With the new year just around the corner, chances are good you aren’t the only person looking to get on top of your health goals and lose some weight. According to a study published by Statista Research Department, “the most popular New Year’s resolution was ‘doing more exercise or improving my fitness,’” which accounted for 50% of respondents. And losing weight specifically was the resolution for 48% of Americans.
So, you are certainly not alone in your journey of weight loss. But, what may set you apart from others is that you are a vegan. Many people looking to lose weight do so by upping their lean meat intake and lowering the number of carbs that they consume. However, when it comes to vegans, that is not an option. So, it’s time to get creative on how you can lose weight as a vegan and find out how to make healthy meals using healthy food that doesn’t include animal products..
But don’t worry – that’s what we are here to help with.
Read on to learn about how you can make meal prepping your best friend that will help you get rid of those extra pounds so that you can look and feel your best.
Are you sick of eating salads yet? As much as these bowls of green goodness taste amazing, when you’re a vegan sometimes, it feels like that’s all your eating. And, when you don’t have time to make a salad, you likely find yourself reaching for an unhealthy vegan option.
If either of those things sounds familiar to you, we have a solution: meal prep.
Your first reaction to the idea of meal prepping probably isn’t going to be one of great excitement, and we get it – meal prep can be a very tedious activity. It takes time to plan, time to shop, and time to make the food.
But what if we told you that vegan meal prep doesn’t have to be difficult? Instead of trying to plan elaborate meals that are overly complicated to ensure that you get all of the nutrients you need, you can get high levels of protein from a few essentials that you can use to build a variety of meals.
Here are some things you can put on your shopping list for your healthy vegan meal prep ideas:
And here are some vegan recipes to get you enjoying your vegan meal prep.
Start your day with this refreshing smoothie that not only tastes great but gets you some nutrients to get you through the morning
Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix. *You can substitute soy milk or other fresh fruit in place of the blueberries as a great way to create different vegan weight loss recipes to give you an entire week of delicious breakfast options.
Enjoy this hearty meal that’s got high protein with all the good flavors.
This is quick and easy to put together and will leave your stomach feeling full and happy.
Cut up as much of each vegetable as you would like and then put them all in the tortilla, wrap, and cut in half to enjoy. You can elevate this recipe by incorporating different flavors like spicy pineapple salsa, bell pepper, or even crispy tofu.
These little protein nuggets are a great snack on their own or work as part of a meal if you add in some fruit and nuts on the side.
This easy meal is packed with flavor and nutrition.
We had to include at least one delicious salad in here because a salad once in a while tastes great. This Mexican one is simple and flavorful and makes for an amazing and healthy lunch.
We hope that these recipe ideas will show you that meal prep doesn’t have to be a task that takes you hours and that it can be something that gives you delicious vegan meals, too. Taking time to do meal planning with vegan food starts with a trip to the grocery store, then moves on to creating a list of healthy recipes including whole foods, healthy fats, and a list of main ingredients that are low calorie and full of a variety of health benefits. Make each meal your favorite by incorporating an easy vegan meal plan into your daily routine.