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21 Balanced Lunch Ideas With A Ton Of Protein And No Meat

Running out of lunch ideas? These will keep you going.

Being vegetarian isn't nearly as challenging as some think, but we *do* have to be mindful that we're getting enough protein. 🌱

From lentils and soba noodles to beans and eggs, there are so many delicious meat-free protein sources that can form the base of a satisfying meal. To help you get all the protein you need, below are several vegetarian lunch recipes that have at least 15 grams of protein each.

1. The Ultimate Hummus and Veggie Sandwich

2. High-Protein Buddha Noodle Bowl

3. Black Bean & Sautéed Spinach Tacos

4. Cucumber Quinoa Salad

5. Vegetable Scramble with Hummus and Avocado

6. Roasted Fennel, Asparagus, and Red Onions with Parmesan and Hard-Boiled Eggs

7. Trader Joe's Protein Bowl

8. Spicy Black Bean Burgers

9. Spicy Brazilian Burrito Bowls

10. Avocado Toast with Eggs, Spinach, and Tomatoes

11. One-Pot Tuscan White Bean Stew

12. English Peas, Favas, and Burrata

13. Grilled Corn and Summer Vegetable Quinoa Salad

14. Black Bean Hummus Tartine

15. Tuscan Pasta Salad

16. Maple Mustard Tempeh Buddha Bowl

17. Vegan Lasagna

18. Curry & Coconut Cream Njahi

19. Sweet Potato Arugula Salad

20. Lentil Kale Salad with Parmesan

21. Broccoli & Cheddar Baked Potato