Vegan School Lunch Ideas

Vegan Lunch Ideas For School

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These vegan school lunch ideas are the perfect way to feed your kids during the school day. These healthy, plant-based recipes will keep the kids happy and full all day.

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Since kids should start their school day with a  healthy breakfast, these 9 healthy options are perfect. Some of them can even be made ahead of time for those busy mornings!

Vegan Eggless Bites by The Vegan Lardar

These eggless bites are tofu-based with plenty of veggies and flavor. The kids will love the small pieces and all of the veggie options you can make. I’ll love that they are easy to make and full of nutrition.

Agave Bunches of Oats by Seitan Beats Your Meat

This version of Honey Bunches of Oats starts with cornflakes and adds 7 amazing ingredients to create a delicious and healthy breakfast. The kids are going to love this for breakfast.

Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oatmeal Recipe by Go Dairy Free

This fantastic oatmeal recipe is easy to prep the night before you eat it (for busy mornings), healthy, and amazingly delicious. Everyone is going to love this treat for a great start to the day.

Pumpkin Power Breakfast Worthy Cookies by Veeg

Although these are technically cookies, I’m including them in the breakfast category because they are full of superfoods. Also, the kids will love the novelty of eating “cookies” for breakfast and not even realize they are getting a bite full of nutrients they need for the day!

Instant Pot Maple Pecan Oatmeal by Woman In Real Life

This Instant Pot Maple Peacan Oatmeal is quick and easy to cook in the morning. The kids will love the sweet flavor in this simple and flavorful dish.

Vegan Scrambled Egg by My Vegan Minimalist

This vegan scrambled egg recipe uses protein-rich silken tofu as a great base; plus, there’s a secret egg-like ingredient that creates the perfect flavor!

Super Acai Berry Bowl by Sharon Palmer

This Acai Berry Bowl is a super-nutrient packed treat and it’s healthy enough to eat for breakfast! The acai berries, ancient grains, berries, and coconut come together in this easy, powerful vegan breakfast bowl.

Maple Pecan Overnight Oats by Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen

Here’s another recipe with easy preparation that creates a delicious and quick breakfast the kids will love.

Coconut Gluten-Free Vegan Pancakes with Banana by My Goodness Kitchen

This fantastic recipe is full of vitamins and nutrients for a positive start to the school day.

Cherry and Almond Vegan Granola by Vegan Huggs

This vegan granola recipe can be eating with your choice of vegan milk or as a great yogurt topping.

Muffin Recipes

I gave muffins their own category because they could really be any part of a school-day meal. An easy (meal prepped) breakfast, a healthy snack, or even part of lunch. Muffins are so versatile that they deserve their own category in vegan school recipes!

Baked Oatmeal Muffins with Cranberries by Veggie Inspired

These baked oatmeal muffins are gluten-free with flax meal and sunflower seeds for extra nutrition and maple syrup and applesauce for the perfect flavor.

Vegan Applesauce Muffins by A Sweet Alternative

This version of vegan applesauce muffins is sweet and delicious with oatmeal and applesauce to include plenty of dense nutrition during the day.

Gluten-Free Vegan Blueberry Banana Muffins by Rhian’s Recipes

Blueberry muffins are the best! This version with banana and almond flour is an easy and delicious meal or snack for the kids.

Chocolate Pear Muffins by Sugar Love Spices

This creative muffin recipe with chocolate and pear is sure to be a winner.

Savoury Sorghum Muffins by Nutriplanet

As the only savory muffins on our list, healthy breakfast or snack requires only 5 ingredients (not counting salt and baking powder) to create vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free sorghum muffins.

Healthy Banana Blueberry Muffins by Home Cooked Roots

Here’s another version of banana, blueberry muffins that the kids will love any time of the day.

Banana Spinach Muffin Bites by This Healthy Kitchen

With spinach and bananas, this cute muffin bite is the healthiest breakfast or snack that your kids will love. They are made bite-sized by using these cute mini muffin tins.

Lunch Ideas

Since lunch needs to get kids through the school day, a delicious main dish that they will love is very important. Here are 9 vegan school lunch ideas that they will love to eat.

Quinoa Avocado Veggie Patty Recipe by Any Reason Vegans

This quinoa avocado veggie pattie has the perfect flavor that kids will love and is full of protein and healthy fats for a filling meal.

Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza Lunchables by Strength and Sunshine

This amazing recipe is reminiscent of the Lunchables you ate as a kid; however, this version is gluten-free, vegan, and homemade. You know exactly what’s going into your child’s lunch and your kids will love putting it together. The recipe shows a plastic container; however, here’s a great one to store it in for lunchtime at school.

Avocado Chutney Sandwich by Piping Pot Curry

Here’s another avocado-based recipe that is perfect for a healthy and filling lunch.

Chickpea Salad Sandwich by A Plantiful Path

This chickpea salad has a similar texture to tuna salad for a delicious and easy lunch at school.

Cream Cheese Pinwheels with Fresh Veggies by My Pure Plants

With a gorgeous rainbow color and bite-sized pieces, kids are going to love these Cream Cheese Pinwheels.

Agave-Sriracha Tofu Bites by Glue and Glitter

This sweet and spicy agave-sriracha tofu is easy finger food for lunch.

Baked Chickpea Nuggets by This Healthy Kitchen

These homemade chickpea nuggets are the perfect kid-friendly main dish for a vegan school lunch. Since they are homemade, you know all of the healthy ingredients in this healthy meal.

Vegan Pepperoni Pizza Lollipops by Vegan Dollhouse

Your kids are going to love this fun recipes for Vegan Pepperoni Pizza Lollipops.

Vegan Pizza Rolls by Nutriciously

This delicious recipe can be made in batches ahead of time for a quick meal on a busy school day.

Easy Sides

These easy side dishes will help round out a healthy vegan lunch at school.

Instant Pot Mushroom Rice Pilaf by The Belly Rules The Mind

This Instant Pot recipe would make a great side dish for dinner; then a side for lunch to cover 2 sides with one dish.

Vegan Pasta Salad with Pesto by Instant Veg

This Vegan Pasta Salad is another great meal prep option for vegan school lunches.

Dill Pickle Hummus by Brees Vegan Life

This Dill Pickle Hummus is a delicious dip for fresh veggies at lunchtime.

Oven Roasted Teriyaki-Glazed Sweet Potatoes by Yup It’s Vegan

This is a fantastic version of sweet potatoes that your kids will love.

Sundried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad by Sarah’s Vegan Guide

With 8 simple ingredients, this easy recipe is a delicious and healthy side dish.

Savory Snacks

If your kids love savory snacks, these 3 homemade recipes are the perfect option for an afternoon snack.

Homemade Gluten-Free and Vegan Goldfish by Strength and Sunshine

This amazing recipe is an allergy friendly version of Goldfish that the kids will love.

Easy Homemade Five Seed Crackers by Quite Good Food

With plenty of healthy ingredients, this easy recipe is a perfect snack for the school day.

Sweet & Salty Popcorn Balls by Nutrition in the Kitch

This sweet and salty snack is going to be a hit at school.

Dessert Snacks

These sweet snacks feel like dessert but are healthy options that your kids won’t even realize are healthy for them.

Apple Apricot Quinoa Cookies by Vegan Yack Attack

With apples, apricots, and quinoa, this healthy cookie is nutritious and delicious.

Flourless 3-Ingredient Cookies by Seven Roses

This 3-ingredient cookie is gluten-free, flour-free and very easy to make.

Healthy Chewy No Bake Granola Bars by Happy Kitchen Rocks

With plenty of healthy ingredients like walnuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and goji berries, this healthy no-bake bar is the perfect snack for the school day.

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars by Bad To The Bowl

These Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chips Bars are the perfect snack to give your kids a little energy to get through the day.

Vegan Berry and Banana Crumble Bars by Rainbow Nourishments

This Berry and Banana Crumble uses frozen fruit for a delicious snack in any season.

Instant Pot Zucchini Bread by Profusion Curry

This amazing dish is cooked in the Instant Pot for a delicious and easy option.

With these recipes, you’ll be able to make everything you need for an energized school day.

Which recipe will you try first?

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