Here are some ideas for your zero waste lunchbox. There are many lunchboxes to choose from. But what do you put in it? If you are fed up of hummus with crackers or a chickpea salad sandwich, have a look at these books, for innovative recipes.
Did you know that around 15 billion disposable lunch boxes are made each year? Wrap sandwiches in zero waste alternatives to clingfilm and choose a reusable water bottle to fit inside or alongside the box.
Some medications prohibit certain foods. Avoid nuts, seeds and nut/seed butters for young children. Cut carrot sticks/veggie hot dogs lengthwise and again, to avoid choking. Choose palm-oil-free vegan butters. See foods to keep away from pets.
- The 5-Minute Vegan Lunchbox makes prepping your lunch a breeze. The 52 recipes cover a range of diverse salads that contain grains, beans, veggies and there are tips to make bulk lunches for the week, often from last night’s leftovers.
- Vegan on the Go is by a European chef, offering 100 recipes for plant-based snacks and sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. Learn how to make quick vegan pizza, polenta parcels, sweet potato burgers, courgetti salad and tofu sushi.
- Vegan Snacks is a nice little book with unique recipes for tofu poké bowl, jackfruit tacos, pitta pizza, buffalo cauli wings, apple pie milkshake and matcha tea & lime pie.
- Vegan Snacks & Munchies offers plenty of nibbles to get you through the day. Find recipes for portable pocket-size energy balls and bars, and recipes for plant-based snacking including spicy burgers & wedges, and cocoa-almond freezer fudge pops.