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I looked through a couple old threads, but could still really use some inspiration. Besides the usuals:<br><br>
- Hummus, tomato, salad<br><br>
- Peanut butter and jam/apple/banana<br><br>
- Yogurt cheese and cucumber or banana<br><br>
- Soy sausage or deli slices, cucumber, tomato (are any of the store-bough sausages or slices good? I make my own sausages, but they take way too long to make regularly.)<br><br>
- Spicy black bean dip, tomato, salad<br><br><br><br>
... what other (vegan) sandwiches do you like? I'm more interested in things with some actual protein/substance like bean dips, etc than roasted veggies and those sorts of things... university student therefore I have no time for taking things like that, and they don't survive my lunchbag. I'm really tempted to load up on some deli slices and sausages (even though the Fuhrman crew will jump me, ohemgeeSODIUM) just because I need some variety. >.> Baked tofu, chickpea salad sandwiches, and other... weird vegan foods (yeah, yeah, I know I'm vegan too) don't really appeal to me.<br><br><br><br>
Help?<br><br><br><br>
BTW, how terrible-tasting and bad-for-you are the soy products? I'm ohsotempted.
 

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You sure you don't like chickpea salad sandwiches? Have you tried one? What about tempeh salad? or curried tempeh?<br><br><br><br>
Can you get veg pate where you are? <a href="http://store.foodfightgrocery.com/taorpa.html" target="_blank">http://store.foodfightgrocery.com/taorpa.html</a><br><br><br><br>
Alternately... <a href="http://vegweb.com/index.php?board=158.0" target="_blank">http://vegweb.com/index.php?board=158.0</a>
 

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Definitely have. It's sort of... connected to some bad memories, and I don't think I'll ever enjoy it. I haven't tried tempeh- I've only seen it for sale once- but would try it if I came across it. Nope to the pate, unfortunately.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for the link!
 

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onion/green bell pepper/tomato was always tasty and simple... (could use hummus or black bean spread on both slices first~ spicy is good with this mix)<br><br><br><br>
Peanut butter and jelly! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> Simple, filling, survives any lunch box<br><br><br><br>
My sandwiches are usually boring or not terribly filling and I fill up on sides. Why not do a veg sandwich or wrap (a wrap would hold up better in a baggie and hold the veggies in) and have a bean dip with raw veggies on the side?<br><br><br><br>
My favorite lighter sandwiches are along the lines of spinach & tomato with spicy mustard... (could make a Chick*n salad sandwich with some chick*n strips if you can find any that are vegan)<br><br><br><br>
You could always skip the sandwich and do crackers and peanut butter, and veggies (carrot and celery survive well)~ stuff like that.<br><br><br><br>
I know it's hard to get out of the routine, but there are easy portable options out there that don't revolve around bread slices <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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^ Thanks, Becca! Those are some good ideas <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> When you take light sandwiches, what sort of things do you like to take as sides? (Usually I take a fruit/oat bar, fruit scone, slice of fruit loaf, veggies, or yogurt/yogurt drink, plus soymilk or a smoothie, a fruit, and some raw veggies... but I wouldn't mind expanding my repertoire, heh). Adding bean dips to veg sandwiches is a good idea. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> And I totally forgot about wraps and English muffins etc... that opens up some new ideas!
 

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The vegan soy slices/sausage/faux "meats" and so forth can have a lot of sodium and such but they meet a need sometimes, I totally understand. (sheesh! IGNORE those Fuhrman folks and eat what you need for YOU!!).<br><br><br><br>
So maybe try some once in a while - once or twice a week to give yourself (and your brain) a break from cooking/creating... you may find you don't care for the premade sausages and stuff as much as your own home-made items anyway.<br><br><br><br>
Bottom line, the soy products won't kill you, they're quick and easy and provide protein - they aren't a bad option on occasion.
 

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I use veggies and bean dip, crackers & peanut butter, an apple, banana, plums, carrot & celery sticks, raisins, etc~ I usually bring more than I think I'll need, and I have enough to share if need be. (and I'm feeding my kids most of the time, too, so gotta have kid-friendly stuff too)<br><br><br><br>
I had a really good sandwich today... thick slices of bread, vegan mayo & spicy mustard, tomato, avacado, spinach... YUM. Just needed some wheat thins on the side and I was good to go. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> The avacado's healthy fat helped fill me up I guess.<br><br><br><br>
Nuts would be a good side item, too. There are always soy yogurts & fresh fruits, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Top with granola! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
(I'm making myself hungry again, LOL)
 
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