100+ Vegan Meal Prep Ideas For Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

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Some of the best vegan meal prep ideas are easy to cook and delicious to eat. Here you’ll find plant-based breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack recipes to satisfy your cravings!

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Up until a few years ago, I didn’t even know what meal prep was! But now I am a converted.

Meal prep is a great way to save money on groceries, save time, and eat healthy food every day.

But if you are a novice to plant-based eating, sometimes vegan recipes can feel a bit laborious and complicated.

That’s why I put together a list of vegan meal prep ideas that are not only delicious but easy to make.

Whether you are just starting out on a vegan diet, you are just trying it out for a few weeks, or you are a plant-based expert, meal prep is a great way to sort out your weekly food in very little time.

What is meal prep?

Meal prep is all about planning what you’ll eat, cooking a few healthy meals ahead of time, and portioning them throughout the week.

You decide what to eat, prepare a grocery list based on the recipes you picked, and batch cooks your meals all together.

This will help you save time and money and eat much healthier unprocessed plant-based meals.

MEAL PREP IS PERFECT IF YOU ARE:

  • Working full-time and want to save money on lunches.
  • A student that wants to have healthy food ready on the go.
  • A busy parent that wants to get their family to eat healthy meals.
  • Conscious about reducing food waste.
  • Someone who hates cooking every day and prefers to concentrate on the effort once or twice a week!

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100+ Vegan Meal Prep Ideas

With so many plant-based recipes, you will never run out of options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, or dessert during the entire week!

Bookmark this list, so you'll have it handy any time you are looking for a nutritious vegan recipe.

Vegan Breakfasts

Having breakfast ready in the morning will help you start the day with something nutritious and filling.

Plus, it will reduce stress, as you wake up knowing you have something ready to eat.

All these breakfast recipes are perfect for making ahead and storing in the fridge for a few days. Some are also freezer-friendly!

Vegan Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Lunch and dinner are the most laborious meals of the day!

These vegan meal prep recipes will help you make these meals a bit easier to prepare: whether you can prep them in the oven, on the stove, or in your slow cooker, all these recipes can be ready in no time.

Plus, all these recipes are healthy, delicious, and easy to make!

That’s what I like to call a win-win-win!

Freezer-Friendly Vegan Soups

Soups are soothing, warming, and perfect for both lunch and dinner.

They are well suited to keep in the fridge for a few days, but most will freeze well, making them ideal for meal prep.

Vegan Wraps And Sandwich Recipes

When you can't be bothered to cook, a great alternative is to put together wraps and sandwiches.

You can often make the filling in advance, and have them ready in a few minutes.

And for more inspiration, you can check this list of the best Vegan Sandwiches.

Vegan Snacks Ideas

Here you'll find some of my favorite vegan snack recipes to add to your meal prep box or eat on the run.

F.A.Q.

Does meal prep save time?

You can save time by meal prepping one big batch of food instead of cooking different meals every day. Plus, you won’t have to clean up as much.

You’ll also save time because you won’t have to worry about what to eat every day: you’ll have a ready, healthy meal waiting for you in the fridge.

How long do meal prep meals last in the fridge?

Most meals will last between 3 to 5 days in the fridge.

If you want to meal prep for the whole week, you should schedule two days of cooking a week or meal prep some meals that you can freeze.

Can you freeze meal prep meals?

It depends on the recipe. Some recipes like soups, stews, or pasta bakes freeze really well. Salads or recipes with fresh vegetables aren’t really suitable for freezing.

Make sure to pack your meals in freezer-safe containers and allow them to cool completely before closing and freezing them. This will help to reduce condensation.

Also, remember that some meals, like soups, will expand in the container once frozen. So always leave a little room, and don’t fill up containers too much.

Frozen meals should last up to 3 months in the freezer.

More Vegan Recipes

Wow! We reached the end of this amazing collection of plant-based meal prep recipes!

Remember to bookmark it, so you can keep coming back for inspiration!

Which recipes are your favorites?

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100+ Healthy Vegan Meal Prep Ideas

Some of the best vegan meal prep ideas are easy to cook and delicious to eat. Here you'll find plant-based breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack recipes to satisfy your cravings!
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Cuisine: Vegan
Author: Sara Trezzi

Ingredients

Carbs

  • rice
  • couscous
  • quinoa
  • whole-wheat pasta
  • sweet potatoes

Protein

  • legumes - (chickpeas, beans, lentils)
  • tofu
  • tempeh

Veggies

  • zucchini
  • cauliflower
  • peppers
  • spinach
  • salad
  • cucumber
  • tomatoes

Instructions

How To Meal Prep Vegan Recipes

  • Pick one of the meal prep recipes above.
  • Click on the link to find the details of ingredients and instructions.
  • Prep your meal in no time and be ready for the week ahead!

How To Create Your Own Vegan Meal Prep Recipes

  • Try to add carbs, green veggies, and protein to each meal.
  • Make sure you add one ingredient from the list above in each group.
  • Add plant-based protein to all your meals: I love lentils and chickpeas. Tofu and tempeh are great alternatives to legumes a few times a week.
  • The best ways to cook healthy vegetables are steaming, baking, or stir-frying (but try not to use more than half a tablespoon of oil per person per meal).
  • Try to pick unprocessed carbs like quinoa, or brown rice, and whole-wheat pasta.

And if you want to check out some more healthy meal prep ideas, have a look at these incredible recipes!

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14 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This list is THE best!!! Thank you so so much!!!

    1. Sara @ Gathering Dreams says:

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you like it.

  2. So many great ideas here! This list will be so helpful 🙂

  3. I LOVE lists of great ideas that will make my life easier! Thank you for this!

  4. Faith-Emily says:

    5 stars
    This is absolutely amazing
    Thank you so much !

  5. Hey! I didn’t get past #1 because collagen protein is not vegan or even vegetarian. Collagen is a structured protein that gives skin it’s elasticity and comes from (you guessed it) skin.

    Please review these recipes carefully so that nobody’s well-meaning loved one mistakenly prepares them a “vegan” meal containing animal bits! You’d be surprised how often this happens – I’ve seen cake recipes labeled “vegan” that contain eggs, butter, milk, and cream; I’ve also had many meals prepared for me that contained surprise animal ingredients and made me quite ill.

    Vegans reading these recipes usually know enough to pick a different recipe or to use a vegan alternative for those non-vegan ingredients, but others reading this might not know better.

    I love this idea and think it could be very useful for a lot of people – the easier it is to eat vegan, the more people will do it! Thank you, and best of luck 🙂

    1. Hey Caroline, oh gosh! How did I miss that? I swapped the recipe for a fully vegan one! You made a very good point. I thought I was thorough enough to go through each recipe but I completely missed the collagen in that recipe.

      Thanks so much for your help in pointing it out 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Great ideas! Thank you so much!
    Bookmarked for my meal prep on Sundays 🙂