Meal Plan Monday: A Little Bit of Everything

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Plant-Based Meal Plan

I’ve been up to my ears in Meal Plans since I launched my Custom Meal Plan service last week. It is hard shifting back to OUR preferences when I’ve been thinking about other people’s meal plans. Some of the Meal Plans I’m designing are for families with omni members. Other plans are Plant-Based Meal Plans for people who have been eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) but are hoping to jump into a plant-based lifestyle.

Plant-Based Meal Plan


I like to keep breakfast simple. I have a lot of leftover cooked quinoa that can be made into a quick breakfast if I’m ever unprepared.


My kids keep me busy during the day so I opt for quick lunches, or recipes I can get started and forget about for a while.

  • Baked Potatoes
  • Sunbutter and Jelly Sandwiches
  • Noodles, steamed veggies and marinara sauce
  • Veggie Wrap
  • Leftover Soup


I spend the most time cooking dinner but I save time by cooking, at least part of it, in bulk. This week I’ll cook beans for the burritos and nachos early in the week. I may also cook enough rice for the burritos and stir fry on Tuesday.

I really wanted to make my Crock Pot Mexican Casserole this week and another secret recipe I’ve been perfecting but my Crock Pot broke this weekend! It’s so sad! I need to buy one but I’m fighting my frugalness. I’m not sure which will win out.

I’m also in the mood for muffins! If I take a break from my Custom Meal Plans I may whip up a batch or two.

Plant-Based Diet Ebook

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  1. I have loved all your meal planning! You have made my life oh-so-much-simpler 🙂 So sorry to hear about your crock pot. I hope you find another one soon. whenever I am in Goodwill or other thrift stores, there are almost always slow cookers that look to be fairly decent for not much money.

    • Jenny, Thank you so much! Since I post meal plans pretty much every week sometimes I wonder if I should continue to if it’s time for a change. I’m happy that they are making life easier for you!
      My husband found a crock pot on Craigslist but I’m thinking of check thrift stores too. Thanks for the idea!

  2. I like to be frugal as well, but, can’t live without my crock-pot. Just tell yourself all the money your saving not using the oven….

    • I’ll definitely have to have one by summer, or here in AZ by March. I had several new crock pot recipes that I’ve been working to get “just right” too.

      • Here in FL. it already feels like summer, so I understand exactly what you mean. (Well, we have had a couple “cold” days, but today is shorts weather.)

  3. I am so Excited that I just had to stop what I was doing and come post. I just made my first smoothie and it is Awesome. Ingredients: 6 oz. OJ, 1 whole banana, 1 cup cantaloupe, 1/2 cup watermelon, 1/2 cup chopped dates, 8 strawberries, and about a cup (more or less) of spinach. I think my hubby will drink this if I don’t tell him about the OJ and spinach. No allergies but he doesn’t like either one. But this taste more like bananas and strawberries and melons.

  4. Hi Holly,
    I see we have similar interests in plant-based, healthy eating, so I just had to take a moment to share a comment on your wonderful blog which I just discovered today. I find that healthy, balanced plant-based meal planning is one of the most important tasks I undertake each week. Planning really helps me to control food costs and to make the most of my organic food shopping trips.I love to make a nice pot of beans and a whole grain or two early in the week as a versatile base for many meals. I like to add a salad, steamed vegetables, sea veggies, smoothies and fresh fruit to round out my meals.I also love to make large soups–which are great to carry for lunch with a salad.

What do YOU think?