Simple + Quick Ideas

Here is a list of simple vegetarian foods that are great as snacks, sides or instant meals. I’ll keep adding to this list as I continue to think of easy and quick foods or ready/semi-ready made products.

  • Carrot sticks

  • Cut cucumber (sometimes you can add a pinch of salt on them)

  • Fried or boiled egg

  • Fruit - Her current favorites are grapes, apples and mangoes

  • Bread with a piece of cheese

  • A plain rice ball (musubi)

  • Oatmeal (esp. cinnamon spice and apple)

  • Grilled cheese sandwich

  • Yogurt drinks

  • Yogurt (you can add things like granola or chocolate chips)

  • Edamame soy beans w. a little salt

  • Natto over rice (sometimes she’s in the mood and sometimes she’s not)

  • Cheese tortellini. I sometimes buy this Giovanni Rana Tortellini and put the remainder in the freezer. It only takes about 3-5 min to boil and you don’t need to add any sauce. You can buy it at many major markets and probably Whole Foods.

  • Fried rice