Are you looking for some delicious, healthy meal prep ideas that are meatless and easy to make? Look no further than these 25 vegetarian recipes that will help power your week with wholesome, nutrient-packed ingredients. From breakfast to lunch, dinner, and snacks – this roundup has got you covered!
Why You’ll Love These Recipes
- They’re packed with plant-based protein and fiber.
- They’re full of flavorful ingredients and spices.
- They can all be prepped ahead of time for quick meals throughout the week.
- They cater to various dietary preferences and restrictions.
Each recipe contains a detailed ingredient list which includes whole foods like veggies, fruits, legumes, nuts/seeds as well as herbs & spices.
How To Make These Recipes
These recipes include a lot of variation from vegan/vegetarian versions of traditional dishes (i.e lentil bolognese) to creative bowls/salads/dips etc.
Vegan Lentil Bolognese
- Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
- Add garlic & onion; cook until soft (5 mins).
- Add mushrooms; cook until tender (8 mins).
- Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste & water; stir well then add bay leaves.
- Bring the mixture to boil then reduce the heat & simmer for 20 minutes or so.
- In another pot cook lentils according instruction on package.
- Once both are done combine them together into one pot then serve with pasta.
Note: Each recipe will have its own set of instructions but most follow this general format.
Cooking Time + Temperature Guidelines
Just about all these recipes require some cooking time however it is less than what is required for meat-centered diets especially since many use easily cooked legumes or grains(rice, quinoa etc.). The exact cooking times and temperature will vary depending on the recipe.
- Prepare these meals in bulk batches for the week.
- Experiment with different seasonings to find your ideal taste preference.
Each recipe includes its own unique blend of herbs, spices & seasoning options. Some recipes may include instructions for homemade sauces or dressings which adds additional flavor.
- Swap out any ingredients as desired based on dietary preferences/restrictions/taste buds!
- Add some plant-based protein (tofu, tempeh) to make a meal more filling.
- Pre-chop veggies ahead of time to save time during meal prep.
Some helpful tools that can be used when preparing many of these recipes include:
– Instant Pot: useful for cooking legumes or grains quickly.
– Food Processor: good for making dips/sauces/hummus etc
These 25 meatless meal prep recipes are perfect for those looking to power their busy weeks with healthy, delicious food that can easily be prepped ahead of time. From vegan lentil bolognese to spicy black bean burgers and roasted veggie bowls – there’s something here for everyone!
Q: Are the recipes in this meal prep plan suitable for vegans?
A: Yes, all of the recipes included in this meal prep plan are vegan-friendly. They’re made with a variety of plant-based ingredients and focus on using whole foods to create delicious and nutritious meals.
Q: How long do these meals last in the fridge or freezer?
A: Most of the meals included in this meal prep plan can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. If you want to store them longer, you can freeze them instead. Be sure to let them cool completely before placing them in a freezer-safe container or bag. They’ll stay good for up to 2-3 months.
Q: Do I need any special equipment or tools to prepare these meals?
A: No, most of these recipes don’t require any specialized equipment or tools beyond what’s typically found in a home kitchen (e.g., stove, oven, blender). However, some recipes may call for kitchen gadgets such as food processor or immersion blender. In general though all appliances that will be used usually listed at start including required utensils such as spatulas etc.