by Liz Thomson
January 19, 2020This post may contain affiliate links.
When you’re trying to eat healthy, having good food in the freezer can be a huge help. Rather than being tempted by takeout, keeping pre-made vegan freezer meals on hand can make things much easier!
Before we get into the recipes, here are a few general guidelines and tips for vegan freezable meals:
Use quality airtight containers or freezer bags. I like to use glass because it makes it really easy if I want to pop it right in the microwave. You don’t want anything leaking in your freezer! Just be sure to let glass thaw slightly before heating. You don’t want to shock the glass with drastic temperature changes.
Make sure meals don’t get lost in the freezer. Put your newest meals in the back and older meals in the front so you don’t forget to eat what you’ve already made!
Portion meals ahead of time, if necessary. You don’t want to thaw and refreeze a recipe, so if you’re making a batch of chili that you plan to take for a single-serving lunch, pack it in single-serving containers.
Here are a few ideas to get your freezer stocked with healthy, vegan, plant-based meals!
This eggplant curry can be stored in an airtight plastic container. You can either leave it in the fridge overnight to defrost or can be reheated straight from frozen if you add some extra water to help it along! Get the details on Rhian’s Recipes.
Freeze these vegan black bean and quinoa veggie burgers on a sheet pan until frozen, then you can stack them in a freezer bag. (Just make sure they’re frozen before you stack them or they’ll stick together!) This is a great vegan freezable meal! Get the recipe at Peas and Crayons.
This vegan lentil shepherd’s pie is the perfect comfort food. Make it ahead of time, freeze it, and then pull it out on a busy night when you need to feed the whole family! Find the recipe on Emma Eats and Explores!
Black Bean and Quinoa Freezer Burritos! These make-ahead vegetarian burritos are super easy to make, loaded with beans and veggies, and are freezer-friendly. Perfect for healthy lunch on the go or planning for busy times.
The easiest ever, best and creamiest Dump and Start Instant Pot Moroccan Chickpea Stew is just a few ingredients and minimal effort away. Comfort food, quick weeknight dinners, and lazy lunches are at your fingertips with this awesome Moroccan Harira.
Vegan Chana Masala made easy! This vegan chana masala is a 1 pot Indian dish that is packed with plant protein, flavor and is perfect for meal prep. Serve with fresh naan and basmati rice for a delicious plant-powered dinner.