11 Vegetarian Meal Prep Recipes You Have To Try

Today, I have 11 great vegetarian meal prep recipes for you to try, and trust me, you don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy these delicious meal ideas. Eating well doesn’t have to be expensive or hard. There are tons of tasty recipes that are easy to cook and can be done on a…

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

Last Updated: May 24, 2023

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Today, I have 11 great vegetarian meal prep recipes for you to try, and trust me, you don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy these delicious meal ideas.

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Eating well doesn’t have to be expensive or hard. There are tons of tasty recipes that are easy to cook and can be done on a budget. One way that many people are eating healthy, inexpensive meals is by eating less meat.

Even if you eat just one less meat meal a week, like trying a meatless Monday, you can reduce the amount of money you spend on your monthly food budget. It’s a great way to cut some of your monthly expenses, while eating nutritious and tasty meals.

I’m not vegetarian, but we are eating less meat than we used to. When we do, it’s often fish we catch while sailing. 

I have tried several of the vegetarian meal prep recipes I’m going to share with you, and I can’t wait to try the rest. 

My favorite of these vegetarian meal prep recipes is probably the Chipotle Black Bean Roasted Veggie Casserole. It’s packed with lots of vegetables, and you can use whatever you have available. I love this one because one pan makes several days of leftovers.

If you’re looking for cheap vegetarian meal prep ideas, the Quinoa Bowl with Black Beans is delicious. It has strawberries, avocado, and lime, but you can use whatever fresh fruits and vegetables are on sale.

The Chocolate Chip Breakfast Squares are a great snack if you’re looking for vegetarian meal prep recipes for on the go. They are packed with protein and lots of healthy ingredients. They would be great for bringing on a hike.

The recipe I’m going to try next is the Sweet Potato and Halloumi Cheese Wraps. These look like a great lunch to have on a day sail.

Or, maybe I will try the Stuffed Red Peppers. Now I’m getting hungry, haha!

There are so many great recipes on this list, from more vegetarian meal prep bowls to cheesy veggie filled pasta dishes. 

All of these ideas will help you create an affordable meal plan so that you can stay on budget while eating delicious meals that are good for you too.

Meal planning is one of the best ways to be prepared when you go into the grocery store. It prevents you from overspending by helping you get only what you need.

Note: If you’re interested in more easy weekly meals, I recommend that you look at $5 Meal Plan. This is a meal planning service that sends you a weekly meal plan and shopping list for just $5 a month. This is another way to make dinner time easier and more exciting.

If you’re interested in more delicious meal prep ideas, read:

Here are 11 vegetarian meal prep recipes to try.

 

1. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Get the recipe here.

 

2. Chipotle Black Bean Roasted Veggie Enchilada Casserole

Get the recipe here.

 

3. Chocolate Chip Breakfast Squares To Go

Get the recipe here.

 

4. Vegetable Rice Casserole

Get the recipe here.

 

5. Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Get the recipe here.

6. Easy Quinoa Bowl

Get the recipe here.

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7. Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

Get the recipe here.

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8. Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes To Go

Get the recipe here.

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9. Veggie Lovers Baked Rigatoni

Get the recipe here.

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10. Vegetarian Wrap With Roasted Sweet Potato And Halloumi

Get the recipe here.

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11. Roast Squash And Feta Couscous

Get the recipe here.

Which of these vegetarian meal prep ideas will you be trying?


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  1. Being vegetarian I love this post and I saved it so I’ll take inspo for nex meal prep for week!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Ben Greenback

    Nice roundup of vegetarian options for folks.

    I admit the fact that it is vegetarian doesn’t mean it can’t be tasty!

    The fried rice receipt seems interesting. Maybe it’s because over the past weeks we tried making fried rice ourselves here at home for the first time. The process was very easy, we already had a rice cooker… We used a bag of frozen stir fry veggies from Costco that had been sitting in the freezer. Because we like the veggies a bit more roasted vs steamed, we tossed them in the air fryer for a few minutes. Much better flavor and quicker cook time versus roasting in the oven.

    The writeup on black rice (Forbidden rice, purple rice) was really interesting. I hadn’t heard of it before and am keen to give it a shot. When we had ventured into making fried rice I wanted to use long grain and also sprouted rice for the next time around.

    If I’m right, I think the sprouted rice is the type used at the Glaze Teriyaki restaurants in NYC. Lovely taste and texture! Glaze is kind of like Chipotle but offers various teriyaki dishes rather than tacos and burritos.

  3. Those all look so good! The Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes To Go are my favorites!

  4. I think I’m going to have to revamp my diet strategy momentarily to eat less meat because of the coronavirus.