The Best Plant-Based Frozen Meals You Can Buy, According to a Nutritionist
Add these fruit- and veggie-filled picks to your cart the next time you're stocking the freezer.
The frozen food aisle is getting a plant-based makeover. Now more than ever, you can find meals that promote eating lots of vegetables, fruits, beans, peas, lentils, whole grains, nuts, seeds and more! Here’s a look at some of our favorite plant-based frozen meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Acai bowls are very trendy, and my teenage girls went gaga over these vegan acai bowls. The bowl is a blend of acai with strawberries, blueberries and bananas. A separate gluten-free granola pack and unsweetened coconut chips come on the side to sprinkle on just before eating. These breakfast (or even dinner!) bowls are so easy to make: Just thaw and eat them!
Let me count the ways Daily Harvest offers plant-based options. Smoothies, harvest bowls, flatbreads, oat bowls, chia bowls — there are so many vegan options to stock up on. This harvest bowl is made with tomatoes, wild rice, sweet potatoes, Great Northern beans, avocado and maitake, and it tastes like a breakfast burrito bowl.
These grab-and-go packs are a favorite made with fruits and Greek yogurt bites. Flavors include wild blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, and banana, and they come in packs of four (2.3-ounce cups). For only 40 calories, they certainly are a fabulously healthy and delicious snack, but they can also be enjoyed as a grab-and-go breakfast or served alongside eggs or a slice of toast and peanut butter.
James Beard Award-winning Ming Tsai created these Mings Bings delicious vegan bundles of veggies and edamame, wrapped in brown rice paper. They are crispy on the outside and savory and warm in the middle. Flavors available are Original Veggie-Filled Bing, Buffalo Cauliflower Bing, and Sausage & Peppers Bing. These vegan, gluten-free and nut free patties take under 20 minutes to heat and eat.
Healthy Choice has a delicious variety of vegan and vegetarian power bowls. Vegan options include Green Goddess Bowl, Cauliflower Curry, and Falafel & Tahini, while vegetarian options include Buddha Bowl, Mango Edamame, and White Bean & Feta Salad. They also have power bowls made with Gardein, a plant based meat substitute. Options include Be’f & Vegetable Stir Fry with Gardein and Chipotle Chick’n with Gardein.
Amy’s has a wide variety of vegan frozen meals you can heat and eat that are gluten-free, dairy-free, lactose-free, tree nut free, vegan and kosher. This bowl is made with corn chips and melted vegan cheezes, plus an assortment of vegetables and tofu.