Iron-rich/protein-rich vegan freezable meals!
August 7, 2013 8:16 PM Subscribe
My sister just had a baby two weeks ago and is breastfeeding, and I'm taking over cooking dinner for her, her husband, and me while I'm visiting. I'm looking for quick-ish, iron-rich vegan meals I can make for them that I can also make extra of to freeze for when I'm not around. Also taking suggestions for brands and types of pre-cooked meat that are healthy, good, and commonly available.
posted by c'mon sea legs to food & drink (12 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
-I'm a vegetarian, have been for half my life, have no idea how to cook meat and get skeeved out by raw meat. I usually wouldn't consider buying meat at all but I love my sister and am totally down to buy meat it helps her sustain her new tiny human. I would prefer not to deal with raw meat if I am cooking meat, and would be happiest with something I could just microwave and put on the table.
-My sister is breastfeeding, needs protein and iron due to breastfeeding, is lactose intolerant. Does not like lentils.
-Her husband eats anything, has mentioned some blood sugar issues that make me think low-GI is better.
I can cook lots of veggie things (chili, tamales, bean burgers) well and will be leaning on them, but I also use a lot of cheese in my cooking and am the kind of lazy vegetarian who will eat plain lentils for a few meals a day, which doesn't always fly with meat-eaters. What are recipes that are
-freeze well and are easy to make in quantity
-healthy, iron-rich, protein-rich
-dairy-free and vegetarian?
Both recipes and just names of dishes are welcome.
Also, what are healthy options for pre-cooked meat I could buy (at either a local co-op or a Harris Teeter) and just throw in the microwave as a side dish? Extra bonus if the animals are all happy/free-range/organic whatever to suit my delicate flower sensibilities.
Thank you for your help! I feel like variants of this question are always being asked but my crappy hotel wireless is restricting my ability to search and "vegan" didn't turn up much.