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Zero Waste Vegan Meal Prep

Plant Based Recipes

Last Updated on November 18, 2022

This week is already insane. I knew it would be, so I decided to try my hand at meal prepping for the week – vegan style. It’s a first and it’s been a lifesaver.

I also want to include what I’ve prepped for my boyfriend who eats meat. This is an inter-dietary prep, which means it will be half vegan and half not. If you’re prepping for two vegans, double the vegan portion. 

I was able to go to every store in about an hour and fifteen minutes on Saturday. I wanted to focus on food that was easy to transport. 

Prepping took around 2 hours total. I have three mason jar salads in the fridge; prepped meat and meatless balls; there’s marinara for the subs and soup frozen in the freezer.

 I fried two steaks for Justin, made a pot of rice, a batch of cookies, and several smoothies. I did not clean the blender in between each smoothie to save on time.

 I freeze them and put one in the fridge right before bed. It’s the perfect consistency 8 hours later. 

We don’t like eating the same thing more than twice so I try to vary it. Justin’s sandwiches can be made quickly before leaving. We always freeze our bread to keep it fresh. It’s great knowing we will both be eating well while I’m at rehearsal. 


$20 Farmers Market: Plums, Peaches, Strawberries, Cucumbers, 2 heads of Romaine, Carrots, Purple Onion, Tomatoes, Peppers, Grapes

$10 Butcher: .5lb Carne Asada, .5lb Ground Beef, .5lb of Deli Turkey, 1 link of Andouille Sausage. 

$10 Conventional: Mango, Pineapple, Banana, Apples, 2 Baguettes 

$1 Bulk: Garbanzo Beans

$5 Bakery: Croissants, Treats


            K – Grape, Strawberry, Banana Smoothie

                 Leftover Spaghetti, Greek Side Salad

                 Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

            J – Grape, Strawberry, Banana Smoothie

                 Turkey, Croissant Sandwich

                 Steak, Potatoes, Broccoli


            K – Kale, Strawberry, Apple, Cucumber Smoothie

                 Meatless Ball Sub

                 Soup & Baguette

            J – Grape, Strawberry, Banana Smoothie

                  Meatball Sub

                 Soup, Rice, Andouille Sausage


            K – Kale, Strawberry, Apple, Cucumber Smoothie

                 Super Vegan Burrito from Food Truck

                 Super Vegan Burrito Leftovers

            J – Grape, Strawberry, Banana Smoothie

                 Burrito from Food Truck

                 Burrito Leftovers


            K – Peach, Mango, & Cucumber Smoothie

                 Greek Salad

                 Veggie Fried Rice

            J – Peach, Mango, & Cucumber Smoothie

                Turkey, Croissant Sandwich

                Veggie Fried Rice


            K – Mango, Pineapple, Banana Smoothie

                 Asian Salad

                 Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

            J – Mango, Pineapple, Banana Smoothie

                Turkey Croissant Sandwich

                Steak, Potatoes, Broccoli

Snacks include: nuts, homemade granola, plums and cookies

If you have any tips on how to make it easier to read a meal prep post – let me know! Or if you have any recipes I’d love to read them. This was based entirely on things that are grab-and-go / easy to transport.

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    1. If you read the post then you would know i meal prepped for me – vegan and for my boyfriend – not vegan. It baffles me how people can’t understand that just because I do something doesn’t mean I force others around me to do same thing.

      1. I really appreciate that your post includes both vegan and traditional recipes. I’ve just made the transition to eating vegan and have a supportive, but carnivorous husband to cook for. This is so great! Thank you!