If you're traveling (in a hotel) or need a quick meal on the go, these easy vegan microwave meal ideas are perfect for you!
One Week in a Hotel Room with only a Microwave!
A couple of weeks ago, Brett, Harper and I were staying in a hotel room with a small kitchenette.
I had originally thought that we would be staying in a room with a stovetop, but it turned out that we just had a fridge and a microwave!
At first I was disappointed, because I was hoping to create some more elaborate meals. Staying in a hotel room with only a microwave ended up being a fun challenge and I had so much fun trying to create new quick and simple microwaveable meals!
I thought I would compile some of the vegan meals I created in my microwave into this blog post so that if you too are traveling or don't have access to a large kitchen, you can still eat a delicious, healthy diet!
Some of these meals don't even require a microwave, so if you only have a fridge, you can still try a few of these recipes out.
I'd love to know what some of your go-to easy microwaveable meals are!
Leave a comment down below and be sure to share this post with any of your traveling friends and family!
Vegan Microwave Breakfast Recipes
Most of my breakfasts just required some refrigeration, yet there were a few things I made in the microwave over the course of the week that helped spice up my mornings.
Below I'll share some easy vegan microwave meal ideas that are perfect for breakfast!
1. Sweet Potato Breakfast "Bowl"
To cook my sweet potato in the microwave, I just washed the outside, stabbed the potato with a knife a few times and microwaved it on high for about 7-10 minutes, depending on the size.
To make sure its cooked through, I just poke a knife in the middle. If it goes in easily, then I know it's done.
2. Nut Butter and Warm Chia Jam Toast
We had a toaster in our hotel room, but you can easily enjoy your bread un-toasted if you have to.
This day I made some warm, microwaved strawberry chia jam.
I finely chopped up a few strawberries and then zapped them for a few seconds until warm. Then I added in a small amount of chia seeds and smashed everything together with a fork until a jam like texture formed. I smeared this microwaved strawberry chia jam on one slice of bread and topped it with blueberries and did an almond butter and banana combo on the other slice of bread
3. Microwaved Oatmeal
4. Chocolate Yogurt Breakfast Pudding
This Chocolate Yogurt Breakfast Pudding only requires refrigeration. I just mashed up ½ of a banana and mix in some non-dairy Kite Hill Greek Yogurt and cacao powder and adjusted the ingredients as needed until a sweet, chocolate pudding formed.
This "recipe" is so simple and delicious and I had it for dessert one night too! Top it with fresh fruit, chocolate chips, or nut butter!
Vegan Microwave Lunch Recipes
1. Easy Vegan Microwave Noodle Soup
One day for lunch I poured some vegetable broth into a large bowl along with some raw, sliced mushrooms, zucchini, baked tofu and some Nasoya Pasta Zero Noodles.
I then microwaved everything until heated through. It was a great concept, but you definitely need to use a flavorful, salty broth.
Also, I would recommend using some pre-cooked, frozen vegetables so that your veggies aren't too crunchy. You could also use ramen noodles too!
2. Vegan Burrito Bowls
For a Mexican flavored meal I microwaved some Seed's of Change brown rice and ate that along side some canned black beans (which I also microwaved until heated through).
I also microwaved some frozen broccoli and ate everything with some greens, avocado and nutritional yeast.
Salsa would have been delicious with this meal as well.
3. Salad + Crackers
Salads are also great travel/hotel meals if you have access to a fridge.
I just used mashed avocado for a dressing and topped it off with microwaved baked tofu, grapes, sliced carrots...all eaten with a side of Original Mary's Gone Crackers.
Vegan Microwave Dinner Recipes
1. Cheesy Butternut Squash Noodles
This Cheesy Butternut Squash Noodle dish was probably my most creative and successful recipe.
I bought a bag of frozen spiralized butternut squash noodles and cooked them in the microwave. They I microwaved some frozen broccoli and mushrooms while I prepared a cheesy sauce using garlic hummus, nutritional yeast and a little bit of water to thin it out.
Next, I mixed everything together and topped the meal off with some chopped up salted almonds and more nutritional yeast.
2. Broccoli Salad
These last two dishes feature my easy microwave Broccoli Salad which was another winner.
To start, I simply microwaved some frozen broccoli until warmed through and then mixed in some garlic hummus, chopped grapes, carrots and chopped salted almonds.
I liked this Broccoli Salad better than other, raw broccoli salads I've had. It actually may need to become an official recipe considering how easy it was to make and how good it tasted!
I had a large portion of this broccoli salad with Mary's Gone Crackers one day and, as pictured below, with a microwaved sweet potato another day.
More Quick Meal Ideas
If you need quick meals during the week and have a little time to meal prep over the week, check out these vegan bento box lunch ideas!
Again, I'd love to know some of your go-to Easy Vegan Microwave Meal Ideas! Leave your comments/recipes down below!
Easy Vegan Microwave Recipes
- Scroll up in this post to see the recipe descriptions listed below!
- Sweet Potato Breakfast "Bowl"
- Nut Butter and Warm Chia Jam Toast
- Microwaved Oatmeal
- Chocolate Yogurt Breakfast Pudding
- Easy Vegan Microwave Noodle Soup
- Vegan Burrito Bowls
- Salad + Crackers
- Cheesy Butternut Squash Noodles
- Broccoli Salad
- Prepare the ingredients required for each recipe.
- Pop them in the microwave (if necessary)
- Enjoy your vegan meal from the microwave!