Welcome to the Virtual VT Lunchroom!

By Vegetarian Times April 27, 2010 Categories: VT's 21-Day Lunch Challenge

Welcome to the Virtual VT Lunchroom!

Have you decided to take us up on our 21-day brown-bag plan to make lunch hour the healthiest hour of your day? If so, we want to be there to inspire and support you throughout the challenge.

We’ll be dishing out daily doses of Smart Bites right here on the VT Editors’ Blog from May 10-May 30. Be sure to rate your lunch and weigh in on the tip of the day too!

The virtual VT Lunchroom—the very blog that you are reading right now!—is the place where you can leave comments on how the challenge is going for you, see what others have to say, ask questions, and exchange tips and tricks.

So don’t be shy … we want to hear from you! Comment below.

Click here to visit the main page of VT’s 21-Day Lunch Challenge.


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I am not a complete vegaterian. I do not eat meat during the week. But over weekends I do. Just a new diet I took on to challenge myself. Plus I watched Food Inc and that traumatised me for life.

Susantha - 2012-05-02 14:43:16

I tried the black bean and toasted corn tacos for dinner (added some roasted peppers and cherry tomatoes) and then ate the left overs for lunch. Fabulous! Highly recommended.

Lori - 2010-05-12 08:33:38

My son and I decided to go completely vegetarian this week. It's great having so many lunch ideas to pick from. We also like Southwest Tofu Scramble with toasted pita.

Lesley - 2010-05-12 08:18:18

I just finished Day 3 and the Paprika Cauliflower was really good. I cooked two serves to last me two days. It was way better than I thought it would be. Ive either been walking or doing yoga before lunch, then some deep breathing. I am feeling way more energized and I got to my desk a whole hour earlier than usual today. So far the lunches are very hearty and filling and I like that.

Wendy - 2010-05-12 07:18:11

I was all set for the challenge. I cooked the quiche over the weekend and took it along with a salad to work. When I opened what I thought was quiche I discovered something that had been in the refrigerator way too long and my quiche was still sitting waiting for me at home. Oh well, the salad was great but I was pretty hungry by dinnertime. Next I clean the refrigerator!

Linda - 2010-05-11 22:25:20

This is great, but it will take a bit of planning (i.e., shopping) beforehand. I plan to start Thursday. What a great idea!

Harriet - 2010-05-11 21:05:22

I have initiated the "healthy brag" between some family and friends. Each day we email each other and say what the healthiest thing is we ate the day before. You can't help feeling a little bit competitive; and we find it is giving us some incentive to eat healthy - so we can brag about it! A fast healthy lunch I do often is Quesadillas! In the morning I'll place one or two corn tortillas in a dry skillet just to soften. Remove the tortillas, smear half of a tortilla with refried beans (or any interesting leftovers from the fridge), sprinkle with some grated cheese and cilantro if I have it, fold in half, wrap in waxed paper. Heat briefly in the microwave at work later.

vici - 2010-05-11 15:05:45

I took a 15 min walk, and then walked up stairs for 15 minutes. I feel less hungry after the excercise. I am keeping away from the computer and eating a spinach and avocado salad with dijon mustard dressing and sunflower seeds. I feel much better and good. This is a great challenge.

Beverly - 2010-05-11 12:49:49

count me in!viva veg!

agua - 2010-05-11 02:40:50

I never know what to eat for lunch. Even when I'm home, it never occurs to me to cook. I want to take the challenge, but even today, I ate a salad from the cafeteria because we had no leftovers from dinner last night. Sigh. Still, I'm motivated to make these delicious sounding recipes for dinner and save some leftovers for lunch. Tonight are the black bean tostados/tacos.

Heather - 2010-05-10 14:22:20

I manage a kitchen and am always rushing to eat my own lunch. I have been consciously recording what I eat for the past 6 weeks. I am looking forward to this challenge because I will HAVE TO EAT responsibily! Thank you.

Sue - 2010-05-10 13:04:12

I read this article in the latest issue and I couldn't wait to get started! Lunch time is always my downfall! Now I can turn that all around.

Jennel - 2010-05-10 12:55:56

Tried the black bean and toasted corn tacos the other night and am having the leftovers for lunch today. Delicious! Tonight's dinner is going to be the crustless leek, greens and herb quiche. Can't wait!

Kimberly - 2010-05-10 09:15:18

My husband and I are "new" vegetarians (about a year) and lunch seems to be the most difficult for me, the cook. I am so glad you are doing this. We started this when my husband was diagnosed with adv. prostate cancer and although we ate a lot of veggie meals, the research indicated we needed to do more. So far, so good. Eating well along with treatment. Thank you.

judy Smith - 2010-05-10 09:07:24

Ok I started today cos where I live its already Monday. I work from home so I did half an hour of yoga instead of the walk. I ate after the meditation and I had the Spicy Bahn Mi. It was fantastic, yummy and filled me right up for the day, no snacking so far. What an energy boost in the middle of the day:) Good to go for tomorrow!

Wendy - 2010-05-10 03:04:07