Join Date: Jun 2015
Since becoming vegetarian about 7 months ago my biggest problem has been finding simple meals to eat for lunch or a quick dinner. i usually work until 10 at night and so i don't have time to cook myself dinner when i get home and usually end up eating pasta half the week. same goes for lunch. i like to be productive during the day so i don't want to waste an hour cooking lunch, i feel like so many vegetarian recipes i look at call for a lot of work? maybe that's just me or maybe I'm looking in the wrong place but even after checking out the 'sandwiches and burgers' section of the recipes on this site, they were all burgers. don't get me wrong, i love cooking, and on my nights off i will gladly spend 2-3 hours cooking a wonderful dinner but i just don't always have the time. i try to stay away from frozen and processed foods so maybe thats part of the issue. but i can't keep living off of pb&j and pasta for half the week. if anyone has any good, quick, and unique ideas (like other than salad, pasta, basic sandwiches that everyone knows etc.) they would be greatly appreciated. thanks
The sandwiches thing is easy - take any fruits and veggies that you like and think compliment each other and stick them between some bread.
This is what I like to make. It's cheap. It's healthy. It's zesty and delicious. Like you, I have a limited amount of time to spend on food, but this only takes a few short minutes.
Sub sandwich rolls (for some reason, this makes a sandwich way better than two slices of bread)
Your favorite kind of lettuce. I tend to go with Romaine.
Pickled Peppercinis. I get the "hot" flavor, but there's a mild one available too. They're sweet, very zesty, and hot if you want them to be. This adds a TON of flavor to your sandwich.
Your choice of cheese, if not vegan (I love my pepperjack.)
Dazzle with olive oil and vinegar. Lightly shake herbal seasonings if you want (I do basil and oregano).
If you want more food in your plate, add a scoop of potato salad (I just buy mine pre-made) and/or heat up your choice of beans.
I used to constantly go out to eat. Wasted a lot of time and money. This is way cheaper, and in the time it takes you to drive to a restaurant, you'll already have one of these made.