This Vegan Meal Prep Japanese Stir Fry Udon Noodles is the Perfect Make Ahead Meal for a Busy Week.  Add Mushrooms, Broccoli and Red Bell Pepper for a Hearty Meal. 

I am falling for the meal-prep craze

…..and I am liking it!

Overhead View of Stir Fried Udon Noodles in a Stainless Steel Pan.

Scratch that!

I am LOVING it!

I am all about making fresh meals, so, I was slow to adopt to the meal prep concept.  I didn’t understand why I should make food on Sunday and eat it on Friday!!

Will it still be fresh?

Will it still contain its scrumptious flavors?

So, when I made my overnight oats because I was going to have a week filled with craaaaazy schedule, I thought I would try breakfast meal prep.  What could it hurt, right?  Its only breakfast!

Front View of Half of a Stainless Steel Pan Filled with Meal Prep Stir Fried Noodles. Meal Prep Containers Stacked in the Back and 2 Small Plastic Sauce Cups Filled with Edamame Pods and Cucumber Salad

That week was so busy and having not to worry about one meal made a world of a difference!

It made a believer out of me and I am so glad that I tried it.

Now, I have graduated to lunch and dinner meal prep recipes! I am so addicted to the concept that I am working on making make ahead recipes from around the world.

Author's Hands Holding One Meal Prep Container in Tilted Position to Show Contents. Containers Filled with Stir Fried Noodles in the Main Compartment. Other 2 Contain Edamame Pods and Cucumber Salad

First, there was this Fajita Quinoa Bowls with Mexican influence.  There was so delicious and I loved not having to worry about lunch for 5 whole days!

So, now, I tried Japanese Cuisine! I am a novice to this cuisine, but, I am so fascinated by it.  There are so few vegetarian meals, so, I am working on creating more recipes.  My last attempt was this spicy orange tofu with soba noodles.

I found these amazing (affiliate link) 3 compartment meal prep containers on amazon and I just couldn’t resist getting them! Aren’t they so cool?  If you are an avid meal prepper, I have a very easy gift guide for you.

They also came with 5 sauce cups.  I used the sauce cups for my Japanese Cucumber Salad.

4 Plastic Meal Prep Containers filled with the Udon Noodles Stir Fry Stacked on top of each other

This recipe will make enough for 5 containers, even though the picture shows 4 containers.  The official reason is that my camera can’t fit 5 containers.

The unofficial answer is that I couldn’t wait and so, I ate some of the stir fry after I cooked them.  Yes, I have the will power of an ant!

I like this recipe because I can add a little variety to my dinner.  The spicy edamame pods are a nice palate cleanser and the cucumber salad is a good appetizer.   Dinner is not going to be boring!

Udon noodles have been hard to find in my local grocery store and even in my local Asian grocery store.  So, I ordered them from (affiliate link) Amazon.  These are not just any udon noodles.  I found the thick, white and fluffy udon noodles that are soooo easy to cook!  They are vegan-friendly and ready in 2 minutes flat!

If you have extra miso left over, you can glaze japanese eggplants with it.

In this recipe, I also make  use of the delicious Japanese Seven Spice Seasoning.  I have to say that I am in LOVE with it!  If you haven’t tried it yet, you are missing out.

Serve with Japanese Edamame and Cucumber Salad. You can use a simpler stir fry sauce like my black bean sauce.

What is your favorite meal prep recipe?

Author's Hands Holding One Meal Prep Container in Tilted Position to Show Contents. Containers Filled with Stir Fried Noodles in the Main Compartment. Other 2 Contain Edamame Pods and Cucumber Salad

Meal Prep – Japanese Stir Fry

Quick and Easy Vegan Japanese Stir Fry Udon Noodles made with vegetables
Go Ahead, Rate it now!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 5 containers
Calories 344 kcal



  • In a small bowl, add the dried shitake mushrooms and top with warm water.  Set aside
  • In a stir fry pan, add the coconut oil and heat on medium for 30 seconds
  • Add the ginger, garlic and red bell peppers.  Saute until soft (about 3 minutes)
    Red Bell Pepper Strips in Stir Fry Pan
  • Add the mushrooms and saute for 3 minutes
    Button Mushrooms and Red Bell Pepperin Stir Fry Pan
  • Add broccoli and saute until soft (about 5 minutes)
    Broccoli, Mushrooms, Red Bell Peppers in Stir Fry Pan
  • Drain and squeeze water out of the shitake mushrooms before adding to the pan
    Broccoli, Mushrooms, Red Bell Peppers, Wet Shitake Mushrooms in Stir Fry Pan
  • Add the Zoodles (See Notes)
  • Add the Udon Noodles (See Notes)
    Japanese Udon Noodles in Pan with Zoodles
  • Add 1/4 cup water
  • Add the remaining ingredients, except the sesame seeds and green onions
    Black 1 tsp Measuring Spoon In front view with vegetable stir fry in the background
  • Cook for another 5 minutes and then turn off the heat, leaving noodles in the apn
  • Add the sesame seeds and green onions
  • Transfer to meal prep containers and refrigerate (See Notes)


– So, I bought zoodles a while back (for my Souvlaki Recipe) and then froze what I didn’t use.  That’s why they look frozen in the picture.  You can add regular or frozen zoodles. 
– The Packet I bought from Amazon had 2 Udon pouches in it.  I used both.  Once you add it to the pan and add the water, let it sit for about a minute before stirring it.  This will prevent it from breaking up
– I used 3 compartment containers and added edamame pods to one and cucumber salad to the other.  If you use the same setup, remove the cucumber before heating the container. 
– I recommend you refrigerate, not freeze the containers once you have filled them up.  Use it up in one week. 


Calories: 344kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 16gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1434mgPotassium: 467mgFiber: 7gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1270IUVitamin C: 72.6mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1.2mg
Keyword vegan japanese recipes, vegan meal prep recipes
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