the rest of the day from your high-protein lunch.
Arugula Sweet Potato Walnut Salad
Looking for something lighter and more traditional? Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. Try whipping up a simple salad and adding as many protein-rich veggie additions as possible. Consider walnuts and sweet potatoes, and top it off with this vinaigrette dressing. Balance your salad with crisp arugula, and enjoy your healthy, delicious lunch.
Everyone has a different idea of their ultimate lunch, but now you have a few more recipes on the menu. Don’t forget to enjoy a Svelte plant-based protein shake for breakfast to start your day right. These vegan, GMO-free, certified organic shakes will help stave-off the snacking until your lunch break.
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