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HEALTHY VEGAN MEAL PREP IDEAS, EASY TO COOK AND DELICIOUS TO EAT: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, DESSERT & SNACKS
Up until a few years ago, I didn’t even know what meal prep was!
But now I am in love.
Meal prep for the week is a great way to save money on groceries, save time and eat healthy food every day.
Sometimes vegan recipes can feel a bit laborious and complicated. That’s why I put together a list of vegan meal prep ideas 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.
But what is Vegan Meal Prep?
Vegan meal prep is all about cooking a few healthy meals ahead of time and portioning them out through the week.
You decide what to eat, prepare a grocery list based on the recipes you picked and batch cook your meals altogether.
This will help you to save time, money, and eat much healthier unprocessed plant-based meals.
Vegan meal prep is perfect if you are:
- working full-time and want to save money on lunches
- a student that wants to have food ready on the go
- busy parents that want to get their family eating healthy meals
- conscious about food waste
- someone who hates cooking every day, and prefer to concentrate the effort to once or twice a week!
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Vegan Meal Prep Ideas: How To Get Started!
With so many recipes to choose from, you will never run out of options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack or dessert!
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There is nothing better than starting the day with a delicious breakfast. Whether you like salty or sweet breakfast, I’ve got you covered. These delicious recipes can be prepared ahead of time to begin the day the right way!
Sweet breakfast recipes
1. Smoothie Bowls Three Ways from Lauren Caris Cooks
Can Smoothies be meal prepped a day in advance? Of course, they can! Just prep the fruit in containers a few days ahead and then blend in the morning.
These delicious bowls of sunshine look amazing and taste delicious. How could a breakfast that looks this pretty not make you happy? From a berry-packed smoothie to a tropical bowl, to green goodness. There is something to meal prep in advance for everyone!
2. 90-Second Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Quinoa from Simply Quinoa ~ 3. Vegan Carrot Cake Quinoa Breakfast Bars from Simply Quinoa
4. 6 Healthy Overnight Oats from Gathering Dreams
I love overnight oats! They are my favorite breakfast-to-go! With these delicious 6 recipes, you can meal prep your vegan breakfast for the week.
5. Oatmeal Peanut Butter Breakfast cookies from Yummy Yummy Kitchen ~ 6. DIY Muslei recipe from The Simple Veganista
7. Vegan Bircher Muesli from Lauren Caris Cooks
This vegan bircher muesli is a great, delicious and nutritious start to your day. Great to meal prep in advance, this simple breakfast is great for those mornings you are on the go!
8. Grain-free granola + berry coconut chia parfaits from Occasionally Eggs ~ 9. Vegan Carrot Waffles from Love & Lemons
10. Peach Pie Breakfast Parfaits from Simply Quinoa
These simple peach pie breakfast parfaits taste like a decadent dessert, but are nutritious and delicious! Use just 8 ingredients, are gluten-free + vegan!
11. The Ultimate No-Bake Breakfast Cookie Bites from Cotter Crunch ~ 12. Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl from The Simple Veganista
13. Glorious Green Smoothie from Gathering Dreams
This creamy, nutritious, glorious green smoothie is loaded with greens, healthy fats, and protein. The perfect plant-based way to start your day. Just prep the veggies in advance and simply blend in the morning. This is my favorite green smoothie recipe to boost my energy and focus every morning.
14. Easy Vegan Waffles (5 Ingredients) from The Simple Veganista ~ 15. Vegan Dirty Chai Detox Breakfast Bowls from Cotter Crunch
Salty Breakfast recipes
16. Ultimate Vegan Breakfast Burrito from Lauren Caris Cooks
If you love burritos, you need to try this one! Stuffed full of breakfast goodness from scrambled chickpeas to fresh avocado, this really is the best way to start your day!
17. Vegan Avocado Toast from Gathering Dreams ~ 18. Vegan Vegetable Frittata from The Simple Veganista
19. Fluffly Chickpea Scramble from Minimalist Baker
A hearty chickpea scramble in 30 minutes with a secret ingredient that binds the chickpeas and makes them fluffy! A delicious, nutritious (10-ingredient), plant-based meal.
20. Vegan Quiche Muffins with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Spinach from Jessica in the kitchen ~ 21. Simple Tofu Quiche from Minimalist Baker
22. Easy Vegan Breakfast Tacos from Minimalist Baker ~ 23. Quinoa Breakfast Tacos with Kale + Butternut Squash from Simply Quinoa
24. Kimchi Tofu Scramble Breakfast Tacos from The Simple Veganista ~25. Homemade Oven Baked Beans from Lauren Caris Cooks
Lunch and dinner are the most laborious meals of the day! These vegan meal prep ideas will help you to make these meals a bit easier to prepare. Plus all these recipes are healthy, delicious and easy to make! That’s what I like to call a win-win-win!
26. 10-Minute Chickpea Curry from Gathering Dreams
A rich and creamy chickpea curry, with great depth of flavors, surprisingly ready in only 10 minutes. This is one of my favorite vegan meal prep ideas. I eat it pretty much every week!
27. Easy Vegan Red Lentil Dal from Simply Quinoa ~ 28. Meal Prep Sesame Tofu Quinoa Bowls from Simply Quinoa
29. Mediterranean Vegan Meal Prep Bowls from Salt & Lavender
These Mediterranean vegan meal prep bowls are filled with healthy, fresh ingredients that include protein and good fats. And the best thing? They are ready in under half an hour!
30. Black Bean Plantain Enchilada Bake from Minimalist Baker ~ 31. Black Beans and Quinoa Balls with Spiralized Zucchini from Green Evi
32. Meal-Prep Vegetarian Quinoa Burrito Bowls from Simply Quinoa
These easy vegetarian quinoa burrito bowls are the perfect recipe to meal prep for a healthy lunch or dinner. It makes 5 days worth of food in less than 20 minutes, is packed with nutrients and tastes delicious!
33. Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Ginger Sauce from Jessica in the kitchen ~ 34. Black Bean and Plantain Arepa Sandwiches from Minimalist Baker
35. Super Easy Vegan Meatballs from The Clever Meal
These vegan meatballs are a healthier and cheaper alternative to your regular meatballs, they make a perfect family meal and delicious meal prep or school lunch box (totally kid-approved!).
36. 15-Minute Sweet Potato & Arugula Salad with Avocado + Creamy Peanut Butter Dressing from The Loopy Whish ~ 37. Vegan Lunch Bowl from Lazy Cat Kitchen
38. One Pot Red Lentil Chili (Vegan & Gluten Free, Stovetop) from Jessica in the kitchen
This One-Pot Red Lentil Chili takes only ten minutes of prep! It makes an absolutely delicious vegan chili and it’s incredibly easy to cook! Perfect to store in the fridge for a few days.
39. Crispy Quinoa Patties (Vegan) with Spinach and Tomatoes from Jessica in the kitchen ~ 40. Quinoa Burrito Bowl from Veggies Save The Day
41. Vegan Fajita Bowls – 10 Min Prep, High Protein from Jessica in the kitchen ~ 42. Super Simple Vegan Burrito Bowl from Veggie Inspired
43. Fresh and Easy Green Lentil Salad Recipe from Salt & Lavender
I LOVE lentils. I could eat them every day (together with chickpeas). And this green lentil salad is totally delicious! It makes a great light meal and it’s super easy to meal prep.
44. Simple Stir Fry Spring Veggies from Lazy Cat Kitchen ~ 45. Fall Harvest Mason Jar Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa
46. Miso Glazed Sweet Potato Bowls from Making Thyme for Health~ 47. Easy Vegan Chilli sin Carne from Wall Flower Kitchen
48. Southwest Sweet Potato Vegan Meal Prep Bowls from Salt & Lavender
These southwest sweet potato vegan meal prep bowls are a healthy and efficient meal prep idea. You can have 4 delicious meals ready in under 45 minutes!
49. Mexican Lentil Soup from Yummy Yummy Kitchen ~ 50. Moroccan quinoa, carrot, and chickpea salad from Occasionally Eggs
51.15 Minute Asian Quinoa Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing from Jessica in the kitchen ~ 52. Vegan quinoa salad with avocado, beans, corn, and peaches from Yummy Yummy Kitchen
53. Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Meal Prep Bowls from Making Thyme for Health
These meal prep bowls are packed full of healthy vegetables and topped with a lemon tahini sauce. Whether you make them for lunch or dinner, they are sure to leave you feeling energized and satisfied!
54. Mexican Lentil Soup from Yummy Yummy Kitchen ~ 55. Herbed Cheese Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers from Making Thyme for Health
56. Curry Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls from Simply Quinoa ~ 57. Vegan Chopped Salad with Spiced Chickpeas from Simply Quinoa
58. Lentil Balls with Zesty Rice (Vegan Meal Prep) from Jessica in the kitchen ~ 59. Roasted Chickpea Veggie Wrap by Bakerita
60. Cauliflower and Potato Curry (Aloo Gobi Masala) from Jessica in the kitchen ~ 61. Vegan Taco Salad Bowl with Carrot Walnut Taco Meat from Vegan Richa
62-71. Best vegan sandwich recipes
And if you love sandwiches, I have 10 of the most delicious vegan sandwich recipes for you!
I am not suggesting for a minute that you should have dessert every day…or am I? Oh well, the recipes are here, so you can do whatever you like with them!
All I can say is that somehow I found myself trying most of them, and they are all delicious!
72. Chocolate Chunk Banana Baked Oatmeal from Bakerita
This delicious twist on classic oatmeal is pure heaven! This healthier oatmeal has no added sweetener; it’s sweetened entirely with ripe banana and chocolate chunks.
73. Raw Vegan Tiramisu Bites from The Loopy Whisk ~ 74. Peanut Butter Banana Splits from Healthy Little Vittles
75. Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding from Bakerita
This chocolate peanut butter chia pudding tastes like dessert, but it’s made with wholesome ingredients that you can enjoy even for breakfast! It’s gluten-free, vegan, packed with protein, and it tastes like a peanut butter cup – what’s not to love?
76. 4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No Bake) from Jessica in the kitchen ~ 77. Healthy Vegan Nutella Brownies from Simply Quinoa
78. Blueberry Crisp Tart with Oatmeal Crust from Bakerita
This blueberry crisp tart with oatmeal crust comes together quickly and easily, and it’s the perfect use for your fresh blueberries!
79. Raw Vegan Rasberry Cheesecake from The Loopy Whisk ~ 80. Vegan Coconut Panna Cotta from Green Evi
81. Raw Carrot Cake with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting from The Minimalist Baker
This raw vegan carrot cake is made with 10 wholesome ingredients! Tender, 30 minutes to make, and topped with an optional cashew cheese cream frosting!
82. Fudgy Vegan Brownies from Lazy Cat Kitchen ~ 83. Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Torte from Lazy Cat Kitchen
84. Apple Crumble Pie from Yummy Yummy Kitchen ~ 85. 1-Bowl carrot apple snack cake from The Minimalist Baker
86. Chocolate Pumpkin Donuts from A Virtual Vegan ~ 87. No-Bake chocolate and Chickpea cake from Green Evi
If you are looking for vegan snacks recipes to add to your meal prep box, or to eat on the run, I have the 15 best recipes for you!
88. No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls from Gathering Dreams
These 5-ingredient no-bake peanut butter balls are ready in record time, and only contain healthy, easy to find ingredients.
89-103. More Vegan Snacks Recipes
And if you love vegan snacks, I have 15 of the most delicious recipes for you!
100+ Healthy Vegan Meal Prep Ideas
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