Best Gluten Free Vegan Ready Meals

by | Apr 16, 2017

“I love to make my own meals. I know exactly what I am getting, and honestly, I am a bad ass gluten free chef. But I just don’t have time. Kids, school, work, activities…you know, who has enough TIME? Then somebody mentioned gluten free vegan ready meals to me….I got hooked

These Best Gluten Free Vegan Ready Meals Just Might Save You…

One thing we have in common (beyond being on an allergy free diet) is the fact that most of us do not have enough time in the day to get things done. I know, you’re overwhelmed, don’t lie. But we just deal with, get on with the hustle and try to stay sane. So the key is to simplfy. There is your motivational tool for the day. Thank me, I just saved you $10 on an ebook. The best gluten free vegan ready meals are quick, easy and healthy. The best stuff around. And these are what we found for you.

Our Values and the Products We Review

As always, we refuse to compromise on our food and our health. 

For this reason, we chose the best gluten free vegan ready meals that still retain our values; always gluten free, usually vegan (everything here is vegan), low in sugar, kosher, organic, MSG free, non GMO and contain no added preservatives, artificial colors and or artificial flavors. We also try our best to represent products that are safe for the other major food allergies, and we will do our best to state the food allergy if the food does contain those ingredients.

Furthermore, these best gluten free ready meals are vegan because we really prefer a plant based diet ( If you find discrepancy with these products please let us know and we will modify them or remove them immediately). For the most part, those of you that read this blog regularly prefer to eat this way, and we do too.

Types of Ready Meals

The products represented here are a good mix of gluten free vegan breakfast items, lunch items, full hearty meals, meal replacement drinks, backpacking foods and some more snacky type meals.

What do you feel is the best gluten free vegan ready meal available? If it is not represented here please let us know in the comment section and we will try to add it to the list.

So with that being said, here is a group of packaged gluten free vegan ready meal products that you will love and will save you massive amounts of time in the kitchen.

13 Best Gluten Free Vegan Ready Meals

Image Product Rating Pros Cons Price
1. Annie Chun's Rice Express, Sprouted Brown Sticky Rice, 6.3 Ounce Excellent Choice convenient fast delicious unique a bit pricey Check Prices
2. Tasty Bite Indian Entrée, Jodhpur Lentils, 10 Ounce  Excellent Choice fast! non-GMO low fat,low cal excellent balanced flavor a bit soupy Check Prices
3. Harmony House Foods, The Backpacking Kit, 18 Count, 1 Cup Zip Pouches Excellent Choice great backpacking food tasty consistent Kosher lots of great flavors some take a little longer to cook Check Prices
4. GoPicnic Ready-to-Eat Meals Sunflower Butter & Multigrain Crackers, 6 ounce Excellent Choice no refrigeration or preperation quick and easy tasty processed in a peanut facility Check Prices
5. Revolution Foods Lunch Bundles Superfood Excellent Choice great variety awesome for kids tasty simple and balanced contains soy Check Prices
6. Assortit Superfood Quinoa Meal Pack 4 Variety Flavors Excellent Choice convenient super healthy wide variety no GMO's Kosher pricey Check Prices
7. hummustir Organic Hummus, Mixed Best Choice organic easy nice variety clean food, simple ingredients a little pricey Check Prices
8. Bob's Red Mill Apple Blueberry Granola Best Choice Kosher fast delicious good price too much sugar no actual blueberries Check Prices
9. Crystal Noodle Soup, Spicy Tofu Good Choice no MSG fast delicious authentic contains soy contains palm oil hot if you don't spicy food high sodium Check Prices
10. Thai Kitchen Rice Noodle Bowl, Roasted Garlic, 2.4 Ounce Good Choice tastes great comfort food good price contains soy facility processes peanuts added sugar high sodium Check Prices
11. CalNaturale Svelte Organic Protein Shake, Variety Pack Excellent Choice organic great price smooth and delicious recyclable package mostly soy a little sweet with Stevia flavor Check Prices
12. Elite Protein - Organic Plant Based Protein Powder Best Choice excellent meal replacement delicious very little aftertaste organic no added sugar Check Prices
13. Amy's Organic Soups, Curried Lentil Excellent Choice organic! non BPA can good price hearty meal a little bland Check Prices

1. Annie Chun’s Rice Express, Sprouted Brown Sticky Rice

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If you love sticky rice then this one is for you. And who doesn’t love sticky rice? Annie Chun’s makes awesome ready meals and this one is no exception. Just heat and eat. Add some veggies and some sauces and you’re good to go. Or just eat it by itself ’cause its that good. 

We ♥:

  • Minimal Ingredients, clean food for a packaged product
  • Suitable for all major allergies
  • Great taste
  • Super easy and convenient
  • Long shelf life, buy more and save $$$

Not So Much:

  • It’s only rice so you may want to mix in some stuff

2. Tasty Bite Indian Entrée, Jodhpur Lentils, 10 Ounce

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Now this is some damn good prepared food! Highly recommended, this hearty meal is as clean as it gets for packaged food. The only ingredients are water, lentils, sunflower oil, salt, tomatoes, garlic, cumin, turmeric and salt. You really can’t beat that. And it is downright tasty as well. Tasty Bite is doing it right and we love this company. Put it in a sauce pan and it’s ready in 5. They have a long shelf life so you can buy them in bulk and save your $$$. Probably as close as you can get to Indian food without going to a restaurant or making it yourself. 

We ♥:

  • Minimal Ingredients, clean food for a packaged product
  • Suitable for all major allergies
  • Great taste
  • Fast prep
  • Long shelf life
  • As close to restaurant as you can get for packaged food
  • Great price

Not So Much:

  • some say the texture is inconsistent but we haven’t found this to be the case

3. Harmony House Foods, The Backpacking Kit, 18 Count, 1 Cup Zip Pouches

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If your into camping, backpacking or hiking and want the perfect gluten free ready vegan meals to bring along with you, then look no further. Backpacker magazine gave Harmony House Foods an editor’s choice in excellence so you know your getting something great.  Just add water and heat and you’ll have a hearty meal ready in minutes. And with a wide variety of healthy beans, lentils and veggies, your taste buds will never get bored. These also make great meals at home for busy folks that want to feed their family a quick healthy meal. No GMO’s, vegan, gluten free, kosher and free from other major food allergies, you know you will be eating clean and healthy food on the go.

We ♥:

  • Minimal Ingredients, clean food
  • Great for backpacking, hiking, camping and traveling
  • Great taste
  • Long shelf life
  • Good price
  • Super easy, just add water and heat
  • Lots of food!

Not So Much:

  • Sometimes they take a little longer to cook, pre-hydrating helps.
  • Extra spice may be needed

4. GoPicnic Ready-to-Eat Meals Sunflower Butter & Multigrain Crackers, 6 ounce

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This gluten free vegan ready meal from Gopicnic is a full meal featuring tasty crackers, sunflower butter, fruit roll up and cookies. Great for kids lunches or an easy full meal on the go. Well balanced calories, fiber, protein and and fiber make for a healthy lunch or snack. *Contains soy lecithin and soymilk. 

We ♥:

  • No refrigeration or preparation
  • Great for backpacking, hiking, camping and traveling
  • Full meal
  • Good fiber and protein
  • Good price
  • Kosher
  • All natural

Not So Much:

  • *Contains soy.
  • Inconsistent when ordered online

5. Revolution Foods Lunch Bundles Superfood

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Busy families, come and get it. Kids love these ready to go meal boxes. Well balanced meals with just the right amount of calories, flavor and nutrition. They do contain soy lecithin if you are allergic to soy, and there is added sugar which is annoying, but overall they are real winners. Great fiber and protein and no artificial flavors or preservatives; pretty amazing gluten free vegan ready meal! *Contains soy lecithin.

We ♥:

  • Great for kids
  • Tasty
  • Healthy
  • Good fiber
  • Good protein
  • Decent price
  • Developed by Moms!

Not So Much:

  • Added soy lecithin and sugar

6. Assortit Superfood Quinoa Meal Pack 4 Variety Flavors

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The best thing about these meals is the quinoa. Soooo healthy. The meals are a little pricey but quinoa has definitely got expensive due to it’s popularity. We really love the variety of unique and tasty flavors in this variety meal pack: Spicy Jalapeno and Pepper, Artichoke and Roasted Peppers, Mango and Jalapeno, and Basil Pesto. All served in a microwaveable BPA free container for a fast, on the go and healthy meal.

We ♥:

  • No preservatives
  • Superfood
  • Ready in a minute
  • BPA free cup
  • non-GMO
  • Great variety
  • Low fat
  • Very healthy

Not So Much:

  • Pricey

7. hummustir Organic Hummus, Mixed

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Now this is hummus! Fresh tasting with minimal high quality ingredients. Kids love it, adults love it…we love it. This one has a long shelf life too, so buy in bulk and save $$$. hummustir is a great company that is really doing good things for the healthy clean food movement.

We ♥:

  • Minimal Ingredients, clean food
  • Great for backpacking, hiking, camping and traveling
  • Organic
  • Tasty
  • Clean food, minimal ingredients
  • Low cal
  • Working on kosher certification
  • Kids love it

Not So Much:

  • A little pricey, but not so bad for this level of quality

8. Bob’s Red Mill Apple Blueberry Granola

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Bob’s Red Mill is a brand we love and trust. They are HUGE in the gluten free world and have been for a long time. This granola is no exception. Though it is too high in sugar and doesn’t really have any blueberries in it, we still feel it is an excellent product. If they cut back on the sugar (c’mon guys!)  we would give this wholesome granola our best product rating.

We ♥:

  • Kosher
  • Good source of fiber
  • Good protein
  • Great flavor and texture
  • Clean Food
  • Wholesome
  • Great breakfast in a hurry
  • Excellent shelf life

Not So Much:

  • Not much blueberries or blueberry flavor
  • Fairly high in sugar
  • Some chunks are a little too hard

9. Crystal Noodle Soup, Spicy Tofu

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If you like a quick, hearty and spicy meal then this one might be your go-to ready meal. The taste is authentic and rich and will warm you up quick. This one does contain soy though, so if you don’t want soy in your diet then you may have to pass on this one. Also, it is pretty spicy so avoid if you aren’t into that. Finally, your biggest concern as a vegan may be that these meals are made in a facililty that processes fish, egg and shellfish. Otherwise, if you don’t mind all that, the flavor is outstanding.

We ♥:

  • Amazing authentic flavor
  • Fast prep
  • Feel good food
  • Long shelf life
  • Great if you like spicy

Not So Much:

  • *Manufactured in facility that processes shellfish, fish and egg
  • A little too many added ingredients, but not bad
  • Soy
  • Pretty spicy if you’re not into that
  • High Sodium

10. Thai Kitchen Rice Noodle Bowl, Roasted Garlic, 2.4 Ounce

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Noodles are a great comfort food but can be tricky when gluten free and vegan. Thai Kitchen’s Roasted Garlic Noodle bowl is a good one though. These meals are not our favorites from an ingredient standpoint. They are pretty high in sodium, contain soy and have some flavor enhancers we don’t usually go for, but the taste is excellent and overall we like them. We normally go for a more clean food approach, but if you don’t mind the added stuff in the flavor packets, these are pretty good. *Not good for those with severe peanut allergies.

We ♥:

  • Great taste
  • Comfort food
  • Great taste
  • Instant soup ready in minutes
  • Good price

Not So Much:

  • *Manufactured in facility that processes peanuts.
  • Contains soy
  • Flavor enhancers
  • Added sugar
  • High Sodium

11. CalNaturale Svelte Organic Protein Shake, Variety Pack

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Wow, check out Calnaturale Svelte’s creamy protein drinks. With 5 delicious flavors, 11 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, vegan, dairy free, gluten free and organic these are real winners. And with only 6 grams of sugar, you won’t believe you are drinking something so delicious yet so healthy. One issue we had is that they are a little on the sweet/Stevia side. But we definitely prefer this to too much sugar or artificial sweeteners! Also, they are soy based so if you don’t do soy then you should steer clear of this product.

We ♥:

  • Great taste
  • Ready to drink
  • Lots of flavors
  • Organic
  • Good price

Not So Much:

  • A little sweet with Stevia flavor
  • Soy based

12. Elite Protein – Organic Plant Based Protein Powder

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Are you a gluten free vegan gym rat? Or someone who is looking for a quick and easy meal replacement? This is the protein powder for you. With all natural organic ingredients, no added sugar, rich delicious flavor and 25g of protein per serving, you really can’t go wrong with this product. The company Green Regimen is dedicated to providing healthy products to consumers so they may maintain optimal health. We love these guys and we love their products.

We ♥:

  • Tasty and rich
  • Great meal replacement
  • Perfect for vegan athletes
  • Dedicated company with ecxellent customer service
  • Decent price
  • No added sugar
  • Best vegan protein powder

Not So Much:

  • Nothing really!

13. Amy’s Organic Soups, Curried Lentil

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Amy’s healthy ready meals have a great reputation. We eat them all of the time and this curried lentil soup is no exception, it’s one of our favorites. The only complaint from some folks is that the soup is a little bland. But we haven’t found this to be the case. The fact that you can find a vegan soup with this much quality speaks for itself. And what is easier than opening a can of soup, heating it up, and eating it? This soup will warm your soul and fill your belly.

We ♥:

  • Organic
  • Super clean food
  • Great taste
  • Long shelf life, buy more and save $$$
  • Decent price
  • Heat and eat, ready in minutes
  • Hearty full meal

Not So Much:

  • High in sodium

Final Thoughts

There you have it, phewww! We hope you learned a lot from our best gluten free vegan ready meal rundown. We tried to include the healthiest, fastest, easiest, tastiest ready meals at the most reasonable prices. Did we succeed? Please let us know. And again, if you have a favorite product we missed, please contact us or comment below and we will try to get it on the list ASAP.

Let us stress again: Read all labels before buying or eating anything questionable. With a food allergy or celiac, it is your responsibilty to know exactly what you are eating. If necessary contact the company and ask them. Because we live with food allergies and celiac as well, we know how important this is.

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