Whether it’s work or play that makes your days hectic, having delicious plant-based meals you can quickly prepare will make your on-the-go lifestyle a tasty adventure. Thanks to all the great plant-based foods available, whipping up meals in 15 minutes or less is a breeze.

On-the-go plant-based meal planning

Once upon a time, it wasn’t so easy to follow a plant-based diet. That’s because ingredients for plant-based meals were limited, the places to find them were rare, and recipes were often involved and time-consuming. Today, there are many more types and varieties of plant-based foods available at a rising number of stores and lots of quick and simple ways to prepare satisfying dishes whether you adhere to a vegan, vegetarian, or flexitarian diet.

School, work, and fun is keeping us all busy and on-the-go these days. When you have a busy schedule, finding time to prepare meals isn’t always a priority, but planning meals you can quickly prepare that suit your lifestyle is easier than you think.

No more time consuming recipe researching and driving all over town looking for ingredients. Because in as little as 15 minutes, you can whip up recipes that span a variety of tastes, too.
Before you get started, there are some basics you should always have on-hand if you want to have quick plant-based meals ready to grab-and-go when you’re heading out the door.

1) Fresh veggies

If you have limited time:

If you are crunched for time on a regular basis, consider buying your fresh veggies already cleaned and chopped. You can even take this a step further by dividing the portions into smaller containers when you arrive home from the store.

If you have some time:

Consider doing a bulk shopping trip once a week or so. When you get home, dedicate some time to cleaning, chopping, and storing (or even freezing!) vegetables in appropriate portions.

2) Pastas and quick-cook grains and rice

There are a variety of these on the market, so experiment to find something that you like. Once you do, try to cook a large quantity at once and store (or freeze) in smaller portions to make it a breeze to throw-together a quick and satisfying meal.

3) Plant-based quick-serve foods

Dairy-free cheese and meat alternatives will make every dish even better! Consider always having a variety on hand and you’ll always have a quick dish in just minutes.

Now that you have the foods you need, you’re on your path to meal planning success. Consider a day during the week that’s a bit slower paced when you can chop, prep and even pre-cook some meals. Then plan out meals for each day or occasion. Be mindful of your calendar and decide which days you have more time to sit and eat at home and which days you will be on-the-go. Before you know it, you’re prepared for a delicious week ahead.

Plant-based 15 minute recipes

If you are ready to fill that weekly meal plan with really quick-prep dishes, these 15 minute recipes are for you. Since they are designed to be simple and flexible, you can add these to your weekly meal plan on a regular basis.

A sammie to-go

This Veggie Sandwich is a quick solution featuring Vevan Ched-Melts that works for lunch, dinner, or even a hearty snack. The versatility of this sandwich is what makes it so perfect. Whether you eat meat occasionally or are a vegan, this sandwich can be tweaked and modified to suit your specific needs and taste. Pack this for a busy day so you don’t miss lunch, or pair with your favorite soup for a weeknight soup and sandwich dinner.

Some ‘za for ya

Resisting pizza isn’t something most of us can do. This Al Fresco Antipasti Pizza is a big hit for it’s top-notch flavorful delivery, but also for its record-fast prep time because it only requires three ingredients, including our new Marinated Mozza-Bites Antipasti. This is also another great dish that can be modified for your specific dietary needs or wants.

Make now, enjoy whenever

This quick Quinoa Bowl gets rave reviews for a few reasons. It is a quick-prep make-ahead dish that tastes just as good now or later, plus it can be made at home and dressed on the road, at the park, or at the office – you get the picture. Finally, this dish can also be tailored to suit your dietary needs and tastes. Don’t like olives? Skip ‘em but double the peppers! If you’re a vegan, follow this recipe as is. You’ll be just as pleased if you’re a flexitarian, though, as this is a perfect meal to top with grilled fish or chicken. No matter how you serve it, the star of the dish is the Vevan Mozza-Melts.

A salad for all times

Our Fresh Fiesta Cobb Salad has all the makings for a classic go-to, on-the-go dish. It works as a make ahead meal and can be dressed at home or at your final destination with the same delectable result. This salad can be pre-portioned, making it the ideal lunch option when you’re out all day and you’re craving the spicy and creamy goodness of Vevan P’Jack-Shred. Imagine your refrigerator stocked with several containers of this fresh cobb salad ready for you to grab on the way out the door!

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