10 Frozen Meals Every Vegetarian Needs to Know
Following a vegan diet shouldn't rule out convenience. We've rounded up top-rated vegan frozen meals, from reimagined comfort foods to naturally meatless curries and wraps.
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The middle eastern classic falafel is naturally vegetarian. TaDah Foods falafel wraps turn the street food into a microwavable, handheld package. High-protein chickpeas and flavorful spices make for such a filling, satisfying meal that you won’t miss the meat. Our favorite homemade vegan recipes also put seasonings to good use.
Satisfy cravings for noodle bowls in a flash. Amy’s Chinese noodles and vegetables slather organic rice noodles in a cashew sauce that’s super creamy without dairy. Bonus: it’s also gluten- and lactose-free. Add in this Chunky Veggie Slaw salad on the side to fill out your family meal.
Craving something spicy? Healthy Choice burrito bowls dish up all the fillings of a burrito—pinto and black beans, veggies, organic brown rice and tomatillo sauce—minus the tortilla. The burrito bowl boasts nine grams of protein and is free of the eight major allergens. Try out one of our homemade salsa recipes with tortilla chips as an appetizer.
Craving a quick and easy pizza option without the dairy? Try the Sweet Earth veggie lovers frozen pizza. The crust is a healthy alternative to white flour pie; it’s made with crunchy cornmeal, carrots and chia seeds. A hearty dose of vegetables tops the stretchy, can’t-believe-it’s-vegan-cheese. Have you heard of the secret ingredient that vegan cooks swear by?
Chicken tenders are a classic comfort food many vegans miss. Gardein Seven Grain crispy tenders take the best elements of the chicken version—a crispy, savory exterior and a tender, juicy interior—and ditches the chicken in favor of soy and whole grains like quinoa.
Another tough comfort food to give up? Mac and cheese! The popular vegan brand Amy’s makes a vegan and gluten-free macaroni made with rice noodles and creamy, dairy-free cheese. (Psst: we did a taste test to find the best vegan cheese you can buy.)
Everyone knows the spicy-sweet sauce is the real draw of General Tso’s chicken. Sweet Earth Natural Foods’ version of the dish substitutes tofu for chicken, and even meat-eaters won’t miss the poultry. Brown rice and broccoli add heft to the dish.
Need a fast vegan option for breakfast? Sweet Earth frozen breakfast burritos are perfect for heating up and eating on-the-go. Protein-rich meat alternatives tofu and smoked seitan pack tons of protein, while vegetables like potatoes and red peppers add flavor and nutrition.
Indian cuisine is often naturally vegetarian and vegan. Sweet Earth’s curry bowl is made with lentils, sweet potatoes, broccoli and coconut milk simmered in a fragrant mix of cinnamon, cardamom and turmeric. Did you know turmeric is packed with health benefits?