15 Quick Vegan Meals for When You Have No Time
Some days I walk around the kitchen like I’m Gordon Ramsey, and other days I want instant food gratification. For those (frequent) lazy days when you want a satisfying vegan meal that will be ready in minutes, I’ve got you covered. From breakfast to lunch to dessert, this list has got it all.
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Trader Joe’s Rolled Oats take a whopping 3 minutes to make in the microwave. Top your oats with fruit, nut butter or infuse it with your favorite tea.
Toasted Bagel with Avocado
It’s avocado toast. But better.
#SpoonTip: Not an avocado fan? That’s weird. Try hummus or vegan cream cheese on your bagel instead.
Chia Seed Pudding
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Combine two ingredients, stick in the fridge overnight, and have a filling breakfast ready the next morning.
Cinnamon, Ginger & Brown Sugar-Baked Grapefruit
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This baked grapefruit will make you feel real fancy and it only takes six minutes to make.
Peanut Butter Banana Toast
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Top it with granola, fruit, cinnamon…the possibilities are endless. For more ideas, check this out.
Granola and Vegan Yogurt
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Vegan yogurt exists. For a review of different brands and flavors, check this out.
Healthy Breakfast Cookies
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Cookies for breakfast? Yes, please.
Lunch and Dinner
Sweet Potatoes and Rice
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Steamed Veggies and Quinoa
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Why even bother with the stove? Get a nutrient packed dinner quick by using the microwave to cook the quinoa and steam the veggies. Top with fresh lemon juice, Old Bay Seasoning or homemade Thai peanut sauce.
Chopped Veggie Pasta Salad
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Using pre-chopped veggies makes this recipe a no-brainer.
Deconstructed Sushi in a Jar
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In just 20 minutes you’ll have a portable meal perfect for taking to class and looking super trendy.
Coconut and Quinoa Black Bean Stew
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Minimum effort. Maximum taste. Get the recipe here and never look back.
Banana “Ice cream”
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This frozen treat requires only two ingredients: frozen bananas and non-dairy milk. It’s the vegan sensation that’s sweeping the nation.
Two-Ingredient No Bake Cake
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Two ingredients? In five minutes? I’m so in. Find the recipe here.
#SpoonTip: Many boxed cake mixes are vegan, just double check the ingredients if you’re unsure.
Baked Cinnamon Apples
Photo by Ben Rosenstock
This healthy alternative will warm you up on a cold night and still satisfy your sweet tooth in less than 10 minutes.
This article was originally published by at Gonzaga University March 22, 2016