5 Vegan Lunch Recipes Made From Healing Foods

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Since we adopted a plant based diet, meal prep have become a big part of our routine, as a way to ensure we’re eating right and not settling for something just because no other options are available.

We started experimenting and had a lot of fun with it, but let’s be honest here, meal prep can be a real pain and a bit time consuming. That’s why we wanted to share a week of easy, healthy recipes that you can take to work with you. They won’t take hours to make and are also packed with healing ingredients. Also, it’s our way to highlight vegan month and all the good that comes from this diet

As you know, we’re also trying to fight against and reduce our plastic consumption. For our take away lunches, Elephant Box sent us cool steel boxes. They come in many sizes to put all of your different recipes in, and we love their zero waste selection !

POTATO PATTIES

If you know us, you know we are a big fans of Anthony Williams work and follow his health tips very religiously. Some recipes in this list are drawn from his book and we want to share his knowledge on the benefits that comes from different healing foods.

Potatoes are a great source of amino acids, especially Lysine. This one is a powerful weapon against liver disease, inflammation and viruses. They’ll also help strengthen your kidneys, soothe your nerves, digestive track. It’s also a brain food that will help you stay focused.

The Ingredients (makes 5)

Potato Bun
・5 medium-sized potatoes 
・1 tbsp potato starch
・3 tbsp tapioca flour (more if needed)
・Salt and pepper

The filling
・Vegetables of choice – we use: cauliflower, carrots & green peas
・Spices: cumin, turmeric, curry, cilantro, salt

The Recipe

1/ Steam the potatoes until cooked. Mash them and mix them with salt, pepper and tapioca until incorporated.

2/ 
Cook the vegetables and mix all of the filling ingredients together.

3/ Create balls with potato mixture, flatten the sides to create a cavity where to add a tablespoon of the filling. Then close them and cook them on both side in a pan greased with coconut oil.

POTATO PATTIES

If you know us, you know we are a big fans of Anthony William‘s work and follow his health tips very religiously. Some recipes in this list are drawn from his book and we want to share his knowledge on the benefits that comes from different healing foods.

Potatoes are a great source of amino acids, especially Lysine. This one is a powerful weapon against liver disease, inflammation and viruses. They’ll also help strengthen your kidneys, soothe your nerves, digestive track. It’s also a brain food that will help you stay focused.

The Ingredients (makes 5)

Potato Bun
・5 medium-sized potatoes 
・1 tbsp potato starch
・3 tbsp tapioca flour (more if needed)
・Salt and pepper

The filling
・Vegetables of choice – we use: cauliflower, carrots & green peas
・Spices: cumin, turmeric, curry, cilantro, salt

The Recipe

1/ Steam the potatoes until cooked. Mash them and mix them with salt, pepper and tapioca until incorporated.  2/ Cook the vegetables and mix all of the filling ingredients together. 3/ Create balls with potato mixture, flatten the sides to create a cavity where to add a tablespoon of the filling. Then close them and cook them on both side in a pan greased with coconut oil.

CHICKPEA & AVO SANDWICH

We know that avocados are not the best for the environment due to their heavy footprint, so we do not eat them on a daily basis. However, we still try to incorporate some in our diet as they come with amazing benefits for the skin and help restore stomach and intestinal linings. They’re also great for the brain and make a healthy source of omega-6 fatty acids.

It’s important to choose the right brand, one that doesn’t indirectly fuel illegal deforestation and environmental degradationWhen we do buy them, we make sure we always pick fair-trade, organic avocados.

The Ingredients

・chickpeas 
・1 avocado
・cumin
・salt and pepper
・lemon

The Recipe

1/ Mash the chickpeas and half an avocado with a fork, add a bit of lemon juice, curmin, salt and pepper to taste 
2/
Cut second half of the avocado
 
3/ Optional, add spinach or other leafy greens
4/ Top everything on bread

CHICKPEA & AVO SANDWICH

We know that avocados are not the best for the environment due to their heavy footprint, so we do not eat them on a daily basis. However, we still try to incorporate some in our diet as they come with amazing benefits for the skin and help restore stomach and intestinal linings. They’re also great for the brain and make a healthy source of omega-6 fatty acids.

It’s important to choose the right brand, one that doesn’t indirectly fuel illegal deforestation and environmental degradationWhen we do buy them, we make sure we always pick fair-trade, organic avocados.

The Ingredients

・chickpeas 
・1 avocado
・cumin
・salt and pepper
・lemon

The Recipe

(You probably don’t really need a recipe for this one as it’s the easiest lunch on earth, made in only five minutes, but here it is) 1/ Mash the chickpeas and half an avocado with a fork, add a bit of lemon juice, curmin, salt and pepper to taste  2/ Cut second half of the avocado 3/ Optional, add spinach or other leafy greens 4/ Top everything on bread

BLACK BEAN BURGER

Black beans are full of antioxidants and an excellent source of calcium, magnesium and zinc. They are an immune strengthening food and contain anti-aging properties that help repair collagen fibers in the skin. 

Zucchini is a highly alkaline food that is one also good source of minerals such as iron, zinc, potassium, and manganese. It is high in fiber and specific antioxidants that are essential in helping to protect the body from aging, illness, and disease. They also help to normalize blood pressure.

The Ingredients (makes 8)

Patty
・1 can cooked black beans
・150g shredded zucchini
・30g walnut
・40g chia seeds 
・parsley, paprika, salt

Toppings
・Whatever you fancy! Tomatoes, cucumber, spinach, onions…

The Recipe

1/ Preheat oven to 175°C. 
2/ 
Cook onions in a pan.
3/ 
In a food processor, pulse walnuts, chia, parsley and spices. Then, add beans and onions, pulse again. Add shredded zucchinis.
4/ Mix everything together in a bowl.
5/ Form patties.
6/ Bake for 30 min, flipping halfway through.

BLACK BEAN BURGER

Black beans are full of antioxidants and an excellent source of calcium, magnesium and zinc. They are an immune strengthening food and contain anti-aging properties that help repair collagen fibers in the skin. 

Zucchini is a highly alkaline food that is one also good source of minerals such as iron, zinc, potassium, and manganese. It is high in fiber and specific antioxidants that are essential in helping to protect the body from aging, illness, and disease. They also help to normalize blood pressure.

The Ingredients (makes 8)

Patty
・1 can cooked black beans
・150g shredded zucchini
・30g walnut
・40g chia seeds 
・parsley, paprika, salt

Toppings
・Whatever you fancy! Tomatoes, cucumber, spinach, onions…

The Recipe

1/ Preheat oven to 175°C.  2/ Cook onions in a pan. 3/ In a food processor, pulse walnuts, chia, parsley and spices. Then, add beans and onions, pulse again. Add shredded zucchinis. 4/ Mix everything together in a bowl. 5/ Form patties. 6/ Bake for 30 min, flipping halfway through.

CREAMY BROCCOLI & CAULIFLOWER PASTA

Cruciferous vegetables are great for the thyroid. They pull out radiation from it and protect against viral explosion, behind many thyroid disease. They also starve off many varieties of cancers and restore and stimulate the growth of lung tissue.

Broccoli enhance the entire immune system thanks to its bioavailable trace minerals. It offers nutrients for every organ in the body.

Cauliflower helps the endocrine system to beat off viruses behind many thyroid issues.

The Ingredients

・Rice pasta 
・125g cashews
・2tbsp lemon juice
・1-2 Medjool dates
・Water
・Broccoli
・Cauliflower 
・Chili powder, salt, pepper

The Recipe

1/ Prepare pasta and cook vegetables.
2/ Blend cashews, lemon juice, date, salt, chili powder and pepper, while adding in water until smooth.
3/ Mix pasta and sauce until well combined, add in broccoli and cauliflower and stir everything together.

 

CREAMY BROCCOLI & CAULIFLOWER PASTA

Cruciferous vegetables are great for the thyroid. They pull out radiation from it and protect against viral explosion, behind many thyroid disease. They also starve off many varieties of cancers and restore and stimulate the growth of lung tissue.

Broccoli enhance the entire immune system thanks to its bioavailable trace minerals. It offers nutrients for every organ in the body.

Cauliflower helps the endocrine system to beat off viruses behind many thyroid issues.

The Ingredients

・Rice pasta 
・125g cashews
・2tbsp lemon juice
・1-2 Medjool dates
・Water
・Broccoli
・Cauliflower 
・Chili powder, salt, pepper

The Recipe

 1/ Prepare pasta and cook vegetables.  2/ Blend cashews, lemon juice, date, salt, chili powder and pepper, while adding in water until smooth. 3/ Mix pasta and sauce until well combined, add in broccoli and cauliflower and stir everything together.

 

SUSHI BURRITO

Cucumbers hydrates us at the deepest cellular level possible! They’re amazing at rejuvenation and help a stagnant liver. 

Eaten on a daily basis, they can reserve liver damage due to toxin exposure and bad diet. They also support digestion and help the body’s protein digestion process so we can get the most out of everything we ingest.

Nori is a good source of B12 you can and naturally contains EPA omega-3 fatty acids.

The Ingredients

・Nori sheets
・Brown sushi rice
・Cucumbers, beetroot, lettuce, sweet potato…

Add whatever you have inside, nori is stronger than you think! 

The Recipe

1/ Cook rice and cut vegetables.
2/ 
Place nori on a clean surface, shiny side down, with a small bowl of water next to you. Spread the rice over, with a bit of space at the top and bottom. Fill it with everything you prepared.
3/ Roll it up from the bottom while holding the fillings in with your fingers, seal after having humidified top of the nori with water, while pressing gently.
4/ Wrap it in paper or foil, and cut it in half.

SUSHI BURRITO

Cucumbers hydrates us at the deepest cellular level possible! They’re amazing at rejuvenation and help a stagnant liver. 

Eaten on a daily basis, they can reserve liver damage due to toxin exposure and bad diet. They also support digestion and help the body’s protein digestion process so we can get the most out of everything we ingest.

Nori is a good source of B12 you can and naturally contains EPA omega-3 fatty acids.

The Ingredients

・Nori sheets
・Brown sushi rice
・Cucumbers, beetroot, lettuce, sweet potato…
Add whatever you have inside, nori is stronger than you think! 

The Recipe

1/ Cook rice.  2/ Cut vegetables. 3/ Place nori on a clean surface, shiny side down, with a small bowl of water next to you. 4/ Spread the rice over, with a bit of space at the top and bottom. 5/ Fill it with everything you prepared. 6/ Roll it up from the bottom while holding the fillings in with your fingers, seal after having humidified top of the nori with water, while pressing gently. 7/ You can add a second sheet of nori under the seam and double roll it if you think it is not strong enough to hold. Wrap it in paper or foil, and cut it in half.

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