I love a good burrito bowl meal and this plant based dinner is a great way to meal prep for the week! Make it your own with a variety of toppings, and especially serve it with some walnut taco “meat!”
Burrito Bowl Meal Prep
Burrito bowl dinners are a great way to meal prep for the week.
Prep all of your veggies at once, or prepare a couple of vegetables while you’re cooking another dinner a different night.
For example, if you’re having stir fry one night for dinner, as that meal is cooking on the stove, chop and/or roast the vegetables needed for burrito bowls at the same time.
Using quinoa or rice for stir fry? Make enough to get you through the stir fry and burrito bowls.
Pick Your Veggies
Figure out what vegetables and burrito bowl toppings you want. My favorites are roasted sweet potatoes (or butternut squash!), black beans, corn, diced red onion and pico de gallo or chopped cherry tomatoes.
Chop Salad Greens
If you want to add some greens to your burrito bowl, use something hearty like romaine or kale.
If you’re craving Qdoba or Chipotle and the cilantro lime rice, add some lime juice and minced cilantro after the rice is cooked for extra flavor.
Or make a big batch of quinoa using vegetable broth.
Walnut Taco Meat
I cannot recommend this walnut taco meat enough! It is full of flavor and has a good texture, too. It doesn’t take too much time at all – you just need to be able to pulse down the cauliflower and walnuts (use a food processor or blender) and then bake for about 30 minutes.
Here’s what you need:
- taco seasoning
- chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
This recipe stores well in the fridge or freezer for later, too.
Get the full recipe here.
Vegan Burrito Bowl Toppings
- vegan sour cream
- vegan cheese
- black beans
- roasted sweet potatoes
- cilantro lime dressing
Storing for the Week
To make vegan burrito bowls for meal prep so you have lunch or dinner ready in a matter of seconds, portion out all of the ingredients individually into your containers (I love these).
Add things like sliced avocado, queso or lime crema the day you plan on eating it.
How Long Do Meal Prep Burrito Bowls last?
Prepped containers are best enjoyed within 4-5 days for the best flavor.
Let me know if you make this recipe by leaving a comment and rating below! It helps others learn more about the recipe too! Xx AshleyPrint
Vegan Burrito Bowl Recipe
Easy Vegan Burrito Bowls – perfect for meal prep and customizable using your favorite veggies, greens and grains. Use walnut taco meat for a delicious plant based meat substitute.
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Entree
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: Tex Mex
- Diet: Vegan
- 4 cups kale or romaine, optional
- 4 cups cooked rice or quinoa
- 1 batch of walnut taco meat, or other plant protein source
- 2 cups roasted sweet potatoes
- 1.5 cups cooked black beans
- 1.5 cups cooked corn
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- Cilantro Lime Dressing
In 4 individual bowls or meal prep containers, add about 1 cup each of greens and rice or quinoa. Divide sweet potatoes, black beans, corn, red onion and walnut taco meat evenly between the 4 bowls.
Serve immediately topped with pico de gallo, sliced avocado, Cilantro Lime Dressing or maybe some Vegan Queso.
If prepping for the week, add avocado and any sauce or dressing the day of enjoying. If using kale, feel free to add some sauce to the bottom of your meal prep dish so the kale gets some dressing and soaks up the flavor.
ingredient amounts are suggestions – feel free to adjust.
Keywords: healthy burrito bowl, burrito bowl meal prep, walnut taco meat