5 Freezer-Friendly Vegan Meal Prep Recipes
Looking to meal prep consistently and want to reduce your food waste? Follow these steps to rustle up vegan dishes that can last longer in the freezer.
This vegan bolognese recipe makes a saucy and delicious dinner any day of the week, and is also a great one to keep in the freezer. Making a batch of this sauce and freezing it not only helps it keep for longer, but actually the flavour actually intensifies when heated up. Great for batch cooking and meal prepping, cook a pot of this for a vegan bolognese that is hearty, savoury and clings to your favourite pasta beautifully.
This dish is great to make ahead of time for when you’ve got a busy week in front of you. It’s a perfect balance of sweet and savoury, thanks to a rich tomato-based sauce enriched with smoky harissa paste. The aubergine should come out spiced and melt-in-your-mouth tender, the perfect texture. This is great to have ready and waiting in the freezer — so to serve you can just make a quick bowl of couscous and be ready in a flash to eat this flavour-packed dinner.
Tarts are a great option for freezing, so when you want it you can put it back in the oven and the pastry will get nice, crisp and retain its golden colour. This tart is full of the season’s best tender greens, and with a smooth cashew cream base, this tart is fresh and vibrant. It’s also endlessly adaptable to other vegetables you may have in your freezer that needs using up, making it a great rainy-day recipe.
Chicken Tikka Masala is a staple in the UK, and there’s no reason why a vegan variation would be any less iconic or delicious. This recipe uses tofu that’s marinated in yoghurt and spices for depth of flavour. This recipe is spiced but mild in heat as it should be, with a smooth, creamy sauce and deliciously caramelised tofu ‘chicken’.
A chilli is a classic midweek meal, and if you want to meal prep and make it ahead of your busy week, this recipe is definitely one to bookmark. It’s comforting, rich, and always makes for an easy and filling dinner. Whip this up, put it in your freezer, and simply serve with some rice and sliced avocado for a delicious blend of flavours and textures.
by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.