This chickpea meal prep turns one pound of chickpeas into three different meals with just one hour of prep time. Grab a printable shopping list and watch the video prep demo to learn how to make these recipes!
After sharing the Whole Chicken Meal Prep plan, it's time for a vegetarian option: chickpeas! Today's meal plan will set you up for healthy eating success during the week and should require just one hour of active prep time.
Today, we are spending a bit of time doing some meal prep so that we have healthy lunches and two dinner options during the week.
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Today we are meal prepping
Watch the video below to see exactly how to put these meals together into a plan! Check out my YouTube channel for more meal prep videos.
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For this meal plan, you will need a number of ingredients. Grab your free printable shopping list here!
Here's a few notes about this menu:
- Chickpeas- this meal plan includes cooking your chickpeas from scratch HOWEVER you may skip this and replace with three 15 oz cans of cooked chickpeas.
- Vegan- if you are vegan or vegetarian, I suggest you swap the mayo for vegan mayo, and find a vegan alternative to the kale caesar salad. Other than that, these recipes are vegan 🙂
- Freezer- if you don't want to eat this many chickpeas in a week (I get you), you may stash the chickpea curry in the freezer (before or after cooking), for up to 3 months.
Meal prep day
- Start with cooking the chickpeas as this will take about an hour to cook, plus you want them to cool before adding them into the meals.
- While chickpeas are cooking, start on your other recipes.
- Kale Caesar Salad- shred, wash, dry kale. Store in an airtight container. Shake up caesar salad dressing.
- Vegan Curry- place all ingredients in a large meal prep container (I like the 3 quart ones from Ikea), or a gallon-sized reusable silicone bag. I used plastic this time only because we were taking this camping. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days or the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Chickpea Salad- divide all grapes, veggie sticks and naan bread between four bento boxes. Stir up chickpea salad ingredients and set aside until chickpeas are ready.
- Add chickpeas into the recipes: 2 cups drained & rinsed to curry. 2 cups in cooking liquid in a jar for the kale salad. Mash up 2 cups (drained & rinsed), and stir into the chickpea salad.
- Portion chickpea salad into the bento containers
Kale Caesar Salad + Garlic Chickpeas
Get the printable recipe here.
- prep day- cook chickpeas. Wash & shred kale. Shake up dressing.
- cook day- drain chickpeas and blot dry. Fry up with seasonings. Toss salad in dressing, top with chickpeas & enjoy. (20 minutes)
Instant Pot chickpea curry
I suspect this would work just fine in a slow cooker (low 4-6 hours) or on the stove top (simmer 30 min or until potatoes are soft), however I have not tested.
Get the printable recipe here.
This recipe works in both a 6 quart Instant Pot and an 8 quart Instant Pot
- prep day- cook chickpeas. Assemble all ingredients in a gallon-sized freezer bag, 3 quart meal prep container (I got mine at Ikea), or gallon-sized reusable silicone bag
- cook day- thaw completely if frozen. Dump in the Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. Follow remaining instructions on recipe card.
Chickpea Salad Bento Box
This recipe makes four lunch portions and comes together so quickly! You can also serve the chickpea salad in a pita or on a sandwich.
Find the printable recipe here.
- prep day- cook chickpeas. Stir together chickpea salad. Portion ingredients out into 3 compartment meal prep containers.
- cook day- no cooking! Serve cold.
So that takes care of our chickpea meal prep!
What do you guys think? Do you want more vegetarian and vegan-friendly meal plans like this?
Let me know!
Have a great day,