12 Make Ahead Plant-Based Meals

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Hi Friends! Meal planning for the week ahead? Here are 12 EASY Plant-Based Meals you can make ahead to save time on those busy weeknights! Happy cooking and have a great week!

Bowls of Curried Butternut Squash Soup topped with pepitas and a coconut milk drizzle
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Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Creamy Curried Butternut Squash Soup infused with coconut milk and yellow curry powder. A savory, simple soup that’s perfect for the fall and winter months.
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Bowls and pan of Vegan Lentil Dahl and fresh naan
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1-Pot Lentil Green Curry
Creamy lentil green curry prepared in 1 pot! Easy, quick, healthy, and incredibly flavorful. Serve with rice of choice for a hearty, wholesome, plant-based meal.
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Plate with a slice of Lentil & Eggplant Lasagna topped with fresh basil
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Lentil & Eggplant Lasagna
Satisfying, healthy eggplant lasagna with lentil marinara. Made with just 10 ingredients, this is the perfect plant-based, gluten-free entrée!
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Spoon resting in a skillet of Vegan Shakshuka with fresh cilantro
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1-Pot Chickpea Shakshuka
Savory, flavorful shakshuka with chickpeas made in 1 pot in 30 minutes! A hearty yet healthy dish suitable for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
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Pan of Curried Golden Lentils with two spoons, lemon slices, and cilantro
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Coconut Curried Golden Lentils (20 Minutes!)
Simple, flavorful curried yellow lentils seasoned with fresh spices, garlic, ginger, and swimming in a curried coconut sauce. The perfect plant-based side!
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Two bowls of Romesco Soup surrounded by ingredients used to make it
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Romesco Soup with Smashed Chickpeas
Delicious vegan soup inspired by romesco sauce with red peppers, tomatoes, vegetable broth, and almonds. A 10-ingredient plant-based side or entrée!
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Bowls of Everyday Vegan Lentil Soup beside a tray of vegetables
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1-Pot Everyday Lentil Soup
An easy, everyday recipe for lentil soup with potatoes, carrots, kale, and simple herbs and seasonings. The perfect plant-based main or side that requires just 10 ingredients, 1 pot, and about 30 minutes to make.
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Bowls and skillet of our Amazing Vegan Yellow Pumpkin Curry recipe
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1-Pot Pumpkin Yellow Curry
Easy, 1-pot Pumpkin Curry with yellow curry paste, coconut milk, fresh vegetables, and pumpkin. A simple yet satisfying plant-based, gluten-free dinner!
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Big bowls of Red Lentil Chili garnished with sliced jalapeno, cilantro, and red onion
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1-Pot Red Lentil Chili
Hearty red lentil chili made in 1 pot with simple ingredients! A smoky, flavorful, protein- and fiber-rich plant-based meal perfect for cold nights and feeding a crowd.
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Blue linen with a spoon and bowl of Vegan Tomato Veggie Mung Bean Soup
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Fire-Roasted Tomato & Mung Bean Soup
Easy, 10-ingredient vegetable soup with fire-roasted tomatoes, tons of vegetables, and detoxifying mung beans! A hearty soup for the colder months that’s entirely vegan and gluten-free!
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Big bowl of quinoa topped with vegetables for our Quinoa Gado Gado recipe
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Quinoa Gado-Gado Bowl (30 Minutes!)
A modern take on a classic Indonesian dish called Gado-Gado! Quinoa replaces rice for added protein, fresh and steamed veggies add plenty of nutrition and fiber, and it’s all topped with a spicy, 2-minute peanut sauce!
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Cast-iron skillet filled with Vegan Garlic Mac n Cheese
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Garlic Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Creamy, simple Vegan Mac ‘N’ Cheese infused with raw and roasted garlic for extra flavor! Just 10 ingredients required for this delicious, flavorful plant-based entree or side.
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If you give any of these plant-based dishes a try, let us know! Leave a comment, or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

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