One of the most common misconceptions about eating plant-based/vegan is that it takes forever to prepare a good meal. Or that it’s all about frozen meals/entrees. While frozen vegan food is awesome (Amy’s non-dairy mac and cheese is life), it’s not healthy to rely on packaged vegan food all the time. There’s plenty of lazy vegan meals that can be made at home with simple ingredients (and cheap)! Here’s a large compilation of (90+!) vegan meal and snack ideas that take little to no time to prepare.
Rice bowl with roasted butternut squash, pink beans, bbq sauce, and hummus.
Buddha bowl with some rice, roasted tempeh, chickpeas, purple sweet potato, spinach, lemon, and maple tahini dressing.
Noodles with creamy hummus and peas.
Spinach salad with butternut squash, roasted red peppers, and lemon.
Sautéed veggies with freekeh + lentils.
Couscous tossed with spinach, onion, and peas. Side of avocado.
Rice bowl with steamed sweet potatoes, refried beans, and some tahini. Sprinkle of paprika.
Rice bowl with lentils, broccoli, lettuce, and lemon.
Tomato and avocado salad.
Sautéed cabbage, mushrooms, and couscous.
Buddha bowl loaded with couscous, zucchini, onion, kidney beans, and some cashew cream.
Avocado, mango, and corn.
Black beans, rice + avocado.
Brussel’s sprouts, avocado, and some quinoa.
A veganized American chop suey.
Spaghetti with olive oil, tomato, and basil. Topped it with nooch.
Macaroni with a chickpea marinara.
Pasta salad with broccoli + white beans.
Loaded baked potato with tomato and corn salad, topped with tahini and pepitas.
Baked potato with baked beans + steamed corn.
Sweet potato loaded up with spinach, walnuts, and some golden quinoa on the side.
Potato with mashed avocado and lemon.
Spinach salad with tomatoes, fresh corn, beans, walnuts, carrots, and some homemade ranch.
Quick salad topped with red pepper, carrots, scallions, rice, and lentils. Spicy hot sauce dressing.
Huge kale salad with walnuts, carrots, tomatoes, and golden raisins. Lemon tahini dressing.
Black bean, corn, and tortilla salad.
Roasted red peppers tossed with spinach.
Buffalo tempeh sandwich.
Veggie sandwich with avocado, sweet potato, tomato, onion, lettuce, and mustard.
Loaded veggie wrap – this one has avocado, spinach, tomato, carrots, olives, hummus + hot sauce.
Broccoli rabe, garlic, and olive oil in a sandwich.
Tofurky + chao cheese sandwich.
Red peppers, onion, lettuce, tomato, avocado + mustard on multi.
Tofurky + veggie sandwich with mustard.
Spinach, sweet potato, black beans, tomato, lettuce, pickled onions.
Grilled cheese made with Follow Your Heart.
Spinach, tomato, and cream cheese sandwich.
Toasted bread with some Tofutti, avocado, spinach, and tomato.
Refried beans, rice, and corn in a burrito with vegan ranch, spinach, and romaine.
Black bean + veggie wrap.
Tofutti + smashed avocado spinach bagel.
Roasted tempeh, tomato, and vegan mayo on toasted rye.
Roasted red pepper sandwich with cucumber, lettuce, and just mayo.
Cauliflower, spinach, red peppers, avocado.
Roasted eggplant, peppers, and hummus wrap.
PB&J smoothie – banana, strawberries, soy milk, and peanut butter.
Blueberries with almond milk, banana, peanut butter, and flaxseed.
Blueberry + cacao smoothie.
Strawberry, banana, peanut butter, cacao powder, and almond milk.
Blueberry, banana, and peanut butter smoothie.
Spinach, peanut butter, yogurt, soy milk, dates.
Tofutti cream cheese + tomato.
English muffin with half almond butter, half vegan chocolate hazelnut spread (I have the one made by Endangered Species Chocolate).
Homemade hummus on wheat, sprinkled with everything bagel seasoning.
Vanilla yogurt topped with granola, banana, and peanut butter.
English muffin topped with some chocolate almond butter, which is just almond butter, cacao powder, splash of almond milk + maple syrup combined.
Breakfast sandwich consists of tofutti, everything bagel seasoning, spinach, and sliced tomato.
English muffin with pb + coconut flakes.
Tofutti cream cheese, avocado mash + tomatoes.
English muffin with PB + banana.
Peachy smoothie bowl. Made with frozen peaches, strawberries, coconut yogurt, and water.
Vanilla coconut yogurt with veggies and maple syrup.
Chickpeas sautéed with greens, broccoli, and zucchini.
Spinach and avocado breakfast sandwich.
Coconut yogurt with strawberries, granola, walnuts, pb, and cacao maple drizzle.
Chik’n and avocado tacos with hot sauce and spinach.
Avocado, black bean, + corn tacos.