The following article was written by Megan Bedard.
at PETA, we live in a bit of a bubble: For the eight glorious hours of each workday,
we get to be in an environment entirely free of animal products. No fur,
leather, or silk in our business-casual attire. No milk, eggs, or meat in our
office fridges. It's a little bit like we imagine the future to be.
steeped in a vegan lifestyle on a daily basis, we've gotten to be experts on
the subject. This week, we polled five PETA employees for their ideas on easy
office lunches. Some require a little prep and work; others are a breeze. Read
on for easy ways to eat cruelty-free at your nine-to-five.
We asked employees, "What's your
favorite go-to lunch for work?"
Diana said … "I'm
a French fry fanatic! It's not the healthiest lunch, but on a busy day, nothing
gets me through the afternoon like a giant dose of fried taters. I'm a fan of
Del Taco's crinkle cut fry, and the 'Macho' size is so big I can fit my entire
hand in the cup. Hot, salty, crispy, potato goodness with a side of guacamole
and some hot sauce? Let's get rad!"
Vanessa said … "I
keep it simple with a sandwich. Lots of veggies loaded onto whole wheat vegan
bread, and pepperoncinis to give it a kick. For a side, I bring something easy
like carrot sticks or fruit. It's basic but delicious."
Courtney said … "Stir-fry.
I make a big batch on the weekends. Nothing fancy, just steamed veggies
(whatever I have) with udon noodles and steamed tofu, plus soy sauce."
Adam said … "My
go-to lunch is generally a mix of items that I've already made and quickly
combined in the morning. It changes all the time, but right now, I'm liking
spiced lentils, brown rice, diced carrots, and peppers, with lots of garlic and
a splash of hot sauce. Easy, healthful, and delicious!
the envy of the lunchroom with his healthy, delicious, and beautiful creations
is Sean! (He's the creator of the masterpiece pictured above.)
Sean said …
"I typically bring leftovers, but my favorite is when I have taco night
the evening before and bring myself a taco bowl. I like to make my own walnut
taco meat because it's so easy! Here's my recipe:
onions and bell peppers and prepare some rice and refried beans while preparing
the "meat." Then add the "meat" to the sautéed veggies to
heat it up a little. Put it all in a Tupperware container and add some fresh
spinach to make a taco bowl the next day at work. Boom! Simplicity.
any other ideas for delicious, office-ready vegan lunches? Share them in the
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