Easy make-ahead plant-based meals that are healthy, freezer-friendly, and make great vegan meal prep ideas. All recipes are whole foods, plant-based, and oil-free.
What’s up, everyone! Needing some healthy meals or vegan meal prep ideas for the week ahead? Here’s a collection of some of my favorite recipes to help you create a delicious meal plan for the entire week. And, you’ll also have leftovers. Score!
Meal prepping is a great way to ensure you spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family and friends. And, creating healthy vegan meals is much simpler than you may realize.
Honestly, I’m not super organized and rarely meal prep. But, when I do, my life is much simpler which I why I created my own Shane & Simple Meal Planner. Check it out!
Vegan Meal Prep Ideas And Tips
- Focus on soups. They’re easy, require cheap ingredients, usually loaded with fresh vegetables, and other healthy options you can just toss into the pot. It’s hard to mess them up.
- Vegan Freezer Meals: most, if not all, of these delicious recipes can be made ahead of time and frozen. So, you could potentially have meals for the whole month if you wish.
- Instant Pot: If you have an Instant Pot, USE IT! I’ve included a couple of delicious recipes that are ready in mere minutes.
- Prepare: pursuing a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be complicated and one of the things that can make it less stressful is planning. Creating a delicious meal plan is actually simple and doesn’t require a lot of time. Also, be sure your pantry is stocked with all the must-have plant-based staples.
- Keep It Simple: all of these recipes use simple ingredients you can find at a regular grocery store. There’s a time for fancy meals, but this is about being efficient, healthy, and keeping your sanity.
I hope you enjoy this list of healthy vegan meal prep ideas. They’re filling, use only whole foods, plant-based, and absolutely delicious.
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There you have it, 20 Easy Make-Ahead Plant-Based Meals that are perfect for a vegan, vegetarian, or even a meat-eater. Enjoy!
20 Easy Make-Ahead Plant-Based Meals
A delicious Easy Vegan Chickpea Curry recipe made with savory Indian spices. Made in one pot and ready in 10 minutes, this dish is naturally vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, and low fat.
Brown rice and lentils is a delicious meal or easy side dish requiring only 5 ingredients and one pot. Healthy whole grains and legumes packed with protein and fiber and perfect for feeding a crowd.
Chickpea Noodle Soup is nourishing, comforting, vegan, and delicious! It’s the perfect soup for cold weather or when you are under the weather. Made in 1-pot and ready in 30 minutes.
This Instant Pot Potato Soup recipe is so easy to make and comforting. It’s filled with chunks of creamy potatoes, healthy veggies, and some amazing spices. A delicious and healthy pressure cooker potato soup the whole everyone will love!
This vegan Cabbage Soup is so easy to make, packed full of nutrients, and absolutely delicious! It’s low in calories, low in fat, but full of flavor.
This Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup is so delicious and comforting. Topped with sweet cashew cream, more sriracha, and freshly chopped green onions for an unbelievable flavor. Less than 10 ingredients and ready in as little as 20 minutes!
The BEST Instant Pot Vegetable Soup. This electric pressure cooker soup is so easy to make and ready in 30 minutes. It’s healthy, hearty, comforting, and perfect for the colder months.
Vegetarian Minestrone is healthy, delicious, and so easy to make. This hearty Italian soup is made in one pot with wholesome vegetables, tender pasta, and cooked in a savory tomato broth.
This Vegan Lentil Soup recipe is THE BEST, ever! It’s an easy 1-pot recipe stuffed with potatoes, carrots, celery, and fresh greens.
This easy Fire Roasted Tomato Soup is delicious and easy to make. A beloved classic gets a kick using fire-roasted tomatoes, sriracha, and savory smoked paprika. It’s sure to be your new favorite homemade tomato soup recipe.
This healthy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup is so easy to make and absolutely delicious! It’s amazingly creamy, naturally sweetened, and full of flavor.
This Instant Pot Vegan Chili is the BEST vegan chili recipe you will eat or need this year! It’s so EASY to make, uses only a few simple ingredients, and is ready in no time at all. Guaranteed to satisfy vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters.
Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili that’s loaded with protein, fiber and healthy delicious veggies. A hearty vegan meal ready in 30-minutes.
These Vegan Stuffed Shells are so easy to make and something the whole family will love. Jumbo gluten-free pasta shells stuffed with creamy tofu ricotta and covered with delicious homemade marinara sauce. It’s healthy, oil-free, and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Lasagna rolls stuffed with a spinach ricotta cheese made with tofu and covered with your favorite pasta sauce. Healthy, hearty, super-easy to make, and absolutely delicious!
A delicious vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich. It’s loaded with protein; full of fiber; and, super hearty! No cooking and takes less than 10-minutes to prepare. Lunch…is served!
This Quinoa Chipotle Bowl is a hearty and savory dish that is super easy to make and delicious. Topped with a southwest tahini sauce, this dish will satisfy vegans and non-vegans alike.
Delicious Homemade Vegan Meatloaf made with lentils and oats. Savory, hearty, and extremely comforting. It goes perfect with my Homemade Vegan Creamed Corn and Creamy Homemade Vegan Mashed Potatoes.
This Vegan Baked Mac and Cheese recipe is so creamy, cheesy, and easy to make. Topped with a crunchy panko breadcrumb topping and baked to golden brown perfection, this recipe is a guaranteed family favorite!
Vegan Hash Brown Casserole is so easy to make, cheesy, and the perfect holiday side dish! You can make it with frozen hashbrowns and throw it together in just minutes. Absolute comfort food!
I absolutely love your recipes! They are always so simple and flavorful. You are my “go to” recipe guy! I was pescatarian for 30 years and have spent the lasst year and a half transitioning to WFPB. Within the last few months I’ve started eliminating fish, eggs and dairy. Your recipes have helped tremendously! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Patti, thank you so much! That’s so very kind and thank you for sharing your journey with me. Blessings.
So glad I found your website! you have amazing recipes, that I use a lot. I don’t always get to leave a comment but wanted you to know, you have help me transform to a Whole Foods Plant based lifestyle.
Love the banana pancakes, chili’s, chickpea curry, ranch dressing and more..
Wow, Linda! That is so encouraging and kind. I’m so glad you are enjoying the recipes and thank you for reaching out.