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Hello! As you may be able to see, I'm new here. I did a search, and I couldn't find what I was looking for, so I apologize if this has been discussed previously.<br><br>
I am looking for some vegan sandwiches/wraps/salads, etc. that I can EASILY and QUICKLY pack for lunch. It's hard enough to find <i>quick</i>, <i>cheap</i> <i>and healthy</i> options, but my real dilemma in searching the internet for new recipes - because I get bored with food easily - is that most vegan recipes include fake meats or substitutes with a similar texture (or that take a lot of time to cook). Not only do I not like meat due to the "animal aspect," but I'm not found of the texture, taste, etc. ...So I'm looking for recipes that do not include fake meats but fit all of the other criterion.<br><br>
I don't mind protein substitutes - just fake versions of meat products. I do like veggie burgers, but that's about it.<br><br>
Any advice or resources where I can find such recipes without hours picking through individual recipes on different sites?<br><br>
Thanks for any advice you can offer!
 

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Hey, welcome to the boards <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I like some of the fake meats, myself. I gave up meat for ethical reasons alone, but I really enjoyed the taste, so it's nice to have some vegan options available <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I don't make many sandwiches. Why not something simple? Tomato and lettuce? Avocado. Cucumber <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Tempeh products?
 

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Try vegweb. They have a sandwich subcategory.<br><a href="http://vegweb.com/index.php?action=recipecategories" target="_blank">http://vegweb.com/index.php?action=recipecategories</a><br><br>
Another site.<br><a href="http://www.chooseveg.com/vegan-recipes.asp" target="_blank">http://www.chooseveg.com/vegan-recipes.asp</a><br><br>
I'm not much of a cook but I hope maybe these links are of some help.
 

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i'm not a fan of tempeh, but i do like tofu, baked or fried, which if you press beforehand doesn't take much time to prepare, and i don't consider it a fake meat. you can do so much with it too, depending on how you like it. i love tofu, mushrooms, onions and spinach sauteed together. in a wrap it would be excellent.
 

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PB&J fits the bill. For variety pick up a different nut butter and/or jelly/jam/marmalade/fruit ... I especially like almond butter & apple butter on whole wheat.<br><br>
For the best sandwich ever (honest!) try peanut butter & sprouts (alfalfa or radish sprouts) on a garlic bagel.<br><br>
Hummus is a good sandwich or wrap filling. You can buy it prepared, or make it yourself in a few minutes.
 

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PB&J fits the bill. For variety pick up a different nut butter and/or jelly/jam/marmalade/fruit ... I especially like almond butter & apple butter on whole wheat.<br><br>
For the best sandwich ever (honest!) try peanut butter & sprouts (alfalfa or radish sprouts) on a garlic bagel.<br><br>
Hummus is a good sandwich or wrap filling. You can buy it prepared, or make it yourself in a few minutes.</div>
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i second this.
 

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Make raw wraps. Use leafy veggies as the wrap like collard greens or cabbage and fill it with different vegetables and use guacamole or hummus to spread on or dip in.
 

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Did you look <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/forumdisplay.php?51-Sandwiches-Burgers" target="_blank">here</a> as well?
 

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I love hummus wraps. Spread some hummus on a tortilla. Put a green salad with assorted veggies over that. Drizzle with a really good tahini dressing (or other dressing), roll it up and you're set.<br><br>
I recommend the Shabby Sheik variation of this hummus. Don't sub regular paprika for the smoked if you can at all help it.<br><a href="http://www.food.com/recipe/hummus-friends-low-fat-with-6-variations-447757" target="_blank">http://www.food.com/recipe/hummus-fr...iations-447757</a><br><br>
Tahini Dressing<br><a href="http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=1539612" target="_blank">http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recip...recipe=1539612</a>
 

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I found a recipe for potato taco's and I will be making it later this week- it looks yummy!<br><a href="http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/easy-weeknight-dinner-potato-tacos-tacos-de-papa-104274" target="_blank">http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/e...de-papa-104274</a><br><br>
I don't think it needs to be that complicated as the recipe is- I think I will be fine with fried potatoes, avocado, and peppers. But I imagine you could be creative with it!<br><br><br>
Also I find it easier to make "to go" foods that aren't sandwiches or wraps. Grain (quinoa or rice) or cous cous salads are great in a small tupperware container. You can make a whole big batch of something and use it over a couple of days. Just cook up the grains and toss in your favorite veggies and some olive oil and spices.<br>
Vegan soups are great on the go. Its another thing you can make a big batch of on Sunday and dole out in small containers and freeze. Then just grab one and go.
 

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Chickpea salad? think that it is great and easy, mash chickpea with a fork, add some vegan mayonnaise, dijon mustard and add vegetable like celery, onions... it is really easy and cheap!
 

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Fat-free refried beans, salsa or chopped veggies, lettuce-wrap.celery<br>
Mashed white beans with Old bay seasoning (celery salt, onion, paprika, garlic), vegan mayo with chopped onions, celery,and relish.<br>
Chickpeas lightly mashed with vegan mayo and curry, chopped onions, and lettuce
 

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You got a ton of great recommendations, you could pop by my blog and look under the "sandwich/burger" tab
 

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I found a recipe for potato taco's and I will be making it later this week- it looks yummy!<br><a href="http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/easy-weeknight-dinner-potato-tacos-tacos-de-papa-104274" target="_blank">http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/e...de-papa-104274</a><br><br>
I don't think it needs to be that complicated as the recipe is- I think I will be fine with fried potatoes, avocado, and peppers. But I imagine you could be creative with it!<br><br><br>
Also I find it easier to make "to go" foods that aren't sandwiches or wraps. Grain (quinoa or rice) or cous cous salads are great in a small tupperware container. You can make a whole big batch of something and use it over a couple of days. Just cook up the grains and toss in your favorite veggies and some olive oil and spices.<br>
Vegan soups are great on the go. Its another thing you can make a big batch of on Sunday and dole out in small containers and freeze. Then just grab one and go.</div>
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Def agree with all this <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I love wraps. I have two that I make and love. One is hummus, roasted red pepper, cucumbers, and tomatoes. The other is tofu cream cheese, 100 calorie pack guacamole, chopped olives, cucumbers, and rice cheese (Diaya Pepper Jack is good for this.)
 

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Wow! You guys are great!!!<br><br>
I will check out all of these great ideas!<br><br>
I haven't eaten meat for 19 years, and I've never tried tempeh before. I'll have to look into that too.
 

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Make raw wraps. Use leafy veggies as the wrap like collard greens or cabbage and fill it with different vegetables and use guacamole or hummus to spread on or dip in.</div>
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Mhm, raw fillings are delicious esp during the hot summer. Sprouts are great in wraps.<br>
CASIO7, do you like tofu? Maybe precook tofu with veggies a nutro yeast the night before, throw it in a wrap in the morning.
 
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