Eat 10 Delicious Vegan Sandwiches for Back to School

Published on August 11th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

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10 Delicious Vegan Sandwiches for Back to School

Sandwiches might seem like typical, boring packed-lunch fare, but these vegan sandwiches are far from it!

Happy Monday, y’all! We are so excited to kick off our week of Daily Specials here at Eat Drink Better! Today’s special is Meatless Monday, and I’ve got a list of vegan sandwiches to help you transition back into packing lunches. Don’t miss the rest of this week’s specials: Try Something New Tuesday, Waste Free Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, and DIFRIday!

My little guy is starting back at day care tomorrow, and that means packing lots of lunches. He’s just 18-months-old, so he’s just starting to eat sandwiches, so I’ve been on the lookout for vegan sandwiches to make for him. I’ve got to tell you: there is something pretty darn cute about a tiny kiddo eating a half sandwich as big as his own head!

Some of these vegan sandwiches might be a little bit hard for my toddler to manage – that barbecue sandwich looks great, but I’m pretty sure Darrol Henry would wear more of it than he ate. For bigger kids and for yourself, though, you’ve got weeks of back-to-school variety here!

Related: 15 Vegan Dessert Recipes, Kid-Friendly Vegan Homestyle Pasta, Homemade Vegan ‘Chicken’ Nuggets

Some of the vegan sandwiches on this list are a little bit messy. If you’re worried about soggy bread, you can do like my mom used to when I was a kid. Pack the sandwich filling in a separate container and stash a fork or spoon in the bag. Your kid will probably love assembling his own sandwich at lunch time!

10 Vegan Sandwiches for Back to School

10 Delicious Vegan Sandwiches for Back to School

1. Chickpea-Kale Spread – Stuff this into a pita or wrap with lettuce and tomato for a yummy sandwich that’s anything but ordinary.

10 Delicious Vegan Sandwiches for Back to School

2. Tomato Sandwich – Channel your inner Harriet the Spy!

10 Delicious Vegan Sandwiches for Back to School

3. Cashew Butter and Blueberry – Kick plain ol’ PB&J to the curb with this grilled spin starring cashew butter and blueberry preserves.

10 Delicious Vegan Sandwiches for Back to School

4. BBQ Sandwich – Who says you can only eat barbecue in the summer, right? Pack plenty of cloth napkins with this messy sandwich!

10 Delicious Vegan Sandwiches for Back to School

5. Balsamic Baked Tofu Sandwich – Sauteed peppers, onions, and mushrooms and baked, marinated tofu are a filling combo!

10 Delicious Vegan Sandwiches for Back to School

6. Eggless Salad – Pack this school lunch classic with a dill pickle and some homemade kale chips!

10 Delicious Vegan Sandwiches for Back to School

7. Hummus with Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato – This ain’t your mama’s hummus sandwich!

10 Delicious Vegan Sandwiches for Back to School

8. Filet O’ Chickpea – You can serve these chickpea patties topped with the cool slaw recipe that accompanies them, or you can pack the slaw on the side.

10 Delicious Vegan Sandwiches for Back to School

9. Veggie Lunch Meat – Does your veggie kid want a vegan sandwich that’s more like the ones his friends are packing? These DIY lunch meats are just the ticket. Resist your temptation to pack on the veggies, and just add a little lettuce, tomato, and yellow mustard for your kiddo who wants to blend.

10 Delicious Vegan Sandwiches for Back to School

10. CLT – This is a plant-based version of a BLT starring smoked coconut “bacon” in place of conventional bacon. If you’re never had coconut bacon before, I encourage you to get some ASAP!

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



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