Microwavable meals are often to be avoided given their tendency to be full of processed junk food, but one brand of instant frozen meals has long been known to provide good eats that are a cut above the rest: Lean Cuisine. With their new partnership with Gardein, popular maker of chick’n strips and other tasty meat replacements, Lean Cuisine now offers a full line of vegetable-heavy meals that will suit any diet requirement!
No matter your taste in food, Lean Cuisine has you covered with quick and easy meals that are surprisingly good for you, even for vegans! Whether you’re looking to spice up your diet or simply need a vegan alternative to the many meat-filled microwavable meals out there, here are four great Lean Cuisine options for vegans:
1. Roasted Red Pepper Fettuccini
Featuring Gardein chick’n strips as a meat replacement, this wonderful medley of roasted red pepper with fettuccini is a to-die-for option when it comes to vegan-friendly frozen meals. The addition of green zucchini and yellow squash to this already fantastic recipe makes it a particularly healthy one, as well!
2. Butternut Squash Ravioli
This Lean Cuisine option combines butternut squash-flavored ravioli in a creamy sauce that features walnuts, carrots and snap peas, making it an excellent source of daily vegetable intake – and daily deliciousness!
3. Indian Masala
Gardein meat replacement chick’n strips make an appearance in this Indian recipe that serves up a creamy tomato curry sauce laced with carrots, peas, cauliflower and whole grain brown rice. Receiving rave reviews since its release, this is the fastest and most tasty Indian-style meal that you’re likely to find anywhere.
4. Tuscan-Style Vegetable Lasagna
Sick of vegan lasagnas that leave too much to be desired where taste in concerned? Lean Cuisine’s Tuscan-Style Vegetable Lasagna changes that entirely with noodles layered in creamy ricotta cheese, crumbles of Gardein meat replacement, red and yellow peppers and chopped green zucchini.