Meal Plan Monday: Where I’ve Been and What We Are Eating

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Well I’m back. We’ve done a lot of traveling over the last month and I’m hoping we can settle back into our routine. We had two deaths in our extended family so we’ve driven and flew back and forth to Texas three separate times. I’ve stayed in touch with the 31 Day Plant-Based eCourse group but I’ve neglected updating this blog. On a happy note we’ve got to see a lot of family that we haven’t seen in a long time.

Up next on our schedule is the end of school. This is the last week for my youngest son and we have one more week for my kindergartener. We have a few year-end events but I am determined to cook.

I know why you are really here… You are wondering what we are eating. Am I right?

Breakfast and Lunch

I’ve been batch cooking steel-cut oats for breakfast. My favorite is Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal made in my Instant Pot but I recently made Blueberry Oatmeal too and my kids loved it. You can read my 10 Reasons I bought an Instant Pot to learn more about why I love them.

I’ve got two more weeks of packing lunches for my kids and I’ll be using us some of the items I bought for our trip like applesauce pouches, snap pea crisps and granola bars along with sandwiches or leftovers. I’ll be taking leftovers in my lunch and I often pack breakfast when I work out of the office (I work from home most of the time). I also take veggies and hummus to snack on.

My back up lunch is brown rice (I buy these steamed rice bowls at Costco for back up), half a can of black beans and some salsa.

Plant-Based Meal Plan


Easy Plant-Based Dinners

This week I’m keeping it easy in the dinner department. I don’t want to bite all more than I can chew, if you don’t mind the eating pun. I’ve already cooked some rice in my Instant Pot and I’m going to add cilantro and lime to it. I’m going to use canned black beans to keep it easy. I don’t do that often but they will allow us to stay plant-based and not go crazy.

Taco Salads or just bean and rice salads

Broccoli Rice Casserole in my Instant Pot (I’ve been meaning to share this recipe and will try to soon)

Some kind of veggie soup. I have plenty of potatoes, spinach, celery and carrots so I’ll come up with something

Mexican Rice and Bean Casserole in the Instant Pot (see Crock Pot version)

Veggie Fajitas if I need another meal

I’ve got carrots, cucumbers, peppers, celery and greens for snacks or salads and bananas, apples, blueberries and oranges as well.

What’s on your Meal Plan this week? I’d love to know. Follow me on Instagram too to see what we eat each day!

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  1. Kathleen says:

    Yay! You are back! wonderful. I LOVE the instagram pictures. They are so helpful and
    inspiring. After reviewing the instagram pictures I decided to make one of your soups today instead of what I had planned. Glad you are back:}

  2. Maybe if I keep reading, I will be inspired to try some of your ideas. It’s just that there are so many other things I’d rather do than cooking. 🙂

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