49 Vegan, Gluten-Free & Sugar-Free Take-Along Lunches

It’s the unofficial start of the year–or, at the least, the time of year we get serious once again about school and work after the relaxed days of summer.

And with all the renewed traffic on the roads comes the renewed morning workouts, renewed breakfast on the run, and renewed vow to eat healthy at the office. If you’re trying to eat better–or just looking to save some money at restaurants–here’s a list of healthy lunches you can easily bring with you (plus some general ideas for more interesting packed lunches).

Casseroles and Reheatable Dishes

candida diet, sugar-free, gluten-free packable lunches

[clockwise from large photo: Vegan Mac and Cheese Bites; Crave-Worthy Kale Salad with Roasted Chickpeas; Layered Mexican Casserole; Chilled Noodles in Spicy Sauce; Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew].

Creamy Chickpea Pasta Casserole from Ricki Heller

Ethiopian Red Lentils in Mild Garlic-Ginger Sauce from Glue and Glitter (pictured above)

Layered Mexican Casserole from Ricki Heller (pictured above)

Vegan Mac and Cheese Bites from A Virtual Vegan (large photo above)

Collard-Wrapped Yellow Rice and Black Bean Enchiladas from Nava Atlas

Indian Fried Rice from Cadry’s Kitchen

Chickpea Quiche from Ricki Heller

Ethiopian Tofu Scramble from Ricki Heller

Sandwiches, Wraps and Burgers

candida diet, sugar-free, vegan sandwiches for lunch on rickiheller.com

[clockwise from large photo above: Lowfat Creamy Mashed Chickpea and Veggie Sandwich; Grilled Green Goddess Wraps; Chickpea Salad Sandwich; Meatless Slim Jims; Easy Gluten-Free Falafel with Tahini Sauce].

Lowfat Creamy Mashed Chickpea and Veggie Sandwich from Veggies Don’t Bite (large photo, above)

Grain-Free Beet Wraps with Veggies and Tahini Dressing from Nora’s Ingenious Cooking

Mediterranean Chickpea Sandwich from Zena N Zaatar

Grilled Green Goddess Wraps from Strength and Sunshine (pictured above)

Chickpea Salad Sandwich from Plant Powered Kitchen (pictured above)

Favorite Veggie Burger from Accidentally Crunchy

Spicy Black Bean Quinoa Patties from The Tasting Page

Easy Gluten-Free Falafel with Tahini Sauce from Veggies Don’t Bite (pictured above)

Salads and Bowls

sugar-free, gluten-free packable salads for lunch on rickiheller.com

[clockwise from large photo: Kickin’ Quinoa Salad; Roasted Ratatouille Salad; Creamy Basil Pesto Salad; Lentil Salad with Tomatoes.]

Kickin’ Quinoa Salad from Go Dairy Free (large photo, above)

California Quinoa Bowl from Wendy Polisi

Vegan Thai Noodle Salad from Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen

Lentil Salad with Tomatoes from Yummy Mummy (pictured above)

Chilled Noodles in a Spicy Sauce from Go Dairy Free (pictured in first collage at top of page)

Sweet Potato Quinoa Buddha Bowl from Accidentally Crunchy

Black Bean Salad from No Dairy No Cry

Healthy Asian Rice Bowl Salad from Recipe Renovator

Buffalo Tempeh Salad with Cashew Ranch Dressing from Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen

Crave-Worthy Kale Salad with Roasted Chickpeas from Cadry’s Kitchen (pictured in first collage at top of page)

Roasted Ratataouille Salad from Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen (pictured above)

Dairy Free Ranch Pasta Salad from Go Dairy Free

Spicy Peanut Noodle Bowl from Spabettie (I’d use almonds)

Creamy Basil Pesto Pasta Salad from Ricki Heller (pictured above)

Tabouli-Style Salad with Quinoa from Recipe Renovator

Little Bites and Fun Packages

candida diet packable lunches

[clockwise from large photo: Egg-Free Quinoa Frittata; Spiced Sweet Potato Hummus; Sushi in a Jar; Crispy Baked Tofu Sticks; Healthy Mexican Lunch Box.]

Grab-and-Gorge Garlic Kale Chips from The Blender Girl

Ultimate Superfood Detox Mason Jar Salad from Fit Living Eats

Japanese Umeboshi Rice Balls from The Taste Space

Vegan Mac and Cheese Bites from A Virtual Vegan

Salad in a Jar from The Taste Space

Oven Baked Lentil Falafel from Nora’s Ingenious Cooking

Sushi in a Jar from Feasting on Fruit (pictured above)

Baked Sweet Potato Falafel from Lauren Caris Cooks

Butternut Squash and Quinoa Mason Jar Salad from Green Evi

Healthy Mexican Lunch Box from Gluten-Free with Emily (pictured above)

Meatless Slim Jims from Flo & Grace (pictured in second collage from top, above)

Egg-Free Quinoa Frittata from Ricki Heller (large photo, above)

Packing Lunch Ideas from Heather Nicholds

Spiced Sweet Potato Hummus from Plant Powered Kitchen (pictured above)

Vegan Quinoa Pizza Crust from Accidentally Crunchy

Crispy Baked Tofu Sticks from Recipe Renovator (pictured above)

Raw Collard Wraps with Curried Carrot Pâté from Ricki Heller

Happy lunching!

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  1. Thank you so much for including me in this! What a fantastic looking round up. Now I’m hungry again!

  2. Wow, great collection of recipes! Thanks for including us! Can’t wait to check out some of these other great options! 🙂

  3. My husband is gluten free and I always need more low sugar ideas – thanks so much for putting this together Ricki!

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