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Easy Vegan Lunch: Sandwich Ideas!

If you follow me on Instagram you probably know that for the past few months I’ve been all about making easy vegan sandwiches for lunch.

I usually whip up sandwiches using whatever happens to be in my refrigerator and today I wanted to share some of my favorite combinations.

Spelt bread, dijon mustard, leftover kale salad, grilled tempeh, avocado, beet sauerkraut and broccoli sprouts

The Bread

  • Spelt bread (low gluten, but not gluten-free)- homemade or from Bread Alone.
  • Gluten-Free Brown Rice Bread– I keep a stash in my freezer.
  • Gluten-Free Millet and Flax Bread from Sami’s Bakery– I’ve only found this brand at a few health stores but it’s by far the least “gluten-free tasting” gf bread out there!

The Spread

The Protein

  • Grilled tempeh- simply marinate in tamari and lightly fry on each side. You can make a big batch to store in the fridge for a few days worth of sandwiches.
  • Baked tofu- I’ll often have leftover baked tofu in the fridge from dinner.
  • Chickpea or Tempeh Tuna Salad

The Veggies

  • Avocado- avo slices are priority #1 in my sandwich in everything.
  • Sauerkraut- another big MUST for me!
  • Leftover salad- my go-to quick salad is kale marinated in olive oil, tahini and tamari. I’ll often have leftovers in the fridge and they make the perfect sandwich addition.
  • Fresh or sautéed greens- lightly wilt chard, spinach or kale before adding it to your sandwich. This takes just a minute and adds an amazing texture.

The Vegan Cheese

  • Chao slices- I love how melty this cheese gets. The coconut herb flavor is my current favorite.
  • Daiya slices- cheddar or provolone-you can’t go wrong.

sandwich 2


Spinach, baked tempeh, avocado and vegan mayo on grilled gluten-free bread


Mixed greens, tamari- marinated tempeh, avocado and dijon mustard on grilled spelt bread


Mixed greens, chickpea “tuna” salad”, shredded cabbage and tomato on spelt bread



Tempeh “bacon”, lettuce, tomato, sauerkraut and vegan mayo on spelt bread


What’s your favorite sandwich combo?

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One Response to Easy Vegan Lunch: Sandwich Ideas!

  1. OMG, these all look amazing!! How much tamari would you use to marinate 8oz tempeh? Also, do you have a baked tofu recipe?
    Thank yuo!!

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