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.
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 tofu, tempeh, and seitan; whole grains like quinoa, spelt, and oatmeal; and beans, lentils, 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.
Vegetarian Lunch Ideas
*Make this healthier by using brown rice instead of white rice.
Vegetarian Dinner Recipes for Meal Prep
11. Better Broccoli Casserole from Cookie and Kate
*Make this a healthy meal by pairing the patty with a whole grain roll and avocado!