5 Easy Instant Vegan Recipes To Refresh You After a Tiring Day at Work

Picture this: you’ve just gotten home from an extra long day of work, you’re exhausted, and all you want is a delicious and refreshing meal. The last thing you want is to spend hours cooking when you need a little rest and relaxation time before it’s already time for bed (and then work again in the morning).

On top of that, good instant vegan food is hard to come by. In this post, we’re sharing five easy vegan recipes for dinner using Right Foods instant noodles and soups. Because they take only hot water and minutes to prepare, these healthy meals come together super quick. 

Here at Right Foods, our mission is to make plant-based eating easy and accessible to all. Our products are inspired by Dr. John McDougall, M.D., one of the founding fathers of natural wellness. His guiding principle, and ours, is that people should feel great and enjoy the best possible health for a lifetime. 

These five recipes are all nutritious, easy to make, and customizable based on what you already have. Using Right Foods products as the base, you can add, subtract, or swap whatever veggies, proteins, or other ingredients you’d like. Without further ado, let’s jump into our five easy vegan recipes for dinner after a tiring day at work.

Sweet Potato and Kale Ramen

Sweet Potato and Kale Ramen

Sweet potatoes and kale are super nutritious foods, so this meal will reenergize you after a long day. Noodle dishes are one of the easiest meals to make, and this one is made even easier by Right Foods vegan chicken ramen, which takes only minutes to prepare with hot water.

Kale, sweet potatoes, and garlic are coated in red chili flakes, salt, pepper, and lemon juice before baking in an oven or air fryer for 10 minutes. While the veggies are baking, prepare your vegan ramen cup.

That’s it; Add the baked veggies into the ramen and enjoy!

Rainbow Vegan Pad Thai by Plantifullybased

Rainbow Vegan Pad Thai by Plantifullybased

Packed full of a beautiful rainbow of vegetables, this Pad Thai is flavorful, healthy, and easy. Most of the work you have to do for this recipe is chopping vegetables. Once the veggies are prepped, saute for just a few minutes, or keep them raw if you’d prefer. 

Prepare the Pad Thai cup and add to the pan with chopped green onion and a squeeze of lime. Garnish with peanuts, sesame seeds, and cilantro. 

Detox Lentil Vegetable Soup by @coconutkate

Detox Lentil Vegetable Soup by @coconutkate

This recipe may look daunting because of its long list of ingredients, but it’s really just chopping vegetables and adding everything to a pot to cook. Plus, you can make a big batch of this and enjoy the leftovers for a few days.

It’s packed full of so many veggies, plus quinoa and lentils from our Organic French Lentil Soup for a good boost of protein. This recipe is also totally customizable, so you can leave out whatever vegetables you’d like to simplify it or use whatever you have on hand.

We partnered with Kate Arvidson of Coconut Kate to bring you this recipe. 

Vegan Black Bean Tacos

Vegan Black Bean Tacos

Tacos are one of the best lazy meals out there, and this recipe is even faster than your average taco recipe thanks to Right Foods Black Bean & Lime Soup Cup. Simply prepare the black bean cup with a small amount of water to keep it thick and layer on warmed tortillas with chopped red cabbage, tomatoes, avocado, and salsa. 

No stove required, just a cutting board to prep your veggies and some hot water to cook your black bean and lime cup. Vegan tacos in under 10 minutes? Heck yeah. 

Easy Vegan Tortilla Soup

Easy vegan tortilla soup

We love tortilla soup because of all the tasty spices and mix of veggies and beans. It’s flavorful and fulfilling, especially with some yummy toppings added in.

Simply heat up a carton of Organic Tortilla Soup with sliced bell peppers, then top with avocado slices, cilantro, and tortilla chips for some crunch. You have spice, freshness, salt, crunch, creaminess, and it’s healthy.

Final Thoughts

Whether you work long hours and don’t have time to cook, you have a family to feed, or you simply like to make quick and easy dishes, we hope at least one of these recipes inspired you. We know how hard it can be to maintain a healthy vegan lifestyle when you’re pressed for time, so that’s why we came up with our line of instant soups and noodles.

Right Foods products are completely vegan, non-GMO, and made with whole foods. We care about your health and the health of the planet, so our paper cups are made with packaging from certified sustainably-managed forests.

If you made any of these recipes, please snap a picture and tag us on Instagram so we can see your masterpiece for ourselves!

Plus, check out some of our other awesome recipes here.