When you have healthy dinners on hand, eating right is so much easier. There's no need to get takeout if you have a meal ready and waiting in the fridge!
These are some of our favorite recipes for making and refrigerating or freezing for later.
13 Make-Ahead Vegan Dinners
When it comes to make-ahead meals, it doesn't get much easier than chili. This recipe is our favorite.
Another make-ahead staple? Burritos! Freeze them and pop them in the oven or microwave when you're ready to eat.
These tasty tempeh lettuce wraps are perfect for meal prep. Just make the filling ahead of time - it will keep for several days in the fridge. Then simply reheat and serve with fresh lettuce leaves for wrapping!
Since these tacos are meant to be served cold, you don't even have to heat them up when it's dinnertime!
Soups almost always reheat well; liven them up with fresh garnishes before serving.
Rainbow Kale Power Salad with Peanut Dijon Dressing
Not all salads keep well in the fridge, but ones made with sturdy greens like this one from With Salt and Wit are a good bet.
Both the chickpeas and the sweet potatoes can be made in advance for this healthy dinner.
Customize these enchiladas with your favorite fillings and sauce and freeze them for later.
Thai Lentil Vegan "Meatloaf" with Apricot Glaze - The Roasted Root
Simple salads made with whole grains and roasted vegetables hold up well in the fridge and can be eaten warm or cold.
Mexican Vegan Falafel Balls + VIDEO
These freezer-friendly bites from Cotter Crunch are the perfect finger food for kids.
Slow cookers make cooking for later so much easier--and recipes like this hold up well in the fridge or freezer.
Lentil Shepherd's Pie
This shepherd's pie from Delish Knowledge will last in the fridge for several days or it can be frozen for even longer.
Make the tofu in advance and assemble the tostadas later--so easy!
Jessica @ Jessica in the Kitchen says
Love this great roundup! Also reminds me I need to try pierogis.
This slideshow is totally unreadable on mobile.
Can't read this on a mobile. What a shame.
Hi Mel, if you could explain the problem we'll get someone right on that. We're currently working on a much more user-friendly site, and hopefully we'll have that very soon. In the mean time, I'll get someone on this right away.
Becky Teal says
can only see the picture, no recipes.
Sorry about that! We just did some work on the site and ran into some issues. We're working on fixing the issue.
I have a vegan friend whose husband is in ICU, and I am needing to make meals for her family. Bummed I can't see any recipes.
Susan Dilger says
Can now see the pics in a slideshow, but no link to recipes.
Julie Pond says
I am looking at these lovely pictures on my laptop and there are no recipes showing. I see you have had an issue with this but don't think it is fixed yet... just saying...:)
I am looking for recipes when you live alone -you don't need recipes for 8- thank you -james