60 of the BEST vegan meal prep recipes that you will find! Covering plant-based breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks. These recipes are easy to prepare ahead for the week, and are packed with plant-based protein to leave you feeling full.
You will find many vegetarian meal prep recipes here on Sweet Peas & Saffron, but this post covers 100% plant-based meal prep options for every meal of the day!
Eating plant-based meals is a great way to eat healthier and help the environment, but it can be challenging to find delicious vegan recipes that are easy to meal prep!
These plant-based recipes are easy to prep ahead and re-heat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or pack as snacks! By cooking some of these vegan meals ahead and storing them in the fridge or freezer, you'll save so much time, stress, and money. Best of all? These vegan meal prep recipes are not just leafy salads, they are protein-packed meals to keep you fuelled throughout the day!
Reasons You'll Love These Recipes
- you will save money (no more buying your lunch!)
- you will eat healthier (no impulsive choices when you are overly hungry)
- you will reduce your meal time stress (lunch is just waiting for you in the fridge!)
- save yourself time in the morning (just grab your pre-made breakfast + lunch)
Having your breakfast prepped ahead is a great way to reduce your morning stress. Meal prepping your breakfasts can take as little as ten minutes to portion out some overnight oats! All of these vegan meal prep breakfast recipes are fridge-friendly, and some of them are freezer-friendly as well.
Best meal prep containers - we love these weck tulip jars for prepping overnight oats, 2 cup meal prep containers for portioning out steel cut oats, and 1 pint jars for portioning out smoothie ingredients!
Lunches & Dinners
Vegan meal prep lunch and dinner recipes can be either cooked ahead and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days, or assembled ahead and cooked up in a slow cooker, skillet or Instant Pot! Check the recipe card of each recipe for specific details. Having these lunches and dinners prepped ahead is so helpful in reducing mealtime stress!
Best meal prep containers - our go-to for meal prep lunches and dinners are these 2 compartment bento boxes for prepping individual portions, or these 6 cup snapware food storage containers for large portions of food.
Vegan Snacks & Desserts
When you're meal prepping, don't forget about snacks and desserts! These healthy recipes will keep you out of that bag of tortilla chips (or chocolate chips) and will help you stay full with a boost of protein. Stock up your fridge or freezer!
Check out four of our favorite vegan meal prep recipes in the video below! You can find more of my recipe videos on my YouTube channel.
Proteins (pick one)
- 15 oz can of chickpeas (drained + rinsed)
- 15 oz can of black beans (drained + rinsed)
- 1 package extra firm tofu (pressed and cut into ½ inch cubes)
Healthy Carbohydrates (pick one)
- 4 oz whole wheat pasta (cooked al dente)
- ¾ cup long grain rice (uncooked; white or brown)
- 2 sweet potatoes (roasted)
Vegetables (pick one)
- 4 cups zucchini noodles
- 4 cups cauliflower (florets or rice)
- 4 cups broccoli (florets)
- 4 cups stir fry mix (peas, carrots, broccoli, etc)
- 4 cups roasted vegetables (brussels sprouts, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower)
- Protein- if using tofu, cook in 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt + pepper. Turn occasionally, until golden on all sides.
- Carbs- cook rice and pasta according to package directions. Roast sweet potato whole or in ½ inch cubes. Allow to cool slightly before portioning out.
- Vegetables- zucchini + cauliflower rice- do not cook. Roast or pan fry broccoli, cauliflower florets and stir fry mix. Roast veggies for 15- 25 min at 425°F until al dente. Cool slightly before portioning out.
- Sauce- mix together and portion out into a small container (condiment containers or small ½ cup plastic containers. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
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