What is vegan meal prep?
Making vegan meal prep doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, there are plenty of foods that are both vegan and easy to prep. This article will discuss some tips for vegan meal prep and give a few examples of easy vegan recipes.
Living a vegan lifestyle can be both delicious and healthy, but it can also be time-consuming to prepare meals from scratch every day. That’s why prepping vegan meals ahead of time is a great way to make eating plant-based easier—not to mention, it can help you save some money, too. If you’re looking for some ideas on how to prepare vegan dishes ahead of time, look no further. Below, we’ve compiled a list of 10 easy vegan meal prep recipes.
Delicious Black Bean Recipes for Breakfast
5 Ways to Cook Black Beans We’re creating 5 incredibly simple vegan black bean recipes today. These dishes are suitable for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts (or any other time of day!). All of the dishes are oil-free, WFPB (whole food plant-based) friendly, and beginner-friendly. You can use different beans instead of black beans if you don’t have any. I hope these suggestions provide you with some inspiration.
Benefits of vegan meal prep
Going vegan can be a great way to improve your health, help the environment, and support animal welfare, but it can also be challenging to find vegan-friendly meals that fit into your budget and schedule. That’s where vegan meal prep comes in! Vegan meal prepping can help you save time and money while also ensuring that you’re getting all the nutrients you need. In this blog post, we’ll give you tips for how to get started with vegan meal prep, provide some easy and affordable recipes.
Planning your vegan meal prep
Eating vegan can be a challenge, especially when you’re busy. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
Here are some tips for vegan meal prep that will make your life a lot easier:
1. Plan Ahead
One of the best tips for vegan meal prep is to plan ahead. When you have a plan, it’s easier to make sure you have all the ingredients you need and that you know what you’re going to make. Planning also helps ensure that you’ll have a variety of meals to choose from during the week.
Here are a few ideas for planning vegan meals:
• Look online for recipes that appeal to you.
• Make a list of staple ingredients that you can use in multiple dishes. Some examples might be beans, lentils, tofu, pasta, brown rice, and quinoa.
• Decide on a few easy recipes that you can make regularly. These could be dishes like black bean tacos, simple pasta dish, or quinoa bowl.
2. Prep Your Ingredients Ahead of Time
Another great way to make vegan meal prep easier is to prepped your ingredients ahead of time. This means chopping vegetables, cooking grains, and precooking tofu or other proteins. This will save time.
Black Bean Breakfast Casserole:
- 1 c. oil-free hasbhrowns
- 1/3 c. chopped bell pepper
- 1/4 c. riced cauliflower
- 1/2 c. black beans (you can season these with some onion powder & paprika for more flavor if you prefer!)
- 1 container liquid JUST Egg*
- 1/4 tsp. kala namak (aka black salt)
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- + Green onions
*If you don’t want to use JUST Egg, I would suggest using a recipe with tofu + chickpea flour such as this and add black beans to it Here
Cilantro Lime Dressing
- 1/2 c. white beans
- 1/2 c. soaked cashews
- 1-2 cloves garlic (I used 1)
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- Juice of 1 1/2 limes
- Handful cilantro (use the stems too to avoid waste!)
- 1/2 – 3/4 c. water (start with less and add more as needed)
- 1 TBL chopped jalapeño (I subbed with pickled hot pepper rings)
Blend all & taste! Adjust seasoning as needed.
Black Bean Mango Salsa
I modified by using 1 tsp. lime zest + juice of 1 lime & omitted Frank’s Red Hot sauce
I also subbed jalapeño with pickled hot pepper rings + added corn & tomato
You can serve this salsa with these oil-free tortilla chips!
Black Bean Taquitos:
And baked at 375F for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through
Black Bean Brownies:
I modified this recipe by changing oil to almond butter, omitting baking powder & adding 1/3 cup walnuts.
Black Bean Brownie Pops