Weekly Plant-Based Meal Plan

The last few weeks of May are always crazy! Graduations, the end of school, my anniversary…so much to look forward too. With so much activity, a weekly plant-based meal plan can help you stay on track with healthy eating.

I’ll be focused on keeping our meals simple over the next few weeks. We have a ton of travel planned so these meal plans will be irregular. My weekly Saturday morning emails will continue right on schedule. If you don’t get these yet you will want to sign up. Every week you get plant-based tips delivered to your inbox. They are always a quick and easy read.

This weekly Plant-Based Meal Plan is perfect for busy families. It contains easy and delicious recipes that vegans and omnivores will love!

I will be utilizing my Instant Pot and my favorite easy recipes this month! If you got an Instant Pot for Mother’s Day, be sure to check out my IP recipe page! If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, see the 10 reasons I bought an Instant Pot!

Weekly Plant-Based Meal Plan

Monday

Overnight Oats

Baked Potatoes

Chickpea and Rice Soup (in the Instant Pot)

Tuesday

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal with diced apples

leftover soup and veggie sandwiches

Veggie Pad Thai

Wednesday

“Baked” Sweet Potatoes made in the Instant Pot

Lentil Quinoa Salad (rice can be used instead of quinoa if you have it leftover)

Mexican Casserole (I have stove top, oven, Crock Pot and Instant Pot versions)

Thursday

Strawberry Banana Muffins

Burritos with leftovers

Dirty Mashed Potatoes (or Baked Potatoes), steamed veggies and Creamy Brown Gravy

Friday

Banana Nut Oatmeal

leftovers

Breakfast for dinner, pancakes, Breakfast Hash and fruit salad


With all of our travel coming up, I’m brainstorming things that will travel well. The World’s Best Banana Bread is at the top of my list! I’ll make it without chocolate chips for travel.

I’ll be able to pack food for driving trips but flying trips make it more difficult. I’ve got a few ideas but I’d love to hear yours! What is your favorite travel food!

May 1, 2017 Plant-Based Meal Plan

It’s officially May. For some of you, that means it’s finally spring, for others summer is practically here. I try to create a weekly plant-based meal plan that is appropriate for the current season but the weather has been so erratic that it’s impossible. I live near Phoenix where it’s hot but in northern Arizona it’s freezing! Friends and family across the country are experiencing crazy weather too.

This meal plan will have a little bit of everything. Soups for those of you who are cold, salads for those of you who are hot and everything in between.

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This weekly plant-based meal plan is everything you need to enjoy a plant-based diet.

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Weekly Plant-Based Meal Plan

Monday

Breakfast Stir Fry or Instant Pot Oatmeal

Bean Burrito

Chickpea and Veggie Soup (adapting my Chickpea Noodle Soup recipe)

Tuesday

Banana Nut Oatmeal

Leftover Soup

Tofu Kabobs with Quinoa (recipe coming soon)

Wednesday

Strawberry Banana Muffins and fruit

Leftovers

Busy Night Pasta

Thursday

Breakfast Hash with fruit

Veggie Sandwich

Broccoli Rice Casserole

Friday (Cinco de Mayo)

Breakfast Tacos

Taco Salad

Enchilada Casserole


If the weather is warming up for you, you can get a copy of my Summer Plant-Based Meal Plan! It’s a full meal plan with shopping list and recipes! You’ll also get signed up for my once a week plant-based tips! The tips are delivered every Saturday morning, but only to people on my list!

Air Fryer Update

I’ve mentioned my new Air Fryer a few times. I’m still getting the hang of it. I’ve had some success and some failure. It happens. I just pre-ordered JL Fields new Vegan Air Fryer Book. It comes out in a month and is a great price right now on Amazon.

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I haven’t published any new recipes lately, but I’ve been working on something special for you! I created a FREE 7 Day Plant-Based Course to help people who are brand new to plant-based living.

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This new course is composed of 7 emails, one each day for 7 days, that teach you the basics of plant-based eating. The first day is What to Eat! Even if you only read that email you will know where to get started.

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This course is basically plant-based living 101! It covers the basics! This course is for:

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This course is designed to take less than 5 minutes every day. Most day’s you’ll spend about 2 minutes reading your daily email.

This course will cover:

  • What to Eat
  • What to Avoid
  • Cooking
  • Shopping
  • Planning and more

I wanted to present the lessons in such a way that you would be able to wake up each morning, read your daily email and say, “got it!”

There is no homework or tests but you can always reply to the emails to ask questions.

After the 7 Day Course, you’ll get a weekly email from me with plant-based tips. Don’t worry, you can unsubscribe at any time.

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I’ve already written a book, The Plant-Based Diet Starter Guide: How to Cook, Shop, and Eat Well; and the Plant-Based Basics eCourse. The book is a quick and easy read and I recommend it for anyone wanting to learn a lot quickly. This free course is completely different from the Plant-Based Basics eCourse. That course is a deep dive into plant-based living and designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of plant-based living.

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April 17, 2017 Plant-Based Meal Plan

Did you stay on track last week? Either way, use this plant-based meal plan to keep you moving in the right direction.

If you have a house full of Easter treats I recommend you get rid of them as soon as possible. If you are surrounded by junk food it will be harder to eat healthy.  If you get my Saturday morning emails you’ve already been encouraged to toss the junk. If not, sign up to get plant-based tips emailed to you each week.

This Plant-Based Meal plan has several tex-mex recipes and other family favorites. All completely vegan!

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Plant-Based Meal Plan

Monday

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Veggie Sandwich

Taco Salad

Tuesday

Banana Nut Oatmeal

Leftover Taco Salad

Dirty Mashed Potatoes, Brown Gravy and veggies

Wednesday

Strawberry Banana Muffins

Quinoa Lentil Salad

Lentil Tacos, Mexican Rice, and Black Beans

Thursday

Breakfast Hash with muffins and fruit

Bean and Rice Burritos

Chickpea Noodle Soup

Friday

Overnight Oats

Baked Potatoes and veggies

Broccoli and Mushroom Stir Fry

I recently ordered an EZ Tofu Press so I can experiment with some tofu recipes. My boys love tofu but I rarely make it. I want to try cooking tofu in my Air Fryer.

Last week I made a tofu scramble in my Instant Pot and we loved it! I also experimented with Jack Fruit. We aren’t complete sold yet but I’ll try it again soon.

Have you tried anything new recently? 

April 10, 2017 Plant-Based Meal Plan

This week, our plant-based meal plan will include many of our favorite recipes. Veggie Pad Thai is an all time favorite and it’s so easy. I try to keep the noodles and a bag of frozen veggies on hand at all times so I can easily throw it together.

A delicious plant-based meal plan the whole family will love.

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To save time, I’ll do a little batch cooking. If you are new around here, that means I’ll cook some of the ingredients in large batches to use in multiple meals.

For example, we plan to have oatmeal several days this week. I’ll cook a big batch of steel cut oats in my Instant Pot to use throughout the week. Several recipes call for Chickpeas which I buy in bulk from Amazon. These are my favorite!  If you haven’t already, try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial to take advantage of free shipping!

Baked Potatoes are another good option for batch cooking. I enjoy them more when they are freshly cooked but they are still good reheated.

We will often eat our dinner leftovers for lunch the next day.

Plant-Based Meal Plan

Monday

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal (see my Ultimate Oatmeal Guide for recipes and more oatmeal ideas)

Baked Potatoes

Veggie Pad Thai

Tuesday

Banana Nut Oatmeal

Leftover Pad Thai

Chickpea Nuggets and Fries in my new Air Fryer!

Wednesday

Breakfast Hash and fresh fruit

Veggie Sandwich with Jalapeno Hummus and veggies

Chickpea Quinoa Stir Fry

Thursday

Baked Sweet Potato

Leftover Stir Fry

Taco Soup

Friday

Instant Pot Oatmeal with apples and cinnamon

leftover soup and baked potatoes

Mexican Casserole in the Crock Pot


What are you eating this week? If you have an Air Fryer let me know your favorite things to cook!

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