Are you new to meal prepping or an old pro looking for new recipes? Either way, these vegan meal prep recipes are perfect for you.
In many ways, vegan meal prepping is easier than non-vegan meal prepping. After all, meat and dairy products are the things that spoil fastest.
Best Vegan Meal Prep Recipes
Most fruits, veggies, and grains do not require fancy storage options. That makes them the ideal choice for meal prepping.
So, stick around if you want something quick, easy, healthy, and hearty. These vegan meal prep recipes are all that and more.
These roasted veggie Glow Bowls are phenomenal.
They are one of my favorite vegan meal prep options. (They’re gorgeous, healthy, and incredibly delicious.)
Pulling these together takes less than an hour, and they are so good for you. The bowls are plant-based and full of heart-healthy fats.
Plus, the array of seasonings makes every bite unbelievably flavorsome.
The hardest part is chopping all the veggies, which- let’s be honest- is pretty simple.
Need a testament to just how versatile cauliflower can be?
Check out this recipe for curried chickpea cauliflower bake. You can have a hearty, healthy meal in just 40 minutes!
This bake is a protein-heavy, meat-free meal with chickpeas, cauliflower, rice, and greens. You can prepare it ahead of time and bake it later.
Or you can bake it, too. It freezes beautifully- whether it is raw or cooked.
Korean rice bowls are colorful, flavorful, and just plain fun. This recipe is no exception.
It is a spicy, veggie-packed, Asian-inspired meal the whole family will love.
If you need to reduce your carbs, make it with cauliflower rice instead.
People often overlook soups and stews when meal prepping. Frankly, that is a shame.
Soups and other liquid-based foods are the easiest things to meal prep.
Take this vegan white bean stew, for example. Every spoonful is chunky and filling. And it takes only 35 minutes to prepare.
Pair it with some crusty bread for a quick and easy microwavable lunch!
Pizza, though delicious, is not always the healthiest or most vegan-friendly option.
But that is not the case here!
You get to keep all the pizza flavor. But cut back on the grease and carbs with this vegan pizza bowl.
It requires extra work, but one bite will show you it was worth it.
Especially at only 319 calories and a whopping 16 grams of protein per serving!
Meal prepping for lunch and dinner is typical, but what about breakfast?!
I don’t know about you, but I am always the most rushed in the mornings.
These overnight oats help me make the most of my mornings with minimal effort.
Overnight oats are filling and delicious. Plus, you can tweak the toppings to get the taste you want. #customizable
Want the maximum amount of flavor and spice in a single power bowl? Jamaican fare is the way to go.
This filling and flavor-forward meal has everything you could want from prepping.
And if nothing else, that recipe for homemade jerk seasoning is a definite keeper.
This creamy, yummy recipe takes pasta salad up a notch.
Every bite is bursting with spicy Tex-Mex flavor. Plus, it is dairy-and-oil-free and comes together in only 25 minutes.
It makes an excellent meal prep lunch option. Or you could serve it as a side dish for a larger meal. Either way, everyone will want seconds.
Spicy, creamy, and full of veggies. This vegan Thai red curry is mouth-wateringly delicious.
It is chock-full of veggies and spices- and has a distinctive Thai flair.
If you want to add more protein, throw some tofu in.
This simple-to-make grain bowl is delectable and perfect for lunch. It exudes flavor and color, and it makes meal-prepping a breeze.
Cook your farro. Then, mix it with all of the veggies and seasonings. Transfer it to your favorite meal prep container and pop it in the fridge.
When it comes time to serve it, add your favorite dressing, mix, and enjoy!
Whether meal-prepping or not, you can never go wrong with a good salad for lunch. Israeli Couscous Salad is fresh, filling, and flavorful.
Plus, the avocado-lime dressing is good enough to weaken your knees. Try it once, and you will want to put it on everything!
Want something quick and easy and full of fantastic benefits for you?
The goddess power bowl is perfect. It uses only eight ingredients but packs a heck of a punch.
The combination of radishes, butternut squash, and quinoa is so yummy. And the tahini and lemon juice add to that.
This one is a winner from start to finish.
Don’t you wish you could have the deliciousness of fajitas without all the mess?
Actually, you can with this vegan fajita bowl.
This is a lighter, vegan-friendly fajita alternative that everyone will love. It has everything you love about fajita’s South-of-the-Border flavor.
Also, the leftovers stay fresh for up to 5 days in the fridge. So, this dish is perfect for prepping.
With or without the zesty rice, these lentil balls will be a hit.
They make great vegan snacks or appetizers. And with the zesty rice, you can turn it into a complete meal.
This paleo, vegan-friendly meal is low-fat, low-calorie, low-carb, and high-deliciousness. You really cannot beat that!
You can use it as a side dish or the main course. (As a side dish, it still might steal the show.)
Every forkful is rich and creamy, and the sun-dried tomatoes take center stage. And though it takes some time to make, it requires fewer than ten ingredients.
It is pretty budget-friendly, too.
If the only way you eat chickpeas is in hummus, you’ve been missing out. These chickpea teriyaki bowls, for example, are divine.
They have everything you love about sweet-n-savory teriyaki chicken.
Sans the chicken, of course. Trust me, though; you will not even miss it. The chickpeas pick up all the slack.
This 20-minute meal is bright and tangy. It features bold Mediterranean ingredients like olives, feta, orzo, and Greek seasoning.
It delivers an outrageous amount of flavor for only a little work. Those are the kinds of meals I like to make.
This is another fun meal prep option for breakfast. Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is- dare I say it?!- downright decadent.
It is warm and comforting. A recipe that sticks to your ribs and leaves you feeling “full as a tick.” (As my grandpa would say.)
You rarely see the words “indulgent” and “vegan” in the same sentence. But with this recipe, both terms are 100% accurate.
Cozy, warm, and perfect for fall, smoky sweet potato soup is hard to resist. It features a gorgeous orange color and a warm, spiced fall flavor.
Use it as a meal prep lunch or a Thanksgiving Day dinner starter. People will love it either way.
This zingy, citrusy salad is the perfect summer salad. It has loads of fresh flavor and filling, healthy ingredients.
It takes 15 minutes to make and tastes fantastic, cold or warm.
Need a meal or side dish high in fiber and protein? Vegan white beans are just the thing.
They’re tasty, easy to make, and take less than 15 minutes from start to finish.
And though the recipe requires few ingredients, it has loads of bold flavor. Serve the beans over rice or quinoa for a complete, filling meal.
Poke bowls are super fun and tasty. And despite what you may think, they are not just for experienced foodies, either!
These veggie-packed meals are both nutritious and delicious. And that is a meal anyone can enjoy.
Plus, poke bowls are super customizable. You can swap out ingredients to better suit your tastes.
23. Vegan Chili
Are you a “chili must have meat and no beans!” person? Then, this recipe is not for you.
But if you think the more beans, the better, check out this vegan chili.
This chili is robust, spicy, and chunky- full of veggies, beans, and spices.
It tastes fantastic on its own. Or when paired with a vegan grilled cheese or cornbread.
Vegan Thai lettuce wraps are a low-calorie meal that looks deceptively simple.
At a glance, it appears to be nothing more than veggie-topped lettuce with peanut sauce.
But there is a lot more to these wraps than that!
Do not let the lengthy ingredient list scare you off, though. These wraps are easy to make and come together in about 1 hour.
25. Vegan Pasta Bake
Here is another rare vegan meal that is decadent and delectable. It is saucy and (vegan) cheesy, with loads of seasonings and tender noodles.
Sign me up!
It freezes well and is perfect for meal prepping. Especially if you pair it with a leafy green side salad and garlic bread.
Can you ever have too many Tex-Mex-flavored power bowls? No, you cannot! And this one is one of the best.
It combines sweet potatoes, green rice, leafy greens, avocados, and cilantro lime crema. Plus, more!
It is ridiculously flavorful, high in protein and fiber, and healthy.
Never had homemade mushroom soup? You don’t know what you are missing!
This recipe makes a warm, earthy, one-pot soup, ready in just half an hour.
It’s full of rich, umami flavors. Which is already fantastic. But even better- it has a soupy broth perfect for sopping with dark bread.
You can keep it in the fridge for 1 week or in the freezer for 3 months. So, this soup is excellent for meal prepping.
Move over, loaded baked potatoes! Black bean-stuffed sweet potatoes are here, and they are the bomb.
This dish is sweet and savory. And it showcases (seemingly) half of your spice rack.
It is one of those meals you cannot properly appreciate until you try it.
So stop reading about it and go make it instead! You can thank me later.
You will not believe how easy this Buddha bowl is to make. Or how terrific it tastes. At least until you try it.
You can pull it together in just 10 minutes with seven simple ingredients.
But the level of flavor it holds is astronomical. You may not think a bowl of veggies could be addictive, but you would be wrong.
I love making this dish because it is gorgeous.
Everyone who sees it always compliments it.
As they should.
It’s full of bright, complementary colors. Honestly, it should be on the cover of a food magazine. Fortunately, it tastes just as good as it looks.
I know what you are thinking, “Pancakes for meal prepping?! No way!”
Actually, yes, way! These vegan protein pancakes are still delicious on days 2, 3, and 4!
Reheat them in the microwave at 30-second intervals.
These cakes taste just as good as they did when you made them. (They will stay just as fluffy, too!)
Does it get any more classic meal prepping than a basic Mason jar salad? I don’t think so.
These were some of the first meal prep meals out there. And Mason jar salads are just as good today.
There is plenty of room for customization, and this link gives you several options.
So make your own, or check out these recommendations for inspiration.
There is one thing nearly all former meat-eaters and vegans agree on. Underripe jackfruit makes an excellent meat substitute.
You can use it to make vegan BBQ, or in this case, vegan carnitas.
The recipe is simple to follow and turns out perfect vegan carnitas every time.
They taste so good that your meat-eating friends will appreciate them, too.
Whether you are meal-prepping or looking for an easy weeknight meal, it does not matter. Tempeh burrito bowls are ideal.
They are high in protein, naturally vegan, gluten-free, and freaking delicious.
Dig into the bowl with a spoon or serve it with tortilla chips for dipping.
Okay, so you can’t actually have orange chicken on a vegan diet. But you can have a pretty fabulous substitute using canned chickpeas.
The texture will not be the same. However, the taste will be so close that it will amaze you.
Plus, without the meat, the dish has far less fat than it would otherwise have.
36. Wild Rice Salad
Here is another crazy-beautiful salad that deserves to be in magazines.
It tastes incredible, takes 15 minutes to make, and is perfect for the holidays.
Wild rice salad is bright and zesty with cranberries, grapes, pecans, and an orange vinaigrette. It makes an excellent Christmas side dish.
However, you can also use it as an easy meal prep lunch option.
Want a meal prep option that requires no cooking and only a handful of ingredients? Try these vegan summer rolls.
Summer rolls are light, fresh, and surprisingly filling.
Pair them with a variety of dipping sauces for the optimal experience.
Indian food is some of the easiest ethnic fare to make vegan. After all, so much of it is already vegan, anyway!
Chana masala is the perfect example of yummy vegan Indian food.
It contains warm, comforting spices, hearty chickpeas, and heavenly fire-roasted tomatoes.
The leftovers keep well, too, making them perfect for turning into next week’s meals.
Baked oatmeal is a whole new way to experience a classic breakfast favorite.
This is a fruit-and-berry-packed way to start the day. And you can even enjoy it on the go!
Most people think of green bean casserole as a side dish. And it certainly can be.
However, this green bean casserole is filling enough to standalone.
It features green beans, mushrooms, herbs and spices, and rich, silky cashew cream. Not to mention the heartwarming sourdough bread topping.
Whip this up for Thanksgiving dinner. Then, use the leftovers as a comforting meal prep lunch option the following week.
These detox salads burst with ingredients to help you sweat out the toxins! They contain almonds, apples, kale, cabbage, quinoa, and more.
It’s clean-eating at its finest. Top it with a sesame ginger dressing that is out of this world.
42. Vegan Picadillo
Vegan Picadillo is a flavorful, satisfying dish. It puts a plant-based twist on the classic Latin American recipe.
This vegan version includes a medley of spices and plenty of protein-packed lentils.
They make for a wonderfully savory filling. It also has tomatoes, walnuts, etc. So, it tastes very meaty.
It is ideal for tacos, empanadas, or served over rice. Plus, it delivers a delicious, comforting meal with a cruelty-free twist.
This vibrant, aromatic dish combines fluffy rice with colorful vegetables and spices. The tangy dressing adds even more flavor.
Curried rice salad is a refreshing, versatile salad- perfect for prepping. And you can enjoy it as the main course. Or a side dish for another meal.
I love these noodle bowls because they are the ultimate convenience. I am always busy, and though I love cooking, I don’t always have the time.
These bowls cut my cooking time down to about 10 minutes.
But the best part? You do not have to warm them up! And they taste fantastic.
These are meant to be eaten cold with a creamy sesame dressing and crisp veggies.
If you are often on the go, these noodle bowls are life savers.
Roasted eggplant soup may not be the most lovely-looking soup. But it is comforting, velvety, and wonderfully nourishing.
It highlights the rich, smoky flavors of roasted eggplant. The aromatic herbs and spices complement its natural smokiness; they don’t mask it.
The result is a delightful balance of flavors perfect for cooler days.
Want to add a pop of color to your lunch or dinner table?
Try Instant Pot paella. This is a quick, easy dish that takes 30 minutes and practically no hands-on work.
It looks lovely, smells incredible, and tastes even better. A great choice for meal prep lunches. Or a flavorful dinner side dish.
Here’s another fast Mason jar salad meal prep option. This one combines lentils, farro, peanuts, veggies, and more.
Not to mention a wide variety of herbs and spices.
(And maple syrup for a touch of sweetness!)
Each jar takes less than 30 minutes to make. When you want to enjoy it, shake it and pour it into a serving bowl.
Oh, and did I mention each serving has 25 grams of protein?!
Are you a fan of bright tropical flavors and juicy fruit? If so, you will love these vegan overnight oats.
There are four options here, each one being better than the last. And each one features a combo of delicious tropical fruits.
My favorite is the yellow vegan overnight oats recipe. It has star fruit and a passion fruit variety called granadilla.
The other three feature regular passion fruit, coconut, pineapple, dragon fruit, cherries, and mango.
But try all four of them to see which one you like best. Or keep a rotation and have a new one every morning of the week.
Chicken salad sandwiches are always a spectacular lunch option.
Pack them in a lunchbox with a dill pickle spear or mixed fruit, and voila! Simple (and delicious) lunch.
But don’t worry. You are not out of luck if you are vegan. Use this recipe for vegan “chicken” salad sandwiches.
Instead of chicken, this recipe calls for tempeh.
Most of the other ingredients stay the same. The result does not taste precisely like “real” chicken salad. But it is pretty darned close.
Besides the tater tot casserole, most of my meal prep breakfast options have been sweet.
So, this one is for those who prefer a savory start to your day.
These breakfast bowls are colorful, flavorful, and insanely filling. They have a distinct Tex-Mex flavor and are very customizable.
You cannot forget to check out the linked recipe for fresh homemade salsa. It’s heavenly.
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