If you are new to becoming vegan, there are a some staples that you will want to have on hand so that you can throw together a quick, delicious meal in a snap. These are some of the best items to have stocked up in your fridge to make it super easy to incorporate more vegan foods into your diet.
Fruit and Veggies
Fruit is a perfect snack or breakfast, and the best part is that you don’t have to do any prep work for many fruits! Apples, oranges, and pears are some of my favorites. Having some sliced up veggies and baby carrots in your fridge is also a lifesaver when you need a quick, healthy snack. You can easily throw a salad together or sauté your cut up veggies into a delicious stir-fry in 10 minutes or less.
Having non-dairy milk in your fridge makes it super easy to whip up a smoothie, oatmeal, or a bowl of whole-grain cereal for a quick and delicious breakfast.
Tofu can turn into so many different things and adds the perfect protein boost to any meal. Blend it up and sweeten it into a vegan yogurt or crumble it into a tofu scramble for scrumptious, savory breakfast. It’s also perfect to toss into a veggie stir-fry for lunch or dinner. The possibilities are endless!
You can find all sorts of vegan cheeses, from Gouda to cream cheese to shredded mozzarella at the grocery store. Having vegan cheese around makes it easy to make a vegan pizza, snack on some vegan cheese and crackers, or enjoy the classic bagel and cream cheese for breakfast.
There are tons of vegan pre-made meal options! Vegan enchiladas, vegan pizzas, veggie burgers, vegan chicken nuggets, vegan burritos, and more. Perfect for those days that you need a quick and hearty meal but don’t feel like cooking.
Condiments & Dressings
Vegan ranch dressing, vegan mayo, soy sauce, ketchup, and mustard are great to have around for salads, sandwiches, wraps, and more!
Crackers or veggies dipped in hummus can be a delicious, healthy, and easy snack! Hummus is also great to add to a sandwich or wrap for lunch.
Who doesn’t love chips and salsa? You can also turn salsa into guacamole in a snap by mashing up a few avocados and mixing it all together. A dollop of salsa over a salad is also a great way to use it and add a kick to your salad.
Annie Markowitz is the blogger behind VegAnnie.com