Here are 12 Nourishing Vegetarian Pantry Meals you can make from cupboard staples. If you’ve got pasta, rice, beans, or frozen veggies on hand, chances are you can make a delicious, tasty, and healthy meal.
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This is a collection of vegetarian recipes for the meal planner and meal prep aficionados out there. The recipes are healthy, easy to pull off, and great to prepare in advance. Includes delicious vegetarian recipes such as Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry, Meal Prep Bowls, and freezer-friendly Curried Cauliflower Chickpea Wraps.
This easy Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry is completely vegan, packed with vegetables, and can be made in the Instant Pot too. Mildly spiced and balanced with coconut milk, this vegetarian curry is freezer friendly, and packed with plant-based protein to boot.
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This easy Red Lentil Dal recipe is a homemade twist on the Indian classic. Completely vegan and naturally gluten-free, you can make Slow Cooker Lentil Dal or Instant Pot Dal to make weeknight cooking a breeze. Packed with warming spices and plant-based protein, it’s a simple vegetarian recipe that’s sure to go into regular rotation.
Vegetarian Meal Prep Bowls with quick-pickled red cabbage, roasted sweet potato, broccoli, smoked tofu, and magic tahini sauce to make all your dreams come true! Easy to make, vegan, and gluten-free.
If you’re looking for a hearty and delicious meatless lasagna recipe, Kale Lasagna is it! Made with a veggie-loaded tomato sauce, protein-packed cottage cheese, and no-boil noodles, this healthy recipe is easy to make and kid-friendly to boot. Perfect for a make-ahead meal but simple enough to pull together on a weeknight.
Swiss Chard and Gruyere Strata is a make-ahead vegetarian breakfast casserole that’s perfect for feeding a crowd. Loaded with veggies, eggs, cheese, and crusty bread, this breakfast bake soaks overnight in your fridge and bakes up in the morning. Leftovers freeze like a dream, and this is also a fantastic packed lunch.
Sweet Potato Waffles made with whole wheat flour and scented with festive gingerbread spices. This easy recipe makes perfect healthy freezer waffles that you can simply pop in the toaster when you’re in the mood for waffles.
This easy Vegan Lentil Loaf Recipe is the perfect main dish to serve for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter. It’s a healthy vegetarian meatloaf that’s packed with veggies and plant-based protein. Easy to make and freezer friendly, you’ll come back to this lentil loaf again and again!
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These Spicy Vegan Wraps are one of my favourite things to make for packed lunch. They’re super easy to make, are packed with healthy fillings like tofu, spicy hummus, quinoa, and lots of vegetables. You can make a big batch on the weekend and eat these hummus wraps all week long!
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Looking for an amazing vegan black bean burger recipe? This is it! These Chipotle Black Bean Burgers are super easy to make, packed with healthy ingredients, and are gluten-free. Full of protein and flavour, this is the only spicy black bean burger recipe you’ll ever need!
This Vegetarian Caesar Salad is made with Tuscan kale, healthy vegetarian caesar dressing, and crispy roasted chickpeas. It’s an easy Kale Caesar recipe made without anchovies or eggs, and can be made vegan with a couple of simple swaps.
Get your breakfast ready the night before and you’ll be in for a treat in the morning! These Banana Overnight Oats are my go-to Basic Overnight Oats Recipe. Naturally sweetened with banana, and gut-friendly with yoghurt and a long soak to ferment the oats, make-ahead breakfast is creamy, dreamy, and packed with good nutrition.
This easy Kale Salad with Cranberries is made with sweet Tuscan kale. A simple dressing is massaged into the kale to make the leaves tender. Topped with feta and served with quinoa, this is a perfect salad for packed lunches or potlucks.
Lentil Shepherd’s Pie! This vegan shepherd’s pie recipe is easy to make in your Instant Pot, slow cooker, or on the stove top. Simply top with mashed potatoes for a healthy gluten-free vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie, Cottage Pie, or whatever else you want to call it!
This Miso Veggie Soup is the DIY instant soup recipe you’ve been waiting for! Just stuff shredded veggies into a jar with miso paste and seasonings, add boiling water, and wait 10 minutes. That’s it! You’ve got delicious vegan miso soup! Perfect for meal prep, packed lunches, and make-ahead meals.
This healthy Vegan Lentil Soup Recipe can be made in the Instant Pot or on the stove top. Made with black beluga lentils, loads of vegetables, and plenty of kale or spinach, it’s the best way to fill up on a cold night.
Vegan Banana Waffles! This vegan waffle recipe is easy to make and super healthy. Made with whole wheat flour, brown bananas, and flax seeds, these are perfect to keep frozen and pop into the toaster on a busy morning.
This Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup is packed with protein thanks to the addition of red lentils! It’s a healthy recipe with warming spices that’s easy to make in your Instant Pot, Crockpot, or on the stove top (instructions are included for all three!).
This Wild Rice Salad features chickpeas, cranberries, and toasted pecans. Tossed with a honey-sweetened sesame ginger dressing, and topped with lots of cilantro, this is an easy, healthy recipe.
These Curried Cauliflower Chickpea Wraps are a healthy, spicy make-ahead meal! Easily vegan and gluten-free, made with warming Indian spices, these wraps are freezer-friendly to boot!
This Baked Pumpkin Risotto is made with brown rice, making it a healthier option than standard risotto. It’s rich and creamy in spite of being vegan and dairy free, and since it’s baked there’s almost no stirring required.
This Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is an easy, healthy baked pasta dish that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner! Lighter than your average mac and cheese thanks to the addition of pumpkin, it’s a vegetarian meal the whole family will love.