20 Vegetarian Meal Prep Recipes

By Alexandra Caspero on May 22, 2023

Start the week off right with these healthy meal-prepping recipes. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, boost your energy levels, or simply feel better in your body, meal planning can help you achieve your goals.

20. Italian Farro Bean Soup

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This farro soup is a must-save for cold months! Beans, farro, tomatoes, and vegetables in an aromatic broth. Make a batch to enjoy throughout the week or freeze for later.

Get the recipe: Tuscan Farro Soup

19. Tofu Rice Bowls with Black Beans

tofu rice bowl
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Make the tofu and black bean and corn salad now to quickly throw together for easy meals throughout the week.

Get the recipe: Tofu Bowls with Black Bean and Corn Salad

18. Avocado Chickpea Salad

avocado chickpea salad sandwich
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Great for lunches! Smashed chickpea and avocado salad on poppyseed bagels. Ready in minutes for a delicious, plant-based lunch. 

Get the recipe: Avocado Chickpea Salad

17. Lentil Soup

Instant Pot Lentil Soup

This Instant Pot lentil soup recipe is packed with fiber and protein, two nutrients that help you feel full and satisfied. Easy to make either in the Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, or on the Stove Top.

16. Salsa Roja

salsa roja
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Smoky, creamy salsa roja! Made in the blender in less than 10 minutes. Roja salsa with simple pantry ingredients: dried chili peppers, canned fire-roasted tomatoes, and onions. Make a batch to enjoy with bowls, tacos, and more.

Get the recipe: Salsa Roja

15. Granola Bars

vegan granola bar
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DIY healthy vegan granola bars! A mix of rolled oats, dried fruit, almond butter, and whatever other mix-ins you want. Perfect as a snack bar or a vegan breakfast bar.

Get the recipe: Granola Bars

14. Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup

Put on a batch of this for an easy meal option– then freeze the rest for leftovers.

Make the recipe: Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup

13. Honey Pear Muffins

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A lightly sweetened honey pear muffin recipe with fresh pears, oats, walnuts, and wheat flour. Perfect for breakfast, as a snack, or with coffee! 

Get the recipe: Honey Pear Muffins

12. Make Ahead Freezer Breakfast Burritos

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A life-saver recipe on busy mornings when you need breakfast but don’t have time to put it together. Make ahead to store it in the freezer.

Get the recipe: Freezer Breakfast Burritos

11. White Bean Salad

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Marinated White Bean Salad. This white bean salad recipe is perfect for simple plant-based meals. Make a batch to snack on, or to top on salads.

Get the recipe: Marinated White Bean Salad

10. Tangy Italian Dressing

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The BEST Italian Salad Dressing— perfect for chopped salads, marinades, and more! This tangy Italian salad dressing is so much better and healthier than bottled dressing.

Get the recipe: Tangy Italian Dressing

9. Creamy Jalapeno Sauce

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Creamy Jalapeno Sauce! This jalapeno salsa is SO good! Spicy jalapeno salsa that tastes great on everything. A must-make if you like the heat– great to enjoy throughout the week on bowls and tacos.

Get the recipe: Creamy Jalapeno Salsa

8. Batch of Black Beans

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Make a big batch of black beans to use for bowls, black bean soup, black bean burgers, and more.

Get the recipe: How to Cook Black Beans

7. Chocolate-Covered Snicker’s Bites

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Chocolate-Covered Snickers Bites! These naturally sweetened chocolate date bites taste like candy. Peanut stuffed dates dipped in melted chocolate. Great for snacking throughout the week!

Get the recipe: Chocolate Date Bites

6. Salsa Verde

Make tomatillo salsa with this homemade salsa verde recipe. Great to top for bowls, tacos, burritos, eggs and more!

5. 3-Bean Chili

tvp chili
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This healthy, protein-rich chili is great for meal prep. Make a batch for a meal, then enjoy the rest over baked potatoes or on sweet potato fries for healthy meals later in the week.

Make the recipe: Vegetarian Bean Chili

4. Marinated Lentil Salad

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French green lentils tossed with herbs and a bright lemon dressing. A must for vegan meal prep and easy meals throughout the week.

Get the recipe: Marinated Lentil Salad

3. Red Lentil Soup

vegan red lentil soup
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This red lentil soup recipe is both vegan and gluten-free! A healthy, low-fat soup that’s cozy and simple and packed with 18g of plant-based protein per serving.

Get the recipe: Red Lentil Soup

2. BBQ Tofu Cubes

close up photo of bbq tofu

This delicious BBQ tofu recipe requires only two ingredients! Simple and easy, you’ll love this vegan BBQ tofu in sandwiches, salads, bowls and more.

1. Enchiladas

plate of spinach and lentil enchiladas

Make a batch of these enchiladas for lunch and dinner– all you need is this quick 10-minute enchilada sauce, tortillas, your favorite fillings and cheese for topping.

Vegetarian Enchilada Recipe

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Meet Alex Caspero

Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, New York Times Bestselling Plant-Based Chef and mom of two. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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