Meal Prep Ideas Vegan Salads for 1 week – Around an hour of work and you have a week’s worth of healthy salads ready – vegan and gluten free too! Get all the necessary resources in this post.
If you didn’t know that meal prep was a buzzword in food circles these days…..well you know that now 😝
After reading all those guides and seeing the mind bogglingly precise meal prep ideas on Instagram, I finally bit the bullet. I decided to start small with my salad for supper, for the whole week.
School vacations are on, and if you are a parent you know that it means we have to work overtime. Especially if you are on a limited screen time allotting plan, you are dead meat. This is SO TIRING! So it’s not a surprise that I’m not left with much energy to prepare my dinner. Now this is a dangerous situation to be in, especially if one is trying to eat healthy. So preparing one salad for each night using these meal prep ideas ensures that my dinner is taken care of. And each of these vegan salads are balanced with good carbs, vegan protein like beans and tofu, an array of colourful veg. Paired with any flavourful salad dressing, they make for a delicious meal in a bowl.
The ingredient list for this meal prep for vegan salads is a little longer than that in my usual recipes, but do note that this will serve to make 5-6 salad boxes. Some of the prepped ingredients may be leftover after prepping the 5 boxes, so feel free to use them in any other dish.
Consider these meal prep ideas for vegan salads for the week as an outline. The following week you can replace brown rice with millets or quinoa, rajma can be replaced by cooked chickpeas or black eyed peas, and go with any other selection of vegetables and dressings for a whole new set of salads.
I have mixed and matched the prepped ingredients into different combinations to keep the meal interesting.
This is me taking baby steps into the big world of meal prep and I’m sure you’ll be hearing a lot more about this from me.
So here’s what I feel are the advantages of meal prep:
- Prep once for a meal for the whole week
- Ensure you stay on the healthy eating track, no chance for impulse eating (read, takeaway), because you have no energy to cook
- Saves precious weeknight time
- Makes the best use of available ingredients
The other meal prep I see myself doing is for breakfast – preparing 5 bottles of overnight oats with a variety of toppings and putting them away in the fridge. No more spending my precious morning hours thinking what to make! My kid is a creature of habit, he’ll happily eat scrambled egg and a bowl of muesli and milk for breakfast everyday, other than the occasional demand for pancakes. That of course, I am happy to give in to, after all I do need some good content for the blog!
So let’s get on with meal prep ideas vegan salads for the week.