Friday, August 10, 2018

30 Vegan School Lunches


Gardein nuggets, glow chocolate, cantaloupe, raspberries, cucumbers, peanut butter filled pretels and cashews.

My son is vegan and he is a picky eater who is going into second grade this year! I thought it would be difficult to make healthy plant based lunches that he would like for his first year of full day Kindergarten but it was actually a lot of fun packing his Planetbox every day. Before school we actually looked around at videos and posts of people's lunches so he could tell me what he wanted his lunch to be like and he was happy with almost everything!


Here are some of his favorite vegan lunches:

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Tofurky and Follow Your Heart vegan cheese on pretzel bread, peanut butter crackers, pistachios, grapes, strawberries, Unreal chocolate candies.



Tofurky on Artisano rolls, bugles and cashews, dark chocolate with dried blueberries from Costco, watermelon, raspberries.


Field roast corn dogs, crunchy dark chocolate, veggie sticks and cashews, strawberries, and cucumbers.


Field Roast Frankfurter, Cantaloupe, raspberries, peanut butter crackers, cashews.


Field Roast Frankfurter, watermelon, dark chocolate, raspberries and blueberries, veggie sticks and cashews.


A little Gardein slider, cucumber, raspberries, chocolate, peanut butter filled pretzel and cashews.




Tofurky roll up, Lukes veggie sticks (I've noticed these are a little healthier than the one from Trader Joe's), Cantaloupe, Pluots, red pepper, apples, dried blueberries. 




Home made baked tofu, Healthy Brownie Balls, pluots, vegan chocolate chip cookies, Tofurky roll up, Cantaloupe.




Almond Butter and sliced apple sandwich, apple slices, veggie sticks, vegan chocolate chips, green grapes




Tofurky roll up, green grapes, vegan chocolate chips, veggie sticks, watermelon




Peanut butter and banana sandwich, savory baked tofu, veggie sticks, vegan chocolate chips, watermelon




Grapes, cucumber, veggie sticks, vegan chocolate chips, Banana Peanut butter roll up on whole wheat tortilla




Honeydew, green grapes, cucumber slices, roasted salted pistachios, roasted red pepper hummus and tortilla chips with chia seeds. 




Honeydew melon, rainbow carrots, roasted salted pistachios with vegan chocolate chip trail mix, plum and apple cubes, almond butter and apple slices on whole wheat bread.




Apple slices, green grapes, cashews and vegan chocolate chips, carrots, plain hummus in the cup, Apple and almond butter and soft tortilla roll up.




Lightlife vegan hot dog, 1 slice white bread, Brownie ball, sweet potatoe fries, green grapes.




Tofurky roll-up, cashews, Dandies marshmallow, veggie sticks, red pepper, cantaloupe




Hummus, chia seed crackers, carrots, Dandies Marshmellow, cantaloupe




Gardein Nuggets, cantaloupe, Dandies marshmellow, pasta with vegan parmesan, red pepper

The "parmesan" recipe is our Spaghetti Sprinkle which is super easy to make and the kids LOVE it.





Gardein Nuggets, cantaloupe, Dandies marshmallow, cashews, strawberries



Tofurky slices, Follow Your Heart vegan cheese slices, wheat bread, wheat bunny crackers, Justin's Dark Chocolate peanut butter cup, strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapple

This was our version of a vegan "Lunchable" Turns out that this is one of the most well liked favorites.



Field Roast Frankfurter, raspberries, green grapes, Dandies marshmallow, cashews and pistachios, pineapple spear

Pineapple is not the best liked fruit and it's too bad because it is super cheap! It has become a smoothie staple for me as I find them for as little as $3. 


Wheat bread, Follow Your Heart vegan cheese, Tofurky slices, garbonzo beans w/ salt, Dandies marshmallow, green grapes, watermelon

The chick peas were just filling space here. They weren't a big hit either even though I salted and lightly seasoned with onion and garlic. I liked them! Again the lunchable...




Trader Joe's organic baked tofu, TJ's peanut butter crackers, pistachios, Dandies vegan marshmallow, watermelon, English cucumber

Everyone really seems to like this Trader Joe's Organic Baked Tofu in both Original and Teriyaki and it is only $3.49 a pack which about covers a lunch for 2-4 if you stretch it. They also like the little peanut butter cracker snacks from TJ's and pistachios from Braga Organic Farms. That is where we buy all our nuts in bulk.


Banana almond butter roll up, Triscuit crackers, chocolate covered almonds, green grapes, cantaloupe

I wish I had more of those chocolate covered almonds. We have Grocery Outlet here where things can be a hit or miss as they stock overstock type gourmet deals. I can't even remember the brand but I guess I like chocolate covered pretty much everything and could probably make them myself if I had to...



Tofurky roll up, veggie sticks, cantaloupe, Justin's Dark Chocolate peanut butter cups - somehow we accidentally got the milk chocolate one's here darnit! but you get what we're trying to do here. Justin's has actually changed the packaging on the dark chocolate to a dark wrapper, probably to make sure we can tell the difference... Also, we don't beat ourselves up when we accidentally consume animal products, so I am not afraid to show this lunch :)




Hummus, Triscuits, veggie sticks, Gypsy pepper, cantaloupe, Chocolate Peanut Butter Ball

The hummus leaked! I wouldn't do that again.



Hummus, Triscuits, veggie sticks, Gypsy pepper, cantaloupe, Justin's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup



Green grapes, Rainbow carrot sticks, cashew and vegan chocolate chips, cantaloupe, soft tortilla triangles with plain hummus in the small cup.

I tried the hummus this way, in the cup and lid, because the hummus leaked  when I spooned it into the tray.


We get most of our fruit from Farm Fresh to You here in California. We got lucky to have a long run of cantaloupe this year and 

All nuts are organic and fresh from Braga Organic Farms.

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