Whether you work full time and don’t feel like coming home and slaving away in the kitchen, or you’re a college student trying to find a quick bite to eat between classes, these 5 vegan meals are quick and delicious, making them perfect for any vegan on the go! (Be sure to check out the pictures on the top- right hand corner of the screen, they will make your mouth water!)
1.) Amy’s Non-dairy Vegetable Pot Pie
These pot pies are way better than any regular pot pie I’ve ever had! Filled with veggies, tofu, and a delightful gravy sauce, and baked inside a non-dairy crust, this pot pie is sure to please your pallette. They can be found at Kroger, Whole Foods, Plum Market, etc. Retail price is around $4, but trust me when I say its worth it! This pot pie will definitely leave you wanting more.
2.) Boca Spicy Chick’n Patties
Boca’s Spicy Chick’n Patties are my absolute favorite go-to meal when I’m in a hurry. Retail is between $2-4. (Kroger sells them for $2.50) Whereas natural food markets tend to price them higher. Packed with 11 grams of protein and very low cal, these patties are awesome! After working all day, the last thing I feel like doing is coming home to cook. So I don’t. Being able to come home and pop one or two of these babies in the oven is ideal. They crisp up nicely and don’t take long to cook. I just throw a patty on a cookie sheet with some of my favorite vegan frozen french fries or hash browns and voilà. To add more of a kick to your patty try mixing some Veganaise or other vegan mayo of your choice with some sriracha, to make some homemade sriracha mayo, then spread generously on top. Yum!
3.) Super Pretzel: Original
Super Pretzel’s Original soft pretzels are inexpensive and can often be bought in bulk if your local supermarket has a good deal or you have a coupon handy. These pretzels are accidentally vegan and taste great! They can be popped in the microwave for 30 seconds or so — talk about fast! Whenever I’m in a hurry I turn to Super Pretzel to fill my appetite, quick. Using some of your favorite vegan ingredients like Daiya Cheese Block, Soy milk, and Earth Balance Butter you can make a rue and turn it into a delicious “cheese” sauce to dip your pretzel in.
4.) Trader Joe’s Thai Vegetable Gyoza
Trader Joe’s Thai Vegetable Gyozas just happen to be vegan, and not to mention delicious! If you are looking for a delightful meal to eat in a hurry, then look no further than these Gyozas. Filled with cabbage, carrots, chive, white radish, green onion, onion, ginger, garlic, etc. they crisp up nicely and taste great when dipped in a sweet chili sauce or soy sauce. We even serve them alongside a vegan vegetable fried rice, which can also be found at Trader Joe’s in the freezer section. If you buy this rice, you might want to add some extra seasonings or soy sauce, while its pretty good, it is a little on the bland side. Note: These Gyoza’s do contain palm oil. I know some vegans try not to consume products that have that specific ingredient.
5.) Tofurkey Deli Slices
Tofurkey’s Deli Slices are one of the best meatless deli slice products on the vegan market today, with only 3 to 5 Net Carbs per serving. They are also fairly inexpensive. For a retail price of $3 you get about 15 slices a package. They have quickly become a staple in our kitchen. The texture and taste of these slices is spot on, and since they are thinly sliced, it makes them easy to stack onto some bread with your favorite vegetables and condiments to make a superb sandwich! Tofurkey offers many different flavored slices including: Roasted Tofurkey, Hickory Smoked Tofurkey, Bologna Style Tofurkey, Italian Tofurkey, Roast Beef Style Tofurkey, and my personal favorite — Peppered Tofurkey. These deli slices, taste great with a little bit of vegan mayo or mustard, or when grilled into a Tofurkey reuben. They even taste great by themselves. For one of the quickest, but tastiest meals on the go, try Tofurkey Deli Slices.