Pasta is an excellent choice for anyone who is looking to meal prep. These meal prep pasta ideas are great for beginners or for anyone who is looking for the most simple vegan meal prep dinner recipes. Additionally, all 5 recipes are 100% vegan and definitely do not compromise on flavour.
How to meal prep pasta for weight loss or weight gain
If you are meal prepping with the goal of losing or gaining weight, pasta is a simple and effective option. I like to have pasta as part of any meal plan for dinner because I find pasta satiating. This means that I'm feeling full and satisfied before I sleep at night, which also helps me get a good nights sleep. Plus, if you are choosing to eat a vegan pasta, the serving size is much bigger because plant based foods are generally much lower in calories compared to animal products. This can be beneficial if your main goal is to lose weight.
If you are you counting calories as part of your meal prep, here are some tips that you might find helpful:
- Use a free app like Myfitness Pal, or one that I like to use is called My Net Diary
- Use the apps to help you count the calories and macros
- Once you have decided what each meal should have, multiply by how many meals you want to prep (say 3 or 4) and make one big batch
- As you are cooking add the pasta, sauce & veggies to each container, ensuring to evenly divide per container
⅕ Red Curry Vegan Pasta Bake - Meal Prep Pasta
This red curry vegan pasta bake is creamy, delicious, and easy to make! Additionally, it is made of only 3 main components; the pasta, the veggie (broccoli), and the red curry pasta sauce. My favourite pasta bake veg to use is broccoli. Thus, you will see it feature on this list several times! What I love most about this recipe is that it tastes fresh each night. Make sure to use oven safe dishes for storage. Then, on the night of baking, simply add the pasta straight to the oven for the past bake!
⅖ Vegan Pesto Pasta - Meal Prep Pasta
Pesto sauce is traditionally made with parmesan cheese and lots of olive oil. This means that it is high in fat and calories. Therefore, pesto pasta is not always a great choice if weight loss is your goal. This vegan pesto pasta recipe A delicious vegan is healthy, oil free, and nut free. Also, you can make this easy vegan pesto pasta in less than 30 minutes!
⅗ Vegan Ricotta Spinach Pasta - Meal Prep Pasta
This lemon ricotta spinach pasta has to be one of the best vegan pasta recipes out there! Its absolutely scrumptious and takes less than 30 minutes to make! Perfect for a weeknight meal. Recipes like this one that make being vegan easy! I promise you're going to love it!
⅘ Edamame Noodle Salad - Meal Prep Pasta
Technically this Edamame Noodle dish is not a pasta, its a cold noodle salad. But I like to use spaghetti as the "noodle" sometimes. Therefore, this cold noodle or cold pasta dish makes the perfect meal prep pasta idea for lunch or dinner! The fact it is eaten cold makes it even more easier!
5/5 Vegan Protein Pasta - Meal Prep Pasta
A delicious creamy vegan protein pasta that is jam packed with veggies AND has 35 grams of protein per serving! This recipe for those who are strictly trying to maintain a high protein diet whilst still enjoying pasta.