18 Vegetarian Meal Prep Recipes to Keep Your Week Clean and Delicious

18 Vegetarian Meal Prep Recipes to Keep Your Week Clean and Delicious

Does the hashtag #MeatlessMonday have you humming for some vegetarian meal prep ideas? You’re in luck! Here, we have 18 plant-powered recipes to make your weekly eating plans even more delicious. Plus, we sprinkled in a few tips on how to make your meal prep ventures a bit healthier and more efficient.

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Tips for a successful vegetarian meal prep

For an easy vegetarian meal prep, start by using the recipes below to help create your shopping list. Then, get cooking! You’ll probably be cleaning and cutting fresh vegetables, both as snacks and as parts of meals.

It can be easiest to prepare all your meals in one block of time. This allows you to enjoy the fruits (and vegetables!) of your labor throughout the week, with minimal prepping or cooking each day.

You’ll also want to make sure you choose good containers to store your food in. This will help then stay fresh as long as possible. Here are some of our favorite meal prep containers.

 

How can a vegetarian get protein?

Some great vegetarian protein sources include proteins like tofutempeh, and seitan; whole grains like quinoa, spelt, and oatmeal; and beanslentils, and nuts. And for an added bonus, many of these protein sources don’t even need to be cooked, which saving you even more time as you meal prep!

Over a day, you need about 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. If you weight 150 pounds, that’s about 68 kilograms, meaning you should aim for about 54 grams of protein per day. Plus, studies show that eating protein can help you feel more full, so keep that in mind if you’re looking for vegetarian meal prep for weight loss.

 

Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas for Meal Prep

Enjoy some (or all!) of these plant-based recipes for a healthy, nutritious week of meals.

 

1. Healthy Vegan Tofu Scramble by Openfit

Healthy Vegan Tofu Scramble

 

2. Healthy Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Cups (6 Ways) from She Likes Food

Healthy Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Cups (6 Ways)

 

3. The Best Frittata Recipe by Fit Foodie FindsThe Best Frittata Recipe

 

Vegetarian Lunch Ideas

 

4. Curried Chickpea Bowls from Eating Bird Food

Curried Chickpea Bowls

*Make this healthier by using brown rice instead of white rice.

 

5. Easy Vegan Red Lentil Coconut Curry from Workweek Lunch

Easy Vegan Red Lentil Coconut Curry

 

6. Zucchini Noodles Vegetarian Meal Prep from Live Eat Learn

Zucchini Noodles Vegetarian Meal Prep

 

7. Meal Prep Vegetarian Tacos (3 Ways) from The Busy Baker

Meal Prep Vegetarian Tacos (3 Ways)

 

8. Sweet Potato Noodles with Spicy Pepita Gremolata from Worthy Pause

Sweet Potato Noodles with Spicy Pepita Gremolata

 

9. Asian Power Salad by She Likes Food

Asian Power Salad

 

10. Veggie Quinoa Chopped Salad from The Kitchen Girl

Veggie Quinoa Chopped Salad

 

Vegetarian Dinner Recipes for Meal Prep

 

11. Better Broccoli Casserole from Cookie and Kate

Better Broccoli Casserole

 

12. Pasta with a Crushed Pea and Basil Pesto from The Healthy Hunter

Pasta with a Crushed Pea and Basil Pesto

 

13. Vegan Butternut Squash Soup by Openfit

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

 

14. Lemon White Bean Kale Soup from Ascension Kitchen

Lemon White Bean Kale Soup

 

15. Spiced Red Lentil, Tomato, and Kale Soup from Oh She Glows

Spiced Red Lentil, Tomato, and Kale Soup

 

16. Freezer Friendly Black Bean Burgers from Project Meal Plan

Freezer Friendly Black Bean Burgers

*Make this a healthy meal by pairing the patty with a whole grain roll and avocado!

 

17. Vegetarian Sushi Bowl by Cookie and Kate

 

18. Easy Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps by Chocolate Covered Katie

Easy Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

 

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Gia Mora is an actor, singer, and writer based in LA. Her work spans an eclectic array of topics from science to feminism… and is often set to a killer dance beat. She’s written for Sheer Miracle, Voyage Vixens, and Ms. in the Biz, and has composed music for Minnesota Public Radio. She also co-wrote the comedy MOMs with the Scirens, which was a finalist in the 2018 NY Television Festival Scripts Contest. A vegan yogi with a passion for all things feline, Gia loves eco-chic living, fine art, and Italian cooking. Follow her on Instagram.

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