Cure My Cooking Problem! I Need Protein-Heavy Vegetarian Freezer Lunches

published Mar 12, 2014
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What challenges are you coming up against as you look for new inspiration in your lunches? I loved this question from one of the Cure-takers about vegetarian freezer meals.

Here’s what cuminafterall said:

My lunch is almost always leftovers from the night before. I haven’t gotten bored with it (our dinners are quite varied!), but if we decide to eat out for dinner, it can be challenging to scrape together a lunch for the next day. I’d like to have some protein-heavy vegetarian freezer lunches on hand for those occasions.

Is there anything that makes one feel more accomplished than pulling a homemade meal out of the freezer? (Answer: no.) This is such a great question; no matter your lunch or dinner routine, it’s such a bonus to have a few emergency meals stashed in the freezer. What’s yours? I usually have some carnitas or a container of soup in there.

I love the idea of the vegetarian shepherd’s pie pictured above, too. I could see storing it in individual containers for easy toting to the office.

Readers, what other protein-heavy vegetarian freezer meals can you recommend?

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