Meal prepping can make all the difference in sticking to a healthy plant-based diet, but it can be time consuming. To make it as easy as possible I’ve rounded up the best vegan meal prep recipes that take only 30 minutes or less to make!

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Why Meal Prep?

Meal prepping can save time and frustration later by having meals ready to eat when hunger strikes. Have you ever had a long day and come home to an empty fridge? What do you normally end up doing? I don’t know about you but I usually end up ordering takeout. That not only gets expensive but is usually unhealthier than what I could make at home.

With meal prep I have control over what goes into my food. I can make it as healthy or unhealthy as I want. I can tailor it to my fitness goals by adjusting calories to my needs. It takes the guesswork out of what to eat so that I’m more likely to stay on track.

Meal prep is perfect if you are looking to:

  • eat healthier meals more consistently
  • reduce food waste
  • lower your grocery bill
  • save time in the kitchen

With meal prepping I find that I consistently save money on groceries, save time, and eat more healthy foods on a regular basis allowing me feel my best.

Sometimes vegan recipes can seem complicated and overwhelming. That’s why I put together this list of vegan meal prep recipes that are not only delicious but easy to make, requiring 30 minutes or less, and only simple, easy to find ingredients.

Whether you are just starting out on a vegan diet, you are just trying it out for Veganuary, or you’ve fallen into a food rut, meal prep is a great way to sort out your meals in less time.

Make a plan

In order to get the full benefit of meal prepping, you first need to start with meal planning. Some people may have the gift of throwing together a meal without a plan or recipe but for the rest of us, we need a recipe and a shopping list.

This also ensures that we have everything we need to make our meals by having a detailed shopping list. I hate the feeling of getting ready to cook only to realize I don’t have an ingredient. Do you continue cooking, or do you stop and run to the store real quick?

This Vegan Meal Planning Guide for Beginners runs through my whole process of meal planning each week. Learn to meal plan efficiently and get ready to save tons of time and stress each week!

To get you started, I’ve created some free printables for planning your week and making your shopping list. As you go through these 30 easy meal prep recipes, select the ones you want to make for the week and write them down in the weekly meal planner. Then add the ingredients to the shopping list so you never forget an item.

Lastly, having the right tools can speed up the time I’m in the kitchen which makes meal prep infinitely more enjoyable and less like a chore. Here’s a full list of kitchen gadgets I recommend for making vegan cooking a breeze.

RELATED: See which meal prep containers are best for each situation and what to look for when selecting food storage containers.


There’s just something about having breakfast ready to go in the morning that makes the day go more smoothly. These recipes are all easy to make the night before or at the beginning of the week to grab and go on those busy mornings.

The BEST Chickpea Flour Scramble
These are the best vegan scrambled eggs made with chickpea flour! A great egg-free alternative that's also gluten-free, high in protein and can be made in just 15 minutes!
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Chickpea flour scramble topped with tomatoes and cilantro with a side of toast.
Overnight Zoats
These easy vegan chocolate overnight zoats are the healthiest breakfast you’ll ever eat! Crunchy and creamy chocolate oatmeal with seasonal fruit, high in fiber and carbs – the perfectly healthy and filling meal prep-friendly recipe that’s also incredibly customizable.
Check out this recipe
Overnight Zoats in small jars
Fluffy Vegan Protein Pancakes
Fluffy vegan and gluten-free pancakes are made with red lentils for a natural protein boost. No, not even kids can taste it!
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Stack of pancakes with blueberries and maple syrup
Mini Chickpea Flour Vegan Frittata Bites
No eggs (or soy!) needed for these frittatas! These easy, make-ahead Mini Chickpea Flour Vegan Frittata Bites are gluten-free, allergy-free, grain-free, and perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack! A protein rich and veggie packed recipe the kids will love to eat!
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mini vegan chickpea flour frittata bites
Vegan Almond Joy Overnight Oats
Your favorite candy bar turned into a healthy and delicious breakfast! Made with mostly whole food ingredients to recreate the delicious combination of coconut, almonds and chocolate that make up Almond Joys. Make your morning more joyful!
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Your favorite candy bar turned into a healthy and delicious breakfast! Made with mostly whole food ingredients to recreate the delicious combination of coconut, almonds and chocolate that make up Almond Joys. Make your morning more joyful! #almondjoy #overnightoats #porridge #plantbasedmealprep #veganbreakfast
Make Ahead Vegan Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries
When starting the day on a healthy foot is the goal, this make-ahead vegan baked oatmeal with blueberries is a satisfying breakfast lover’s dream come true!
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A slice of bake oatmeal on a plate
Super Simple Cluster Granola
Rich in omega-3, this humble breakfast brings out toasted nuts and oats’ warm flavors. You can dress it up however you like but this recipe is designed to be unpretentious and let the essential ingredients shine. An easy recipe to have in your weekly meal prep rotation.
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A bowl of granola with a spoon and jar of dairy free milk
Chocolate Chips Vegan Muffins
These are the best chocolate chip vegan muffins and are ready in 30 minutes! They are soft and fluffy and full of chocolate chips! They're made healthier with whole wheat flour but you'd never know, making them a great breakfast option, snack or even dessert!
Check out this recipe
Hand holding vegan chocolate chip muffin with a bite missing.

Find more easy vegan breakfast recipes here


These are the perfect meal prep recipes for lunch. Great to pack for school or work or just to have a healthy meal prepared when needed.

Spicy Chickpea Caesar Kale Wraps
These easy kale wraps are filled with nutrient-rich kale, crispy buffalo chickpeas, and drizzled with a luscious vegan Caesar dressing. You can easily meal prep the dressing and crispy chickpeas ahead of time so that you can have a nourishing and satisfying meal ready quickly!
Check out this recipe
A kale wrap sliced in half and stacked, displaying the crispy chickpeas and kale inside.
Sweet Potato & Chickpea Mason Jar Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing
This salad in a jar is perfect for meal prep! Make in advance to have salads prepped all week. It's flavor packed and filling for a satisfying lunch or dinner.
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Sweet Potato & Chickpea Mason Jar Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing
Chickpea Thai Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing
This Chickpea Thai Quinoa Salad is gluten-free, easy to meal prep, and deliciously healthy. This salad combines quinoa, chickpeas, carrots, cabbage, and cilantro is topped with a creamy peanut sauce for a quick meal.
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thai quinoa salad topped with a lime slice
Edamame Hummus Wraps
This healthy veggie wrap recipe is filled with creamy homemade dairy-free & oil-free edamame hummus, loads of avocado, and tons of healthy vegetables. Plus, this recipe can be made in 20 minutes or less and makes for an easy meal prep lunch all week!
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Wraps on top of a cutting board
Kale Quinoa Salad
This healthy, Kale Quinoa Salad is so easy to make! It’s filled with nutritious quinoa, toasted pine nuts, golden raisins and a sweet-tangy dressing.
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Kimchi Fried Rice
This Vegan Kimchi Fried Rice adds a pop of flavor to a traditional dish. The rice is not actually fried and it uses no oil so it’s a healthy quick meal on busy nights, especially if you do some meal prep!
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A bowl of kimchi fried rice
Smoky Chickpea Lavash Wrap
Wraps stuffed with a smoky chickpea, tomato, and onion mixture, crisp slices of refreshing cucumber, and fresh spinach make the best lunch or dinner! The chickpea wraps are easy to make for meal prep and are ready in 30 minutes! Enjoy them at home or eat them on the go for a satisfying and filling meal.
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chickpea lavish wrap
Taco Salad
This delicious vegan taco salad comes together in only 15 minutes. A perfect meal prep recipe when you’re short on time.
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A bowl of unmixed taco salad ingredients
Meal Prep Bowls with Broccoli, Grapes, Pecans and Quinoa
These meal prep bowls are loaded with veggies, quinoa, and the most amazing lemon dressing! An easy meal prep recipe that makes a delicious lunch or dinner on busy days. This meal prep bowl is naturally vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. It’s packed with quinoa, roasted broccoli, grapes, and pecans.
Check out this recipe
meal prep bowl
Creamy Vegan Potato Salad
This creamy vegan potato salad with cashew mayo will be your go-to potluck recipe! Light and crunchy, it’s perfect for healthy meal prep and easily customizable. Ready in 15 minutes, this flavorful and herby potato salad is easy to make while taking this classic dish to the next level.
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Vegan potato salad in a bowl
Coconut Curry Salad Wrap
Here’s a delicious go-to make-ahead meal that you won’t mind repeating during the week. Roll this coconut curry tofu salad into your favorite wrap, or serve it in a bowl of fresh arugula, rice, or quinoa.
Check out this recipe
Tofu coconut curry wraps


Dinner is usually the most labor-intensive of the meals—but not these! All of these can be easily batched cook to make several servings for the whole week at once. And yes, they’re all ready in 30 minutes or less too!

Coconut Milk Pasta Sauce
Creamy coconut milk pasta sauce is so easy to make and takes a simple pasta dish to the next level. It's velvety and flavorful, effortlessly transforming any pasta dish into a satisfying and comforting meal.
Check out this recipe
A plate of coconut milk pasta topped with fresh basil leaves.
Easy Tofu Adobo (Filipino Adobong Tokwa)
Learn how to make this vegan tofu adobo taste just like the traditional Filipino dish! This recipe uses tofu cubes baked to golden brown perfection and simmered in a sweet, salty, and tangy adobo sauce. It's ready in around 35 minutes for a quick and healthy meal!
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Tofu adobo served over a bed of rice and topped with sliced green onion.
Mexican Spaghetti (One Pot)
Take your taste buds on a flavorful journey with this Spicy Mexican Spaghetti. This fusion dish blends the beloved Italian classic with the bold and vibrant flavors of Mexico. Made in one pot, perfectly cooked spaghetti bathes in a zesty, spicy tomato sauce. Experience the best of both worlds in a single, delicious bite—Spicy Mexican Spaghetti is a fiesta for your palate!
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Large skillet filled with Mexican spaghetti, topped with melted dairy-free cheese and cilantro leaves.
Super Easy Black Beans and Rice
This recipe for Black Beans and Rice is super easy to make in just 15 minutes (and budget friendly!). It’s also extremely versatile and can be added to tacos, burrito bowls, tofu scrambles, and more.
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Vegan White Bean Chili
This hearty vegan white bean chili is the perfect comforting meal as the weather cools down. Make it within 30 minutes and customize your meal with yummy toppings.
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white bean chili in a bowl topped with avocado, cilantro, jalapeno slices, and lime
Thai Coconut Rice
This simple Thai coconut rice with green curry and veggies is a creamy, delicious, comfort food made easy in 1 pot in less than 30 minutes. Toss in your favorite veggies with a can of coconut milk, water, and spices, and you have a delicious, no-fuss meal in no time! It’s delicious reheated for lunches and meal prep!
Check out this recipe
Thai coconut rice in a bowl with chopsticks
Sweet Potato Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Bowl
A plant-based, protein packed bowl of healthy comfort food, all ready in 30 minutes!
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Sweet Potato Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Bowl
Black Bean Quinoa Chili
This super quick 20-minute vegan black bean quinoa chili contains less than 10 ingredients, is oil free, whole food plant based, soy free, and gluten free. One serving contains 450 calories and over 22 g of plant based protein!
Check out this recipe
black bean quinoa chili
Vegan Chickpea Curry
This 8-ingredient vegan chickpea curry with tomatoes is the ultimate 30-minute comfort food that will make your meals complete.
Check out this recipe
Bowl of chickpea curry with noodles
Smoky Tomato White Bean Soup
Serve this brimming-with-flavor soup in deep bowls that you can cozily wrap your hands around on a chilly evening. It’s easy to make, easy to eat and one of those recipes that gets even more flavorful with time, so it is perfect for making ahead. It even freezes well.
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Bowl of soup
Baked Tofu With Spicy Peanut Sauce
This spicy baked peanut tofu is ready in 30 minutes or less, contains just 9 ingredients, is entirely oil-free, and will be a new weeknight dinner favorite!
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Bake peanut tofu with noodles in a bowl
Hearty Vegan Stew
This hearty Vegan Stew recipe is perfect for the cold weather. Make it on the stove top or in a slow cooker for chilly nights: it’s comfort food heaven! Make a big batch and re-heat all week long to have dinner on the table in no time. Pair it with something different every time for variety (brown rice, polenta, quinoa, steamed veggies or mashed cauliflower).
Check out this recipe
vegan stew in a bowl

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I’m always looking for easy meal prep snack recipes because this is one area where I frequently rely on processed foods. These easy snack recipes will save you the snack stress and stop reaching for the chips.

5 Ingredient No Bake Granola Bars (Vegan + Gluten Free)
Just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to whip these up. These bars are so easy to make, you'll never buy store-bought granola bars again. They are very filling, boasting 9g of protein using only whole food ingredients, and are vegan and gluten free!
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Just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to whip these up. These bars are so easy to make, you'll never buy store-bought granola bars again. They are very filling, boasting 9g of protein using only whole food ingredients, and are vegan and gluten free! #granolabar #vegansnack #easysnack #vegan #glutenfree #healthysnack
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls
These chocolate peanut butter cookie dough balls make a tasty, quick snack throughout the week. They only require 5 ingredients and are easy to whip up!
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Cookie dough balls in a bowl
Berry Chia Pudding
Blueberry, strawberry, or raspberry chia pudding made with almond milk is an easy make-ahead overnight breakfast or snack that tastes like dessert. This chia pudding recipe is packed with nutrition to fuel your day.
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Berry chia pudding in jars topped with fruit and nuts
Almond Butter and Oat Energy Balls
These Almond Butter Oat Energy Balls taste all sweet and buttery but with sugar stabilizing rolled oats, they won’t have the kids bouncing off the walls. Parent win.
Check out this recipe

Find more healthy vegan snack ideas here

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More vegan recipe ideas

Looking for more delicious meal prep recipes to make?

  • Vegan Stews are perfect for meal prep and batch cooking!
  • Meatless Monday recipes are great for beginners with minimal prep and simple ingredients.
  • Lazy Vegan Recipes are even easier and take hardly any time at to prepare—perfect for when you don’t have time to meal prep!

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A vegan meal prep bowl with rice, tofu, broccoli, and vegan stir fry sauce.

30+ Vegan Meal Prep Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less

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Author: Rachel
Check out the 30+ easy meal prep recipes above or make this super easy vegan bowl. Mix and match your favorite proteins, vegetables, grains, and sauces to create the perfect vegan meal prep recipe!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


Pick One Protein

  • 1 16-ounce package extra firm tofu pressed, sliced into cubes
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-ounce can lentils drained and rinsed

Pick One Grain

  • 2 cups brown rice cooked
  • 2 cups quinoa cooked
  • 2 cups whole wheat pasta cooked

Pick One Vegetable

  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 4 cups cauliflower florets
  • 4 cups zucchini sliced
  • 4 cups sweet potato cubed and roasted

Pick One Sauce


  • If using tofu, bake or air fry at 400℉ until golden and crispy; about 15 minutes in the air fryer and 20-25 minutes in the oven.
  • Meanwhile, cook your grain of choice according to package instructions. You will need 2 cups cooked, which is typically 2/3 cup uncooked brown rice and quinoa and 1 cup uncooked pasta.
  • Cook your vegetable of choice. You can steam, sautee, or roast. I like to air fry sweet potato cubes, but you can also air fry frozen mixed vegetables if you prefer a variety.
  • Combine sauce ingredients in medium bowl, then portion out into individual small sauce containers.
  • Divide the protein, grains, and vegetables into meal prep containers and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. When ready to eat, serve cold or reheat as desired, then drizzle with dressing and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts based on tofu, brown rice, broccoli, and vegan stir fry sauce.


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1253mg | Potassium: 829mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 567IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Southeast Asian
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