Updated: Feb 2
Picture this: you're about to play an amazing gig, and assumed you'd get dinner after soundcheck. When you hit the streets, you can't find anything that'll hit the spot just right (except that one vegan burger place where you'll have to spend £30 for one meal). You want something a bit more substantial than a meal deal, but you don't want to spend the big bucks. Trust me, I've been there.
With a tiny bit more organisation, you could be eating like a king before what could be the gig of your life. Here are 5 cheap and easy vegan meals that you can make for lunch or take along to the show in your little lunchbox. Rock and roll, right?
1. Southwestern Pasta Salad by Vegan Heaven
With 18g protein per delicious serving, this vibrant pasta dish will give even the most extreme shredders boundless amounts of energy on stage. You can make enough to last for tomorrow's lunch too - and it's best served cold!
2. Black Bean, Tofu & Avocado Rice Bowl by Cassie Best
Get your calcium and protein fix in one go with this quick and simple black bean, tofu & avocado rice bowl on BBC Good Food. Super healthy goodness with 25g protein per serving, costing you just £2.28!
3. Suuuuper Simple Tofu Stir-Fry
What's easier than throwing some pre-cut veg, tofu, noodles and sauce in a pan? Grab yourself some Cauldron Marinated Tofu Pieces and cook up an energy-packed dish within 10 minutes!
The pack instructions will tell you what to do, so don't worry if you're super new to cooking! For two servings, you'll need:
160g Cauldron Marinated Tofu Pieces
A 350g stir fry vegetables packet
Blue Dragon sauce packet (optional - many of these sauces are vegan including Chow Mein, Sweet Chilli and Garlic, Sweet and Sour, Teriyaki, Katsu, Pad Thai and Firecracker)
Put them all together and enjoy!
4. Arugula Lentil Salad From Heaven by Hurry The Food Up
With 24g of protein and plenty of fibre and veggies too, this arugula/rocket and lentil salad with croutons and cashews is a 12-minute job with so many benefits.
5. Easy Vegan Cauliflower Fried Rice by Running on Real Food
This delicious recipe is ready in 20 minutes - a perfect source of energy before a big show.