Back to school season is upon us! I’ve been seeing posts about kids going back to school on Facebook for a few weeks now, but here in New Jersey the first day of school isn’t until after Labor Day.
School lunches can be stressful for little vegans. I don’t have kids myself, but I do remember my lunches from my younger days vividly. I picked out a new lunch box with glee every September. One year I had a Hardy Boys box, and another it was Hong Kong Phooey. My favorite was the Tupperware lunchbox that came with lots of little containers for my meal, but it was stolen during recess just a few days into the school year. I didn’t buy lunch at school often, unless there was something I really liked on the menu. (Hoagie Day was my favorite!) Often my lunch was a packed sandwich, a bag of chips, a thermos of Kool-Aid, and maybe some fruit. (How did I survive?) Sandwiches were often salami and American cheese on white bread with Hellman’s mayo (NEVER Miracle Whip!), tuna salad, or peanut butter and jelly. There wasn’t very much variety or excitement to them.
My sandwiches this days are far more varied, and they’re much tastier. I work from home, but when I do need to food for lunch on the go, I often make my favorite eggplant wrap or a chickpea salad sandwich. I recently asked some of my blogger friends for their favorite sandwiches for packed lunches, too.
15+ Vegan Sandwiches for Back to School Lunches
These Grilled Eggplant Wraps with Spicy Tahini Slaw travel well, so they’re perfect for meals on the go, too. The heat can be toned down for little vegans with sensitive taste buds.
Raw Sunflower Seed Tuna Wraps are a little more delicate than the eggplant wraps, but I’ve taken them with me to work lunches and picnics in the past, so they do hold up to travel well.
Tempeh bacon is the base of this vegan BLT sandwich. Add a little avocado for a TTLA!
Apple Pecan Tempeh Salad is the perfect meal for autumn when apples are in abundance.
Loaded with veggies and an easy-to-make sunflower seed cheese, raw vegan Sushi Wraps are a deliciously light meal for warm summer days.
Amy’s Vegan Cream Cheese Sandwiches are super easy to make and the recipe can be altered to contain your favorite sandwich ingredients.
Zsu’s Chicken-Free Salad Sandwiches can be made with Soy Curls, tofu, or TVP.
Leinana’s Famous Coconut BLT will make any vegan-bacon skeptic a true believer
Cadry has veganized another childhood favorite of mine in her Vegan Egg Salad Sandwich.
Who can so no to Mel’s White Bean & Artichoke Vegan Sandwiches?
The secret ingredients in Melissa’s Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwiches are hearts of palm.
Jenn’s Veggie Wraps are loaded with broccoli slaw and spicy hummus.
Laura’s Avocado Rolls with Sunflower Seeds are very versatile and incredibly delicious.
Robin’s Tempting Tempeh Sandwiches are loaded with of celery, pineapples, and cashews.
Cadry’s vegan Picnic Sandwich is loaded with a slathering of jalapeño cashew cheese spread, red bell peppers, thinly sliced onion, and local spinach.
What are your favorite vegan sandwiches?