Are you on a vegan diet? Vegans eat an entirely plant-based diet, with no meat or animal products of any kind, including dairy like eggs or cheese. Preparing meals ahead of time on the vegan diet isn’t as hard as you might imagine. Let’s take a look at just a few ideas to get you started:
Roasted Vegetable Meals
One of the easiest and most nutritious vegan meals is a simple roasted vegetable dish. All you have to do is roast up some veggies, such as cauliflower, broccoli, or squash, and add some cooked chickpeas. Dress the meal with a sauce of your choosing and whatever spices you like, and you have a nutritious and delicious meal. Check out this recipe for a great starting place.
Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Instead of a chicken or tuna salad sandwich, consider a chickpea salad sandwich to satisfy those deli lunch cravings. You’ll just need vegan-friendly mayonnaise, smashed chickpeas, and a little dill and celery. Combine those ingredients to make your salad. Put the chickpea salad on your favorite bread, top with some fresh lettuce and tomato or other veggies of your choosing, and you’re good to go!
Berry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
A delicious breakfast bowl can really be eaten at any time of the day, and it’s a great way to give yourself a protein-packed boost. You’ll just need to cook your quinoa, then top with your favorite breakfast bowl toppings. Nuts, seeds, berries, fresh fruits, dried fruits, peanut butter… the possibilities are endless!
Chili is classic comfort food. And it’s not hard to make a vegan version. Even better, it’s easy to store in containers and even freeze for later, making it a great meal prep option. All you have to do is combine your ingredients in the crockpot: mix and match diced tomatoes, black beans, corn, cubed potatoes, kidney beans, or whatever else you like in your chili. Once it’s cooked through, top with vegan cheese or avocado for an extra tasty snack. Look for the recipe here.
Feel Good About Your Meals
Even if you don’t eat a fully vegan diet, it never hurts to give a few vegan meals a try. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy, nutritious, and delicious they really are!