Vegan instant pot freezer meals make it simple and quick to stick to a healthy vegan diet. Preparing and storing food in the freezer saves time and money: You can make sure you have tasty vegan meals to enjoy throughout the week and month without having to worry about dinner every day. It can be challenging to decide what to eat on busy weekdays and weekends! That’s why vegan instant pot freezer meals are so convenient. All you have to do is grab one of your prepared frozen meals and pull out the instant pot to get dinner on the table.
Instant Pot Freezer Meals for Vegans
FreezerFit’s instant pot freezer meals are often able to be cooked straight from frozen. Otherwise, consider what you might want to eat for dinner the next day and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. Vegan instant pot freezer meals are cooked in the slow cooker after being prepared and frozen ahead of time. This way, you can stay one step ahead of daily dinner plans. Instant pot freezer meals are quick (read: almost instant!) and require minimal steps or clean-up because it’s all in one pot.
To get an idea of how to freeze meals to cook later, take a look at FreezerFit’s own vegan cooking class! In addition to the class you will get a free downloadable cookbook and grocery list to get you started, the quick class will show you how to prepare 10 vegan freezer meals in about 30 minutes. These meals can be stored for a couple months and enjoyed whenever it sounds good to eat! You can learn to prepare and cook most of these vegan freezer meals our the free cooking class:
- Southwest Corn Chowder
- Beyond Bolognese
- Vegan “Sausage” & Kraut
- Tofu Scramble
- Oven Roasted Cauliflower Fajitas
- Chinese Spicy Garlic Noodles
- Mushroom Risotto
- Indian Dal
- Vegan BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
- Sheet Pan Roasted Chickpea & Vegetables
- Lentil Joes
- Vegan Nacho Chickpea Loaded Fries
Easy Vegan Freezer Meals
Vegan freezer meals can include many different types of vegan ingredients. While not everything is best frozen before being cooked, most vegetables and vegan protein-like beans are. There are even more options for healthy plant-based and vegan foods in grocery stores as the diet grows in popularity. Vegetarian and vegan diets may be more common because of the abundant health benefits associated with eating mostly plant-based: There are several other reasons why one may choose to eat vegan, though, like animal and environmental welfare. To learn more about eating plant based and the health benefits of such, check out this overview of plant based diets by Harvard Health Publishing. Vegan freezer meals make it just that much easier to eat plant based because the healthy food is readily available. Read on for an example recipe for how easy it is to make vegan freezer meals in the instant pot!
Quick & Easy Vegetable Bean Soup Recipe
This filling soup is chock full of vegetables and protein. It’s also gluten-free! Soup recipes like these are easy to make and quick to cook in an instant pot: Just use whatever leftover vegetables and beans you have on hand. Make this a vegan freezer meal by adding everything to a freezer bag, except the vegetable broth. Then cook as directed!
- 2 cans beans of choice: like black beans and cannellini
- 2 cups chopped vegetables: like carrots, bell peppers, and celery
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- ¼ cup nutritional yeast
- 2 tsp tomato paste
- 1 tsp italian seasoning
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp salt, or to taste
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- 4 cups vegetable broth (wait to add until time of cooking)
Directions for Meal Prep:
- Label your 1 gallon-sized plastic freezer bag. Make sure to include name, instructions, and a use-by date (we recommend 90 days after prep date).
- Add all ingredients except the vegetable broth to your freezer bag and stir gently to combine.
- Remove air, seal, and freeze.
Directions for Instant Pot:
- From thawed, add ingredients for meal to the Instant Pot. Stir in the vegetable broth. Pressure cook on high for 10 minutes, then allow 10 minutes for natural release.
- From frozen, add meal to the Instant Pot and saute 5 minutes. Flip the meal over, add the vegetable broth, and pressure cook on high for 15 minutes. Allow 10 minutes for natural release.
Pressure Cooker Recipes
Making plant-based meals is often quick and easy with pressure cooker recipes. A pressure cooker or instant pot works rapidly to cook food all in one pot — By using intense steam and pressure, the process is different from other cooking methods because it’s so fast. And don’t forget to download FreezerFit’s vegetarian or vegan cookbooks to get started saving time and money with freezer cooking (or you can get these for free by watching our vegan cooking class).