Bento boxes are the ultimate way to pack your lunch and stay on track. They help you stay organized, track what’s in your box, and limit overeating. Healthy lunches are also more filling when packed in a bento box, and that’s why we’re going to show you how to pack vegan bento boxes for work or school.
Tofu and Edamame Rice Balls
These tofu and edamame rice balls are an easy and nutritious vegan bento box idea. They’re packed with protein and will keep you full all afternoon. To make these rice balls, combine 1 cup of rice with ¼ cup of edamame beans, two tablespoons of scallions, and two tablespoons of sesame seeds.
Mix one teaspoon of salt, two tablespoons of soy sauce, and one tablespoon of lime juice. Boil the rice mixture for about 20 minutes until it is soft, roll it into round shapes, and let it cool. Add 1 cup of shredded tofu and put it in a cute little bento box.
Roasted Veggie Bowl with Tofu and Quinoa
This roasted veggie bowl with tofu and quinoa is an easy and healthy vegan bento box idea. It’s full of fiber and protein, and it takes less than 30 minutes to make. Add chopped scallions, sesame seeds, and a bit of soy sauce to 1 cup of quinoa.
Cut one broccoli head into small florets, two carrots into thin strips, four tablespoons of slivered almonds, four tablespoons of raisins, and 1 cup of steamed edamame. Bake the broccoli, carrots, and edamame for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees F, then mix them with the quinoa, scallions, and raisins.
Bake the tofu in the same oven for 15 minutes at 400 degrees F, then cut it into cubes and mix it with the roasted veggies.
Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwiches
This smashed chickpea salad sandwich is an easy and healthy vegan bento box idea. It’s an excellent option if you need to bring lunch to work or school.
Mix 1 can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed), one tablespoon of sesame oil, three tablespoons of soy sauce, one tablespoon of honey, and one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, one teaspoon of red chili flakes. Smash the mixture together with a fork or a potato masher.
Bake the smashed chickpeas for 10 minutes at 400 degrees F, then combine them with 1 cup of mixed greens, 1/2 a sliced avocado, 1/2 a sliced red bell pepper, and three thinly sliced scallions. Bundle the smashed chickpea salad in a tortilla and put it all in a cute little bento box.
Bowl of Crunchy Vegetables
This bowl of crunchy vegetables is an easy, healthy vegan bento box idea. It’s a great option if you’re in a hurry because it requires almost no cooking. Add one sliced cucumber, one sliced bell pepper, one sliced tomato, one sliced apple, one sliced pear, one sliced kiwi, one sliced orange, one sliced lemon, and some dried cranberries. Bundle everything in a bowl, and you’ve got a healthy vegan bento box.
A vegan bento box is a healthy and delicious option when you need to pack a lunch quickly and do not have time to bake long drawn out recipes that involve a lot of steps. They are easy to make and don’t take long. You’ll also save money since you can buy produce in bulk and use it for multiple meals.