The Best Plant-Based Frozen Meals You Can Buy, According to a Nutritionist
Add these vegan and vegetarian 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 favorite plant-based frozen meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This bowl is a blend of açai 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. If you’re looking for a new flavor, give the brand’s dragon fruit smoothie bowl a try. It’s made with a blend of red dragon fruit, mango and coconut milk. These breakfast (or even dinner!) bowls are so easy to make: Just thaw and eat!
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. It tastes just like a breakfast burrito bowl.
These grab-and-go packs are a favorite made with fruits and Greek yogurt bites. For only 40 calories per cup, they certainly are a fabulously healthy and delicious snack, but they can also be enjoyed as a quick breakfast or served alongside eggs or a slice of toast and peanut butter. Flavors include Wild Blueberries; Wild Blueberries & Mangos; Raspberries & Strawberries; Wild Blueberries, Strawberries, & Banana Bites.
This line of veggie burgers is made with unique ingredients. Flavors include Grain-Free Super Cauliflower, Fiesta Black Bean, Adzuki Bean, Black Rice, Root Veggie and Hemp & Greens. The burgers are certified USDA organic, certified gluten-free, non-GMO project verified and vegan.
Healthy Choice has a delicious variety of vegan and vegetarian power bowls. Vegan or vegetarian options include Green Goddess Bowl, Cauliflower Curry, Falafel & Tahini and Buddha Bowl.
This gluten-free vegan pizza is made with a chickpea crust, San Marzano tomato sauce infused with caramelized onion and roasted tomato and plant-based mozzarella cheese. One half of a nine-inch diameter pizza provides 410 calories, 19 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 10 grams of protein, 56 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber and is free of added sugar.
Amy’s has a wide variety of vegan and vegetarian frozen meals you can heat and eat that are kosher, and gluten-, lactose- and tree nut-free. This vegetarian bowl is made with corn chips and melted cheeses, plus an assortment of vegetables and tofu.
Saffron Foods offers frozen meal options with flavors from around the world. This veggie-filled dish is made with firm tofu, carrots, scallions and peanuts in a Thai-style peanut sauce. Other vegan and vegetarian options include Plant-Based General Tso’s, Enchiladas Al Chipotle, Palak Paneer and Vegetable Biryani.
This oldie but goodie is known for its veggie burgers, but they also have a great line of breakfast bowls. Varieties include Egg Whites & Kale, Hearty Breakfast and Huevos Rancheros. The bowls are kosher and certified gluten- and soy-free.