These 15 easy vegetarian meals are perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on busy weekdays! Most are no-cook or come together in 20 minutes, plus my favorite vegetarian frozen meals. This post is brought to you in collaboration with Sweet Earth Foods.
You know those days you’re just too busy to cook?
This seems like everyday lately for me.
With working 85 hours a week for the past few months, if I am not cooking something for the blog or for cookbook recipe development, I’m not cooking.
I completely admit that I was recently a bit spoiled by ordering delivery, especially for lunch. I usually don’t have time to leave my desk from 8-6, so ordering sushi or ramen sounds amazing when I’m starving at 3pm.
However, that’s A.) not entirely healthy to eat that often and B.) starting costing me a small fortune.
For the new year, I have been concentrating on wholesome, plant-based meals, and realized it’s absolutely doable to eat easy vegetarian meals—even on crazy busy days!
So here are my picks and advice on how to eat healthy, plant-based, AND convenient. It’s easy, I promise.
15 Super Easy Vegetarian Meals for Busy Weeknights
I love convenient, ready-to-eat meals when I’m busy. Because I’m human, and who doesn’t, right?
I very rarely write about or recommend prepared foods, but I love Sweet Earth Foods.
Their meals are so delicious, and they have been saving me from eating horribly when I’m stressed and have zero time to cook.
I highly, highly recommend these meals. These easy vegetarian meals do not taste like frozen meals. They’re highly flavorful with tons of vegetables and quality ingredients. Sweet Earth Foods makes pizza, veggie burgers, salad meal kits, and breakfast sandwiches. But today I want to talk about my favorite of theirs: breakfast burritos and artisan bowls.
My favorite Sweet Earth Foods meals are the Pad Thai Bowl, Cauliflower Mac Bowl, Bean and Mango Cubano Bowl, Chana Masala Bowl, and The Big Sur Breakfast Burrito. These meals are packed with protein and contain organic and non-GMO ingredients whenever possible.
I also love their #ConsciousByChoice Eco Clock!
Available at your local Kroger, Harris Teeter, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, Frys, and more, check out their product locator here.
For 14 more easy vegetarian meals and ideas, see these recipes below:
This no-cook pudding will be ready in the morning for breakfast or a midday snack, and it’s only 6 ingredients!
Eggs in a Cloud from The Petite Cook | Vegetarian
These Eggs in a Cloud are super fluffy and ready in just 15 minutes.
Smashed Chickpea and Goat Cheese Wraps | Vegetarian
These wraps take 10 minutes to make, start-to-finish, and are loaded with fiber and protein.
Mediterranean Quesadillas with Hummus and Feta | Vegetarian
These quesadillas are gluten-free, loaded with flavor, and will be on your table in 15 minutes.
Roasted Vegetable Goat Cheese Quesadillas | Vegetarian
This savory quesadilla is slightly tangy thanks to creamy goat cheese, and it comes together in 30 minutes.
Charred Lemon Chickpea Salad | Vegetarian
No boring salads here. This hearty salad is loaded with feta, quick-pickled shallot, tons of veggies, and a really tasty charred lemon vinaigrette.
With fruity mango, grilled corn, black beans, crunchy jicama, and creamy avocado, this is a balanced and delicious quick salad.
Lemony Broccoli Pasta from The Kitchn | Vegetarian
This is a super simple vegetarian dinner I make often that comes together in a flash.
Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo from Food Network | Vegan
This lightened-up recipe is vegan and less guilt without sacrificing flavor.
Farro Burrito Bowls from Cooking Light | Vegetarian
I love farro and it’s a unique addition here to veggie-loaded burrito bowls.
Veggie Spring Rolls from Eating Well | Vegan
These colorful no-cook rolls are so pretty and so easy to make.
Spicy Kale and Coconut Fried Rice from Cookie + Kate | Vegetarian
I love this easy and tasty fried rice recipe with a coconut-y twist.
Chickpea Couscous Bowls with Tahini from A Couple Cooks | Vegan
These vegan bowls are filling, delicious, and come together in 25 minutes.
Orange Sesame Tofu Stir-Fry | Vegetarian
This tofu stir-fry is a quick and easy vegetarian meal that’s loaded with lots of flavor.
What are your favorite quick and easy vegetarian meals? Let us know in the comments below! Thank you to Sweet Earth for sponsoring this post! Find Sweet Earth products near you.