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Easy Vegan Meal Prep in One Hour

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One of the best reasons to meal prep is to save time throughout the week and not have to prepare meals when you are busy working or studying. Some people, though, may feel that they don’t have time to prep meals but today, I’m going to show you guys some recipes that are super easy to make that you can make 5 days worth of meals in one hour or less.

These meals are all nutritious, mostly whole foods based and delicious. They are great for weight loss and are satiating too!! And of course, as always, completely 100% plant-based.

I’m using two different sets of containers for this meal prep, both from Jaxx Fitness. Use the code CHEAPLAZYVEGAN to get yourself 15% off site wide! The sets I’m using are:

  • Fresh Selects Soup & Side Lunch Containers (set of 2)
  • Jaxx Fitpack Leakproof Meal Prep Portion Container Set with Bento Box

 

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I made a total of 3 different main meals that you can mix-and-match for lunch and/or dinner. Breakfast is the only thing that we aren’t preparing for the full five days (I suggest preparing 2 at a time) but you can still prep most of it and just add liquids to it the night before. (see below!)

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VEGAN MEAL PREP IN ONE HOUR (FOR FIVE DAYS):

 

Red Curry Quinoa (3/4 servings)

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen veggies
  • 1 cup black beans cooked/canned
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1/2 garlic powder
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt & pepper to taste

Prep time: <5 minutes

Cook time: ~25 minutes

Total time: <30 minutes

Miso lentil soup (3/4 servings)

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups red split lentils
  • 1 cup cooked beans
  • 3 tbsp miso paste
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp kelp powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp soy sauce (optional)
  • Optional: add tofu

Serve on its own or with rice/noodles

Prep time: <5 minutes

Cook time: ~25 minutes

Total time: <30 minutes

Bean salad (3 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cup black beans
  • 1.5 cup chickpeas
  • 1 bell pepper
  • chopped fresh cilantro

Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

Total time: 5 minutes

Breakfast (overnight oats)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 – 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 – 1 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp chocolate powdered peanut butter (optional)
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • Fruits of choice

Total time: 5 minutes 

Note: I suggest prepping 2 or 3 of these at a time to avoid them becoming too soggy. An alternative would be to add the dry ingredients into a container or jar and then the night before just add the milk.

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5 thoughts on “Easy Vegan Meal Prep in One Hour”

    1. Cheap Lazy Vegan

      oops, I guess I forgot to add that to the ingredients list! haha you can feel free to add as much or as little as you want 🙂 maybe 1/2 cup to 1 cup each

  1. I really love your videos – your doing a great job of showing peoplethat vegan eating can be very flavorful and NOT all that difficult. I also appreciate you not putting loads of added oil in everything – a real problem with some vegan recipes.
    QUESTION: What is in the container in the lower left of the picture next to the watermelon? I just didn’t see any description and was curious.
    Another great dressing: avocado, cilantro, a little rice vinegar or lime juice, a touch of sweetener maybe, and water to thin so you can pour it. Great for salads or noodles. Thanks!

    1. Cheap Lazy Vegan

      thank you so much! I think the container you’re talking about is the bento box one from Jaxx Fitness?

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