There is always a one off time when you haven't prepared lunch in time for work for example, or you just want an easy option now and again. This is an article on ready meals you warm up, top up with water or eat cold and a few other easy options too. This article has been quickly put together in a couple of hours. Please let me know what you find that I can add to it. There is also a article on frozen convenience foods too, such as burgers and pies.
Ainsley Harriott has tuscan tomato soup that you can microwave
Aldi now have a vegan list, see this article for the latest one.
Not sure if they do any ready meals. I think they do a pot noodle type thing, they do beans salads and other ready to eat salads and houmous, plain, caramelised onion and red pepper. Brushchetta bites. Not sure if they still do the hotpot, stew and Bolognese, I haven't seen it for a while.
Not exactly a ready meal, but with one of the above cans it would make a very quick meal.
vegan ready meals and available in some supermarkets, breakfast burger, chinese noodles, thai curry. Pictures to follow soon. All the range isn't vegan.
I have no idea and I welcome any input on what they sell. I know they do a vegetabel ravioli in tomato sauce which could make a quick meal if served on toast. Oh they do sell Glorious soups in the fridge.
This is the only bake out of the new range that is vegan, all the rest have honey!
Some Asda's sell Kirsty's meals, see Kirsty's below..
This Baxters soup sounds like it would be filling and for this price you would want it to be.
They have pasta and rice dishes
There is several vegan dishes and clearly labelled too!
Spotted in Tesco
Found in BUDGEN
Clive's are usually known for there vegan pies, but now they have ready made pot meals too.
Spotted in Booths Supermarkets
Also via their own outlet shops.
Co-op have recently been adding some savoury vegan lines, including this spanish rice with roasted chickpeas. They also do falafels, garlic mushrooms, patatas bravas (spicy potatoes), a heat and serve onion ring pack, olives, sweet potato dip, houmous, char-grilled artichokes and an indian snack range. They are in the fridge. Not all full meals, but you can make a ready meal with a combination of them.
Selected co-ops only, but why not ask for them.
There is also many more items in the fridge and items in the freezer too. See this article for more info
They now have pot ready meals in several flavours available via Holland and Barrett and other health food stores.
THE FOOD DOCTOR
has three vegan just add water pots. See this page of there products for info. I guess this is the healthier version of a pot noodle type add water pot (most pot noodles are also vegan). Other add water pots are available including tesco and some other supermarket brands. Both health type versions and pot noodle type versions.
Spotted in Home Bargains and Lidl
HOLLAND AND BARRETT
They have things like sausage rolls, 'pork' pies and pasties. See vegan take out article for pictures.
also often have indian style meals that you just heat up and microwave pasta meals etc, see KOHINOOR above. The sort of thing you could store in your locker at work just in case. They also sell tilda rice packs.
See Slimming World below - they are exclusive to Iceland
spotted in Iceland
I know do instant noodles, beef, shrimp, curry and chicken flavours. These indian and oriental snacks are lidl own brand. Not had any of these myself, so don't know what there like. Not sure if anything else if quick and easy and vegan. Let us know if you find anything.
Not a Lidl brand, but often sold in there. Also in Home Bargains.
Health food stores only.
M and S
Ideal as a sandwich alternative! 3 foccaccia buns with toppings.
Side dishes that would go with the vegetable curry or ratatouille to make a meal.
Had the pictures so thought I'd put them somewhere!
They also do loads of salads. The latest list is here.
Some ideas under Global Meal Solutions, Healthy Meal Solutions and Traditional Meal Solutions.
Sold in Scotland stores
Some Morrisons sell these and cauldron falafels. Other vegan Morrison products.
have some packets that you eat straight from the packet or warm though, add to salad etc. Take a look at there website . Available from supermarkets.
OUR LITTLE SECRET
Not actually a ready meal, but part way there, just add veg, tofu or nuts.
Canned spaghetti bolognese and curry, just pop in a dish and microwave for a quick meal.
Sweet potato fries are not a ready meal but would go nice with the stuffed mushroom to make more of a complete meal.
Bean casserole (on the vegan list)
They also have instant mash and ready made squash and sweet potato mash - not a meal in itself, but easy to add to one of the canned meals curry or ratatouille.
The Lebanese salad is not labelled suitable for vegetarians or vegans. It has been confirmed animal free, not labelled due to risk of cross contamination.
Exclusive to Iceland
Spotted in Sainsburys
Sold via Ocado delivery service
Jacket potato found in spar, not an own brand.
Stagg vegetable chilli and rice (spotted in poundland). Cans of chili also sold in supermarkets
For the latest vegan list see this post
The City Kitchen do only one vegan ready meal and sell them in the chillers in Tesco or online tesco.
Tesco also have a health living range and quite a few of there dishes from this chiller range are vegan.
They also do moroccan couscous and other salads, vegetable rice, herby baby potatoes, aubergine dip and loads of houmous choices. They also do soups in the fridge to warm up such as vegetable jambalaya and chargrilled vegetable.
Tesco also do three vegan sandwiches, but usually if you can find any its only one. Falafel and houmous no mayo (there is two, the vegan one says no mayo on the front), Houmous and roasted vegetables. Can't remember the third one.
Also spotted in Tesco
Also spotted in Tesco
VEGETARIAN PERFORMANCE MEALS
Seen in Holland and Barrett and Jack Fulton Freezer shop
A side dish that could easily make a ready meal with a few extras.