As Coronavirus continue to spread across the world, chances are, you are planning on spending a lot more time at home. These are stressful times for all, and we hope that these 15 freezer friendly recipes will help make things (in the kitchen, at least) a little easier!
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1. Freezer Friendly Breakfast Burritos
These Freezer Friendly Breakfast Burritos by Compassionate Cuisine, Linda Soper-Kolton and Sara Boan are easy, hearty, and fun, packing a whopping 20 grams of protein each, which will help you power through your busy mornings. They’re also economical. Not a fan of tofu? Substitute crumbled tempeh. Need a soy-free option? Substitute crumbled seitan. Make the spice blend in advance to save time—double the recipe to keep extra on hand for spicing up a basic tofu scramble or roasted potatoes. It’s seriously delicious!
2. Freezer-Friendly Veggie Burgers
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These Freezer-Friendly Veggie Burgers by Lindsay Cotter are packed with hearty nuts, healthy vegetables, and an alluring blend of spices that makes them absolutely incredible. But that’s not all that’s amazing about this recipe. These patties keep in the freezer perfectly so that you can make a batch over the weekend and not have to worry about meal prep for the rest of the week.
3. Freezable Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers
How can one burger have so much flavor? These Freezable Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers by Michele Elizabeth are also made with hearty brown rice and sweet yellow corn, with the option for jalapeño peppers for a spicy kick. They’re freezable and the perfect fit for a busy life. These can be served on a bun with all the dressings like a regular burger or they can be served as part of a salad.
4. Spiced Lentil Freezer Meal
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Slow cooked spiced lentils, cooked and frozen for later! These Spiced Lentil Freezer Meal by Crissy Cavanaugh are great because all you have to do is thaw them out and serve with rice, potatoes, or naan bread for a complete meal with plenty of protein!
5. No-Bake Crispy Chocolate Freezer Snacks
6. Chickpea Almond Butter Freezer Fudge With Black Bean Chocolate Swirl
Beans in fudge? Yes, and these Chickpea Almond Butter Freezer Fudge With Black Bean Chocolate Swirl by Melanie Sorrentino are amazing! It has a base of chickpeas and almond butter and a chocolate fudge swirl made from black beans. They’re so good, you would never guess you’re eating beans! These simple treats are perfect for potlucks; they’re gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, and ready in a pinch.
7. Black-Bottom Peanut Butter Freezer Pie
This Black-Bottom Peanut Butter Freezer Pie by Robin Robertson, Cookbook Author is quick and easy to make, but looks and tastes like it took all day to prepare. To make this pie gluten-free, use gluten-free cookie crumbs; for soy-free, use soy-free vegan butter and ice cream.
8. Freezable Black Bean and Beet Burgers
These Freezable Black Bean and Beet Burgers by Emily Brees are vibrant in color in taste! This recipe combines roasted beets, black beans, and brown rice to make gorgeous pink burgers. These can easily be made in big batches ahead of time and frozen for use on busy weeknights. Serve them on a toasted bun, topped with avocado and leafy greens of your choice.
9. Smothered Burritos
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These Smothered Burritos by Zsu Dever are large enchiladas that are covered with red, green, or white sauce. The filling can be varied; they can include roasted vegetables, potatoes, vegan meats, vegan grounds. The filling combinations are limited only by your taste and imagination! The burritos in this recipe are filled with vegan chicken, cumin rice, vegan cheese, cilantro, and scallions. Get creative and get cooking!
10. Mini Key Lime Pies
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The flavor is pretty similar to the traditional Mexican dessert, and because they are frozen, these Mini Key Lime Pies by Azucena Noriega are amazing for a quick treat. These mini pies a super healthy snack or dessert and are super simple!
11. Mushroom Stuffed Shells
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These Mushroom Stuffed Shells by Lenia Patsi are an impressive pasta ideal for formal dinners. The stuffing contains mushrooms and a “cheese” almond cream. This is a wonderful vegan dish that will even enchant the non-vegans of the crowd!
12. Tofu Lasagna
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This Tofu Lasagna by Jessica Verma is vegan, gluten-free, low fat, and still so delicious! It’s made with a tofu-cauliflower ricotta, veggie strips, and homemade marinara. After writing that I realize that to many people those substitutions probably sound sort of awful, but you’re just going to have to take my word for it that this actually does taste like a nice hearty lasagna. Or make the tofu lasagna and report back that I’m crazy, whichever you prefer. It does take a little while to make (maybe about 1 1/2 hours total, including 45 minutes cooking time) but that’s pretty much par for the course with any lasagna. I actually felt like this came together faster than most lasagnas I’ve made, vegan or not. It makes enough to fill an 8″x8″ pan pretty full, so that’s about 4-6 servings depending on how Garfield-like you’re feeling. This tofu lasagna is truly a delicious, flavorful, and healthy vegan meal.
13. Pumpkin Molasses Freezer Tart
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Each bite of this Pumpkin Molasses Freezer Tart by Margaux Mouton is bursting with delicious flavor, it’s basically a pumpkin latte in dessert form! It begins with a chocolatey base spiked with coffee, continues with a soft tahini-date filling sweetened with molasses and vanilla, and is topped with a sweet and spicy pumpkin puree. Garnish this tricolor beauty with some raisins and nuts, set it in the freezer for a few hours, and then enjoy a slice (or two).
14. Black Bean, Corn, and Red Rice Enchiladas
You’re going to love these Black Bean, Corn, and Red Rice Enchiladas by Kathleen Henry. They’re cheesy, spicy, and made with a from-scratch enchilada sauce. They’re also made with affordable and filling veggies! Once you pop them in the oven, all you need to do is sit back and wait for the magic to happen.
15. Extra Creamy Mac and Cheese
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This Extra Creamy Mac and Cheese by Molly Patrick makes the creamiest vegan mac and cheese. It isn’t some hippy dippy “cheesy” sauce mixed in with noodles, trying to pass as something that might be somewhat similar to something that resembles mac and cheese. With it’s delicious taste and texture, you won’t be disappointed. It’s thick, comforting, and even gluten-free. This vegan mac and cheese recipe holds its own among non-vegan ones. Straight up.
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