Want to save time and money? Your freezer can help you. Almost all ingredients can be safely frozen, preserving nutrition and quality, and lasting much longer. This means you can get busy and batch cook when you have some time, freeze, and have healthy tasty ready meals prepped for when life gets busy.

Here are 5 simple, hearty, plant based recipes that are perfect for freezing, then all you have to do on the day is boil some rice. If you want to be even more prepared, you can actually freeze cooked rice as well, as long as you seal the container and freeze as soon as possible after cooking.  

Never meal planned before? Check out our 10 tips for batch cooking.

BATCH COOKING TIPS

1) Thai green mixed vegetable curry 

This aromatic curry is super easy if you grab a curry paste from your local supermarket. Throw in any veg you have in your fridge, that might not otherwise get used up!

THAI GREEN CURRY RECIPE

2) Cauliflower and chickpea curry 

With less than 10 ingredients including the spices, this curry is easy to whip up and can be used with rice, naan or roti breads that can also be frozen till needed.  

CAULIFLOWER CURRY RECIPE

3) Mexican three bean chilli 

This chilli is always a crowd pleaser, it can be eaten straight, thrown on rice or nachos, and if you want to fancy it up when serving, we’ve got two words for you – chopped herbs.   

THREE BEAN CHILLI RECIPE

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4) Tikka masala 3 ways

Get the classic takeaway experience without the price, or the plastic. And with a meat, vegetarian and vegan version, this curry can please everyone.

TIKKA MASALA RECIPE

5) Tomato Dal

Fragrant, plant-protein-packed and oh-so simple, dal is the perfect warming comfort food. If you’re feeling run down, or just need a cosy bowl, this is the recipe for you!

TOMATO DAL RECIPE

These plant-based recipes are simple, healthy and hearty, and work out much cheaper than buying from a shop or a takeaway. They will all last well for a few months in your freezer, and can be defrosted slowly by leaving out on the day for a few hours. Remember to portion the food out into containers before freezing if you don’t want to defrost it all at once.  

You can freeze lots of ingredients and fresh foods as well, if you don't have a chance to cook with them. Find out more below. 

MORE FREEZER FRIENDLY FOODS