Following a healthy vegan diet that fulfills all your nutritional needs requires proper planning. But of course, there are some days when you just can’t make the time for preparing a fresh meal. For days like those, you need something in the freezer for an emergency. Fortunately, there are now many vegan frozen food options readily available in the market.
The best thing about frozen foods is that they make for convenient and appetizing meals that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. The only drawback for vegans is that finding good brands that offer vegan-friendly options can be quite a challenge. For this reason, we’ve made a list of some of the best vegan frozen food so that the next time you’re at the grocery store, you know what to look for!
It’s important to start your day off with a healthy, nutritious breakfast. So what vegan breakfast frozen variety options do you have? Let’s find out.
Non-vegans enjoy eggs as a staple for breakfast, whether they are fried, scrambled, or poached. Vegans cannot eat eggs, for obvious reasons, but we’ve got our own tasty, nutritious alternatives.
Tofu scramble is a very popular vegan substitute for breakfast eggs and if you’re looking for a frozen variant, then you’ll be pleased to learn that many vegan frozen food brands offer that as well.
Amy’s Kitchen, as an example, offers organic and gluten-free tofu and vegetable scramble for all frozen vegan food lovers. The veggie scramble comes with hash brown potatoes and diced tomatoes on the side! Yum!
The thought of eggs gets many meat-eaters thinking of bacon, but you might be surprised to learn that many vegans think of it too! How so? Well because there is a thing such as vegan bacon now! Yes, plant-based bacon tastes like bacon but is actually a vegan-food! It’s usually made of tofu, but there are other plant-based products that you can use to make vegan bacon, such as tempeh.
If you are looking to try some, then check out Sweet Earth’s Benevolent Bacon. The plant-based bacon is tasty and non-GMO project verified. The best thing about vegan bacon is that it is cooked the same way as regular bacon and can be used in all bacon recipes as an alternative to animal-sourced bacon!
Everyone enjoys a breakfast bowl. The only problem is, most breakfast bowls tend to contain non-vegan ingredients such as egg and meat, and the vegan options can be a bit difficult to find. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any though! In fact, there are plenty of delicious vegan breakfast bowls available.
For example, Gardein makes sure that its customers can enjoy a hearty, vegan meal with its range of meatless breakfast bowls. The bowls are vegan-friendly and 100% delicious! What’s more is that the bowls come in a wide variety of flavors, including saus’age , potato & kale, teriyaki chik’n bowl, and Italian saus’age & pasta bowl, to name a few.
Of course, no breakfast menu is complete without the inclusion of waffles. For this, Van’s offers a large and varied range of waffles. Just be careful though, because not all of their available waffles are vegan. While their Apple Cinnamon, Ancient Grain, and Blueberry variants are fine, some such as the Chocolate Chip contain dairy products, and therefore, are not vegan.
Lunch and Dinner
Breakfast is far from the only vegan frozen food option available. For lunch, you’ll find an even wider variety of food items to pick from; everything from burgers to pizza to seafood!
Burgers are a typical lunch and dinner item and one that is enjoyed by almost everyone, vegans included. Veggie burgers, as the name suggests, do not contain meat. Instead, they make use of meat substitutes such as soybeans, tofu, nuts and mushrooms etc.
We mentioned earlier that Gardein is great for breakfast bowls, but the brand also makes delicious vegan burgers. Its Black Bean Sliders make use of “authentic” chipotle seasoning for a tasteful, vegan experience. Then we have Sweet Earth which offers two frozen burgers, the Mediterranean Veggie Burger and the Santa Fe Veggie Burger. You may also be tempted to try out Dr. Praeger’s, which offers a wide selection of veggie burgers.
If you’ve been following a vegan diet for a while now, then you probably know how convenient burritos are for vegans to eat. They’re easy to make and can be used in a variety of recipes! Most importantly, they’re delicious and always filling.
Amy’s Kitchen offers a wide variety of burritos, with flavors ranging from Indian Aloo Mattar to the ever-popular Bean and Rice. There are also several gluten-free options, which are suitable for people with digestion and inflammation problems.
Sweet Earth also comes through, once again, with an assortment of flavor-filled options. There’s the Awesome Cheeseburger Burrito, the Curry Tiger Burrito, the Buffalo-Style Chik’n Burrito, and so many more!
Of course, we can’t talk about lunch and dinner without mentioning everyone’s favorite food item: pizza.
When scouring frozen vegan food online, you’ll find plenty of brands that offer frozen vegan pizza. Daiya provides a selection of gluten-free and vegetable crust pizzas such as Margherita, Meatless Pepperoni, and Italian Herbs and Cheeze. You might also want to check out Amy’s Kitchen for their gluten-free, vegan options as well.
You might be surprised to hear this but there are many brands that offer vegan seafood products as well!
You may be tempted to try out Gardein’s Mini Crabless Cakes and Golden Fishless Filet. Both are certified vegan and dairy-free. They are made out of non-GMO vegan meat which provides you with protein and omega-3s that you’d find in regular seafood.
There are also Quorn’s Vegan Fishless Sticks which are just as nutritious as they are tasty! They are also made from non-GMO vegan meat and are soy-free.
Who doesn’t love a tasty dessert after their meal? Here are some frozen vegan options you most certainly should try out!
If you’re in the mood for cake, be sure to try out Daiya’s selection of Cheezecakes. You can get them in four different flavors: New York, Key Lime, Chocolate, and Strawberry. They’re all free of dairy, soy, and gluten and most importantly, are 100% vegan!
Dairy-free vegan ice cream is perhaps one of the most popular frozen vegan foods today. Almost every grocery store will have an aisle stocked with them.
Also, apart from its delicious ice cream, Ben & Jerry’s is known for its many green initiatives and the concern it shows for the environment. Its green portfolio includes its selection of dairy-free, 100% certified vegan ice creams. Instead of dairy milk, Ben & Jerry’s makes use of almond milk and a sunflower seed base to offer some truly delicious, animal-friendly ice creams.
Häagen-Dazs is another popular ice cream brand that offers its customers a selection of dairy-free, vegan ice creams. By using milk alternatives, Häagen-Dazs is able to produce some of our favorite flavors, such as chocolate fudge, coconut caramel, and peanut butter chocolate fudge. They even have sorbet in three different flavors!
And that was our list! We hope that you are now familiar with some great vegan frozen food choices to stock your freezer up with.