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LUNCH #1: Roast Veggie Quinoa Salad w/ orange wedges & mixed nuts

• 1 cup quinoa
• 1 veggie stock cube
• 1 red capsicum/pepper, diced
• 1 zucchini, diced
• 1 red onion, sliced into thin pieces
• 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
• 1 tbsp @tableofplenty lemon & herb dukkah
• 2 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tsp dried rosemary
• 1 tsp dried oregano
• 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
• 2 loose cups baby spinach & rocket
• Juice of 1 lemon
• Freshly cracked black pepper
• SIDES: 1 orange, sliced into wedges & handful of mixed nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews)

1. Rinse quinoa well and place into a small saucepan with 2 cups of water and veggie stock cube. Bring to the boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until quinoa has absorbed all the liquid and fluffed up. When cooked, keep lid on for an additional few minutes before fluffing up and setting aside to cool.
2. In a large bowl, combine capsicum, zucchini, red onion, sweet potato, dukkah, garlic powder, rosemary and oregano. Mix well. Bake or airfry at 180*C until veggies have cooked through and become golden/slightly brown on the outside.
3. Combine all remaining ingredients into a large bowl and mix well until well incorporated.
4. Place roast veggie salad into a container of choice along with the oranges and nuts.

LUNCH #2: Grilled Veg Turkish Bread w/ tomatoes & PB bliss balls

• ¼ eggplant, thinly sliced
• ½ zucchini, thinly sliced
• 1 tsp dried oregano
• Olive oil to grease griddle
• Handful fresh rocket
• 1 tbsp pesto (I made my own oil-free pesto using avocados as a base. Feel free to use a vegan store-bought one or make your own home-made pesto!)
• Turkish bread
• Few strips of roasted pepper
• 2 tbsp sundried tomatoes (in oil or without oil, up to you)
• 2 cups roasted peanuts, cooled (I was a tad short on time so I didn’t let them cool for long enough hahaha)
• 1/3 cup shredded coconut
• Pinch of salt
• 1 tsp vanilla (I only had a pinch left so I used the remainder)
• 1 cup Medjool dates
• ¼ cup rice malt syrup
• SIDES: Handful mixed tomatoes, washed

1. Toss eggplant and zucchini with oregano until well coated. Cook on a well greased griddle until cooked through and both sides are charred.
2. Assemble bread by spreading on some pesto, adding fresh rocket, roasted pepper, sundried tomato, grilled veggies and finally topping with the other slice of bread. Slice in half if desired and place into lunch box.
3. To make bliss balls, add all ingredients into a food processor and process until you end up with a crumbly mixture. (I added the dates in 2 parts because I was literally testing out the recipe as I went soooo 1 cup seemed to suffice). Using clean hands, roll into balls. This will make around 16 so you have enough to bring and eat throughout the week.
4. Fill the small compartments with the bliss balls and some washed mixed tomatoes.

LUNCH #3: Tofu & veggie sushi with strawberries, carrots & hummus

– 1 sushi mat
– 1-2 nori sheets (depending on how many you want to make)
– Rice seasoning (per ½ cup cooked rice): 2 tsp rice vinegar, 1 tsp coconut sugar, ¼ tsp salt
– ½ cup cooked rice, per roll
– Thinly sliced avocado
– Long thin slice of cucumber
– Thinly sliced carrots
– ½ tbsp sesame oil
– Thick long slices of firm tofu
– Sauce: 1 tbsp dark soy sauce, 2 tsp coconut sugar, dash of black pepper, 1 tsp vegan ‘satay’ paste (optional)
– SIDES: Handful washed strawberries, 1 carrot peeled & sliced into thick match sticks, 2 tbsp hummus

1. Cook rice in rice cooker or on stove. Once cooked, cool and add in rice vinegar, coconut sugar & salt. Mix well.
2. Heat sesame oil on a frypan and fry tofu until golden on the outside. Add in sauce and toss and cook for 20-30 seconds until tofu absorbed sauce.
3. To assemble, place nori sheet shiny side down on a sushi mat. Spread rice onto sheet and leave a 2cm gap at the far end of the nori. In the middle of the rice place carrots, cucumber, avocado & tofu. Bring the closest end of the nori towards the further end, stopping at where the gap beings. Grab tightly to make sure sushi roll is rolled tight and firm, dab your fingers with some water and wet the edges of the gap, continue to roll to seal it up.
4. Slice sushi into bite sized pieces using a clean knife, wiping the knife with a damp cloth in between to prevent the sushi from tearing or becoming messy from the rice.
5. Add sushi, strawberries, carrots & hummus into your lunch box.
6. ENJOY!!!!!!

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42 Responses

  1. Tina Lemna says:

    I love your videos! You need to write a cookbook!

  2. Cool Girl56 says:

    I love your videos and how passionate you are

  3. Sophia JF says:

    These all looked amazing! Cant wait to try:)

  4. CORINNE says:

    This looks soooo good vs. what I pack for lunch everyday oh my

  5. laraires says:

    thank you so much! these were really good and give loads of inspiration for other lunch ideas 🙂

  6. That was simply amazing!
    Just today my boyfriend gifted me a lunchbox with different sized containers so I'm really excited to use those with your recipe (especially the sushi one!) :*


  8. Aphinya says:

    awesome recipe! instead of school I will take it to my work!! love your video again!!

  9. Great recipes! 😀 Can't wait to try them.

  10. I thought the bliss balls were falafel! Haha I love it!

  11. These were some awesome ideas! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  12. lovingit X says:

    I get shy easily when I eat at school , I feel like everyone is looking at me so I always avoid eating lunch at school 🙁

  13. Fantastic Cherie! These all look so amazing 🙂

  14. Emily says:

    Okay this is the best lunch video I have ever watched (for my own taste in food). Bookmarking this 100%

  15. Shay McComb says:

    Thank you so much! I got so excited when i saw the title. As a high schooler this will help me on my journey to become vegan lol

  16. Aqsa Jamal says:

    the second lunch sandwich looks SO GOOD!! cant wait to try it!!

  17. All of these look awesome! The quinoa salad and sushi look PHENOMENAL! I've been having a quinoa kale salad with sweet potato often lately, and it looks quite a lot like yours!

  18. Andra V. says:

    gotta try that turkish sandwick

  19. natmarie says:

    More school/work vegan lunch ideas <3 !

  20. MsBreakme says:

    thank u so much and can you do it often??^^

  21. I truly adore videos like this! Your ideas/recipes look so tasty and they are easy to do also. I'm really starting to fall in love with veggies so the veggie sandwiches and sushi are right up my alley. I really love how YouTubers are really doing their best to help people maintain the vegan lifestyle. The vegan community on the YT is so inviting and loving! ???

  22. Where are you from ?? 😀

  23. laura says:

    i LOVE nuts because they are such a good staple to get enough calories in.
    especially good after recovering from an eating disorder!

  24. Holly B says:

    I'm definitely making that sandwich this week! ?

  25. Yummy and easy! What do you want more ? Love your recipes! ?

  26. Kaira says:

    These are great and the ingredients are not too exotic, definitely gonna try these 😀
    I have 3 weeks left of school – in my life, to try them?

  27. Your videos are completely inspiring, weather it's following your recipes to a T,or just making the food visually appealing, ,appreciate your videos!♡

  28. erika wu says:

    I love peanuts but whenever I eat them, I break out so much

  29. Quick tip: if you put your sushi roller in a gallon ziploc bag before rolling, it makes it much easier to clean up ?

  30. Catharina N says:

    really great recipes ???

  31. Everything was great, hope this will motivate my lazy 18 years old daughter lol. She want me to do everything for her. But I will definitely make these for myself.

  32. these look yum hope to try and love your videos btw ?

  33. akow says:

    Delightful! I feel the need to go out and buy the needed ingredients to create these masterpieces!

  34. this gave me so much inspiration!!

  35. Love the variety of these lunches! Whenever I pack lunches I feel like I only pack one thing, but I love how in each of these lunches there's a super nice assortment. Also, they're so pretty haha!

  36. I want to be vegan but it's so hard what should I do?

  37. Nicole Tan says:


  38. Hi everyone!! Welcome back to a new video 🙂 I'm so excited to share this one with you all!! As usual FULL RECIPES are in the description box so if you're in need of exact measurements then refer to the written recipe. Hope you all enjoy this one and find it helpful! x

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