11 Go To Meals for Meal Planning & Prepping for a Vegan Lifestyle


Hey guys, it’s your favorite sassy college gal here! I want to talk to you about something that’s been a total game changer for me – meal planning and prepping for my plant based lifestyle.

Now I know what you’re thinking, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!" But let me tell you, it’s worth the effort. Not only does it save you time and money, but it also ensures that you’re eating healthy and sticking to your plant based diet.

First things first, I always start with a plan. I take a look at my schedule for the week and figure out what meals I’ll be eating at home versus on-the-go. Then, I scour Pinterest and recipe books for some yummy plant based meal ideas. I make a list of all the ingredients I’ll need and hit up the grocery store.

Once I’m back home, I start prepping. I chop up all my veggies, cook my grains and proteins, and portion everything out into Tupperware containers. This way, when I’m rushing out the door in the morning or in a hurry after work, I can just grab a pre-made meal and go.

Some of my go-to meals include:

1. Quinoa and black bean salad – Cook quinoa according to package instructions and mix with black beans, diced tomatoes, diced onion, diced bell pepper, and a splash of lime juice. Serve cold for a refreshing lunch or dinner.

2. Lentil soup – Cook lentils in vegetable broth with carrots, celery, onions, and garlic. Season with salt, pepper, and any other herbs or spices you like.

3. Roasted vegetables – Cut up your favorite veggies (such as broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, and bell peppers) and roast in the oven with olive oil and seasonings. Serve as a side dish or add to salads or pasta.

4. Chickpea curry – Cook chickpeas in coconut milk with curry powder, garlic, ginger, and veggies like spinach, bell peppers, and onions. Serve over rice or quinoa.

5. Sweet potato and black bean tacos – Roast diced sweet potatoes in the oven with olive oil and seasonings. Mix with black beans, avocado, and salsa and serve in taco shells or lettuce cups.

6. Buddha bowl – Combine cooked quinoa or rice with roasted or raw veggies, beans, and a sauce of your choice (such as tahini, peanut butter, or avocado).

7. Tofu stir-fry – Stir-fry tofu with veggies like broccoli, carrots, and bell peppers, and season with soy sauce, ginger, and garlic.

8. Green smoothie – Blend together spinach, kale, banana, and almond milk for a nutritious breakfast or snack.

9. Chickpea salad – Mix chickpeas with diced veggies like cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onion, and dress with olive oil and lemon juice.

10. Oatmeal with fruit – Cook rolled oats with almond milk and top with fresh fruit, nuts, and seeds for a filling and healthy breakfast.

11. The Pizza Plant Pizza – You can fully cook the pizza then place in a container and either eat cold, who doesn’t love cold pizza?," or simply reheat for  5 and a 1/2 minutes at 425 in a toaster oven and you are set.

They’re all super easy to make and can be customized to your taste preferences.

Now, I know some of you may be thinking, “But I don’t have time to meal prep!" Trust me, I get it. Between school, work, and a social life, it can be tough to find the time. But I promise you, even just prepping a few meals ahead of time can make a huge difference.

Plus, it’s a great way to impress your friends with your healthy and delicious meals. Who knows, maybe they’ll even want to join in on the plant based lifestyle!

So, there you have it folks. Meal planning and prepping may seem like a daunting task, but it’s totally doable and worth it in the end. Give it a try and see how it can simplify your life and keep you on track with your plant based goals. Keep it sassy, my friends!

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