We rounded up our best vegetarian meal prep recipes to avoid meal-time stress. Fed up of answering the eternal question of what to cook? Don't have the time be in the kitchen all day? Want to enjoy more home cooked meals, but not sure what to make?
These meal prep ideas will help you eat healthier home cooked meals and reduce your meal time stress. We've got you covered with quick and easy recipes that you will keep rotating in your menu.
- Meal Prep Breakfast Ideas
- Vegetarian Meal Prep Breakfast Ideas
- Meal Prep Sauces & Dips & Essentials
- Tikka Masala Sauce / Tikka Masala Curry
- Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes (Instant Pot Recipe)
- Instant Pot Dried Beans (No Pre-Soaking) (Black Beans / Chickpeas / Kidney Beans)
- How to Sprout Mung Beans + Stir Fry Recipe
- Easy Peanut Sauce Recipe
- Easy Stir Fry Sauce
- Homemade Pesto Sauce recipe
- Instant Pot Hummus
- Homemade Paneer Cheese
- Best 7 (Seven) Layer Dip Recipe
- 10 minute Ghee and Clarified Butter Recipe
- How to Make Dosa Batter Perfectly
- The Easiest of All Strawberry Jam Recipes (Only 3 Ingredients)
- Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
- Instant pot pineapple jam
- Meal Prep Lunch & Dinner Ideas
- Instant Pot Meal Prep - Quinoa Burrito Bowl
- Korean Spicy Noodles
- Mumbai Pav Bhaji
- Kutchi Dabeli Recipe
- Vegetable Hakka Noodles Recipe
- Paneer Tikka Masala
- Easy Copycat Chipotle Sofritas
- Instant Pot Dal Makhani Recipe
- Best Chole Recipe
- Homemade Chalupa (Copycat Taco Bell Chalupa Supreme)
- Spicy Potato Soft Tacos
- Mix Vegetable Daliya / Dalia Khichdi
- Healing Ayurvedic Kitchari / Khichdi Recipe
- Restaurant Style Butter Paneer / Paneer Makhani
- Veggie Korma
- Vegetable Panang Curry
- Tostada Recipe
- Paneer Bhurji Recipe
- Easy Vegan Sushi Recipe
- The Jennifer Aniston Salad
- Meal Prep Rice Ideas
- Vegetarian Meal Prep Rice
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Meal prepping makes life so much easier. Not only is it stress-free but it enables you to eat healthier and save money at the same time. Meal prepping doesn't mean eating the same meal for 4 days in a row.
Below are some vegetarian breakfast, sides, sauces, dips, essentials, meals and rice prep ideas, which will help you make your life easy in the kitchen. Make these recipes ahead of time or simply just take one day at a time and partially prepare the ingredients a day prior. Shortlist the recipes you like and then put them on a calendar and shop you ingredients accordingly. Are you ready?
Meal Prep Breakfast Ideas
Vegetarian Meal Prep Breakfast Ideas
Easy vegetarian breakfast recipes, that can be made ahead of time or meal prepped
Breakfast Rice Porridge
Kick start your morning with a sweet treat with this rice porridge that can be made ahead of time with either fresh or leftover rice.
Vegan Overnight Oats with Mango & Blueberries
Overnights oats, not only make an easy meal prep option for breakfast but are nutritious too. Add you favorite fruits, nut butters, seeds, or syrups and you can have a different flavored overnight oats every morning.
Instant Pot Banana Bread Recipe
Quick And Easy Poha Recipe
Poha is a staple at your home. love these rice flakes seasoned with Indian spices and sometimes, peanuts, peas, potatoes or even corn. Always yum. I usually saute the onions and veggies the previous night and refrgerate them. The next morning I just rinse the poha and add it to the wok with the mixture prepared earlier. A delicious warm, savory breakfast ready so quickly.
Savory Vegetable Breakfast Muffins
These semolina and vegetable muffins can be made ahead of time and are great with our green chutney for breakfast of even school lunchbox.
Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
Make them ahead of time and just crisp them for a couple mins in the air fryer before consuming them.
Homemade Instant Khaman Dhokla
This soft and spongy gram flour Khaman will simply just emlt-in-your-mouthz I prepare the batter the a night ahead and simply cook it the next morning. Easy peasy.
Khatta Dhokla Recipe (White Dhokla)
Trust us, we not only enjoy this for breakfast but for lunch too.
Baked Dhokla (Baked Semolina and Vegetable Squares)
Pack some nutrition into your breakfast by adding veggies. Another batter prepared ahead of time and simply just bake the batter the next morning during your morning routine.
Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
Prep these oats the night before or for the week and simply add your favorite toppings to it.
Easy Homemade No Knead Ciabatta Bread Recipe
If you find baking therapeutic, then make a double batch of this Ciabatta bread and it will come in handy to make your avocado toasts, bruschetta, or simply just smear your favorite nut butters.
Instant Pot Vegan Vermicelli Bowl- Semiya Upma
Make this ahead of time or simply just prep the veggies the night before and the following morning cook the vermicelli for a fresh breakfast.
Rava Upma Recipe
A classic Indian breakfast made with semolina and veggies, this upma can be made ahead of time and simply reheat it in the microwave before consuming.
Quinoa Breakfast Porridge
Make this nutritious quinoa porridge ahead of time. Add some seasonal squash or pumpkin puree or simply skip it. Either ways you will enjoy the porridge.
Moong Dal Chilla / Mung Lentil Crepes
A great way to enjoy some fresh savory crepes or chillas is to prep the batter the night before so all you have to do in the morning is to spread the batter on a pan and enjoy them hot with some green chutney or ketchup.
Sweetened Bulgar (Lapsi)
Craving for a sweet, nutritious breakfast, this whole bulgar lapsi with a sprinkle of some almonds, raisins and syrup is all you need.
Meal Prep Sauces & Dips & Essentials
Meal prep these sauces, dips or cooking essentials ahead of time to make life easy during the week.
Tikka Masala Sauce / Tikka Masala Curry
I often make a large batch of this sauce and store it in the refrigerator. When time is crunched I just throw in my veggies or proteins and pair the curry with naan or rice.
Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes (Instant Pot Recipe)
Making your own marinara sauce is so easy and much more economical. You will love the freshness of this sauce and will never want to buy from the store ever again. Perfect for spreading over your pizzas, pastas or even to add to your soups.
Instant Pot Dried Beans (No Pre-Soaking) (Black Beans / Chickpeas / Kidney Beans)
Meal prepping chickpeas, kidney beans, black beans is always an awesome idea. You can add them to your salads, power bowls & curries. Plus your skipping all the extra ingredients from the canned beans.
How to Sprout Mung Beans + Stir Fry Recipe
Mung bean sprouts are very easy to make at home with your Instant Pot. We’ll show you how to sprout mung beans at home with little effort. And, if you are hungry, we share an easy stir fry recipe to use them in. Or you can add them to your own salads, stir fries, or other favorite recipes, making them a truly versatile staple you’ll love making.
Easy Peanut Sauce Recipe
This Thai Peanut sauce is easy to make and comes together very fast. Full of big peanut flavor, lightly sweet, a little sour, with a hint of spice, you’ll love dunking anything and everything into this Thai peanut sauce or simply just drizzle over your salads.
Easy Stir Fry Sauce
This stir fry sauce is the best. Keep is handy as it will be useful when you have to quickly whip up a quick meal with some veggies and proteins.
Homemade Pesto Sauce recipe
Homemade pesto sauce is a delicious and comes handy to spread on spread on yoour sandwiches or to add to you pastas. You will enjoy a burst of freshness in your mouth with every bite.
Instant Pot Hummus
Meal prepping Hummus will save you from those hunger pangs during snack time. Perfect to dip those carrots and cucumbers or chips or simply just sread it on your sandwiches.
Homemade Paneer Cheese
You can always buy paneer from the store but if you like to relish soft and fresh paneer, this recipe is for you. Once the paneer is ready just toss it into your favorite curry or stir fries.
Best 7 (Seven) Layer Dip Recipe
This Best 7 (Seven) Layer Dip combines lots of southwestern flavors and is perfect for dunking tortilla chips or veggies into. Or simply just stuff it into tacos or wraps at meal time. Life made easy.
10 minute Ghee and Clarified Butter Recipe
A staple found in every Indian home. Meal prep a large batch of ghee and it will come handy for all the Indian cooking lined up ahead for you.
How to Make Dosa Batter Perfectly
Dosas, are our goto when we need to whip up something quickly. You will always find dosa batter at home. Perfect for a quick breakfast, snack or even meal when paired with chutney and sambar.
The Easiest of All Strawberry Jam Recipes (Only 3 Ingredients)
If you are into making Jams, then this one is a keeper. 3 ingredients, no preservatives and simply yum. Comes so handy to spread it on your toast or to make some peanut butter sandwich.
Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
Our strawberry rhubarb jam recipe uses only four ingredients and bursts with the sweet flavor of fresh strawberries and tangy rhubarb. Though you can make it on the stovetop, we use the Instant Pot to make this so it comes together in a snap! One taste and you will never go back to buying regular jam from the grocery store again. You and your family will want to spread this on everything!
Instant pot pineapple jam
A freshly made batch of Pineapple jam 🍍🍍 can be an ideal start for your perfect Sunday breakfast.
Meal Prep Lunch & Dinner Ideas
Simplify your life by stressing less and meal prepping some delicious lunches and dinners. Welcome to the world of yummy prepped meals that are ready in just a few minutes.
Instant Pot Meal Prep - Quinoa Burrito Bowl
This Instant Pot recipe is ready in just 1 minute. make a large batch and store it. Garnish with your favorite toppings like avocado, guacamole, salads, tortilla strips and cheese.
Korean Spicy Noodles
If you like sweet, spicy and savory flavors in a bowl. Meal prep the sauce and veggies in a wok and store it. When it's meal time just add some freshly cooked noodles or rice to the rice and you will thank us later.
Mumbai Pav Bhaji
We love to meal prep the bhaji and store it in the regrigerator or freeze it for later. Quickly ready in the Instant Pot in just a few minutes and goes perfectly with Pav or bread.
Kutchi Dabeli Recipe
Prep the boiled or mashed potatoes by spicing them up and stuff them in between a pav or dinner rolls. These are yum!
Vegetable Hakka Noodles Recipe
A great way to meal prep these delicious hakka noodles is to prep the sauce and chop the veggies and refrigerate them. When it's meal time, just cook the noodles and while the noodles are getting ready, stir fry the veggies and the sauce. Done.
Paneer Tikka Masala
Prep a large batch of the sauce and refrigerate or freeze it. Marinae the proteins and store it. For a quick meal just air fry the proteins and add them to the curry.
Easy Copycat Chipotle Sofritas
Prep the sofritas, rice and beans and store them. Enjoy them as a bowl or a wrap, you will not regret it.
Instant Pot Dal Makhani Recipe
Make this ahead of time and store it. We love to prep it for atleast 2 meals as we absolutely love this dal.
Best Chole Recipe
We like to make Chole ahead of time, as they soak up all the flavors. This recipe is a keeper. Try it yourself.
Homemade Chalupa (Copycat Taco Bell Chalupa Supreme)
If you want to meal prep chalupas, prep the ingredients ahead of time and at meal time just make fresh chalupas. you will love the hot fried bread with the stuffing.
Spicy Potato Soft Tacos
To enjoy these Spicy Potatoes Soft Tacos, meal prep a batch of our avocado cream and breakfast potatoes and simply just stuff them in your tortilla. garnish with seasonings and done.
Mix Vegetable Daliya / Dalia Khichdi
This Daliya Khichadi is a great way to enjoy whole grains and veggies. Make this ahead of time and store it. It's yum.
Healing Ayurvedic Kitchari / Khichdi Recipe
Detox or not, this kitchari comes together so quickly. Make it ahead of time and refrigerate it. Thin it out with hot water just before serving. Pair it with yogurt and pappadam.
Restaurant Style Butter Paneer / Paneer Makhani
Prep the butter paneer sauce and store it. Just add your favorite protein or vegetables at meal time to this creamy butter sauce.
Enjoy this medley of braised vegetables in a creamy, flavorful sauce. Make the sauce and store it and cook veggies in it just before meal time.
Vegetable Panang Curry
Prep the sauce and keep the veggies reaady and chopped. Just cook the vegetables in the sauce at meal time. Pair it with rice, it's so good.
Enjoy these crunchy delicious Tostadas by prepping the beans and chopping the ingredients. simply air fry the tortillas and pack them with your favorite toppings,
Paneer Bhurji Recipe
We love to keep this handy to make stuff them in our parathas, sliders or simple enjoy the scrambled paneer on an open toast. Make this ahead of time and it will save you so much last minute stress.
Easy Vegan Sushi Recipe
Prep the ingredients and rice ahead of time and store them. Enjoy a freslhy rolled sushi at meal time.
The Jennifer Aniston Salad
Meal prep the quinos and other ingredients and freshly toss it at meal time.
Meal Prep Rice Ideas
Vegetarian Meal Prep Rice
These meal prep rice recipes are perfect to go with your air fried vegetables or proteins or simply just enjoy them with a curry.
Easy Homemade Spanish Rice Recipe
This Spanish rice is perfect to pair with burritos, chaupas, beans, refried beans or our 7 layer dip.
Instant Pot Fried Rice Recipe
Pair it with your favorite Thai Curries or Manchurian, it's so good.
Instant Pot Rice and Beans
Looking for a shortcut to your burrito bowl or burrito, this rice is perfect for it. just prep it in advance and then just add salsa, guacamole and other toppings.
Mexican Fiesta Rice
Another variation for your burrito bowls. We often just make this rice and add our favorite toppings to make our own bowls.
Instant Pot Yellow Turmeric Rice
Makes a delicious side with curries. A dash of turmeric and juicy bursts of pomegranate. You will love it.
Spicy Jollof Rice
Our Jollof rice recipe is a spicy, tasty dish that will have your family asking for seconds. Ready in about a half hour thanks to the pressure cooker, this is a delicious addition to just about any night of the week. You can serve it on its own or as a side dish to your favorite dinners.
Jamaican Rice and Peas Recipe
Jamaican rice and peas are a tasty dish that will instantly transport your taste buds to the Caribbean. We use the Instant Pot to take all the stress out of making this classic dish. In less than 30 minutes, you can enjoy a filling meal or have a bold, spicy and slightly sweet side dish to serve alongside your favorite entrees. Make this and treat your family to a mealtime vacation!
Yellow Rice Recipe
This Fluffy yellow rice is an amazingly flavorful way to serve an easy side dish. It compliments most proteins including tofu and dal nicely, which allows you to make a full meal. And since our recipe uses the Instant Pot, you can save time and get the rice ready just about any night you want to serve some rice.
Arroz Verde / Mexican Green Rice
Arroz verde, Mexican green rice, makes a healthy and delicious side or filling for your favorite Mexican dishes. You will definitely want to make this easy dish for your next taco Tuesday. Loaded with fresh flavors from crisp cilantro, zesty hot peppers, and bright lime juice and packed with wholesome spinach, this rice is one everyone is sure to love!
Delicious Homemade Pineapple Fried Rice
With its savory blend of veggies, sweet and tart juicy pineapple pieces throughout, and carefully balanced spice blend, this Pineapple Fried Rice will get even your pickiest of eaters to devour their veggies
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