Eating Vegan on a Busy Schedule

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 at 10:55 PM by Lucy Buxton Simply Vegan

Hi! So this post is pretty self-explanatory from the title – I wanted to write about how to find quick and easy vegan snacks/meals when you’re pushed for time.

I’ve just started a new job recently so I’ve been super busy. I’ve found myself looking for meal and snack ideas for when I get back in the evening with no energy. I’m going to jot a few ideas down here & hopefully it might be useful to some of you out there.

First up… pitta bread! So, it may be a slightly lazy option (but, hey isn’t that exactly what we’re looking for here?!) but pitta bread is extremely versatile and can form the basis of a tasty lunch or dinner. I like to roast some tomatoes, courgette, pepper and onion, and chuck it into a warm pitta. The whole process doesn’t take more than half an hour, and you’re free to do something else while the veg is roasting away. What’s more, you can take any leftovers for lunch the next day and simply heat them up in the microwave.

Jacket potatoes are also a winner in my book. Again, this does depend on you having the time to wait for them to cook in the oven but you can use the time you’re waiting as productively (or unproductively) as you’d like! You can get creative when it comes to fillings, or you can just pop in a dollop of hummus or beans. Takes no more than five minutes of actual prep and tastes delicious!

The last thing I’m mentioning today is another lazy one, but never seems to get old. Although most Pot Noodles aren’t vegan, the beef and tomato flavour is. Aaaand it’s really yummy. I know it’s not particularly healthy and I wouldn’t recommend stuffing your face with it 24/7, however it does the trick in a pinch. Vegetable soup is another great one which tends to be vegan, but it is always worth double checking as they can vary a little from brand to brand.

On that note, I’m going to go and make some food! 😉

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