Busy weeks make mealtime daunting. But all you need is a plan of attack. Cue healthy meals you can prep ahead and keep frozen to devour later. These vegan dinner recipes (from baked falafels to lentil burgers to dairy-free lasagna) are reliable staples that won’t let you down. So go ahead and make freezer space!
Coconut Curry With Almond Butter, Sweet Potato and Apple Noodles
Coconut milk, almond butter and apple star is this sweet, plant-based curry dish. It makes for a super hearty supper, and only takes 30 minutes to whip together. Store single servings in your freezer the next time you’re craving a big bowl of comfort.
Baked Falafel Sliders with Tabbouleh and Maple Tahini Sauce
Store-bought falafels are never as good as their homemade counterpart. This freezer-friendly recipe makes a batch of 14, which you can quickly thaw in a pan or the oven. Just make sure you have slider buns and tahini sauce on hand for drool-worthy results.
Vegan Thai Curry Pumpkin Soup
Prepare for a long winter ahead by stashing a few containers of homemade soup in your freezer. This vegan Thai curry concoction offers full-on flavour in every bite.
Give that last-minute spaghetti dish something to brag about with plant-based meatballs. Make them ahead this week. Your future self will thank you.
Lentil & Vegetable Curry
This plant-based curry dish is a cinch to make, and is packed with all the goods (lentils, ginger, chopped veggies and more). Scoop portions into single-serving containers to freeze, leaving out the rice. Instead, cook up grains to pair with the curry when you’re ready to eat.
Vegan Corn Zucchini Fritters with Jalapeno Cream
We’re drooling just looking at these tasty pan-fried corn fritters with a vegan twist. A friend to any freezer. See here for more comforting diner meals made vegan.
Easy Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese
Cook this heavenly, plant-based bolognese sauce ahead of time (made with crushed tomatoes, mushrooms, lentils and walnuts) and stash in freezer bags. All that’s left to do? Boil your noodle of choice when it’s time to dig in.
Vegan Sloppy Joe Sliders
We love this creative Trinidadian take on the traditional sloppy Joe. Make the chickpea filling (seasoned with onion, garlic turmeric and curry powder) in advance. Once you defrost, add a few spoonfuls onto sesame slider buns, and top with a homemade spicy cucumber chutney.
Vegan Shepherd’s Pie with Crispy Cauliflower Crust
With a cauliflower crust and lentil-filled base, this recipe is as good-for-you as shepherd’s pie gets. Freeze in a casserole dish, and defrost for the family instead of ordering pizza.
Nut Meat Tacos with Pickled Red Onions
Taco night is not just for Tuesdays. Also, vegans tend to get the short-end of the stick when it comes to appetizing shell fillings. This walnut and sundried-tomato based “meat” makes up for that. Keep in on standby the next time you’re craving Mexican.