Whether you call yourself a vegetarian or you are just looking to increase your intake of plant based foods, filling your freezer with these 8 vegetarian freezer meals will make having a healthy, meat-free dinner on the table each night fast and easy!
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The Easiest Way to Fill Your Freezer With Healthy Veggie-Packed Meals
Filling your freezer with a variety of healthy dishes can seem intimidating, or like too much work for the quality of food you will get in the end. Freezer meals do not need to be soggy, boring, or time consuming!
Want to know the easiest way to have a constant supply of delicious foods on hand and ready to pull from the freezer? Double batch when you cook! Make one meal for the night of, and freeze another portion to pull out at a later date.
Keep in mind that some meals are better when cooked prior to freezing and some tend to hold up best when they are frozen in a “raw” state, then cooked once removed from the freezer.
Supplies You Need For Freezer Meals
To stock your freezer, you need some quality containers to store your items in. While using the storage containers you have on hand might work well, I don’t want to keep my good glassware hostage in the freezer for months at a time. This is where purchasing reusable containers just for your freezer food comes in!
To hold soups or stews, try an upright reusable container that is leak-proof, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe. When choosing plastic containers, make sure you select ones that are BPA free to stop the chemical from leeching into your foods, especially if you plan to reuse them often, fill with acidic foods, or microwave them.
If you are not looking for plastic containers, or want something that resembles a freezer bag, but is reusable (let’s save some money and the environment!) you can opt for these reusable silicone storage bags instead.
For casseroles or baked vegetarian freezer meals you might want to try a glass container that can withstand a temperature transition from freezer to oven.
8 Make Ahead Vegetarian Freezer Meals
This butternut squash French toast from Amy Gorin Nutrition is nutrient packed and so easy, there’s no excuse to not have a constant freezer supple! Cook per directions, then divide up into freezer bags and freeze individual portions for a deliciously sweet breakfast any day of the week.
This creamy and nourishing vegetable soup from Dishing Out Health can easily be frozen for a fast weeknight vegan dish. Just follow her easy directions to freeze and enjoy on a busy night!
Toss together this Mexican style rice dish from Melissa Traub and freeze for a quick lunch or side.
My favorite kind of soups are ones that you don’t take all day to make! Vegetable soup in the pressure cooker is a quick and easy way to use the vegetables you have in the house before they “turn” on you. Laurel Ann Nutrition has a ton of great swaps you can make too if you don’t have the particular ingredients. Kept in the freezer, this delicious soup will last 4-5 months.
A easy and comforting dish to have on hand at all times, Bucket List Tummy give you details on how to freeze and reheat this meal for the perfect vegetarian meal prep. Bake two! Eat one tonight and save one for later-your future self will thank you!
This hearty soup from Alena Menko can be frozen in an airtight container and heated up when you’re ready to eat.
This cozy stew from It’s a Veg World After All can be frozen in advance and dumped in the slow cooker when needed!
Prepare, freeze, thaw, and bake this stuffed pepper dish from Melissa Traub. Need a energizing and comforting lunch? Just take one of these peppers out to bake single style, or toss the whole pan in for a family meal!
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