These delicious vegan Meal Prep Recipes are perfect to make ahead! They are healthy and delicious; you can eat them all week without getting bored. Forget delivery and make these yummy meals instead.
Vegan Meal Prep
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Walk on past that microwave because here are five ideas for healthy, grab-and-go lunches that don’t require heating. Fruits, veggies, grain and protein, all sorted and looking almost too pretty to eat.
Who knew so much yumminess could fit into a bento-style box? Check out these five lunch ideas that will have you powering through your work day like a champ.
Set aside one meal prep day and make some of these high-protein lunches for the week. If you do, your super satisfied future-self will thank your ultra-organized past-self.
Vegan Breakfast Meal Prep
Peppers, scallions, red onions and fresh basil elevate these vegan scrambled eggs to the next level of awesomeness. Grab a piece of toast and dig right in!
Oats and strawberries go hand and hand, especially for breakfast. On Sunday, mix up this strawberry, almond and oatmeal bake and then you’ll have breakfast covered for the entire week.
You had me at tater tots! This one-skillet wonder has sautéed veggies with vegan sausage, eggs and cheese tucked under a crispy roof of tater tots. It’ll be your new go-to breakfast casserole.
Guiltless and scrumptious at the same time? It is possible! This blueberry almond oatmeal has enough start-your-day protein to fuel you up for any potential challenge.
Sometimes sweet just isn’t what you want in the morning. If you crave savory flavors for breakfast, try these customizable veggie muffins. Super satisfying and totally portable, you’ll need to pack extra for office hand-outs.
Get ready. This is one of those recipes where you toss veggies on a sheet pan, bake and boom — a hearty, healthy breakfast. Add spicy Sriracha dressing and OMG. Gourmet, guiltless and so good.
All the flavors of childhood plus the decadence of chocolate? You heard right. These brownies are second to none and a full-blown candidate for the “these can’t possibly be vegan” club.
Attention meal preppers! This fruit-topped quinoa breakfast bowl comes together in less than 15 minutes and offers an unusual sweet spin to that protein-packed grain we all love.
Muffin tins aren’t just for muffins anymore. These adorable little quiches are vegan, low-carb and gluten-free. Eat them cold or hot and don’t be afraid to go wild with the fillings.
Need a vegan breakfast idea that’ll rock your world? Introducing the potato hash burrito! Make a slew of these bad boys to stick in the freezer and you’ll be way ahead of the breakfast game.
Did someone say peanut butter and banana mini muffins? You bet they did. These diminutive vegan treasures are a great make-ahead breakfast, snack or dessert. Since they’re mini, you can eat a handful, right?
Move over breakfast burrito, a new sheriff’s in town. Breakfast enchiladas are here to stay. They’re fit for a crowd or for a healthy meal the entire family will love.
Ooey gooey, soft and chewy. Don’t bother troubling yourself with the kitchen alchemy that led to their discovery — just pull up a chair and indulge.
There’s nothing better than starting the day with a breakfast made the night before. The coconut milk gives these matcha overnight oats a sublime luxuriousness — perfect for a busy morning.
A slice of zingy lemon cake is a slice of perfection. This easy-to-make treat is great to keep on hand for any breakfast, dessert or snack emergencies.
Vegan Meal Prep for Lunch
Get ready for those pesky non-dieting coworkers to drool over your spectacular lunches. Don’t tell them that each one is less than 500 calories of healthy, flavor-packed goodness.
Say hello to some serious flavor! This garlic teriyaki tofu comes together in minutes and will blow your vegan mind. The secret to this quick and easy recipe is store-bought teriyaki glaze.
Craving a light, but super healthy and high-protein meal? This is it! The tasty Mediterranean flavors make this easy salad an instant favorite!
These wholesome, savory bowls are packed with flavor and protein. You’ll get veggies, grains, and protein all in one container, and they make simple and delicious lunches.
23. Green Bean Curry
Want to fool your friends into thinking that you spent all day cooking? Invite them over for a sample of this luscious green bean curry. Simply to die for!
These bowls come with a mix of tasty greens (the good kind!). Salty and a little bit sweet with just a hint of spice from the ginger, they’re a perfect Asian-inspired plant-based meal.
Here’s a pasta salad recipe you’ll go back to again and again. Served either warm or cold, as a side dish or for a light lunch, it has the herby basil flavor you’ll crave.
A rich and smokey mouth-watering dish to get you fueled up with plenty of protein, grains, and fiber.
It’s a wrap, folks! When you’re fed up with salads but still want to eat guilt-free, this hummus and baby spinach wrap will provide the energy to tackle that busy day.
28. Falafel Bowls
No deep frying is necessary for these yummy, oven-baked falafel. Herby and hearty, they make the ideal centerpiece of a veggie bowl or Mediterranean platter.
Listen when I tell you that this recipe is a boon for carb-avoiders everywhere. Indulge in those Chinese takeout flavors you love and suffer none of the regret.
Another option for the Mediterranean route includes flavors from tangy artichoke hearts balanced with the slight sweetness of sweet potatoes. The whole meal will be light, refreshing, and crisp.
You’d think the star of this bowl would be the Israeli couscous or the cremini mushrooms but you’d be wrong. Everything is brought together by that show-stopping cashew pesto.
You don’t have to give up salty and crispy bacon with this flavorful tofu wrapped up with crunchy lettuce, fresh tomatoes, and a soft tortilla. A classic lunch just got so much healthier!
Made with pantry ingredients, this white bean one pot wonder comes together in no time. Don’t bother telling your guests it’s gluten and oil-free — they’ll be too busy eating to care!
Everyone will love this delicious Asian-inspired and gluten-free dish with its crisp tofu and a delicious, creamy peanut sauce.
A medley of sweet, salty, and savory all in one. This bowl is packed with vitamins, protein, fiber, and flavor.
Wrap ‘em up, they’ll take ‘em — you can make these curry chickpea salad bad boys in under 10 minutes and spend the rest of the day basking in everyone’s appreciation.
A tasty Mexican-inspired meal with tons of bean protein and a little extra kick!
You’re not going to do much better than black beans, fajita veggies, pico de gallo and cilantro rice, all in a bowl bursting with south-of-the-border flavor.
This Vietnamese soup is perfect for vegetarians. It’s packed with delicious veggies and noodles soaking in a salty broth. Bonus: This soup is good warm or cold.
40. Salsa Chickpeas
Here’s a meal prep win — 4-ingredient salsa chickpeas layered on top of rice with freshly sliced jalapeños, avocado and cilantro. You’ll wonder why everyone isn’t vegan.
Dark leafy greens, rich flavor and plenty of protein make this bowl delicious and nutritious.
Healthy, clean ingredients and plenty of flavor make this a great meal for people looking to be extra adventurous with their food. Plus, Chickpeas are a delicious source of healthy fat and protein.
The combination of sweet and spicy makes for a uniquely delicious and wholesome choice.
What can’t the humble chickpea do? Toss them with a little spicy-spicy and serve alongside some garlicky spinach and brown rice. Whoa. Once again, the chickpea is a mealtime hero.
Couscous is a naturally delicious and flavorful grain, and it combines perfectly with crunchy veggies and fresh, tangy dressing.
At the end of a long day, there’s nothing better than opening the refrigerator and finding lemony artichoke quinoa salad all ready to eat. A perfect melding of flavors and textures.
Another slightly spicy and very filling Asian-inspired meal. The light sauce and fresh veggies make it perfect for a hot day.
Salty and flavorful, the vegetables and sesame seeds add a nice crunch mixed in with soft rice and tofu.
These Asian-inspired peanut butter noodles are so satisfying and yet so easy — you can whip them up in only 15 minutes. Want more spice? Douse on the chili sauce for an extra kick.
You’ll get a boost from the whole grains in this meal. The beans, sweet potatoes and avocado make for a great creamy combination that’s full of protein.
This whole bowl is filled with delicious, Mexican-influenced flavors and foods. Plus, the rich taste of the mushroom works great as a replacement for meat.
Light, tasty and packed with protein, this colorful Thai quinoa salad looks almost as good as it tastes. Add a squeeze of lime right before serving for that extra tangy zing.
A little spice is nice, but this cauliflower shawarma grain bowl pushes its ingredients to the yummiest of limits. It’s naturally gluten and dairy-free too.
These flavors are reminiscent of Thai or Indian food. The combination of rice and flavorful tofu is delicious, filling, and easy to make.
Who doesn’t love a tasty mix of savory veggies seasoned to perfection. This mix goes great with any kind of noodle or rice, making this a versatile and easy meal.
A unique combination of flavors from the potatoes, tofu, and pickles, this ridiculously easy but tasty meal will fill you up without emptying your wallet.
This meal is basic, but the tomatoes and seasoning give it the perfect zest.
This offers another spin on that classic Teriyaki taste. The salty soy sauce flavor pairs well with sweet pineapple while the rice and chickpeas offer the perfect balance.
The delicious flavors influenced by Mexico and our southern states offer tons of plant fiber and a hint of sweetness from the corn.
Need a meal ready in 20 minutes? Don’t panic. This one pot chili mac and cheese is a mealtime winner your whole family will adore.
Edamame hummus is a dairy-free and oil-free revelation. It’s the star of these healthy wraps and can stand up to whatever other veggies you’d like to add.
Red lentils give these vegan zucchini fritters some serious substance while the corn introduces a sweet surprise. Add a side salad to make a meal.
Vegan Meal Prep Snack Ideas
Need something to appease a hungry little kid? In less than five minutes, you can be the hero holding a plate of low-carb banana wraps. Psst — grown-ups will like ‘em too.
65. Pizza Rolls
Anytime can be pizza time with this healthy and budget-friendly recipe. These pizza rolls take under an hour to make and freeze like a dream.
66. Twix Cookies
Wouldn’t Twix bars be better if they had a little dash of coconut? That’s what these addictive vegan cookies bring to the table and without any gluten to weigh them down.
Need something for a bake sale, a barbecue or a neighborhood potluck? Whip up a batch of these super versatile fruit crumble bars. Gluten-free and vegan never tasted so good.
All you need for these babies is three ingredients, a freezer and a little bit of time. Voila! A charming cold confection that will have your friends/co-workers demanding the recipe.
Who’s up for some finger food fun? Think delicious chickpea salad with a green crunch in the middle. The trick for perfectly formed pinwheels is a super sharp knife
What happens when you take one bowl and a bunch of pantry ingredients? You end up with warm vegan peanut butter cookies that make the whole kitchen smell like a nutty fantasy.
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Meal prep is the practice of preparing food in large batches to portion out and eat for several days. You can prepare several portions of the same exact dish, such as lunches for work or school, or a few different ingredients to use in a variety of recipes throughout the week.
You can vegan meal prep on a budget by choosing affordable meals made with inexpensive ingredients such as grains, beans, lentils, tofu and seasonal vegetables. Try dried beans instead of canned to save more money (and freeze extra portions), and avoid convenience foods like processed food and fake meats.
The best vegan foods to meal prep are dishes that will stay fresh for several days, freeze well, and offer variety with different sauces and toppings. Soups and stews, chickpea salad sandwiches, pasta dishes, and grain bowls are great options for lunches and dinner. Overnight oats, homemade granola, and healthy baked goods are great for breakfast.
It depends on the individual dish and how well each ingredient will hold up, but most vegan dishes stored in the refrigerator will keep for 4-5 days. Try preparing your lunches for the week on Sunday. If you’d like to prepare meals further in advance, plan on freezing these meals.
You can freeze many types of vegan dishes, as well as individual ingredients, but not all. Dishes like soups, stews, and some pasta dishes like lasagna and ravioli freeze well, but other dishes like salad and rice will not. Freezing tofu changes its texture in a way that some people find unpleasant, so avoid freezing tofu unless you like it.