If you’re constantly running to and fro for meetings, work, and the demands of everyday life, it can be tough to remember one of the most important things – eating!
Getting three high-quality meals a day leaves you feeling nourished, happy, and ready to take on everything the day holds. However, it can sometimes be tough to find time to prepare all of those meals every day. That’s why we’re big fans of making batches of food, freezing individual meals, and reheating a serving when you’re short on time. That way, you’ve got delicious, healthy food on demand!
If you follow a plant-based eating plan, these ten freezer-ready meals can be game-changers. Living a busy life doesn’t mean you can’t eat plenty of nutritious vegan food on the daily – and these meals are the proof.
Let’s get cooking!
1. Pistachio and Olive Pasta
Pasta is absolutely delicious, but it’s often served with lots of meat and dairy. For plant-based eaters, those foods are big no-nos. Fortunately, this yummy recipe for pistachio and olive pasta is 100% vegan!
Making this delicious pasta is super simple. The pistachios up the protein content, all the while adding a delicious crunch to the dish.
This recipe can keep in the freezer for long periods of time, then be heated up whenever you need it! Just make sure to mark your freezer container with the date the meal was cooked. That way, it won’t stay frozen for too long!
Pasta can typically keep in the freezer for around three months. If you’re concerned about freshness, try to finish off this delicious dish in a few weeks or less.
2. Vegan Pancakes
These scrumptious pancakes are made without any animal-derived ingredients, and we think they taste out of this world! While pancakes are typically made with eggs, this recipe is egg-free, instead calling for a bit of non-dairy milk.
Pancakes can be stored in the freezer for a long time, and they’re super easy to heat up and eat for breakfast. However, you don’t have to stick to the AM when eating pancakes – they’re perfect when you want breakfast for dinner!
We recommend topping off these delicious vegan pancakes with a little bit of fresh fruit. Combined with some maple syrup, fruits like berries, bananas, peaches, and dates can all pair perfectly with plant-based pancakes. Keep the fruit fresh, but freeze the pancakes whenever necessary. If you’re feeling decadent, you can even add some whipped cream!
3. Spicy Vegan Zucchini
A creative dish that features a delicious spicy sauce, this recipe is tart, savory, and colorful all at once.
To add to the aesthetic appeal of this dish, as well as to help the zucchini absorb the flavors of the other ingredients, you’ll be using a technique known as scoring. Scoring involves taking a knife and cutting a crisscross pattern across the surface of a food to help it cook more thoroughly and make it more receptive to spices and sauces.
Along with scoring, you’ll make your zucchini shine with the help of a simple, spicy sauce with hints of maple and chili. While these ingredients might sound like an unlikely combo, they taste amazing together!
4. Veggie Wok With Meatless Chick’n Strips
This meal takes just three minutes to prepare and seven minutes to cook. That’s a ten-minute journey from fridge to plate! Plus, it’s completely freezer-ready afterwards, so feel free to make plenty!
In addition to being super quick to prepare and cook, this meal is also low on ingredients, but packs in big flavors.
Our mouth-watering chick’n and broccoli is low in calories, high in protein, and the perfect mix of savory and zesty. We’re big fans!