Vegan Freezer Meals for Healthy & Quick Dinners

Oh how I love to reach into my freezer and pull out one of my already cooked vegan freezer meals…

Sometimes life gets too busy to deal with cooking, but you really don’t want to compromise your healthy lifestyle. If you plan on cooking one of these vegan freezer meals for dinner simply make a larger portion and store them in the freezer for a busy weeknight!

Whether you are a person with a busy schedule, a new mom, or you simply don’t want to cook every night, these simple freezer meal are a timesaver for anyone!

Try these Vegan Freezer Meals for a Healthy & Quick Dinners. These plant based freezer meals are great for weight loss, on a budget, for new moms, busy weeknights, or if you simply enjoy make ahead and one pot meals. #veganmealprep #mealprep #freezermeals #makeahead #meaplanning

Before my family started a vegan diet we would just run to the drive thru. On a plant based diet there are not many options for a fast food dinner (which is good). I cook for my family almost every night, and often I cook double the amount to save time and energy preparing healthy dinner meals.

These vegan freezer meals are all clean eating recipes, easy to make, and budget friendly.

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How to freeze the meals

There are many ways to create freezer meals. You can pre-cook everything and then place portion sizes (2-3 cups) into meal containers. These one compartment meal prep storage containers are freezable, microwavable, reusable, and great for one pot meals. In the list below you will find many vegan one pot meals, as these are easy to prepare and freeze.

If you’d rather use the freezer meals as a meal prep, you can simply add all (raw) ingredients into a large ziplock bag. You have to chop all veggies and add all spices. Then you can simply take the bag out of the freezer when needed and throw it into a pot to cook.

I usually use the first method where I cook double the amount of a recipe and store the extra portions in the freezer. Then I move it into the fridge the night before use. I had a good experience with freezing cooked one pot spaghetti dishes and I think the trick is to cook them “al dente” (leave them a little bit hard) and make sure you don’t leave them in the freezer for more than 1-2 months.

20+ Healthy and Easy Vegan Freezer Meals

Most recipes below contain simple ingredients that you can find at Aldi. Therefore these vegan freezer meals are budget friendly. Of course you can switch out some ingredients to fit your needs. For example if you can’t find lentils then use beans or use vegetables that are in season to prepare a meal.

over 20 healthy and budget friendly freezer meals that are easy to make. make ahead dinner ideas for your family for busy weeknights. Simply grab a plant based freezer meal for a quick dinner. #quickdinner #freezermeal #makeahead #vegan

Most of the recipes below are freezer friendly stews, soups, and one pot meals. They only take about 10 minutes to prepare but some take up to one hour to cook.

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#1 Easy Vegan Chilli

Hearty, satisfying, and veggie-packed, this vegan chili will leave you feeling full for hours. Get the recipe here.

#2 Sweet Potato Stew

Kid friendly stew recipe that you can prepare in the crockpot or in a normal pot. Get the recipe here.

#3 One Pot Sweet Potato, Kale, Rice Skillet

This one pot sweet potato, tomato and kale rice skillet makes dinner a breeze! Everything goes in just one pot and dinner is served in under an hour and of course freezer friendly! Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan. Get the recipe here.

#4 One Pot Taco Elbow Pasta

One Pot Taco Elbow Pasta done in under 25 minutes and on a budget. Healthy vegan dinner recipe that is simple, family friendly, oil free, and very quick to prepare. Get the recipe here.

#5 Tortilla Soup

You can combine all ingredients beforehand and put them into a ziplock bag to freeze, then simply cook when needed. Get the recipe here.

#6 Chipotle Mexican Stew

This stew is high in iron, antioxidants, fiber, folate and anti-inflammatory. It serves 8 people and makes a great meal prep or freezer meal idea. Get the recipe here.

#7 Zucchini Bean Tomato One Pot Pasta

full of vegetables like high iron potatoes, high folate legumes and tons of anti-oxidant seasonings, not to mention the anti-inflammatory benefits of all these high fiber veggies! Get the recipe here.

#8 One Pot Peanut Sauce Noodles

This healthy Vegan Freezer Meals takes only 20 minutes to prepare and you can get the recipe here.

#9 Tuscan Lentil Soup

This soup contains 18g of protein per bowl and makes a very healthy freezer meal that is also great for fitness or bodybuilding. Get the recipe here.

#10 Vegan Meatballs (Beanballs) with Marinara Sauce.

Vegan Meatballs with black beans, chickpeas, and vegan marinara sauce. Frugal 30 minute dinner recipe for a plant based diet that is also oil free and gluten free. Prepare the meal, then freeze and serve on a bun, over rice, or spaghetti. Get the recipe here.

#11 Easy Veggie Lentil Pasta

Great vegan and vegetarian 21 day fix lentil soup recipe that is done in under 25 minutes and contains only 250 calories per serving. A budget friendly and healthy dinner meal idea for weight loss. Get the recipe here.

#12 One Pot Spaghetti with Beans and Zucchini

This healthy freezer meal contains 688 calories, 4g fat, 35g protein, 37g fiber. It is also 21 day fix friendly and you can use gluten free pasta if that is a concern. Great high protein one pot freezer meal! Get the recipe here.

#13 Moroccan Carrot Red Lentil Soup

A healthy creamy and filling soup recipe perfect to freeze and filled with vitamins, minerals and healthy spices. Get the recipe here.

#14 One Pot Mexican Rice

High protein one pot meal that is freezer friendly and great for weight loss or body building. Get the recipe here.

#15 Lentil Tomato Kale Soup

Another great lentil soup recipe filled with healthy greens and tomatoes. Get the recipe here.

#16 One Pot Veggie Pasta

This colorful veggie pasta is filled with lots of different vegetables, can be done in one pot and in only 17 minutes. Get the recipe here.

#17 Creamy Butternut Spaghetti

Creamy butternut spaghetti recipe that is vegan and low fat. Oil free dinner recipe on a budget for a healthy plant based meal. Get the recipe here.

#18 Creamy Broccoli Soup

  • 2 heads of broccoli
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 can chickpeas drained, rinsed
  • 3 potatoes washed, diced
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 t vegetable stock powder
  • 2 t fresh grated ginger
  • ½ onion
  • 1 T thyme (optional)
  • Salt pepper

1. Wash and cut the veggies.

2. Add everything into a pot and let simmer on medium heat until potatoes are soft (20-25 minutes).

3. Use a hand blender to mix everything into a creamy soup. Add more water if desired. This recipe makes 12 cups.

#19 Two Bean Camp Chili

Easy vegan one pot chili with homemade tomato sauce. Get the recipe here.

#20 Jambalaya

A quick weeknight dinner meal that is vegan, healthy, and freezer friendly. Get the recipe here.

#21 Veggie Brown Rice Stir Fry

Make this meal budget friendly and substitute the vegetables with any veggies that are on sale or in season. Get the recipe here.

Also make sure to check out The Make Ahead Vegan Cookbook with 125 more healthy vegan recipes.

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