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.
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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.
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.
37 Vegetarian Freezer Meals for New Moms including nourishing breakfasts, lunches you can eat one-handed, easy dinner ideas, and snacks!
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.
Make these easy apple overnight oats and your breakfast will be a cinch! This healthy and gut-friendly recipe uses yoghurt for a light fermentation of the oats, and cinnamon for incredible flavour.
Black Bean and Quinoa Freezer Burritos! These make-ahead vegetarian burritos are super easy to make, loaded with beans and veggies, and are freezer-friendly. Perfect for healthy lunch on the go or planning for busy times.
21 delicious and healthy vegetarian lunch ideas for sturdy salads, grain bowls, Buddha bowls, pasta bowls, and other tasty lunch packing inspiration.
These easy Vegetarian Breakfast Burritos are a healthy, freezer-friendly option for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Made in one pan, loaded with veggies, scrambled eggs, and whole wheat tortillas, these are great for meal prep and make-ahead meals.
Berry Cream Pie Overnight Oats – Get your breakfast ready the night before and you’ll be in for a treat in the morning! Naturally sweetened with banana, and gut-friendly with yoghurt and a long soak to ferment the oats, these overnight oats are creamy, dreamy, and packed with good nutrition.
Spring Living Lentil Bowls – a light yet substantial gluten-free and easily vegan meal bowl featuring beluga lentils, spring asparagus, pan-fried halloumi cheese, avocado, pea shoots, and seeds. All of the components can be prepared in advance for a quick and easy meal.
Simplify your morning routine with make-and-freeze smoothie packs! Bulk prep your favourite smoothie recipes so all you need to do is dump and blend on a busy morning.
An easy, heathy, and delicious slow cooker chickpea curry. Loaded with vegetables, warming spices, and coconut milk, this is nourishing comfort food at its best.
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.
Sweet Potato Gingerbread Waffles made with whole wheat flour and scented with festive 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 Vegetarian Black Bean Chili features butternut squash, quinoa and smoky chipotle peppers. For a healthy vegetarian chili packed with protein and fall flavours, you can’t beat this easy recipe!
I have a vague memory of asparagus growing in my parents’ back yard in Vancouver. Not a lot of it, just a handful of spindly stalks poking up each spring in the raised garden bed beside the garage. Asparagus is a perennial crop, so I’m sure it was planted at some point in ancient history…
Spicy Black Bean Noodle Bowls! Protein-packed black bean noodles are tossed with a zippy sesame peanut sauce and fresh seasonal vegetables for a delicious plant-based meal. Perfect for packed lunches or make-ahead dinners.
Question for y’all: what’s your lunch packing strategy? Do you get up each morning and pack something for lunch? Is it leftovers? Do you do bulk lunch packing on the weekends? Do you buy your lunch everyday? One of the things that makes it easy for me to take packed lunches to work most days…